I can't believe I am paying a monthly fee for this app, but after trying many other free apps, Screen Time is leaps and bounds above the rest. It's so easy to monitor what my kids are doing from the parent app on my phone. I LOVE the pause feature and the ability to block certain apps. Overall, I am very pleased with performance and ease of use with this app. My only recommendations are these: 1) I wish I could set a time limit on a specific app - only 15 minutes of youtube or 30 minutes of Minecraft, etc. 2) Customize notifications from the program -- daily I get a ton of notification emails from screen time. I wish I could elect to pare these down.
This app is amazing for parents. All parents should install it! I love that I can track and set a time limit for how long my kids are on their electronics. Tracking their history and app usage is great too. Being able to pause it whenever I need too is an awesome bonus. I can't say enough good things about this app. It has stopped all the fighting between is and our kids. We set a limit, they know about it, and I don't have to yell at them to get off. Total game changer.
We installed this, and it has been great. Can pause play, creating a clear end to screen use. My kids were always saying. "1 more minute!" , and that always ended up being 20 more minutes. Screen time allows us to set clear limits. Can always add time too. I like the new feature of Schedules. We can set off/on times and days to make sure the kids are getting their homework done during the week.Very useful tool for parents!
Screen time works great on Android and Fire OS from my experience. It's easy to use and I'm able to control the devices from my phone. The reason for only 4 stars is because there is a issue using with iPhone. I can only speculate that it's an issue with the VPN it uses with the profile through screen time that causes the app to lock then have to go through the app to unlock.
It's great. I can set time limits and if my son wants more time he has task that needs to complete in order to have more time. Thi s way he is not just on the tablet. On the other hand if he is not listening them I can take time away too. He likes it as it teaches him self control with tv and computer apps
Does the job very well, and even my parenting friends "get it" around the dinner table. An absolute must these days if you care to care about how your children grow up. I filter access/content via the router at home, but with ScreenTime I can ration the actual device usage, wherever my kids are. The best bit? My 11 year old and my 8 year old accept the "why" about why we do this (grudgingly...). The app just facilitates the "how". Very well done, all at ScreenTime, you get my full 5 stars!
You spoke, we listened. With this update we are bringing to you Schedules, the much-requested new feature that lets you block your kids’ devices in advance, at a time YOU choose. It gives you all the screen time control you’ve had in the past, just with more flexibility. From now on, you will be able to set schedules to ensure your kids are unplugged when they’re supposed to be. This update also includes performance improvements and a few minor fixes to our new look.