Qustodio is a free parental control app that offers simple tools to manage kids’ screen time, filter content and monitor or block apps kids use. Best of all it automagically reports kids’ online activity to you once installed.
First install Qustodio on your child’s iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice that inappropriate websites have been blocked automatically. Then install Qustodio on your own smartphone to monitor their activity.
Qustodio will provide you a daily report of all your child’s activity in your inbox. To manage your child’s web rules or screen time, just open our desktop Family Portal (https://family.qustodio.com/) from any web browser.
Want to protect more devices? You can download Qustodio to any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. As a parent, you can manage or supervise any device directly from the Qustodio app.
What does Qustodio do on iOS?
Web filtering and monitoring: On your child’s device you’ll automatically get free web monitoring using our secure VPN technology. Your kids will be protected from inappropriate content or any site you choose whether they use Safari, Chrome or any other web browser.
Screen Time Controls: Qustodio can control Screen Time. Our technology uses will allow you to set a time schedule or a quota of when your kids are allowed to use their device. When time is up, internet and access to all apps rated for users 4+ will be disabled.
App Controls: Qustodio can report, monitor and/or block more than 50 popular apps used by kids, and you can view their usage.
Free vs. Premium
With Qustodio Free you can protect up to one kid’s device free, and monitor from as many parents’ devices as you want.
Qustodio Premium will allow you to monitor more kids’ devices, and you’ll get access to more reporting information and features from your parent’s device.
You can purchase on of our 1-year Premium plans using Apple’s In-App Purchase inside the Qustodio app on your parent’s device.
Qustodio Premium is available with an annual subscription. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period . Subscription may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. The subscription will renew at the same cost.
Terms of service: https://www.qustodio.com/terms/
Important notes for users:
- The Qustodio for iOS install process will ask you to install a special MDM profile, and accept special permissions in order to control the internet traffic on the device. This profile can be removed or disabled by you whenever you want. Instructions for installing, uninstalling and configuring are on our help page.
-When connecting to the internet a VPN symbol will appear on the top of the screen. The VPN connection can be disabled temporarily when needed in the Family Portal or by logging into the Qustodio app on your kids’ device.
- You can access and manage Qustodio at any time from the online dashboard at https://family.qustodio.com
The Qustodio app is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Brazilian Portuguese.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
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Ratings and Reviews
Premium version useless for iOS users
If you are an Apple iOS user, do not buy the premium version. It does not offer any further functionality than the free version. I made the mistake of purchasing the premium version only to find out after-the-fact that you cannot monitor or limit individual app usage on iOS devices. This is now stated in the ‘new’ apple users manual that was posted on the Qustodio website after I made my purchase. So the only thing it’s good for is limiting Internet access and locking down the entire device based on a schedule, which you can do for free. You cannot limit how much time your kid spends playing non-internet games, which is the whole reason I purchased the premium version. To add insult to injury, Qustodio says they cannot issue a refund if you purchase the app through the App Store, but how else are you supposed to purchase it on an Apple device? Fortunately, the App Store customer representative was understanding and issued a refund right away.
The app itself also yielded very strange and confusing reports. It kept reporting that my kid was using Facebook when the app is not even installed on his device. Deleting this one for good.
I’m a mom of 3 and a high school teacher. I recommend this app to my students’ parents every year. It is the most comprehensive and complete parental control app I’ve seen yet. Especially for single moms or divorced parents, you can choose to get a message once a day or more telling you where your child is, and it was an SOS button the child can press and it sends out the exact location (gps map) of where the child is to three chosen people by text or email. It has more features and flexibility than I can describe. Try it for a month for free and explore it for yourself. This is worth every penny for protection it offers and the peace of mind that brings. I also recommend Common Sense Media website to keep up in what kids are using and ratings of what is age appropriate and what the pros and cons are for them—this knowledge combined with the Qustodio app is life-changing.
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I paid for the product before using the trial as it advertised all the features I wanted to have as a parent for my child’s phone. This product downloaded fine and set up a VPN on the phones although there was absolutely no feature that worked. It would send me a report daily indicating the the my child’s phone had no activity which was not the case. I literally used my child’s phone, tested the internet safety browser feature and that feature did not stop searches that I wanted to avoid. Also, it did not track my sons location, the panic button did not work. Please be warned no feature worked and your wasting your time with it if you have an iPhone and I would hope Apple removes this from the App Store. Additionally, the company only provides customer service through email and they responded 2 times to my email; one auto reply indications that it was received and another canned email stating that refunds needs to be handled through the Apple App Store. PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF THE FRUSTRATION AND DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT IF YOU INTEND TO USE THOS WITH APPPLE PRODUCTS.... THEIR COMPATIBILITY CLAIM ARE A SCAM.
Hi Awsit, thanks for the review. To me it sounds like there is an issue with the configuration of the account. Sometimes users end up creating two different accounts and don't realise that that they aren't linked together. Or another thing that may happen is that something has failed in the installation process. However, once the VPN is installed and working properly you should immediately see activity on your dashboard and in your reports. If you don't please contact support again and we will get you sorted. The most important thing to do is to make sure the installation was done properly. Regarding refunds: For all purchases made on our website we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If purchases are made through the AppStore all refund requests must be handled directly by Apple.
- Qustodio Technologies SL
- 39.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 Qustodio LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Qustodio Premium 1-year $54.99
- Qustodio Premium 1-year license $54.99
- Qustodio Premium 1-year license $48.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.