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Parental Control - Kidslox

Parental Control - Kidslox

Kidslox, Inc.

Control screen time limits with parental controls to keep your family safe

4.5 Ratings 41K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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    If you have a child who has a phone, it's hard to keep them from being on it 24/7. That's why having an app to monitor their screen time is a big advantage. With this app, you can find out how much your child is on their phone and set timers.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Perhaps one of the hardest things about being a parent is having to tell your child no, especially when it comes to screen time. But this app can help you out by locking their screen. It comes with a 3-day trial and then it's just $5.99 a month after that.
    img by Steve
    1 year ago
  • img Community

    Kidslox is a scam! Don't give your credit card details! Sep 26, 2021

    By Hua ZHENG
    Kidslox will require your credit card details for a 3-day free trial period. But you will find there is no way to cancel during the free trial period, no matter you like it or not. The only option you have is to subscribe. The disgusting thing is, because they make "subscribe" the only option and they already have your credit card details, so it is super easy for you to click the wrong button to accidentally "subscribe", and your money will be gone.
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    Hard to get a refund back Sep 20, 2021

    By Jnet Esheppard
    Have a hard time with kidslox. Asked for a refund due to several technical difficulty and they won't refund me my money... I don't recommend this app at all. Not happy at all.
  • img Expert Parental Control Apps: Should You Pay for a Subscription?

    Parental Control Apps: Should You Pay for a Subscription?

    Parental control apps are more essential in this age of virtual learning, but do you really need to spend money on a subscription, or will the free versions suffice?

  • Nov 22, 2021

    By christopher hankey
    Ignore the bad reviews this app is great and with the newly added screenshot function where you can screenshot the child's device unknowing to them to see what they are upto (just wish you would a delete option to remove unwanted screenahots) if you set it up correctly its the best app out there for monitoring your child's phone.
  • PC app required for set up & its a pain Oct 15, 2019

    By Laurapoo13
    I downloaded this app a year ago, tried the free version and eventually paid for premium subscription. I was able to successfully restrict access to certain apps, inappropriate content and screentime for my daughters phone very well. I gave for the success of that time. However, we upgraded phones recently and the set up has been so very difficult!! In order to set up premium features it now requires me to download the PC app as well. Well, whatever it tries to download NEVER downloads and stay stuck at 5%. i have tried downloading again, rebooted, deleted and reinstalled and never manage to finish set up because its get stuck at 5% download. PC app is so irritating. Wish I could do everything thru the phone app like I did before in my initial set up. I tried reaching out for help and haven’t heard back in two days. Didn’t get an auto response acknowledging my email so I’m not sure if anyone will eventually get back to me. *Update* i eventually received a response and they tried getting more info to fix it. Replied back and said that it had been fixed and they released a new ISO version BUT it still doesn’t download past 5%. I really liked this but I can no longer use my paid subscription and only get watered down features that are hardly helpful on their own. It doesn’t seem a fix is coming before my subscription expires, so I definately won’t be renewing to $50 subcription.
  • Purchasing lifetime subscription May 19, 2018

    By ELSun
    I really like this app. I also own the Circle and used that for a few months but then my brother in law introduced me to Kidslox. I tried the 14 day trial period and today is the day it expires. I had to decide if I wanted to keep using Kidslox. And I decided to go for it. I love how I am not limited to the WiFi in my house and I can still control my kids devices outside of the house. For the most part everything works smoothly except the timer. For example I generally allow my kids 2 hours of iPad a day. The devices do lock after 2 hours but the timer keeps running for some reason. There are times it shows my kids were on for 3,4,5 plus hours. Which is confusing and when I want to give them more time I have to extend out to the end of day instead of just 30 min or 1 hour. Are we doing something wrong how come the timer keeps running? Other than that I believe I love the app... look forward to more features and upgrades. Thanks Update Comment: Is there a pause button? It would be great if there was the ability to pause my children’s iPad instead of having to put it in lock mode.
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Michael Hawley
    App works great! But it does not block Samsung free or Google discover. My son can still play games, watch Samsung TV, etc. Even if the phone is in lock down mode.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Nicole Lanier
    Wasn't advertised as only 2 day free trial. The trial worker well but I wouldn't have downloaded if I had to buy afterwards
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By christopher hankey
    Ignore the bad reviews this app is great and with the newly added screenshot function where you can screenshot the child's device unknowing to them to see what they are upto (just wish you would a delete option to remove unwanted screenahots) if you set it up correctly its the best app out there for monitoring your child's phone.
  • PC app required for set up & its a pain Oct 15, 2019

