I personally love this app. I have control over when my daughter can and cannot be on her phone. I encourage all parents to download. Children need to know that we are parents 1st and friends after. Parent your children ! Monitor their social media accts and set boundaries! Their safety is what matters. The only thing my daughter experiences is her apps don't come on at the designated times. I have to log in and she turns her iPhone on and off before they reappear. But over all best free services there is !!!!
This app is amazing. Youth don't like it because it really works. Location tracking, texts, calls, internet usage...all of it works great! You can feel at ease knowing that your child or spouse is a touch of an app away. Protection, security and trust can all be gained through this app. Teens or significant others, unless you have something to hide, be thankful you have someone who cares so much about you. This app could save you someday and if nothing else, it can grow your relationship by providing accountability and trust.
So far, this app has been amazing! It lets me give my son the appropriate amount of freedom and hasn't hindered his use at all. I will be recommending this to anyone I know that has a child with a cell phone. One small bit of feedback/advice; when setting up the child app to start the account process, the app first asks for "parents phone number". It then goes on to ask for "your email..." This is confusing as it's not clear that it want's the parents email, not the child's. Other than that, it's been perfect so far!
I continue to have issues with this app. Most of the features I rely on to keep my daughter limited to certain hours are not working. Also the time allowance for groups of apps isn't not working either. I have reached out to tech support about the it not locking out use of apps at cretin times, but was never resolved. Hopefully they can correct this issue. Then I would give it 5 stars.
I love this app. It does exactly what I want! For 6 months my 15 yr old son and I fought over the amount of time he was playing on his phone. Finally, I put this app on his phone and tried the 2 week trial. It was awesome! His phone was on total lock down, but he could still contact me when he needed something. School work and chores began to get done again and his creativity began to flourish again. After the 2 week trial, we paid the fee to buy it for 5 years. I like being able to lock or unlock his phone from my text messenger using sms commands. There are 2 improvements that I think will make this even better: 1) allow preset alarms to be turned off when the phone is locked and the alarm sounds (currently the alarm will only snooze until the phone is unlocked). 2) enable the ability for the parent to put a message on the lockdown screen (ie. "This phone is locked until your chores have been completed."). Overall great app. I have already recommended it to multiple friends.
Locked my kid's phone. He got mad. Stomped around doing his chore. When he finished I gave him time to fix the attitude and when he was done I unlocked his phone. I feel like a GOD.
Please install the MMGuardian Parental Control app to your child's phone before using this app on your phone.
Minor bug fixes.
- Auto send an SMS from your phone, if there are data comms issues with commands to the child phone.
- Block or allow send and receive of MMS attachments (pictures) in the MMG Messaging app, if that function is enabled in the child app.
(Use of these new features requires v3.0 of the Parental Control app to be on the child's phone).
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