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OurPact – Parental Control App GPS Family Locator

OurPact – Parental Control App GPS Family Locator

Eturi Corp.

Family Locator, App Blocking, Screen Time Allowance, Text Blocking & More!

4.4 Ratings 40K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    If you want to be able to monitor your child's screen time, be able to locate them anytime, and block certain apps all in 1 place, this is it.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you want to be certain of your child's safety during a formal dance, consider giving this tool a go. It allows you track up to 2 of your child's devices via Geolocation. That way, you can tell whether they're coming home safely or in trouble with the cops.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether your child is in another room or 100s of miles away at camp, you want to know that they're not always on their phone. OurPact not only lets you control their screen time but lets you know where your child is.
    img by Sanjay
    1 year ago
  • img Community

    don't do it, it's useles Jan 31, 2021

    By no
    If you want your child to hate you then this is the way to go. You might as well just take their phone away, it's much better then having ourpact turn off, mess up all your apps and then having to go and fix them again
  • img Expert

    Why we chose OurPact:

    • Another feature-rich control app for phones and tablets only
    • Has a variety of subscription options, including a low-cost PLUS subscription for only $1.99 a month that would work well for multi-device control
    • Premium subscription for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year.
    • Easy to use and straightforward device pairing
  • Challenging to start, yet it’s the best out there right now Mar 18, 2018

    By 666Toro666
    The concepts are great, but it’s not easy getting started and implementing the app. Once implemented, the premium app is well worth it. It is very expensive, yet the addictive properties of cell phones demand accompanying education in self-control, and this app is the best out there for now. The website has videos pulling your heartstrings about your relationship with your kids. Unfortunately the website is not so friendly when it comes to finding the instructions for using the app. One needs to bumble around until one runs into them at the bottom of the home webpage, because they’re not even labeled. App support responds quickly, but they send you generic instructions about the topic you’re inquiring about. With a little persistence they may write back with an actual answer, but such effort shouldn’t be necessary for something that will cost upward of $500 to cover one child’s teen years with the premium app monthly charges. Alas, until something else comes along, this seems to be the best app for parental control, so I’m recommending it.
  • Almost Perfect! Oct 15, 2017

    By mrfilmmkr
    I went ahead and gave it 5 stars anyway. I am an iOS developer myself, and I know the incredible amount of thought and work that goes into creating something like this. I have read some of the other reviews and I have to say that most of the negative reviews are just silly. Of course you need an internet connection. How else is the device going to receive commands. Of course the installation is involved. Honestly though, the installation took me less than 5 minutes - and wasn’t difficult at all. I can understand that some people may get confused - but honestly - you must realize what the developers at Our Pact have created is no easy feat. We have tried just about every parental control app available all to our dissatisfaction. Our Pact accomplishes 95% of what we were looking for. Having said that, the reason this review is entitled “Almost Perfect” is because there is one thing this app is missing. That is the monitoring of which web sites the child goes to as well as the monitoring of text messages and whatnot. However, the reason I gave this app 5 stars is due to the fact that this app’s purpose isn’t to monitor, but rather to teach children good device habits and accountability as well as personal responsibility. Well done! Thank you for all of your effort and hard work!
  • Works great! Jul 30, 2018

    By SHubbard385
    I absolutely love this app! I have been using it since 2016. Some apps never add new features but the developers keep coming up with more things that make my life easier and give me peace of mind. I love the new geofencing feature. My daughter tends to become a bit obsessed with her electronics and it’s helpful to eliminate the distracting apps during times that she needs to do homework or access to apps that can help her in daily activities. Maybe you can develop an adult version that I can use so I won’t get distracted by my phone too. :) I suppose I could add my own phone to the managed devices. My daughter has some complaints though. You may not be able to do anything about this. She was was wondering if you could make an exception for apps that use time for the time allowance. She loves to listen to music but it uses her allowance. She also gets very upset when she forgets to pause her time for her allowance and she runs out of time. I’m just passing these on. She has other options for music when she’s at home. The rest just involves being willing to communicate her needs and wants in an appropriate way to me to get more time. She’s still figuring this one out. Thanks for developing a great app! I look forward to seeing all of the features you will come up with in the future.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Samantha Chenevert
    Love this app. I paid for a year, then let my daughter have snap chat and she was getting picked on because it was telling her friends she was screen recording.
  • Feb 20, 2021

    By marie connor
    so far the only issue i had was having to put my kids apps bk in the same order they was in before downloading the app, its been a true blessing to find this app and with a very cheap subscription fee for usage of all the extras i need, i love it and so far, by far the best parental app for what i need, i will definitely be keeping the app.
  • Challenging to start, yet it’s the best out there right now Mar 18, 2018

    By 666Toro666
    The concepts are great, but it’s not easy getting started and implementing the app. Once implemented, the premium app is well worth it. It is very expensive, yet the addictive properties of cell phones demand accompanying education in self-control, and this app is the best out there for now. The website has videos pulling your heartstrings about your relationship with your kids. Unfortunately the website is not so friendly when it comes to finding the instructions for using the app. One needs to bumble around until one runs into them at the bottom of the home webpage, because they’re not even labeled. App support responds quickly, but they send you generic instructions about the topic you’re inquiring about. With a little persistence they may write back with an actual answer, but such effort shouldn’t be necessary for something that will cost upward of $500 to cover one child’s teen years with the premium app monthly charges. Alas, until something else comes along, this seems to be the best app for parental control, so I’m recommending it.
  • Almost Perfect! Oct 15, 2017

    By mrfilmmkr
    I went ahead and gave it 5 stars anyway. I am an iOS developer myself, and I know the incredible amount of thought and work that goes into creating something like this. I have read some of the other reviews and I have to say that most of the negative reviews are just silly. Of course you need an internet connection. How else is the device going to receive commands. Of course the installation is involved. Honestly though, the installation took me less than 5 minutes - and wasn’t difficult at all. I can understand that some people may get confused - but honestly - you must realize what the developers at Our Pact have created is no easy feat. We have tried just about every parental control app available all to our dissatisfaction. Our Pact accomplishes 95% of what we were looking for. Having said that, the reason this review is entitled “Almost Perfect” is because there is one thing this app is missing. That is the monitoring of which web sites the child goes to as well as the monitoring of text messages and whatnot. However, the reason I gave this app 5 stars is due to the fact that this app’s purpose isn’t to monitor, but rather to teach children good device habits and accountability as well as personal responsibility. Well done! Thank you for all of your effort and hard work!
  • Works great! Jul 30, 2018