    By Laurapoo13
    I downloaded this app a year ago, tried the free version and eventually paid for premium subscription. I was able to successfully restrict access to certain apps, inappropriate content and screentime for my daughters phone very well. I gave for the success of that time. However, we upgraded phones recently and the set up has been so very difficult!! In order to set up premium features it now requires me to download the PC app as well. Well, whatever it tries to download NEVER downloads and stay stuck at 5%. i have tried downloading again, rebooted, deleted and reinstalled and never manage to finish set up because its get stuck at 5% download. PC app is so irritating. Wish I could do everything thru the phone app like I did before in my initial set up. I tried reaching out for help and haven’t heard back in two days. Didn’t get an auto response acknowledging my email so I’m not sure if anyone will eventually get back to me. *Update* i eventually received a response and they tried getting more info to fix it. Replied back and said that it had been fixed and they released a new ISO version BUT it still doesn’t download past 5%. I really liked this but I can no longer use my paid subscription and only get watered down features that are hardly helpful on their own. It doesn’t seem a fix is coming before my subscription expires, so I definately won’t be renewing to $50 subcription.
  • Purchasing lifetime subscription May 19, 2018

    By ELSun
    I really like this app. I also own the Circle and used that for a few months but then my brother in law introduced me to Kidslox. I tried the 14 day trial period and today is the day it expires. I had to decide if I wanted to keep using Kidslox. And I decided to go for it. I love how I am not limited to the WiFi in my house and I can still control my kids devices outside of the house. For the most part everything works smoothly except the timer. For example I generally allow my kids 2 hours of iPad a day. The devices do lock after 2 hours but the timer keeps running for some reason. There are times it shows my kids were on for 3,4,5 plus hours. Which is confusing and when I want to give them more time I have to extend out to the end of day instead of just 30 min or 1 hour. Are we doing something wrong how come the timer keeps running? Other than that I believe I love the app... look forward to more features and upgrades. Thanks Update Comment: Is there a pause button? It would be great if there was the ability to pause my children’s iPad instead of having to put it in lock mode.
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Michael Hawley
    App works great! But it does not block Samsung free or Google discover. My son can still play games, watch Samsung TV, etc. Even if the phone is in lock down mode.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Nicole Lanier
    Wasn't advertised as only 2 day free trial. The trial worker well but I wouldn't have downloaded if I had to buy afterwards
  • Good start and shows promise Nov 24, 2017

    By ninjapod
    I’ve been using the app now for the 14 day trial and decided to subscribe. I’ve been a Qustodio user and gave another iOS app a try, Screen Time. They just were not meeting my expectations for iOS management. What is winning for me is the user interface on my phone. It’s easy to manage the accounts and changes are a breeze. From my review, there are some things missing, like the ability to schedule texting access, but this cannot be an easy feat to overcome with Apple. Qustodio does this, but there are compromises. I can parent around this for now. Kidslox is in active development which means they are working on and delivering new features. So, if something is missing, suggest it directly to them. I work with development teams, and we LOVE to get nice, thoughtful feedback so we know what to build! Whining and complaining about an app just makes you look like a dunce and motivates no one to work on your features. Keep up the good work and I look forward to new releases!
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Shannon Whitfield
    Very Responsive & Helpful Support. Seriously so greatful for this and well worth every penny. Can't wait for future updates and upcoming new features; they look awesome! Seriously. Thank You.
  • Nov 8, 2021

    By melissa Gabbard
    I like this app. But the only thing I dont like is that when I open the app from my end now , it pops up for the play store , keeps sending me back and fourth. Like its glitching. That needs to be fixed.
  • Best parental control app I’ve found Apr 18, 2019

    By M. Spates
    After trying my cellular service provider’s parental control app, and finding that I could delete the companion app from my child’s phone, I went looking for another option. Let me tell you, there is a reason this is so well rated! When lockdown mode is engaged, the gaming and social apps disappear from my child’s phone. The icons are gone and there is no way to access them at all. Kidslox leaves the calling and texting features available for use, which I appreciate, so that she can contact me in the event of an emergency. I found the parent user interface to be thorough, yet intuitive. It is easy to navigate and itemizes the features and apps that will be locked out during each type of mode. Knowing that even when child mode is engaged, she will still be protected with safe search browsing and content filtering, as well as the requirement to request permission before downloading apps, has actually increased our communication about what is appropriate for her. We can talk about why I declined a particular app so she knows what features to look for before she asks to download. Overall, I’m very impressed. As a person who has almost never downloaded a paid app, I can tell you that my standards are high. I just signed up for the lifetime premium service and will be downloading the companion app on all of the devices in my home, as well as recommending this to my friends.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Brittney chaput
    After trying to find the right app to make sure my son could have a phone without getting into any mischief, I stumbled upon Kidslox. This app is amazing! Being able to control the content, the apps, and even be able to check my son's location at all times! And the membership fee is absolutely affordable and well worth the safety of my child. I recommend this app to everyone I meet with children who have phones
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    Kidslox is a scam! Don't give your credit card details! Sep 26, 2021

