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Qustodio Parental Control App

Qustodio Parental Control App

Qustodio LLC

Family Parental Control 📲 Screen time & family locator

4.1 Ratings 5K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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4.1
4.7K+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  2. 4
    12+%
  3. 3
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  4. 2
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  • Kids can hack it Dec 1, 2020

    By m1b2u3l45
    We have utilized Q for a few years now on both of our teens (13 & 15 years) iso phones. My husband & I both have the parent end of the app on our phones, it’s nice for both of us to be able to oversee their activity & set controls as needed. Overall we have been very satisfied with the ability to monitor, steer & hold our kids accountable, which would be near impossible to do otherwise. Thank You Q I did give 4/5 stars because..... our oldest has figured out how to go in & shut off the daily time allotment we set for her, which is 4 hours. This takes place on the parents end of the app. I even frequently update my password, we are unsure how she is doing this. She has also gone in & shut off location services and few times when she’s being sneaky. So it is not entirely child proof from their end of things. Overall though it is a fantastic app when it comes to keeping a finger on your child’s pulse.
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  • Mar 7, 2021

    By Naomi Major
    Just what we needed. We had used a different app before but one of our kids was able to get around it. This app we can block the bad stuff, set rules for each of our kids, see what apps/sites they've been on, set time limits...the list goes on. I'm very happy with the options this app gives parents. Worth every dollar to keep our kids safe. The kids initially complained about a very marginal lag after installing the app on their devices but again, worth it.
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  • Request for more options. PLEASE!! Feb 16, 2021

    By trishykae
    I like what the app does so far. However I would like if there was an option to set a specific profile that will be available at a certain time. For example: School time-it would be so much easier to have an option/profile dedicated to set the time that this should occur and the apps that are allowed AND also for it to come on automatically when the time comes instead of having to go through and disable apps each time that period arises and then have to enable them again when that period ends. Its time consuming and annoying!
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  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Natasha Forde
    Defo the best parental control app. I tried a few apps like this and this one is the best by far. As I have an android phone but my children have iPhone I found that this app was the only one that gave me the ability to control everything I wanted to. Slight lag on location tracking but Well worth the annual subscription cost.
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Sam rosewall
    It's good but has room to improve. Doesn't allow temporary override of restrictions for example flying on plane or road trip. You have to go disabled everything to allow it and then forget to turn it back on. Can't prevent app installs or uninstalls. But overall it's the best of the ones I've tried. And I have used most of them out there.
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  • Good in theory, poor in execution Sep 22, 2020

    By Kev350
    With the caveat that we’ve only had this a few days, I’ve seen some significant gaps in Qustodio’s functioning. First, the idea that this can be an “invisible” installation on a computer is patently false. Yes, it won’t show up on the desktop, but it shows up in a simple search or scrolling the “uninstall apps” list. My kid found it within 30 seconds of the first time he got on his computer and immediately uninstalled it. Secondly, the parents app has limited functionality compared to what you get by logging in on the desktop. For example, you can’t adjust the off times from the app, if your kid needs to stay on late to finish homework, for example. Third, and this is my pet peeve with most of these type of apps: there’s no “kill switch.” I want a big button that lets me immediately lock out access to the monitored device, without having to go through menus, adjust time limits or off times, or whatever. Just immediately (and temporarily) lock it out and eventually re-enable it without having to change settings back. Is that so hard? Given that a year of this costs $50, I’ll give it some more time to see if it gets better, but otherwise I’m looking elsewhere...
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  • Use screen time instead Jan 23, 2021