    By SHubbard385
    I absolutely love this app! I have been using it since 2016. Some apps never add new features but the developers keep coming up with more things that make my life easier and give me peace of mind. I love the new geofencing feature. My daughter tends to become a bit obsessed with her electronics and it’s helpful to eliminate the distracting apps during times that she needs to do homework or access to apps that can help her in daily activities. Maybe you can develop an adult version that I can use so I won’t get distracted by my phone too. :) I suppose I could add my own phone to the managed devices. My daughter has some complaints though. You may not be able to do anything about this. She was was wondering if you could make an exception for apps that use time for the time allowance. She loves to listen to music but it uses her allowance. She also gets very upset when she forgets to pause her time for her allowance and she runs out of time. I’m just passing these on. She has other options for music when she’s at home. The rest just involves being willing to communicate her needs and wants in an appropriate way to me to get more time. She’s still figuring this one out. Thanks for developing a great app! I look forward to seeing all of the features you will come up with in the future.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Samantha Chenevert
    Love this app. I paid for a year, then let my daughter have snap chat and she was getting picked on because it was telling her friends she was screen recording.
  • Feb 20, 2021

    By marie connor
    so far the only issue i had was having to put my kids apps bk in the same order they was in before downloading the app, its been a true blessing to find this app and with a very cheap subscription fee for usage of all the extras i need, i love it and so far, by far the best parental app for what i need, i will definitely be keeping the app.
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By A Google user
    4 stars for ipad--one of the few parental control apps that work for iPads, but premium screen shot feature doesn't work properly on my daughter's ipad. 2 stars for Android--no way to block Google Play store (huge oversight!), doesn't automatically block new apps (a must when Play Store isn't blocked), can't block settings, child can turn off wifi which interferes with parental controls. If tablet is restarted, all apps are unlocked for a while. Screenshot feature only advantage to this app.
  • Was pretty complex to set up - but it works beautifully Jan 5, 2018

    By MooseJaw66
    I have two kids and two iPhones to set up, and the process was a good bit more involved than I expected. For the “premium” level with all the controls (which frankly is the service level any responsible parent will want), you have to back each kid’s phone up to iTunes on your (parent) laptop, then erase and reinstall each one with a new OurPact-controlled OS. As luck would have it, both phones decided during the process that they also had to download and install a new OS update, so the process of setting up two kid phones, two parent laptops and two parent iPhones took almost 2 hours. But the step-by-step directions in the installation utility and on the website were extremely thorough and I got through it without any problems - just took a while. (I do have to wonder though about how a less tech-savvy parent might fare..?) With the installation now behind us, we really like the design and function of the app. It gives us a new level of peace of mind by allowing us to limit our kids’ screen time, and to have pinpoint control over their Instagram/Snapchat/texting/Facebook/social media/Safari use.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Beau Deiter
    It was nice, but PLEASE let me delete apps. Why can I not delete the apps I no longer use? I will put review to 5 stars if this issue gets fixed. Thank you.
  • A dream come true! Feb 28, 2018

    By LindaStarGirl
    I have been waiting for a parental control app like this for Lord knows how long. I have probably downloaded in excess of 20 different parental control apps. One of the biggest issues I have had with the apps I previously purchased was the inability to block/control individual apps on the iphone. Other issues experienced were scrambling and unscrambling of the app layout after blocking and unblocking. This app has everything I want: time controls, the ability to control individual apps, and a way to prevent the scrambling of the app layout. The family locator is a bonus! I tend to run late when going to pick up my children from the school bus and having the locator that works in REAL TIME allows me to have an idea of where they are. I LOVE THIS APP! I would pay $20 a month for this app. The only downside I experienced was difficulty setting it up. It took me forever. My child has a 64 GB phone and had over 50 GB free, but I kept getting an error message that there was not enough free space to complete the set up. I ended up having to do a factory reset which was extremely time consuming. However, it was worth it. Thank you so much!
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Alexandru xxx
    I use this app to restrict app on my children's devices Sometimes, on one child device, the schedule is disabled by the app (and all apps from the children phone is active when is necessary to be inactive).
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    don't do it, it's useles Jan 31, 2021

    By no
    If you want your child to hate you then this is the way to go. You might as well just take their phone away, it's much better then having ourpact turn off, mess up all your apps and then having to go and fix them again
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By J Tupone
    This app completely killed my child's iPhone. Please by all means do not waste your money on this. For some reason this app deleted all the notes my daughter had saved. Jumbled up all the apps everything she had organized is totally disorganized. this company also has a slick way of not giving you your money back so be really careful before you waste your money. The app is not difficult to use it just doesn't work. I'm a sucker for thinking this would work. I want my money back.
  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Amber
    I don't normally leave reviews, but this is the most useless app I've ever used. First off, it scattered all the apps on my iphone that were organized in folders after the block was done. Now I have to spend a chunk of my time reorganizing the apps or else I'll probably have to erase and reset my content. Second, it was easy to remove the management in the settings. Third, it's obviously a money grab and you have to pay for most of the features. Anyone with ios is better off using screentime.
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Ray Smith
    Works well. Easy to use and blocks my kid from using her phone when I don't want her to. Only 1 stars though because i find the developers greedy in wanting $7 per MONTH to use the premium features. If developers set a fair rate of say a dollar a month or $10 per year they would get lots more upgrading to premium. As it is take up will be minimal. Stop being greedy developers. Is $1 per month from millions of people not enough?
  • Mar 8, 2021

    By Blythe Mason
    Don't waste your time. It's only useful if you pay a monthly fee. I downloaded family link instead FOR FREE and I have so many options to control my son's ipad. All you can do with the free is set the sleepy time (ex. 9pm-6am). Which you can do on the iPad itself. Save yourself the time and download a different app. This one sucks.
  • OK at 1st then issues started Apr 26, 2018

    By John 747478484
    Started out with the free account but ran out of free uses (they limit how many times you can shut off your child’s applications). So, I upgraded to Ourpact Plus so I could manually shut off my sons account. Everything worked great until I started to notice issues. First, when you click the button to disable applications you trust that the action was completed. I would wake up the next morning and log back in just to find that it was never shut off and my son could have been up all night. Second, there were two instances when I had to reinstall the application on my sons phone (repair) because it would freeze and leave me unable to control my sons application. Finally, I lost all faith in ourpact when our son was grounded for a week (kept his phone but had no apps). Looked over his shoulder and saw him on Snapchat—how? Long story short, if you google how to get around ourpact there is a step by step guide for kids to disable certain features of ourpact (making your parents think it works but it really doesn’t). Support is via email only. They only send generic messages that are very scripted. Though scripted the response does come quickly. Ourpact will definitely work for younger kids but not older kids that know their way around devices. To be honest, all they need to do is go into settings and you can disable the entire ourpact system with one click. I think the application is great if it works but there are a ton of back doors to fix.
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Zsuzsa Kiss
    Plus: simple user interface, important functions contained. minus:Not seeing activity is not good, if already measured, why no report? Complicated set up, with cabel, in 2021? The kid has to start the play time and stop is unrealistic. Measure always and stop of run out the time.
  • Premium permanently ruined ability to connect to iTunes on my computer Dec 26, 2018