    By Hua ZHENG
    Kidslox will require your credit card details for a 3-day free trial period. But you will find there is no way to cancel during the free trial period, no matter you like it or not. The only option you have is to subscribe. The disgusting thing is, because they make "subscribe" the only option and they already have your credit card details, so it is super easy for you to click the wrong button to accidentally "subscribe", and your money will be gone.
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    Hard to get a refund back Sep 20, 2021

    By Jnet Esheppard
    Have a hard time with kidslox. Asked for a refund due to several technical difficulty and they won't refund me my money... I don't recommend this app at all. Not happy at all.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Jayson L
    Child can just delete the IOS profile!!! It is ridiculous that the phone lock code my son uses is what is required to uninstall the profile. Where is the security there if they can just remove the restrictions?
  • Scary, never downloading this again Jun 16, 2018

    By Suspicions jjang mans M
    At first I thought this app was shady as it asked for some management control which I understand from the contexts of using this app you have to give up some control. Now I did check the reviews before I downloaded this app, and I decided to give it a chance. After downloading, I followed instructions for the files and powering off your phone situation but I’m not sure if it worked properly which might explain why this happens, so I was brushing my teeth some notification popped up and I clicked to open my phone to find all my apps deleted!! This was impossibly frightening, my privacy was exploited and I felt extremely vulnerable like I’ve been hacked. This was even more freaky as I had deleted the app after following instructions for power off your phone because I didn’t want to indulge in such complex stuff and it was getting increasingly more “shady”. But Thankfully the internet helped me as I searched up how to get rid of the app completely by going to settings and etc. ALL IN ALL BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR DOWNLOADING AND DO IT PROPERLY. (I didn't want to rate this app because I know a lot of effort probably was put into producing it but from my traumatic experience I just want to warn some customers I also understand this worked for some other customers perfectly but I didn’t for me)
  • Be VERY aware!!! Jan 21, 2019

    By mom23blessings
    While I originally gave this app a 5 star rating, I have since changed my mind and would tell you that although this app APPEARS to offer great control over your kids ipads(and it truly does) the power, security and privacy you relinquish is unbelievable!!! At first I was excited that this app appeared to offer an excellent way for me to control and monitor my children’s iPads, I was horribly mistaken. Not only do you release control of each and every iPad to the app and ultimately the people behind the app you relinquish much of your security and privacy also. They can gain access to EVERY system on your iPad including data like your iCloud, FaceTime and messages. I had this actually happen to my parental control iPad and had to take it to a Verizon store where it took us well over an hour to figure out it was this sneaky app that was the culprit and had to delete and restore my iPad as a new iPad so that it couldn’t reload on it!!! Am so angry that I just had renewed for another 6 months also🤬🤬🤬. Now I’m stuck without a good alternative and trying to figure out if sensitive credit and financial info was accessed and trying to reset eversingle password I had. Not to mention if you want to remove it COMPLETELY, you HAVE to message them. Just removing the icon like most apps does NOT work!!!
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Mihaela Stan
    I paid for the subscription, and after a few days it started playing up..i m unable to use the Child mode...every time i put it on, it switches back to Lockdown mode after 30 secs...also the allowed time is not updating while my son is using the phone... counting for a few mins and then it stops..useless...i m unable to use it....sent them a message...no answer yet..
  • Don’t try this as an accountability study aid. Aug 19, 2020

    By tmoff325
    I downloaded this as a way to make it slightly more difficult to use distracting apps while studying. I was careful to change the settings to allow everything but the two apps I wanted to restrict. It worked initially, but I noticed my gmail in my email app would not stay logged in. I couldn’t log back in until I put the app back into parent mode. This became too annoying so I just left it on parent mode to get some work done. I should have just deleted it right away. Later that day about 90% of the apps on my iPad randomly disappeared. I thought maybe it was the app so I went into settings to remove the blocker and sure enough they reappeared. Only thing is it deleted my organization and dumped all the apps out of my folders so now I’m stuck manually rearranging everything the way I had it. These things might not be a big deal if the app were being used to safeguard a child’s recreational tablet. But I am a professional student and rely heavily on my iPad for school. It is essentially my textbooks, notebooks, folders, etc. The app has some potential if some of these more serious bugs were fixed. But I will not use it again for my purposes for fear of it deleting anything.
  • Nov 7, 2021

