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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Parents, in this update you'll find a few fixes and minor improvements for both Kids' and Parents' Devices.
- Some new help content for users with common installation issues on kids' devices.
- Made it easier to move to Premium via In-App purchase when you reach the limit of child devices during install
- A few other minor improvements and bug fixes
To access to these features, simply install Qustodio on your child's iOS device OR install Qustodio on your own device as a parent and select, "Parent's device" after logging in.
Ratings and Reviews
Revolting and Impulsive App
This app is ruining lives and families. It is showing just how much parents don’t trust their kids anymore WHICH THEY SHOULD. My bestfriend has this app and let me say one simple thing. She has gone into a state of deep depression for many reasons. The fact that her parents don’t trust her, the fact that her parents don’t understand our generation, the fact that she can’t use her phone anymore because this app blocks anyone who has it from doing ANYTHING on the internet. She feels cut off from the rest of the world. Even with her phone and social media, she is a 4.0 gpa student and is in accelerated classes. I hate to see her fall apart like this. I can’t stand to see people live this way. This app is an invasion of teen and child privacy and truly disgusts me. It even costs money. Don’t waste your time or money on this horrid app. Move on with life and go forward into the world
of technology. Do us all a favor and stop going back to the past and let kids live their lives before it’s too late.
P.S. I’ve read reviews and apparently this app has LOTS of bugs and most of the time doesn’t even work. I will do what I can for all of the kids out there to make a stop to this app.
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.
Good features but needs updates
The features as far as what you can monitor and what you can block are great. The email notifications work fine. I have a premium account but I can only have one email associated with it to get notifications. I think there are a lot of cases where there are multiple parents or guardians per child that’s would need this. Other issue is that the interface is very dated. On the web and mobile app. I wish you could get an alert click on it and then be able to make changes to your settings. Right it’s not flexible in this way. Or be able to add sites to a category or move/reassign sites. Maybe even add tags and filter by tags or create rules by them. Biggest issue is that it needs more social media monitoring. Right it’s just Facebook but kids aren’t using that platform today.
Overall ok. I won’t renew if nothing gets updated by the time my subscription is due. Last update to the app was 6 months ago. With the pace of change I would think it would be more frequent releases.
- Qustodio Technologies SL
- 39.5 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.