    By BamatamRN
    I used the basic version for a short time then upgraded to premium. I STILL have not even been able to try the features to see IF they work, because the Premium version will not install on my phone nor my daughters. It requires you to download the software on your computer via iTunes. Once I did this, neither my phone or my daughters phone will connect to iTunes on my computer at all. After MANY generic email responses from OurPact (because there is no phone interaction at all- email is the only customer service choice you have), they tried to claim it was a problem on Apple’s end; this is ridiculous to even suggest, since I had just completed an update on the phones via the same iTunes an hour before the problem. The ONLY difference is this installation. So I called Apple Support and spent close to two HOURS troubleshooting with an upper level tech, who ultimately determined that OurPact had caused the issue and there was nothing they could do on their end. Even after uninstalling the software and apps completely from my computer and phones, the problem is still there. I would highly encourage you to look elsewhere. If this had worked as it was supposed to, it seems to be a great app system. But not only did it NOT work, it has caused damage to my iTunes connection that even Apple can’t fix. Download at your own risk.
  • Premium install was a nightmare May 11, 2018

    By B.Corujo
    A friend of mine suggested this app and after a quick search I found the reviews over were good so I thought I’d try it out. The free version scrambled my kids phone and caused a huge argument. The premium version said it would eliminate that and gave all the benefits I was looking for so I decided to upgrade. The price seems steep at 6.99 a month but I figured this would still be money well spent. I tried for two days to install the premium version and ran across multiple issues. I could not find basic answers in the FAQ section which is odd because so many of these reviews state having issues and questions installing the Premium version you would think there would be some “canned” troubleshooting tips. I reached out to support via email (I couldn’t find a phone number) and got a generic response saying please provide ya more information. I provided additional information of my problem but I haven’t heard back from them yet so I deleted the app. It’s unfortunate. Reading through the reviews here it looks like overwhelmingly people struggle to install the premium app but once it’s done the results seem good. For an app that I’m paying for, especially that much, the install should be easier OR support/directions or trouble shooting should be easier to access especially since the problems seem to be common and known. Too bad
  • FALSE ADVERTISING Aug 30, 2017

    By E7plus3
    I initially gave this app a 5-star review, because it theoretically does everything I wanted. What they don't make at all clear anywhere on their website or in app descriptions or in their terms of service is that YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CONSTANT INTERNET CONNECTION for any of it to work. I can't create a schedule at home, set it for my kids' iPads, and then let them go to school and have the schedule still work. Which seems like how you would expect this to work, just by common sense. But no, every single change in block/grant status requires an ongoing connection to the internet. My kids have an hour ride to school each way. I want to give them access to their games during that time, but only during that time. I don't understand why this is so hard to do, but so far I've yet to figure out a way to make it possible. If this app just let the previously created schedule run as planned on the iPad without a wifi connection, it would be perfect and I'd give it 5 stars and pay even more than $5 a month for it. I do have to add one more thing: all of the people giving this bad reviews saying it is controlling or destroys trust with your kids (maybe most kids writing those reviews?) have this wrong. My children and I installed this app together and are in agreement with our family rules. They understand why they need them and accept that. This isn't about control, it's about helping kids have good habits.
  • img Community
    If you want to be able to monitor your child's screen time, be able to locate them anytime, and block certain apps all in 1 place, this is it.
    img by Aubrey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you want to be certain of your child's safety during a formal dance, consider giving this tool a go. It allows you track up to 2 of your child's devices via Geolocation. That way, you can tell whether they're coming home safely or in trouble with the cops.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether your child is in another room or 100s of miles away at camp, you want to know that they're not always on their phone. OurPact not only lets you control their screen time but lets you know where your child is.
    img by Sanjay
    1 year ago
  • img Community

    don't do it, it's useles Jan 31, 2021

    By no
    If you want your child to hate you then this is the way to go. You might as well just take their phone away, it's much better then having ourpact turn off, mess up all your apps and then having to go and fix them again
  • img Expert

    Why we chose OurPact:

    • Another feature-rich control app for phones and tablets only
    • Has a variety of subscription options, including a low-cost PLUS subscription for only $1.99 a month that would work well for multi-device control
    • Premium subscription for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year.
    • Easy to use and straightforward device pairing
  • Almost Perfect! Oct 15, 2017

    By mrfilmmkr
    I went ahead and gave it 5 stars anyway. I am an iOS developer myself, and I know the incredible amount of thought and work that goes into creating something like this. I have read some of the other reviews and I have to say that most of the negative reviews are just silly. Of course you need an internet connection. How else is the device going to receive commands. Of course the installation is involved. Honestly though, the installation took me less than 5 minutes - and wasn’t difficult at all. I can understand that some people may get confused - but honestly - you must realize what the developers at Our Pact have created is no easy feat. We have tried just about every parental control app available all to our dissatisfaction. Our Pact accomplishes 95% of what we were looking for. Having said that, the reason this review is entitled “Almost Perfect” is because there is one thing this app is missing. That is the monitoring of which web sites the child goes to as well as the monitoring of text messages and whatnot. However, the reason I gave this app 5 stars is due to the fact that this app’s purpose isn’t to monitor, but rather to teach children good device habits and accountability as well as personal responsibility. Well done! Thank you for all of your effort and hard work!
  • Works great! Jul 30, 2018

    By SHubbard385
    I absolutely love this app! I have been using it since 2016. Some apps never add new features but the developers keep coming up with more things that make my life easier and give me peace of mind. I love the new geofencing feature. My daughter tends to become a bit obsessed with her electronics and it’s helpful to eliminate the distracting apps during times that she needs to do homework or access to apps that can help her in daily activities. Maybe you can develop an adult version that I can use so I won’t get distracted by my phone too. :) I suppose I could add my own phone to the managed devices. My daughter has some complaints though. You may not be able to do anything about this. She was was wondering if you could make an exception for apps that use time for the time allowance. She loves to listen to music but it uses her allowance. She also gets very upset when she forgets to pause her time for her allowance and she runs out of time. I’m just passing these on. She has other options for music when she’s at home. The rest just involves being willing to communicate her needs and wants in an appropriate way to me to get more time. She’s still figuring this one out. Thanks for developing a great app! I look forward to seeing all of the features you will come up with in the future.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Samantha Chenevert
    Love this app. I paid for a year, then let my daughter have snap chat and she was getting picked on because it was telling her friends she was screen recording.
  • Feb 20, 2021