    By BriAnna Valerio
    DO NOT BUY THIS APP. We purchased this app when my son switched to an iPhone and we couldnt use family link. The app wouldn't let us adjust his schedule. After turning the schedules completely off his phone would still lock at the previous saved time. We tried deleting the account and it's still locking his phone. Theres no account with kidlox anymore yet his phone is still being controlled.
  • Service terrible; wouldn’t sync for over a day Mar 10, 2019

    By shop4evr
    It worked ok for about two days. I had two children with devices on it. Loved the idea but it really is glitchy. Twice my kids should have had their time restarted the next day and they were stuck in lockdown mode. I would get notifications all day about zone entered and exited when my kids were just sitting In different parts of my house. One other time I couldn’t even manually get it fixed and had to remove the apps and still was having problems. A real jerk of a guy called me to tell me how stupid I was because “it’s supposed to work that way” um no she had not been able to get into her device for two days when it should have reset and I couldn’t do anything to unlock her device. Then he told me I wasn’t getting a refund. Yeah no. I got that refund btw. Even if this was glitchy that fellow sealed the deal for me of not even trying to fix it. Horrible service. All in less than a week. Then I received up to twelve messages by email after that notifying me they were glad to “resolve my issue”. Is this app created by teenagers? I’ll try another app. Steer clear of having to call these rude people.
  • Dramatically reduced my stress level until it didn’t work at all. Also some functions Feb 22, 2019

    By DanaWalsh
    This app has been great! It is easy to use and has dramatically reduced the arguments over the electronics in my house, making my home life much happier. Instead of me saying “you have 30 minutes or 1 hour” to play on whatever device, then yelling and fighting ensuing when time is up, I can simply set a time limit in the Kidslox app and when it’s done it’s done. I don’t have to do or say anything else. Yay! It has also made it so that there is no sneaking the device when my child is not supposed to be on it. Also Yay! I like the ability to limit accessibility of certain things, though honestly I don’t use that function as much as limiting and restricting time. Finally I like that the full app is reasonably priced after the trial period. My only issue so far is that the app locks all the programs, other than talk or text. It would be nice to be able to restrict some programs like games while allowing others like music. Then day 5 it would not let me unlock my child’s phone from any location or his tablet. Great idea, but not the best setup.
  • img Community
    If you have a child who has a phone, it's hard to keep them from being on it 24/7. That's why having an app to monitor their screen time is a big advantage. With this app, you can find out how much your child is on their phone and set timers.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Perhaps one of the hardest things about being a parent is having to tell your child no, especially when it comes to screen time. But this app can help you out by locking their screen. It comes with a 3-day trial and then it's just $5.99 a month after that.
    img by Steve
    1 year ago
  • img Community

    Kidslox is a scam! Don't give your credit card details! Sep 26, 2021

    By Hua ZHENG
    Kidslox will require your credit card details for a 3-day free trial period. But you will find there is no way to cancel during the free trial period, no matter you like it or not. The only option you have is to subscribe. The disgusting thing is, because they make "subscribe" the only option and they already have your credit card details, so it is super easy for you to click the wrong button to accidentally "subscribe", and your money will be gone.
  • img Community

    Hard to get a refund back Sep 20, 2021

    By Jnet Esheppard
    Have a hard time with kidslox. Asked for a refund due to several technical difficulty and they won't refund me my money... I don't recommend this app at all. Not happy at all.
  • img Expert Parental Control Apps: Should You Pay for a Subscription?

    Parental Control Apps: Should You Pay for a Subscription?

    Parental control apps are more essential in this age of virtual learning, but do you really need to spend money on a subscription, or will the free versions suffice?

  • Nov 22, 2021

    By christopher hankey
    Ignore the bad reviews this app is great and with the newly added screenshot function where you can screenshot the child's device unknowing to them to see what they are upto (just wish you would a delete option to remove unwanted screenahots) if you set it up correctly its the best app out there for monitoring your child's phone.
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Shannon Whitfield
    Very Responsive & Helpful Support. Seriously so greatful for this and well worth every penny. Can't wait for future updates and upcoming new features; they look awesome! Seriously. Thank You.
  • Best parental control app I’ve found Apr 18, 2019

