Pinwheel Caregiver

2.6
24 reviews
1K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Solve the kid/phone problem with Pinwheel. No need to figure out which parental controls manage which device best! Pinwheel custom-built a system to give you the proper tool to teach your child healthy tech habits from day one.

This Pinwheel app provides access to our Caregiver Portal. The Caregiver Portal is designed to let you configure and control a Pinwheel smartphone for your child. The phone and the app work hand-in-hand to give your kid a healthy, safe first phone.

In this app, you can:

- **Safelist contacts.** A Pinwheel phone can only call and text with numbers approved by you. No strangers, no spam calls.
- **Enable apps.** No app store on the Pinwheel phone **keeps app choices in your hands**, not your child's. The curated app boutique makes it easy to choose useful, healthy, safe apps for your child. No social media, no addictive games, no mindless consumption.
- **Schedule Permissions.** Our Days/Modes calendar lets you choose which contacts and apps are available at what times of day. No texting friends during school, no staying up late using apps. You choose what they can do during different times of day. No need to constantly remind them what is and isn't ok. **Pinwheel helps them develop healthy boundaries around technology use, without the drama**.
- **Create Routines.** Help your child learn to be more independent and responsible with Pinwheel's fully-customizable checklists. A morning routine to make sure they're ready for school on time, with teeth brushed and backpack in hand. A bedtime routine for evening peace. Routines for chores, for music practice, for anything you'd like your kid to do without you telling them for the millionth time. Gold stars and confetti help them celebrate their daily wins and nurture good habits as they *ask* to stay on track.
- **Parent Them Well.** Live Status shows you the location of the phone. Text history and a Bark subscription allow you to monitor and coach them on appropriate communication.

"Waiting as long as possible" for a phone isn't a plan. Giving them a phone designed for adults and hoping you set up all the controls correctly is a recipe for stress. Pinwheel solves the kid phone problem, with a phone designed to work for both of you.

You get a tool to teach them how to use technology well. They get a phone that helps them live their best life.

Download the Caregiver Portal app today to explore the parental controls for free! Visit our website to purchase a phone for your child, and put the controls to use.

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**Pinwheel Subscription Pricing**

The Pinwheel Caregiver Portal app is a companion app to Pinwheel phones. Phones can be purchased, and the monthly subscription can be set up, through our website: http://pinwheel.com

Pinwheel Subscriptions

- FREE 30 Day Trial
- $14.99 USD/month

**Cellular Plans**

Pinwheel phones are unlocked devices, which allow you to choose your cellular plan from many major networks and providers. The cost for cellular service depends on which carrier and plan you choose. Our website has recommendations and information on those. For your convenience, we can even help you set up service.

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**Need Help?**

If you have any questions, need help with Pinwheel, or want to provide feedback, please contact our Customer Care Team: support@pinwheel.com or click the LiveChat icon on our website: http://pinwheel.com
Updated on
May 26, 2021

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2.6
24 reviews
Bill Fortenberry
August 30, 2022
Works great when paired with good hardware. We've used two different pinwheel phones, the first was their cheaper option which turned out to be a Blu phone. Blu makes cheap disposable phones that are notoriously unreliable, and we had nothing but trouble out of this phone. We replaced the Blu phone with the more expensive model, and that one was a Samsung phone. The Samsung has performed perfectly with no issues at all. The hardware made all the difference.
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Robin Dickinson
August 22, 2022
We've been using this phone since Dec 2020 when I realized the vaccines were coming and I didn't want to deal with the nightmare of my kids hacking every parental control again. My kids are now 13 and 10 and the phones have grown with them. My son adds his ballet friends to safe contacts and I approve them. Both kids use most of the Google apps to keep track of their own lives, Greenlight to manage their money, and can take/edit photos they send to friends. Just the benefits of a smart phone.
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Yvonne Knebel
August 2, 2022
1. You can't pick what Google Play apps you want. Though it is loaded. Want your bank app-sorry not allowed. 2. Yet random not approved & not reviewed apps are there. Apps to buy plane tickets are. Makes 0 sense. Let parents have say. 3. The parent portal says you can limit calls/texts (time and at all) but in actuality doesn't. 4. You have to have wifi to do things despite having a phone plan. It does not automatically use the phone plan & you cannot request to override the wifi requirement.
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Pinwheel.com
September 8, 2022
Hi Yvonne! I would love to be able to discuss these concerns with you so if you haven't yet, please send us an email via support@pinwheel.com! You can directly look for our Team Leads: JM, Gabby or Ralph. We're looking forward to help you out!

What's new

Welcome to the first official release of the Pinwheel Caregiver App! Manage the Pinwheel Kid’s Smartphone from the convenience of your own phone.