    By marie connor
    so far the only issue i had was having to put my kids apps bk in the same order they was in before downloading the app, its been a true blessing to find this app and with a very cheap subscription fee for usage of all the extras i need, i love it and so far, by far the best parental app for what i need, i will definitely be keeping the app.
  • Was pretty complex to set up - but it works beautifully Jan 5, 2018

    By MooseJaw66
    I have two kids and two iPhones to set up, and the process was a good bit more involved than I expected. For the “premium” level with all the controls (which frankly is the service level any responsible parent will want), you have to back each kid’s phone up to iTunes on your (parent) laptop, then erase and reinstall each one with a new OurPact-controlled OS. As luck would have it, both phones decided during the process that they also had to download and install a new OS update, so the process of setting up two kid phones, two parent laptops and two parent iPhones took almost 2 hours. But the step-by-step directions in the installation utility and on the website were extremely thorough and I got through it without any problems - just took a while. (I do have to wonder though about how a less tech-savvy parent might fare..?) With the installation now behind us, we really like the design and function of the app. It gives us a new level of peace of mind by allowing us to limit our kids’ screen time, and to have pinpoint control over their Instagram/Snapchat/texting/Facebook/social media/Safari use.
  • A dream come true! Feb 28, 2018

    By LindaStarGirl
    I have been waiting for a parental control app like this for Lord knows how long. I have probably downloaded in excess of 20 different parental control apps. One of the biggest issues I have had with the apps I previously purchased was the inability to block/control individual apps on the iphone. Other issues experienced were scrambling and unscrambling of the app layout after blocking and unblocking. This app has everything I want: time controls, the ability to control individual apps, and a way to prevent the scrambling of the app layout. The family locator is a bonus! I tend to run late when going to pick up my children from the school bus and having the locator that works in REAL TIME allows me to have an idea of where they are. I LOVE THIS APP! I would pay $20 a month for this app. The only downside I experienced was difficulty setting it up. It took me forever. My child has a 64 GB phone and had over 50 GB free, but I kept getting an error message that there was not enough free space to complete the set up. I ended up having to do a factory reset which was extremely time consuming. However, it was worth it. Thank you so much!
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Eric Reiss
    This app is wonderful. I have tried many apps but my kids could get around them easily. This one was different and is a lot less buggy than other alternatives like Family Link.
  • Mar 5, 2021

    By Allison Birdsong
    I think it’s a great app. It gives me more peace of mind when my kids have their electronics. That way I know what they have access to when I’m not watching.
  • App diminishes device power over family Nov 19, 2017

    By GoodLife71
    Our family loves this app. With four kids in range from 16-6 years old, it’s been difficult to manage all their different device needs for school and entertainment. OurPact saves us from all the power struggles and arguments with our kids. Now everyone in our house has a fair opportunity to be part of making smart choices when it comes to device use, rather than us as parents having to be the managers all the time. We use the schedule feature, and each child has a different schedule based on their developmental level and school needs. I especially love that if the app is glitchy (hey, it’s a fast moving tech world!) I can go online and manipulate the kids’ schedules just the same. Other loves: - locked app home screen on my phone so the Little’s can’t get into it - premium feature that allows us to leave certain apps open all the time. This is most necessary for the older kids and the apps they need open all day for school. - being able to block specific apps entirely- so huge when all our devices are Apple and the kids can airdrop any Family shared apps to their devices without notice to the parent. - online support has been awesome, friendly, helpful! Long story short- what used to be a major point of contention in our house has become a non-issue, thanks to OurPact and the flexibility it offers in managing all our kids’ devices.
  • Great app! Great support! Jul 23, 2017

    By Mystery Stone
    First thing is- This app IS involved in its installation, especially if you're going to subscribe to premium service like we have. After spending a good chunk of time setting up our family's devices, it's totally worth it. And we didn't stop with the kids' devices, we put it our own devices. Yes, the parental phones! Why? Because it helps us manage distraction ourselves! We can control what apps appear when we want and at what time on ALL our devices. Beyond this, let me tell you about their support! After botching part of the install, I emailed support and got a reply in minutes. This support was the BEST I've seen from an app and program provider in my 25 years of using Apple products! I don't write reviews often, but I wanted to write one for Our Pact. It's a game-changer. It's time for us to take back control of our devices and have them stop controlling us! Great job Our Pact!
  • Challenging to start, yet it’s the best out there right now Mar 18, 2018

    By 666Toro666
    The concepts are great, but it’s not easy getting started and implementing the app. Once implemented, the premium app is well worth it. It is very expensive, yet the addictive properties of cell phones demand accompanying education in self-control, and this app is the best out there for now. The website has videos pulling your heartstrings about your relationship with your kids. Unfortunately the website is not so friendly when it comes to finding the instructions for using the app. One needs to bumble around until one runs into them at the bottom of the home webpage, because they’re not even labeled. App support responds quickly, but they send you generic instructions about the topic you’re inquiring about. With a little persistence they may write back with an actual answer, but such effort shouldn’t be necessary for something that will cost upward of $500 to cover one child’s teen years with the premium app monthly charges. Alas, until something else comes along, this seems to be the best app for parental control, so I’m recommending it.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Beau Deiter
    It was nice, but PLEASE let me delete apps. Why can I not delete the apps I no longer use? I will put review to 5 stars if this issue gets fixed. Thank you.
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Alexandru xxx
    I use this app to restrict app on my children's devices Sometimes, on one child device, the schedule is disabled by the app (and all apps from the children phone is active when is necessary to be inactive).
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Anna Mryglo
    I really loved this app for the possibility to set up the limits for specific apps and for creating multiple schedules. But the Screen Time Allowance is blocking all the apps that are set to only be limited in time on my device - instead they are not accessible at all when this function is on. Please fix it as this feature is really wanted! Currently I am just disabling it in the app settings and controlling the time allowance in person. Also would be nice to have a demo version of what the subscription will look like before or buying it, since your free version is totally unfunctional, hence doesn't provide any idea on the functionality and the quality.
  • One glitch keeps the rating from great Aug 14, 2017

    By Brenfitz
    So, we have had OurPact premium for several months and overall I have been very happy with it. I had no problem installing it on my son's iPhone 5s but have not yet been able to install it correctly on the other son's iPod. I haven't spent a lot of time trying so I won't count off for that. I have one major issue that has arisen that really means I will probably cancel. Gamecenter. When apple deleted the gamecenter app that means it is no longer able to be controlled by OurPact and has become restricted completely. So, my son lost all his game progress on multiple games when I blocked them. While my husband says "who cares" I feel like that's a little harsh that I don't mind in his allotted screen time if he plays them and I know I would be really aggravated if I lost things like that. I feel like this may end up being a deal-breaker because if I can't limit games there is little point in having the app. If it wasn't for this issue I would absolutely love the app because I have such great control over his phone even when he's not with me.
  • Not perfection but..... Oct 22, 2017

