Their Internet. Your rules. Manage your family’s screen time and block content.

The Circle App is the easiest and most comprehensive parental control app for your family’s Internet-connected devices. The Circle App helps parents manage their family’s online screen time and filter content. Kids use the Circle App to keep track of their own time online with a personalized Dashboard.

Start managing your family’s online screen time and content with the most robust suite of customizable features available. Your 1-month free trial includes access to all Premium parental control features in-app.  Details below. 


• Filter: Choose appropriate or block inappropriate content by age.
• Time Limits: Set daily online screen time limits for popular apps and sites.*
• Pause the Internet®: Make the internet stop at the push of a button.*

• Bedtime: Set a bedtime for all of your kids’ internet-connected devices.*
• Rewards: Celebrate good behavior by giving a little extra online time just for the day.*
• Off Time: Schedule preset offline times for important moments like homework or dinner timer.*

• Usage: Get a complete picture of your family’s internet use, across all devices. 
• Location: Keep track of your kids through their mobile devices.*
• History: Check out sites visited and filtered throughout time.

* Premium feature (free for the first month)


Circle Home Plus — sold separately
Need an in-home device to manage online screen time on smart TVs, video game consoles, and computers? Manage all Wi-Fi connected devices in your home with the Circle Home Plus parental controls device.  Learn more: 


Need Help?
If you have any questions, need help with Circle, or want to provide feedback, please contact our Support Team: 


Subscription Pricing & Terms
A Circle subscription is required and gives your family access to every Circle parental control feature.

Circle Membership
FREE 1-month trial (for new premium members only.)
$9.99 USD / month

The Circle subscription is an automatic renewing subscription. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew at $9.99 USD per month unless auto-renewal is disabled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions are billed at the start of each period and cannot be refunded. Subscribers can manage subscriptions and disable auto-renewal by visiting their iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 2.8.0

This Circle app release includes bug fixes to improve your experience. If you have questions, please visit

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Ginny76 ,

Absolutely Love Circle!!!

We have tried many different filtering systems but always come back to using Circle! It offers the most comprehensive and diverse parental controls we have found available. I know what my children
are using on their devices and can monitor the amount of time spent on different apps/websites/etc. Has also paved the way for conversations when I’ve seen excessive use of certain social media/websites/video streaming. The older teens have actually appreciated having limits and bedtimes/off-times to allow them play time/break time on their phones without the stress of being sucked in and losing hours of study or sleep time. Has been a blessing all around for setting electronic device time-limits as well as blocking inappropriate material/specific websites for those struggling with internet/pornography consumption.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad to hear that you're having a great experience with Circle. Thanks for the review!

sblhsmom ,

Not an upgrade

I’ll try to leave out the obvious money grab from 1st to 2nd gen but it’s definitely there. My issue is Circle no longer reports hostility activity beyond a certain number of links on IOS devices. So it restarts daily at 12am and records history until it hits some random number of inputs and the. Stops for the day. Typically 2-5am and that’s it. It does still operate and filter but doesn’t show history or real time activity as it did previously.

I’ve notified Circle and they are the ones who told me it’s only with iOS devices and are working on it. That was almost a month ago. Fix it.

Ninschinwii ,

Was Better Before

I loved Circle with Disney. The interface and control points were better and more intuitive. There were some problems, but overall it was good. I think the engineers were not held back enough on this new version. Every time the iPhone is updated, I have to redo all the restrictions. So annoying. The VPN in Circle Go causes so many issues that my kids are constantly complaining about it stopping them from doing what I have allowed them to do. So, I have to keep allowing them to turn off VPN. It defeats the purpose. I don’t know whether the bandwidth through the VPN is too small or what, but it’s annoying. A word of advice to the developer, tweak don’t revamp. If you change too many things at once, you almost will screw it up. Just regulate the engineers more. They will over-complicate products and forget about the user experience. Anyway, while this is something that is still useable, I can no longer unreservedly recommend this product any longer.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry to hear about this! It sounds like there were issues after updating that could be addressed. Let's talk it over and see what can we can do to help! Chat with us at We'd love to see this work out more smoothly for your household.


Circle Media Incorporated
97.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Spanish

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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