    By M. Spates
    After trying my cellular service provider’s parental control app, and finding that I could delete the companion app from my child’s phone, I went looking for another option. Let me tell you, there is a reason this is so well rated! When lockdown mode is engaged, the gaming and social apps disappear from my child’s phone. The icons are gone and there is no way to access them at all. Kidslox leaves the calling and texting features available for use, which I appreciate, so that she can contact me in the event of an emergency. I found the parent user interface to be thorough, yet intuitive. It is easy to navigate and itemizes the features and apps that will be locked out during each type of mode. Knowing that even when child mode is engaged, she will still be protected with safe search browsing and content filtering, as well as the requirement to request permission before downloading apps, has actually increased our communication about what is appropriate for her. We can talk about why I declined a particular app so she knows what features to look for before she asks to download. Overall, I’m very impressed. As a person who has almost never downloaded a paid app, I can tell you that my standards are high. I just signed up for the lifetime premium service and will be downloading the companion app on all of the devices in my home, as well as recommending this to my friends.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Brittney chaput
    After trying to find the right app to make sure my son could have a phone without getting into any mischief, I stumbled upon Kidslox. This app is amazing! Being able to control the content, the apps, and even be able to check my son's location at all times! And the membership fee is absolutely affordable and well worth the safety of my child. I recommend this app to everyone I meet with children who have phones
  • So helpful Dec 7, 2018

    By Raeofsunshineandlove
    My son and I sat down and discussed rules and terms for phone use. He loves video games and would play all day if I allowed that. I was able to customize the controls for his phone to create reasonable amounts of game time. He HATES it! Haha. It shuts off access if your child goes beyond their set time or if you don’t want them on at a certain time they won’t have access to apps then too. It filters out adult content when online. We haven’t gotten to social media yet, but you can have some control with that too. My child cannot delete the app not matter how hard he tries. Trust me he tries, often. I can control all of this from my phone. Being able to regulate phone usage and not having to be right next to him is so convenient. I also feel that he’s safer going online bc I know it’s been filtered. Btw, the one star reviews are often kids bc they can leave a review. My son has left several one star reviews!
  • Works well, mode change is unacceptably slow May 31, 2018

    By Dakman007
    My son got used to it just shutting off his Iphone X; like we get used to stopping at red lights. The daily use limits were discussed and agreed upon. I created a morning "ready for school" and "study hall" plus other lock out times. He'll ask if he needs access while in locked mode. The problem is that the system server is EXTREMELY slow to change from locked to child mode or back. It is so slow it's a problem. As more people buy and use the app it will get slower. Example: He texted me to unlock the phone so he could use it for after-school Spanish and by the time it unlocked the class was over. Unacceptable. He was supposed to be getting ready to leave and I selected lock but it took several minutes. I pay extra for super fast internet access and have extensively upgraded wifi so I'm 100% it's not my internet access and it is on the Kidslox side.
  • Time limits a breeze on free version Apr 14, 2020

    By TDNIXON
    First- easy setup for us. Took me all of 2 minutes. Have to have child’s phone in hand. Secondly- I thought I would have to get the paid version, just assumed because that’s how it usually goes right? No. We were able to set time limits, set bedtime, lock when we needed to, and see location. I’m sure there may be more but that’s what I got to, and I’m happy with it. I really just needed it for time limits because as you know, kids want to be on the phone ALL. THE. TIME. Oh one more thing, I can see the apps she has. So instead of having to approve every one, I just go check to make sure she didn’t get anything she wasn’t supposed to- at any time. Overall extremely happy with this app and may upgrade as she gets older to be able to access other features. Thank you Kidslox for making this easy for us!
  • Really great, five stars with room to keep improving... Sep 4, 2018

    By nchiz
    I’ve had the app for about six months. It’s very handy to be able to see just how much screen time my teenager has on a daily basis. And it’s nice to be able to automate the duly schedule to whatever we need it to be... There are some areas I wish it could be better in... Firstly, I wish I could monitor and disable/enable texting. There are just some nights where I forget to collect her phone, and even though she can’t use it for Instagram, she can still spend her night texting friends without us knowing about it. Secondly, being able to set time restrictions to entertainment apps specifically... there have been many times my daughter has complained to me that her apps shut off simply because she had music playing without actually using her phone for anything else. It would be nice to have some sort of control over that, but I’m not sure how you would practically implement that. Lastly, I’d love to have the weekly reports reflect exactly how much time was spent within specific apps. Which kind of ties into my previous point... my daughter complains that her apps shut off because she only used the music app, but I don’t actually know if she’s being truthful, I have no evidence of that... All-in-all, great app! Hopefully it continues to improve!
  • Purchasing lifetime subscription May 19, 2018