    By AlasItsAlice
    I want my child to have a phone on him during the school day - but I don't want him to be preoccupied during that with texts and games and apps that are on it. Regular apple parental controls are picky and this app suits our needs very well. I have the premium service. I will say that installing it was a time sink but very doable. The features are mildly limited but for us they work and suit us just fine for our needs. Downside - 1) the apps get rearranged on his device 2) not having constant internet connectivity can cause hiccups. 3)game center was compromised 4) this is not the "end all be all app" and it has qwirks. We do have some time restrictions on both his phone and ipad - which he can often forget to pause or play - but in the end - we can make it through this inconvenience together. I can manange from my phone or computer and we can adjust at any time. So clearly by reading all of the reviews - this app isn't for everyone. But if your needs are similar to ours - you will appreciate this app.
  • Okay for young kids Jan 6, 2020

    By Hollydolly1318
    I have this on both my teenage son and 10year old daughter iPhones. His is iPhone XR and hers and iPhone 11. It works well, I have the preferred plan that I pay monthly for. I had this for a little while and used it to entice my kids to get their school work and chores done and I didn’t get home until later in the evening and don’t like to come home barking orders. Also, my teenager has a real hard time realizing that bedtime doesn’t mean you just shut off the lights and play on your phone but that you actually go to sleep! This worked for a while until he realized that if you turn your phone off and back on the “block” feature resets on its own to “granted.” I can still make it a mild inconvenience for him to continuously block his apps after restarting his phone but that only works whilst IM awake. Suffice it to say, this doesn’t work for him anymore. I am currently searching for a better app for my defiant teenager since beating him is illegal but will stick with this one for my youngest!
  • ONE issue stopped my use May 28, 2018

    By B0NVOYAGE
    This is definitely the most useful app I have found - for myself! I am an adult, and am absolutely tired of seeing everyone around me wasting time on their phones (you older adults, too!). I wanted to lead by example and unplug. I set the times I wanted to unplug and was so thankful to see all of my distracting apps disappear. I was able to focus on myself, take better care of my mental health, and go to bed earlier without constantly checking my phone or getting distracted. I am absolutely in love with this feature! Unfortunately, the app scrambling that occurs after the break period is over is too overwhelming for me. I got really anxious seeing my apps spread over three pages (I keep them all color-coordinated in folders on the very first page). The premium feature is just not in my budget to combat this issue. However, I must give credit where credit is due. This app gets the job done, even though it is unlikely that I will use it again.
  • Solid app with some quirks Aug 9, 2018

    By Moofishd
    Overall I like the app for what it does to controlling the devices. Kids love it when they’re zoned in and I block it all! There are some features I’d like to be considered: So iPhone X face recognition.... if it doesn’t catch you right away, say you’re off the app for a minute and go back, it makes you put in the user and password. No way to re-invoke the face recognition. It doesn’t allow for iPhone saved user Id and password key thingy either. Super annoying when you’re used to using the face recognition feature for everything. Ability to set time of day for certain apps... that would be awesome. I don’t want to put music as part of their screen time but I’d also like to be able to shut it down at a certain time of day. Ability to add time. I’d like to quickly say, here’s 30 more minutes or an hour and overrules the time limit and bedtime schedule. Timer sometimes randomly eats all the time away before they’re even awake in the morning. Seems to happen if thy don’t pause it before the bedtime locks the device down. Usage: I’d love a report emailed to me with sites visited. I’d love to see the amount of time spent on a certain app directly in this app. Alerts: let me know when my kid sneaks on my wife’s phone and changes the schedule or allows unlimited time. I’d love to beta test any and all of these features or any others that you’re considering. Thanks!
  • Almost perfect Jul 31, 2018

    By jstock32
    Let me start by saying that this app has been overall awesome, so thank you to the developers. We’ve been using the premium version for several months now and really like the features and ability to control individual apps, screen time and schedules. 2 issues we have encountered: my kid has figured out that a minute or so before his screen time runs out that if he turns off his WiFi, then he can play any app he wants as long is it doesn’t require internet. I realize that to send grant and block requests internet will be required, but it seems to me that the kids device should auto block when the screen time is up without internet. The second thing we really really want is some stats for how my kid is spending their time on the device (ie. websites visited and amount of time spent on each app). This would give us the flexibility to grant more time if more responsible app use is observed by us.
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By A Google user
    4 stars for ipad--one of the few parental control apps that work for iPads, but premium screen shot feature doesn't work properly on my daughter's ipad. 2 stars for Android--no way to block Google Play store (huge oversight!), doesn't automatically block new apps (a must when Play Store isn't blocked), can't block settings, child can turn off wifi which interferes with parental controls. If tablet is restarted, all apps are unlocked for a while. Screenshot feature only advantage to this app.
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Will Sheppard
    WARNING! When applied to a child's device, this completely ruins and shuffles any folders and homescreen layout they may have arranged. It's quite a negative experience. Apart from that, it can be made to block apps, after a lot of effort spent configuring it.
  • Not for everyone (especially older children) May 23, 2018

    By Aliwise
    My son (freshman) is able to remove management thru his iOS device and although programmers are working on a fix to prevent such an easy removal, it is taking a long time. Unpairing has also occurred when I had the phone with no explanation or reason for it...not sure what would explain this. I’m going to try our carrier’s version and hope for the best. I might try again when my daughter gets a phone, but not sure I recommend for older kids who understand limits are important but like the ability to overide technology. Also - I paid for the plus subscription for $1.99 the last few months. A few days after this months payment, I decided to upgrade to the premium version for $6.99 hoping for better results. The upgrade was made thru the app, which said I would get a free trial period (win, win - right?!)...no, a couple of days later I was charged $6.99. So I paid for plus AND premium in a weeks time. I wouldn’t mind so much, if the pairing issues were fixed....and support response time was more reasonable (still waiting on response from the last request for help).
  • Upset May 2, 2018

    By JoshieMom
    I would like to preface this by saying I do like the block and schedule features. Initial installation was simple, and easy to do. That’s what the three stars are for. However, I am quite unhappy that there is no warning about the app scrambling unless you dig through the App Store reviews. When you see an app has a high rating you just don’t expect such a huge flaw. My son has Aspergers, and changes in stuff can really bother him. We discussed this app as a deterrent for making bad choices when it came to games after bed. We were both happy with the way this app said it worked. So flipping his phone back on and discovering his carefully organized folders were gone was terrible. Obviously I should have dug through the reviews more thoroughly before installing and when it comes down to it it’s my fault, but I am disappointed. We will decide tomorrow, after some sleep and time to think, if we will continue to use this app. Frankly the process to upgrade to premium looks intimidating, and we don’t have a pc so I guess, by now reading reviews, actually impossible for us.
  • New user need help Feb 26, 2018

