The app looks really good and the messaging tracking, location and panic button work perfectly. However, it's been installed on my Son's phone for hours and none of the apps he is using have shown up in the App usage, so I can't do the primary function of app management. If all the features worked it could get five stars.
Great app to help parents of teens learn proper electronic use. Awesome and reliable tracking. Able to read texts if needed. Control all apps and settings on youth's electronics. Price is great! I wish it had a refresh or way to update immediately when the app is used to edit "rules". Sometimes the app doesn't reset the settings immediately.
This was our goto parental control app on Windows and Android until I saw my 12-year-old son completely uninstall the app without the password and with just a little persistence. I won't publish the HUGE security flaw here and I have alerted the company. Parents should be warned though that it wasn't that hard to figure out for my son and I was able to replicate the process easily. This uninstall was done with full protections on including Android settings being locked through Qustodio. Sadly, a little research and I found Youtube videos documenting the process from over a year ago. Newest version says it fixes uninstall problem. It's even easier and faster now for our 12-year-old to remove the app.
Marketing is lying by saying this service is free. The app is free to download however the web based service supporting and dictating rules of the app are not free. Your account only has a 3 day premium trial for access to basic services which is mentioned nowhere at the time of writing this review in the description.
Not great. My kid's biggest complaint is that there is no warning before shutdown. I agree that this shoild be an important feature of the app.How hard is it to have an alert pop up? I won't be renewing.
The installation instructions are clear. We installed it (android phone) and used it extensively for 3 days then paid the subscription; the free version will only monitor one device and also does not have all the features. It still works excellently. You can control, in great detail, the degree to which you want to monitor your child's use. So as they grow older you can adopt a progressively more hands-off approach. For example, currently we have it set to track the phone's position every 30 minutes. We also have the phone set to work only between 7 am and 9pm. We disable certain apps but allow others. Some we set a total time limit per day for some apps. The timeline feature is excellent; it is a continuous 'diary' of where she went, what apps she used (and for how long), and so on.
Two more controls are now available for you in the Qustodio parents’ app without logging in to your dashboard:
- Web browsing rules (Free feature).
- Games and apps controls (Premium).
Just install Qustodio on a parent’s device to get access.
We’re also happy to announce improved protection against tampering by kids.
Note: Huawei and Samsung users should also read our new FAQ here http://bit.ly/2fzKfBT on battery saver settings. It’s important to keep Qustodio functioning.
Android parental control that ensures kids use only the child safe apps you pick
Block apps, Monitor calls/texts & YouTube’s app viewing history + Safe Browsing