    By ELSun
    I really like this app. I also own the Circle and used that for a few months but then my brother in law introduced me to Kidslox. I tried the 14 day trial period and today is the day it expires. I had to decide if I wanted to keep using Kidslox. And I decided to go for it. I love how I am not limited to the WiFi in my house and I can still control my kids devices outside of the house. For the most part everything works smoothly except the timer. For example I generally allow my kids 2 hours of iPad a day. The devices do lock after 2 hours but the timer keeps running for some reason. There are times it shows my kids were on for 3,4,5 plus hours. Which is confusing and when I want to give them more time I have to extend out to the end of day instead of just 30 min or 1 hour. Are we doing something wrong how come the timer keeps running? Other than that I believe I love the app... look forward to more features and upgrades. Thanks Update Comment: Is there a pause button? It would be great if there was the ability to pause my children’s iPad instead of having to put it in lock mode.
  • Good start and shows promise Nov 24, 2017

    By ninjapod
    I’ve been using the app now for the 14 day trial and decided to subscribe. I’ve been a Qustodio user and gave another iOS app a try, Screen Time. They just were not meeting my expectations for iOS management. What is winning for me is the user interface on my phone. It’s easy to manage the accounts and changes are a breeze. From my review, there are some things missing, like the ability to schedule texting access, but this cannot be an easy feat to overcome with Apple. Qustodio does this, but there are compromises. I can parent around this for now. Kidslox is in active development which means they are working on and delivering new features. So, if something is missing, suggest it directly to them. I work with development teams, and we LOVE to get nice, thoughtful feedback so we know what to build! Whining and complaining about an app just makes you look like a dunce and motivates no one to work on your features. Keep up the good work and I look forward to new releases!
  • Really useful but sometimes not Jul 29, 2019

    By Val_Wafflez
    I really like this app even though im a kid, it tells me when to get off my phone at the right moment. My dad usually puts it for 12:30 PM And that is cool because before i even got this app I was so addicted to my phone that i would use it for the whole day Even night! But with this app it has saved my life. I can play with my toys again! But there is a few bugs that you must fix. 1. The VPN just goes off sometimes but i dont know why! I tell my dad and when he tries switching it back on it wont work! 2. When ever i go to school (im in middle) i text my dad to put child mode on so i can search up answers and or stuff to help me while im in class, the internet is SO slow that by the time it gets on my phone, the class is over! You really need to fix these bugs to make parents or kids experiences better, either than that thanks for making this app!
  • The best parental control tool Feb 10, 2021

    By Ocean25wave
    I waited some time to submit a review because it took me awhile to fully use its features and kidslox improved and fixed bugs over time. I admit there has been some frustrating moments when the app glitched but compared to other tools I tried, it’s still the most effective and easy to use. The ability to lockdown individual apps as well as whitelist others is nice. The schedules and time limit functions are good. I love the new reward feature, haven’t used yet but I could see it being very attractive. I just wished I could see usage for each app or do limits for types of apps but for that I have to use screen time. When paired with iOS screentime, it’s pretty powerful. Just make sure the two are in sync or iOS will cancel out kidslox. If I could rate a 4.5 I would.
  • PC app required for set up & its a pain Oct 15, 2019

    By Laurapoo13
    I downloaded this app a year ago, tried the free version and eventually paid for premium subscription. I was able to successfully restrict access to certain apps, inappropriate content and screentime for my daughters phone very well. I gave for the success of that time. However, we upgraded phones recently and the set up has been so very difficult!! In order to set up premium features it now requires me to download the PC app as well. Well, whatever it tries to download NEVER downloads and stay stuck at 5%. i have tried downloading again, rebooted, deleted and reinstalled and never manage to finish set up because its get stuck at 5% download. PC app is so irritating. Wish I could do everything thru the phone app like I did before in my initial set up. I tried reaching out for help and haven’t heard back in two days. Didn’t get an auto response acknowledging my email so I’m not sure if anyone will eventually get back to me. *Update* i eventually received a response and they tried getting more info to fix it. Replied back and said that it had been fixed and they released a new ISO version BUT it still doesn’t download past 5%. I really liked this but I can no longer use my paid subscription and only get watered down features that are hardly helpful on their own. It doesn’t seem a fix is coming before my subscription expires, so I definately won’t be renewing to $50 subcription.
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Michael Hawley
    App works great! But it does not block Samsung free or Google discover. My son can still play games, watch Samsung TV, etc. Even if the phone is in lock down mode.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Nicole Lanier
    Wasn't advertised as only 2 day free trial. The trial worker well but I wouldn't have downloaded if I had to buy afterwards
  • Nov 8, 2021