    By Erinmcinnis
    I love the idea of this app and set it up and paid for premium version. It took me awhile to set it up on my first child’s phone. I’m testing a different one in each of my kids phones (this is only one connected to mine). Tonight almost all my apps disappeared. I knew from reviews, you responded saying it must be the parents getting setup as the child. I don’t even know how that’s possible. My restrictions in my settings were like I was a child with a long list of things blocked. I took other reviewers advice and deleted the app from my settings but now I’m afraid I will have to start all over and don’t want it to apply to my phone. My sons phone is one I connected to iTunes and went through entire process. It shows his iPhone 5s as the one monitored. I don’t have a 5s. I even logged on on a separate phone and tried “grant access” and took away all restrictions and still nothing changed. I can’t risk that. But this was the one I wanted to use the most. Can someone email me? I’ll change my review if I can figure this out snd give it a fair shot. Erin Mcinnis signed up on 2/24 Thank you.
  • Review from the victim Sep 27, 2018

    By ally the teenage victim
    Hello my name is ally I am 1 of two teenagers in my family and honestly this app is trash. I know some people might read this review and think “oh well 1 less thing to complain about” but in my case it’s the exact opposite. My family is a military family so obviously I move around a lot. It may see, like a common thing because there are a lot of military families in the US. Usually the orders for my family are set to two year but no longer than three. For me it feels like I’m on a time limit at every second of my life and this app only makes it worse. My family uses this app as a punishment which I don’t respect but it does allow ,y phone to turn off at night which I do respect because we all know what a teen is like without their beauty sleep. All I’m saying is that before you decide to use this app confront your child and make a plan like for example a bedtime schedule or self monitoring system and trust them for a while. If that doesn’t work then please by all means get this app but I encourage you to use the system of trust first.
  • Just saying Jul 9, 2018

    By just some child
    I think it’s a good app and I can agree with parents that want to cut down their child’s device time a lot of my friends spend the entire day of playing video games or on their phone or on the computer so personally I think this app would be really helpful but I want to tell all of the parents here as just a message I’m not complaining. Don’t use this like my mother does she travels a lot and I take live with my grandfather at home so I have to take photos of giving him his pills or any food that he eats for dietary reasons and those are the only times during the day that she’ll unlock my phone when she does she’ll do it for 15 minutes or the minimum time, now I’d be OK if she even only unlocked it for half an hour every day but she has trust issues so I also deal with 15 minutes every single day three times a day so I guess my only point would be don’t do what my mother does because before she got this app I actually had a lot of friends that I like to talk to on my phone and I lost some of my friends because of this app
  • Great customer service & quick response to problems Jul 19, 2020

    By Kelli Kleinpeter
    Premium is the way to go because you can have so much more control over your child’s device with individual apps and different schedules. My child thought it would be a good idea to try to delete OurPact jr and try to get the parent app which she failed at miserably. It screwed everything up and basically cancelled my account which gave me the limited access when I had already paid for the current month. Card on file was fine but it kept rejecting. I emailed the scenario and within 1:00 minute I had a new email saying “welcome to Premium”. I then checked my app and everything was back in place! Thank the Lord they have customer service with some sense and quick response! You won’t be disappointed with this app. I promise. From one female teen mom to another. Con: I don’t understand why I constantly have to reinstall the app. My child’s device is no longer paired for quite some time. This is the aggravating part of the whole thing.
  • UPDATE broke it Dec 21, 2017

    By RacMar4
    Since the update, this is glitchy. I have had my son on a schedule, and during blocked times, I sometimes grant him 15 min or so. I can’t do that anymore. I go through the grant process, and it flicks off it to remain blocked. I have to take him off the schedule to give him any time, but then, when it says Granted until 6 pm, when 6:01 hits, it just flips to Access Granted. — — — I like the interface and ease of use. Being able to allow a few specific apps would be perfect, but I gather that may just be impossible for any app. The only issue is that the arrangement of the apps is different after was each block session. Sometimes they're in folder like they were before I paired the device. Sometimes they're all loose and in alphabetical order. Sometimes it's half and half. And sometimes they're in folders created entirely by the app, never having been created by the user. That's hard on organized children. Fix that, and it's a 5 star app.
  • Cancelling premium Mar 19, 2018

    By 3rdamigo
    The free features work as advertised and were fairly fast and easy to setup. I upgraded to premium so that I could limit text messaging, certain apps like Snapchat and have access to the family locater. The upgrade process is far more time consuming and even after attempting various troubleshooting techniques from the FAQs section on the website I still never got the family locater to work. On a monthly subscription based service I feel like I shouldn’t have to take hours to try and set something like this up. If I had the kind of time in my day to sit around with my kids phone and a computer trying to figure out why the app’s features aren’t working, I would be able to just stand over the kid all day and wouldn’t need this app. The family locater feature needs another look from the programmers/coders. It should tap the phones GPS and lock the privacy settings so the kid isn’t able to access the location settings.
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Zsuzsa Kiss
    Plus: simple user interface, important functions contained. minus:Not seeing activity is not good, if already measured, why no report? Complicated set up, with cabel, in 2021? The kid has to start the play time and stop is unrealistic. Measure always and stop of run out the time.
  • Premium install was a nightmare May 11, 2018

    By B.Corujo
    A friend of mine suggested this app and after a quick search I found the reviews over were good so I thought I’d try it out. The free version scrambled my kids phone and caused a huge argument. The premium version said it would eliminate that and gave all the benefits I was looking for so I decided to upgrade. The price seems steep at 6.99 a month but I figured this would still be money well spent. I tried for two days to install the premium version and ran across multiple issues. I could not find basic answers in the FAQ section which is odd because so many of these reviews state having issues and questions installing the Premium version you would think there would be some “canned” troubleshooting tips. I reached out to support via email (I couldn’t find a phone number) and got a generic response saying please provide ya more information. I provided additional information of my problem but I haven’t heard back from them yet so I deleted the app. It’s unfortunate. Reading through the reviews here it looks like overwhelmingly people struggle to install the premium app but once it’s done the results seem good. For an app that I’m paying for, especially that much, the install should be easier OR support/directions or trouble shooting should be easier to access especially since the problems seem to be common and known. Too bad
  • ⚠️⚠️iOS 14⚠️⚠️ Jan 5, 2021