    By iGoodnessGracious
    It is unfortunate that the recommended Kids App did not function properly on my daughter’s phone. It somehow deleted her apps after randomly giving us a lost iPhone screen. We had to delete the app to get her apps back. Screen time works way better for iPhones. With regard to monitoring her Windows activity, it has been good. However the Parents App is buggy just as the Kids App. When trying to make changes to her restrictions, the lag is so terrible. The iPad app worked well, the iPhone version, nada. So we’re paying for a software that only works well on her Windows laptop and our iPad. I hop this company can get it together and make things more convenient for their customers. I like them because their features are better than the other parental control apps. But we pay too much for it to only work on Windows and erase phones and what not. Looking for another parental control app for our child’s phone, but in the meantime, the Screen Time functionality that comes with iOS seems to be doing the better job.
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  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Diane S
    This is probably ok but the companion Android app for Qustodio kids is awful. I can limit the content but you have to open a lot up. Unfortunately, it breaks functionality. Our phones have picture in picture. If you are using Qustodio on the kid's phone, e.g. Youtube, and try to minimize it for another activity, Qustodio can't handle it and will not allow PIP. This was actually a deal breaker for us.
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  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Sarah Williams
    I can't turn it off! I have uninstalled it and it still says my son's computer is out of internet time allowance (which was never set so the allowance is 24 hours). Now he can't access anything to do school work. Not the first time this has happened. Constantly says he is offline when he is active on his computer. Good idea but poorly executed.
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  • Starts out great and then... Nov 29, 2020

    By rmax06
    I’ve been using this app since late June and overall have been pleased with the features. Easy to use and set up. Time limits and app restrictions have worked well until now. 5 months in and the app is glitching to the point of being worthless. Although the Qustodio app settings on my phone and my daughter’s phone says a specific app is blocked, she has been able to use it freely. All the time limit settings are no longer functioning. I’ve deleted the app, restarted her phone and re-downloaded hoping that a clean slate would solve the problem. Nope. Other aspects of her phone have been effected as well. She can’t connect to the App Store. A few of the games on her phone will no longer load. Her phone is 5 months old as well. She has an iPhone 11 so I know an outdated phone is not the issue. Very frustrating to pay for a year and only get 5 months of usable service. I’m currently shopping for a new parental control app.
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  • Mar 7, 2021

    By Naomi Major
    Just what we needed. We had used a different app before but one of our kids was able to get around it. This app we can block the bad stuff, set rules for each of our kids, see what apps/sites they've been on, set time limits...the list goes on. I'm very happy with the options this app gives parents. Worth every dollar to keep our kids safe. The kids initially complained about a very marginal lag after installing the app on their devices but again, worth it.
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  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Natasha Forde
    Defo the best parental control app. I tried a few apps like this and this one is the best by far. As I have an android phone but my children have iPhone I found that this app was the only one that gave me the ability to control everything I wanted to. Slight lag on location tracking but Well worth the annual subscription cost.
    more
  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Malcolm Barrett
    I'm very happy with the app. I was worried that my son would become distracted while doing online lessons by watching YouTube and playing Minecraft. I can switch them all on and off at the flick of a switch. Best thing is, he knows all his activity is monitored so he treads very carefully. Brilliant app for parents.
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  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Martin Schmidt
    Best parental App and much better than SafeKids. The price is worth it from around 11-12 years of age until late teens. We love that we get alerts of Apps and messages plus search terms. Usage can be limited be App and by day and hourly limits to schedule time for homework. Highly recommend this App for parents.
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  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Donna Twilla
    I've had Q for a week, so far its working fine. I love how specific the controls are for each app and time of day, etc. Puts my mind at ease, I wish I would have discovered this years ago. I highly encourage all parents to get Q for all of your kids devices.
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  • Kids can hack it Dec 1, 2020

    By m1b2u3l45
    We have utilized Q for a few years now on both of our teens (13 & 15 years) iso phones. My husband & I both have the parent end of the app on our phones, it’s nice for both of us to be able to oversee their activity & set controls as needed. Overall we have been very satisfied with the ability to monitor, steer & hold our kids accountable, which would be near impossible to do otherwise. Thank You Q I did give 4/5 stars because..... our oldest has figured out how to go in & shut off the daily time allotment we set for her, which is 4 hours. This takes place on the parents end of the app. I even frequently update my password, we are unsure how she is doing this. She has also gone in & shut off location services and few times when she’s being sneaky. So it is not entirely child proof from their end of things. Overall though it is a fantastic app when it comes to keeping a finger on your child’s pulse.
    more
  • Request for more options. PLEASE!! Feb 16, 2021

    By trishykae
    I like what the app does so far. However I would like if there was an option to set a specific profile that will be available at a certain time. For example: School time-it would be so much easier to have an option/profile dedicated to set the time that this should occur and the apps that are allowed AND also for it to come on automatically when the time comes instead of having to go through and disable apps each time that period arises and then have to enable them again when that period ends. Its time consuming and annoying!
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  • Great overall Aug 28, 2020