    By melissa Gabbard
    I like this app. But the only thing I dont like is that when I open the app from my end now , it pops up for the play store , keeps sending me back and fourth. Like its glitching. That needs to be fixed.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Stuart B
    Its ok. What sets this app apart from all the rest is the time rewards. Looked forever but found this is the only one that does that. Everything else is pretty straight forward and standard. Using this on my kids ipads though, I cant set individual app limits. Sure it says it can do it... Out of at least 100 apps, Im allowed to limit 1. Thats it. Individual app limiting with this app is nearly none existant. This app COULD be awesome if single app limits actually worked.
  • Meh Aug 14, 2018

    By Liv_y
    I downloaded this app because I wanted to restrict use of certain apps. At first it seemed good, but after it goes into lock down mode the apps disappear, once out of lockdown mode they reappear. The only problem is that if you don’t download the other thing all the apps reappear in a random order. The other thing would not download on my phone so I didn’t think it would be an issue. Until later I found myself reordering my apps. I then deleted this app because I didn’t want it anymore, 30min later my phone shut off and I opened my phone to find that the app somehow re downloaded itself and went into lockdown mode again reordering my apps randomly. I finally figured out how to delete it by looking it up and going into the settings. If you download this app and the app icon thing won’t download, don’t get it. Other than the apps problem, the app seemed ok there are definitely some other minor bugs that need to be fixed though, so I would not pay until they are fixed.
  • Oct 1, 2021

    By Shannon Moa
    I like the idea of this app and that I can control it from my phone while my son is on the tablet, however, does it have a countdown or like a 5 min warning or something so the kid knows that the tablet will lock soon or does it just lock without any warning? Also is there any way to set two timers per day? As I like to allow him 1 hour access in the morning and 1 hour access in the afternoon. Can his be done?
  • Dramatically reduced my stress level until it didn’t work at all. Also some functions Feb 22, 2019

    By DanaWalsh
    This app has been great! It is easy to use and has dramatically reduced the arguments over the electronics in my house, making my home life much happier. Instead of me saying “you have 30 minutes or 1 hour” to play on whatever device, then yelling and fighting ensuing when time is up, I can simply set a time limit in the Kidslox app and when it’s done it’s done. I don’t have to do or say anything else. Yay! It has also made it so that there is no sneaking the device when my child is not supposed to be on it. Also Yay! I like the ability to limit accessibility of certain things, though honestly I don’t use that function as much as limiting and restricting time. Finally I like that the full app is reasonably priced after the trial period. My only issue so far is that the app locks all the programs, other than talk or text. It would be nice to be able to restrict some programs like games while allowing others like music. Then day 5 it would not let me unlock my child’s phone from any location or his tablet. Great idea, but not the best setup.
  • Update destroyed this app Oct 7, 2019

    By comprof
    I wrote a review the other day but it seems to have disappeared. I’ve been using this app for at least a year and a half and it’s been fabulous. With this new update and the requirement to connect to a desktop to get the premium content working again, it’s been a complete disaster. I spent over two hours the other night trying to get this re-installed and working on my child’s iPad. I kept getting messages from the desktop version that it wasn’t working. Eventually I got it in installed only to realize this morning that whenever I click on an icon to block some thing it doesn’t “take.” I’ve read other reviews in which people said the customer service is horrible so I’m not about to waste God knows how much time trying to email back-and-forth with somebody who’s likely going to just tell me to turn my device back on and off and uninstall and reinstall the app. I’m done and now looking for a new app. What a waste. They should’ve just left well enough alone.
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    Kidslox is a scam! Don't give your credit card details! Sep 26, 2021

    By Hua ZHENG
    Kidslox will require your credit card details for a 3-day free trial period. But you will find there is no way to cancel during the free trial period, no matter you like it or not. The only option you have is to subscribe. The disgusting thing is, because they make "subscribe" the only option and they already have your credit card details, so it is super easy for you to click the wrong button to accidentally "subscribe", and your money will be gone.
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    Hard to get a refund back Sep 20, 2021

    By Jnet Esheppard
    Have a hard time with kidslox. Asked for a refund due to several technical difficulty and they won't refund me my money... I don't recommend this app at all. Not happy at all.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    By Jayson L
    Child can just delete the IOS profile!!! It is ridiculous that the phone lock code my son uses is what is required to uninstall the profile. Where is the security there if they can just remove the restrictions?
  • Scary, never downloading this again Jun 16, 2018