    By musical_flamingo
    I will say the app does it’s job to keep kids from looking at certain things or using certain apps after a certain time. Something that I don’t like is how it doesn’t really work with new features in the iOS update. I’ve seen a lot of complaints about this so I decided to check it out myself. Lots of people want to have an aesthetic look on their phone. In order to do so, they customize it with widgets and they put new icons on their apps. However, it doesn’t allow you to put on app icons. The only way you were able to have these icons on your phone with ourpact is when your phone is unblocked. Some parents put controls on that allow their kids to have more time rather than having less. But then it’s also vice versa. This app does it’s job but I personally feel like you should at least add a new update to ourpact and ourpact Junior that allows kids to do the features of iOS 14. If you think about it kids, still want their phone to feel and look normal. A good majority of them are already embarrassed to say that their mom or dad puts restrictions on their phone. If you could at least add an update that works with any new update from this point on I would be very grateful for that. If not, I really don’t think people are getting their moneys worth.
  • Disappointed Jul 19, 2020

    By RebaAM
    I had high hopes for this app but after so many issues and seeing the app fail to deliver on its most basic of premises, I have decided to cancel my premium membership and delete the app altogether. I had so many issues trying to download the premium version onto my sons iPhone, it would never let me install it on his phone. It never gave me a reason why it failed or gave me any clue as to what was the issue, it just gave me an error message and would never work, no matter what I tried. On my other sons phone, it somehow allowed him to download and create an Instagram account, although I had every block specific to Instagram in place on my controls. I should also add that my son didn’t look up how to get around ourpact controls, he didn’t really care either way about Instagram and was just fine deleting it after I found it, the phone just didn’t give him any sort of block when he went to download it. I have basically been paying for nothing - since the most basic control (bedtime limits) is the only thing that worked and I could do that on my own from our family Apple account. I would love to have everything this app promises, it would be a game changer for our family. I hope they figure out all the kinks.
  • Kids figured out how to disable and help desk is difficult. Oct 11, 2019

    By Tysa1755apple
    I have found this app to be very difficult. We’ve had it for 8 mo. and We just cancelled premium. Before going into other issues the main reason we cancelled is bc my 10 yo has figured out how to unpair her device making this app useless. She set out on a mission (unannounced to me) and pretty sure it only took her a day to successfully unpair. OurPact did send a notification so I knew immediately, but I can’t constantly re-pair devices, especially as long as that process takes. If your kid doesn’t figure out how to unpair, Other problems are... Mainly the lack of ability to speak with someone at help desk. I initially had a good bit of trouble pairing my kids devices and help desk is only though email so the canned responses took weeks to get a resolution for issues they admitted they had been having. After finally getting devices paired they somehow disconnected again after a month or so. After the devices disconnected I had basic access, but I had to go through the process to set up all over again through the same pairing issues that they admitted again were kinks on their end. All could likely be fixed with a more efficient help desk process.
  • From the POV of a teen Jan 29, 2018

    By ,P13RR3,
    Of course, the developers take time and answer every adult’s reviews (read: everyone with a “valid opinion”), and they won’t answer mine or the other teen POV review I’ve seen. Why do you block camera? Why do you block Siri? Also, I saw a review that said it was less about control and more of an agreement between the parent and the child. My parents do not operate like that. They took my phone for a month and when I got it back they had installed OurPact. They leave it blocked all day, every day (except for school, so I can use google classroom and such, but the second I get back home, blocked again). I do not understand why you have to make us pay to select certain apps to block, because I know that if my parents could, they’d let me keep camera, Siri, google classroom, WhatsApp, and apps like that all the time. But since they don’t pay for apps, I’m stuck with “all or nothing” and it’s gets very frustrating than my phone can’t function like a normal phone for 90% of a day. This app has good intentions but you have to pay for all the good features, which makes it seem like that’s how you planned it.
  • Not great Aug 27, 2017

    By Fevinkinch
    I installed to test a solution To a problem I have with my 4year watching her iPad in the middle of the night when she should be sleeping. Upon the first test of the app, it completely rearranged all of the apps on her iPad and deleted any folders used to organize apps. It's a huge mess. As well, many of the apps still seemed to function fine under lockdown mode. I subsequently learned that if you don't want the apps scrambled every time you use OurPact, you need to pay $4.99/month for premium service. This would be fine if any of the other "premium" features were of use to me, and wouldn't even mind paying for the "Plus" service level at $1.99/month, if it would cease to scramble the apps. Honestly, the app scrambling seems like a ploy to get everyone to upgrade to the premium service, as it would be frustrating for a child to try to navigate through an ever changing labyrinth of their apps every day when they initiate use of their device(s). It gave me a pretty poor first impression, and I will definitely continue my search for a similar app that does what I need it to.
  • App stopped working, developer says they’re working on it Apr 18, 2020

    By WordSmith780811
    I installed the app on both of my kids’ phones and all was well for several weeks. Then the app stopped working completely. It just froze and wouldn’t respond. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app it was okay for approx one day, then the same thing happened again. I emailed the developers and they told me they’re “actively investigating” and “hope to have a fix ASAP,” and that in the meantime I should just log on through a browser. I’m pretty disappointed that I paid for this subscription and it stopped working as advertised almost immediately, and I felt sort of blown off when I contacted the developer. I think I even paid for a full year of a premium subscription up front. As for the service itself, I’ve been happy with it even though I can’t access it conveniently. It allows me to schedule screen time for each phone. I haven’t tried the GPS tracking or anything else as my main need is for my kids to not be able to get up in the middle of the night and play games.
  • TEEN POV Nov 5, 2017

    By macy-
    I originally worked with my parents to install this so they would trust me more and my iPod wouldn’t have to be taken away. I’m in middle school and trying to work through problems with people is important to me so when my iPod gets shut off it’s very frustrating. This app has made my parents NOT trust me and has made them more controlling as ever. It has turned out a horrible experience for me and my parents. though i agree restrictions are good sometimes, kids need to be able to have a freedom and made decisions for themselves. Yes, we’ll make mistakes but being humiliated at school when you want to take a picture with your friends and you cant’t is NOT the way to do it. I do not think it is good to give parents so much authority over a child’s device while we are still learning and making tons of mistakes. No, there aren’t really any technical problems with this app but i’m more upset at the tension and drama it has brought to my family and I.
  • Liked it Initially Dec 3, 2018

    By BDG724
    When I first installed the app I was happy with it. My teenage son had a difficult time controlling his phone time while in school. He is in virtual school and I work full time so still needed him to have some access to the phone. This app initially allowed me to set some boundaries for him. Until I had to pay for the premium service. At first I was able to block and allow. Then I tried a schedule and it didn’t work. Then I tried to block manually and it didn’t work. I reached out to support and received a cookie cutter response on how to use the app. Basically telling me the setting I had in place was why I couldn’t get it to work. No questions to understand that maybe I changed the setting after reaching out. If you are going to provide support for an app, please ask questions and don’t just automatically assume the end user doesn’t know what they are doing. Will probably look for a different app for my needs, since this one isn’t consistent.
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    don't do it, it's useles Jan 31, 2021