    By Ram Balasubramanian
    It is a great application, but not allowing parents to be able to have a pin to open the app just makes it frustrating. Kids often may have our phones for various reasons and can get into the app and make changes. For me, only way to prevent this is by logging out and logging in every time which makes it cumbersome.
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Asmaa Longou
    Very good app therfore I wish we could see the kids activity in more details and a display of history of YouTube and other social media also my kids could go around YouTube by using .sa or .fr etc...
  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Sam rosewall
    It's good but has room to improve. Doesn't allow temporary override of restrictions for example flying on plane or road trip. You have to go disabled everything to allow it and then forget to turn it back on. Can't prevent app installs or uninstalls. But overall it's the best of the ones I've tried. And I have used most of them out there.
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Vincen Watson
    App is good, but needs some improvements to make it a great product. I have sent the company a lot of feedback regarding this product, but they haven't replied at all, which is a disappointment and makes me wonder what, if any, improvements are coming in the near future.
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  • Mar 8, 2021

    By Kelly Elphick
    Great in theory however it has stopped tracking a few times. Now it isnt tracking his location despite all settings being correct & hasn't been blocking access to apps at the set times. A bit disappointing but I've paid the year subscription now.
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  • A little disappointed Oct 6, 2020

    By TheGirlinTheLittlePinkChucks
    This app is not as user friendly as I had hoped. The Time Blocker does not work. I thought “this is great. I can set the times of day that I approve and magically at bedtime she would be locked out.” Not so. She can still get into everything and not only that, unless I block browsers, she can look for new apps. I finally found how to lock the device and that did work but it should not be so hard to figure out.....and no contact information......and it’s not that cheap. Takes a lot of work to get this do what I expect of it.
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  • Mar 7, 2021

    By Isabel Pais
    Great app. But of a learning curve to understand how it works. Not a use friendly GUI, but once you understand the interface structure and the last out, it's easy to maintain and works!
  • Good in theory, poor in execution Sep 22, 2020

    By Kev350
    With the caveat that we’ve only had this a few days, I’ve seen some significant gaps in Qustodio’s functioning. First, the idea that this can be an “invisible” installation on a computer is patently false. Yes, it won’t show up on the desktop, but it shows up in a simple search or scrolling the “uninstall apps” list. My kid found it within 30 seconds of the first time he got on his computer and immediately uninstalled it. Secondly, the parents app has limited functionality compared to what you get by logging in on the desktop. For example, you can’t adjust the off times from the app, if your kid needs to stay on late to finish homework, for example. Third, and this is my pet peeve with most of these type of apps: there’s no “kill switch.” I want a big button that lets me immediately lock out access to the monitored device, without having to go through menus, adjust time limits or off times, or whatever. Just immediately (and temporarily) lock it out and eventually re-enable it without having to change settings back. Is that so hard? Given that a year of this costs $50, I’ll give it some more time to see if it gets better, but otherwise I’m looking elsewhere...
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  • Use screen time instead Jan 23, 2021

    By iGoodnessGracious
    It is unfortunate that the recommended Kids App did not function properly on my daughter’s phone. It somehow deleted her apps after randomly giving us a lost iPhone screen. We had to delete the app to get her apps back. Screen time works way better for iPhones. With regard to monitoring her Windows activity, it has been good. However the Parents App is buggy just as the Kids App. When trying to make changes to her restrictions, the lag is so terrible. The iPad app worked well, the iPhone version, nada. So we’re paying for a software that only works well on her Windows laptop and our iPad. I hop this company can get it together and make things more convenient for their customers. I like them because their features are better than the other parental control apps. But we pay too much for it to only work on Windows and erase phones and what not. Looking for another parental control app for our child’s phone, but in the meantime, the Screen Time functionality that comes with iOS seems to be doing the better job.
    more
  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Diane S
    This is probably ok but the companion Android app for Qustodio kids is awful. I can limit the content but you have to open a lot up. Unfortunately, it breaks functionality. Our phones have picture in picture. If you are using Qustodio on the kid's phone, e.g. Youtube, and try to minimize it for another activity, Qustodio can't handle it and will not allow PIP. This was actually a deal breaker for us.
    more
  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Sarah Williams
    I can't turn it off! I have uninstalled it and it still says my son's computer is out of internet time allowance (which was never set so the allowance is 24 hours). Now he can't access anything to do school work. Not the first time this has happened. Constantly says he is offline when he is active on his computer. Good idea but poorly executed.
    more
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Steve Sethi
    Time limits on Kindle are unusable, because Qustodio tracks background processes (like WifiReconnect) and eats up allocated time, so I'm constantly adding more time to make up for it. Submitted a help ticket 6 weeks ago, still unresolved. If you just want to track time use, the app is fine. If you want to automatically limit use, find another app.
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  • Starts out great and then... Nov 29, 2020