    By Suspicions jjang mans M
    At first I thought this app was shady as it asked for some management control which I understand from the contexts of using this app you have to give up some control. Now I did check the reviews before I downloaded this app, and I decided to give it a chance. After downloading, I followed instructions for the files and powering off your phone situation but I’m not sure if it worked properly which might explain why this happens, so I was brushing my teeth some notification popped up and I clicked to open my phone to find all my apps deleted!! This was impossibly frightening, my privacy was exploited and I felt extremely vulnerable like I’ve been hacked. This was even more freaky as I had deleted the app after following instructions for power off your phone because I didn’t want to indulge in such complex stuff and it was getting increasingly more “shady”. But Thankfully the internet helped me as I searched up how to get rid of the app completely by going to settings and etc. ALL IN ALL BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR DOWNLOADING AND DO IT PROPERLY. (I didn't want to rate this app because I know a lot of effort probably was put into producing it but from my traumatic experience I just want to warn some customers I also understand this worked for some other customers perfectly but I didn’t for me)
  • Be VERY aware!!! Jan 21, 2019

    By mom23blessings
    While I originally gave this app a 5 star rating, I have since changed my mind and would tell you that although this app APPEARS to offer great control over your kids ipads(and it truly does) the power, security and privacy you relinquish is unbelievable!!! At first I was excited that this app appeared to offer an excellent way for me to control and monitor my children’s iPads, I was horribly mistaken. Not only do you release control of each and every iPad to the app and ultimately the people behind the app you relinquish much of your security and privacy also. They can gain access to EVERY system on your iPad including data like your iCloud, FaceTime and messages. I had this actually happen to my parental control iPad and had to take it to a Verizon store where it took us well over an hour to figure out it was this sneaky app that was the culprit and had to delete and restore my iPad as a new iPad so that it couldn’t reload on it!!! Am so angry that I just had renewed for another 6 months also🤬🤬🤬. Now I’m stuck without a good alternative and trying to figure out if sensitive credit and financial info was accessed and trying to reset eversingle password I had. Not to mention if you want to remove it COMPLETELY, you HAVE to message them. Just removing the icon like most apps does NOT work!!!
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Mihaela Stan
    I paid for the subscription, and after a few days it started playing up..i m unable to use the Child mode...every time i put it on, it switches back to Lockdown mode after 30 secs...also the allowed time is not updating while my son is using the phone... counting for a few mins and then it stops..useless...i m unable to use it....sent them a message...no answer yet..
  • Don’t try this as an accountability study aid. Aug 19, 2020

    By tmoff325
    I downloaded this as a way to make it slightly more difficult to use distracting apps while studying. I was careful to change the settings to allow everything but the two apps I wanted to restrict. It worked initially, but I noticed my gmail in my email app would not stay logged in. I couldn’t log back in until I put the app back into parent mode. This became too annoying so I just left it on parent mode to get some work done. I should have just deleted it right away. Later that day about 90% of the apps on my iPad randomly disappeared. I thought maybe it was the app so I went into settings to remove the blocker and sure enough they reappeared. Only thing is it deleted my organization and dumped all the apps out of my folders so now I’m stuck manually rearranging everything the way I had it. These things might not be a big deal if the app were being used to safeguard a child’s recreational tablet. But I am a professional student and rely heavily on my iPad for school. It is essentially my textbooks, notebooks, folders, etc. The app has some potential if some of these more serious bugs were fixed. But I will not use it again for my purposes for fear of it deleting anything.
  • Nov 7, 2021

    By BriAnna Valerio
    DO NOT BUY THIS APP. We purchased this app when my son switched to an iPhone and we couldnt use family link. The app wouldn't let us adjust his schedule. After turning the schedules completely off his phone would still lock at the previous saved time. We tried deleting the account and it's still locking his phone. Theres no account with kidlox anymore yet his phone is still being controlled.
  • Service terrible; wouldn’t sync for over a day Mar 10, 2019

    By shop4evr
    It worked ok for about two days. I had two children with devices on it. Loved the idea but it really is glitchy. Twice my kids should have had their time restarted the next day and they were stuck in lockdown mode. I would get notifications all day about zone entered and exited when my kids were just sitting In different parts of my house. One other time I couldn’t even manually get it fixed and had to remove the apps and still was having problems. A real jerk of a guy called me to tell me how stupid I was because “it’s supposed to work that way” um no she had not been able to get into her device for two days when it should have reset and I couldn’t do anything to unlock her device. Then he told me I wasn’t getting a refund. Yeah no. I got that refund btw. Even if this was glitchy that fellow sealed the deal for me of not even trying to fix it. Horrible service. All in less than a week. Then I received up to twelve messages by email after that notifying me they were glad to “resolve my issue”. Is this app created by teenagers? I’ll try another app. Steer clear of having to call these rude people.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By Bella Grynhaus
    I was highly disappointed for a few reasons. 1. I chose the monthly rate. And when I went to pay it took off the monthly rate for a whole year. Ie 800 rand in one go but one is not made to understand that when going to payment. 2. My teenage son was able to bypass the system and remove himself from the app in five minutes. He showed me how he did it.

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