    By no
    If you want your child to hate you then this is the way to go. You might as well just take their phone away, it's much better then having ourpact turn off, mess up all your apps and then having to go and fix them again
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By J Tupone
    This app completely killed my child's iPhone. Please by all means do not waste your money on this. For some reason this app deleted all the notes my daughter had saved. Jumbled up all the apps everything she had organized is totally disorganized. this company also has a slick way of not giving you your money back so be really careful before you waste your money. The app is not difficult to use it just doesn't work. I'm a sucker for thinking this would work. I want my money back.
  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Amber
    I don't normally leave reviews, but this is the most useless app I've ever used. First off, it scattered all the apps on my iphone that were organized in folders after the block was done. Now I have to spend a chunk of my time reorganizing the apps or else I'll probably have to erase and reset my content. Second, it was easy to remove the management in the settings. Third, it's obviously a money grab and you have to pay for most of the features. Anyone with ios is better off using screentime.
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Ray Smith
    Works well. Easy to use and blocks my kid from using her phone when I don't want her to. Only 1 stars though because i find the developers greedy in wanting $7 per MONTH to use the premium features. If developers set a fair rate of say a dollar a month or $10 per year they would get lots more upgrading to premium. As it is take up will be minimal. Stop being greedy developers. Is $1 per month from millions of people not enough?
  • Mar 8, 2021

    By Blythe Mason
    Don't waste your time. It's only useful if you pay a monthly fee. I downloaded family link instead FOR FREE and I have so many options to control my son's ipad. All you can do with the free is set the sleepy time (ex. 9pm-6am). Which you can do on the iPad itself. Save yourself the time and download a different app. This one sucks.
  • OK at 1st then issues started Apr 26, 2018

    By John 747478484
    Started out with the free account but ran out of free uses (they limit how many times you can shut off your child’s applications). So, I upgraded to Ourpact Plus so I could manually shut off my sons account. Everything worked great until I started to notice issues. First, when you click the button to disable applications you trust that the action was completed. I would wake up the next morning and log back in just to find that it was never shut off and my son could have been up all night. Second, there were two instances when I had to reinstall the application on my sons phone (repair) because it would freeze and leave me unable to control my sons application. Finally, I lost all faith in ourpact when our son was grounded for a week (kept his phone but had no apps). Looked over his shoulder and saw him on Snapchat—how? Long story short, if you google how to get around ourpact there is a step by step guide for kids to disable certain features of ourpact (making your parents think it works but it really doesn’t). Support is via email only. They only send generic messages that are very scripted. Though scripted the response does come quickly. Ourpact will definitely work for younger kids but not older kids that know their way around devices. To be honest, all they need to do is go into settings and you can disable the entire ourpact system with one click. I think the application is great if it works but there are a ton of back doors to fix.
  • Premium permanently ruined ability to connect to iTunes on my computer Dec 26, 2018

    By BamatamRN
    I used the basic version for a short time then upgraded to premium. I STILL have not even been able to try the features to see IF they work, because the Premium version will not install on my phone nor my daughters. It requires you to download the software on your computer via iTunes. Once I did this, neither my phone or my daughters phone will connect to iTunes on my computer at all. After MANY generic email responses from OurPact (because there is no phone interaction at all- email is the only customer service choice you have), they tried to claim it was a problem on Apple’s end; this is ridiculous to even suggest, since I had just completed an update on the phones via the same iTunes an hour before the problem. The ONLY difference is this installation. So I called Apple Support and spent close to two HOURS troubleshooting with an upper level tech, who ultimately determined that OurPact had caused the issue and there was nothing they could do on their end. Even after uninstalling the software and apps completely from my computer and phones, the problem is still there. I would highly encourage you to look elsewhere. If this had worked as it was supposed to, it seems to be a great app system. But not only did it NOT work, it has caused damage to my iTunes connection that even Apple can’t fix. Download at your own risk.
  • FALSE ADVERTISING Aug 30, 2017

    By E7plus3
    I initially gave this app a 5-star review, because it theoretically does everything I wanted. What they don't make at all clear anywhere on their website or in app descriptions or in their terms of service is that YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CONSTANT INTERNET CONNECTION for any of it to work. I can't create a schedule at home, set it for my kids' iPads, and then let them go to school and have the schedule still work. Which seems like how you would expect this to work, just by common sense. But no, every single change in block/grant status requires an ongoing connection to the internet. My kids have an hour ride to school each way. I want to give them access to their games during that time, but only during that time. I don't understand why this is so hard to do, but so far I've yet to figure out a way to make it possible. If this app just let the previously created schedule run as planned on the iPad without a wifi connection, it would be perfect and I'd give it 5 stars and pay even more than $5 a month for it. I do have to add one more thing: all of the people giving this bad reviews saying it is controlling or destroys trust with your kids (maybe most kids writing those reviews?) have this wrong. My children and I installed this app together and are in agreement with our family rules. They understand why they need them and accept that. This isn't about control, it's about helping kids have good habits.
  • it’s super controlling Oct 1, 2020

    By #Queen Yasss
    i’ve had this app used on me by my mother. i’m now out of the house and i just want to say this app is extremely controlling. if u are a parent wanting this app why don’t u try just talking to ur kid. u do realize that their entire LIFE if on their phone right ?? them being on the phone has NO affect on U. leave them alone. i promise u if u get this app or a similar app ur kids WILL resent u and in the long run u will regret getting it. trust me when i say that ur kids will start to be more sneaky and they will literally hate u. they may not act like it but deep down they know the second they are able to leave the house they will and they won’t want to visit u. this is because to them u are taking their freedom and basically their life. are u getting this because they are failing class ?? if so why do u care , if doesn’t affect ur future it affects theirs. are they staying up too late ?? then wake them up TIRED. why do parents always want full control over a kids life. parents u shouldn’t be trying to control ur kids u should be allowing them to live their life. grow up and realize we live in a life that uses technology constantly and u need to get used to it. controlling a kids life is not the answer and u will regret it when they never want to see u again. just y’all to them in a calm matter and have a good conversation. i promise u it will work 10x better !
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Brimo Barcklay
    I actually would give it 5 stars for what Its supposed to be able to do. But Reason for one star is the easy ability my kid has to get into his phone & delete the manager profile. I have had to go on his phone countless times to reinstall. Its also doesn't communicate well to turn off. Both our phone has full signal and strong wifi signal and will sometimes take 10 min or more to shut his phone down. Only reason I put up with it is i like the features it offers just wish was more consistent.

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