    By rmax06
    I’ve been using this app since late June and overall have been pleased with the features. Easy to use and set up. Time limits and app restrictions have worked well until now. 5 months in and the app is glitching to the point of being worthless. Although the Qustodio app settings on my phone and my daughter’s phone says a specific app is blocked, she has been able to use it freely. All the time limit settings are no longer functioning. I’ve deleted the app, restarted her phone and re-downloaded hoping that a clean slate would solve the problem. Nope. Other aspects of her phone have been effected as well. She can’t connect to the App Store. A few of the games on her phone will no longer load. Her phone is 5 months old as well. She has an iPhone 11 so I know an outdated phone is not the issue. Very frustrating to pay for a year and only get 5 months of usable service. I’m currently shopping for a new parental control app.
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  • Stay away from this company. Jan 2, 2021

    By Disappointed in every way
    I have never written a review before, but I can’t let other people deal with this company if I can help it. After months of fighting with the app on my child’s computer and phone, I cancelled the service. I had dealt with their tech support and most of the time the answer was “uninstall and reinstall” which is not the best answer when I’m away on business and my child needs the computer to work without having to give him my password, or he needs to call either me or my wife, but his phone is locked when it shouldn’t be. Again, I cancelled the service a few months ago- it must have registered on some level at the company since after I cancelled, my user name and password no longer worked on the site, so imagine my surprise when I get an invoice and pending charge to my credit card today. The second that charge posts, I’m issuing a chargeback.
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By ioana toadere
    Doesn't work at all. Kid is aoways "offline" no idea why but randomly shows its location and for a few apps the time spent. And that's all. Everything else is void since a few days ago when I installed it. I can't even contact them within the app to ask about these technical bugs as I heed ti be premium for that apparently. LOL
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  • Horrible software - only use if you have nothing better to do with your time Feb 12, 2021

    By Chicago-jay
    If you want to spend hours of your time uninstalling and reinstalling this on your many devices go ahead and buy it. My many issues: 1. There’s no phone support. 2. Every answer to every question is uninstall and reinstall. My kid has 4 devices. That’s well over an hour every time I’ve done this and I’ve done it at least a half dozen times in a vain effort to get it to work. 3. There was not a single day in 6 months that every device was reporting things. 4. Time limits ALSO apply to you when you get in the device to try to “fix” it so have fun trying to do anything at 11pm when you finally have time to work on this when your kid has already exhausted their time on the device. 5. Takes forever for the app to realize you’ve changed policies which makes #4 even worse. 6. You have to turn off all of the controls or completely remove your child’s profile to try to fix things. Have fun setting everything up over and over again. 7. No way to see activity per device. You have to setup separate profiles with just that device and recreate all the rules you want to apply to that child on the new device. I only tried using this on Windows and iOS.
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  • Good for the parent, but not for the child. Aug 17, 2020

    By Jruizmat
    I have Qustodio on my laptop and most say that it is a nightmare. When I was working virtually throughout the School Year, my computer was constantly blacking out because of Qustodio and blocking school approved websites. When time is up for the day, the next day the time is still up. I also hate that when time is up it straight up shuts down your computer. On my brother’s iPad, I heard that it was blocking him from doing simple features like texting or sending dog pictures. It lets you download apps but then when you try to use the app, no movies / TV shows show up (Disney +, Netflix). I am usually very tech savvy and I know that this app is good for kids, but needs to be fixed a lot. It’s broken on our household devices and always tries to charge my mom and dad 50 USD when they paid yesterday. SCAM
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