Keep kids safe and focused with the most comprehensive parental controls for devices in the home and on the go - all in from place.
Circle parental controls help parents manage screen time for kids whether they are playing their favorite online game, connecting with friends, or doing schoolwork. Circle goes beyond setting Time Limits and Filters with additional features like Pause, History, Rewards, and Bedtime. Parents can even customize screen time controls based on their kids’ ages and their own family preferences.
SET ONLINE SCREEN TIME LIMITS:
• Filter: Choose appropriate (or block inappropriate) content by age.
• Time Limits: Set daily screen time limits for popular apps and sites.
• Pause the Internet®: Make the Internet stop for every family member (or just one).
MONITOR AND KEEP TRACK OF ONLINE TIME:
• History: Check out sites kids visited (or tried to visit) throughout the day. Or go back as far as you’d like.
• Usage: Get a complete picture of your family’s Internet use, across all devices.
• Location: Keep track of your kids through their mobile devices.
BALANCE TIME ONLINE AND OFFLINE:
• Bedtime: Ensure your kids get the sleep they need. Set a bedtime for connected devices.
• Rewards: Celebrate good behavior by giving a little extra online time just for the day.
• Focus Time: Schedule some distraction-free time for school, homework, or going offline.
Start managing your family’s online screen time today with a free trial to access all of Circle’s premium parental control features.
Kids can use the Circle app to keep track of their own time online with a personalized dashboard.
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: meetcircle.com
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Subscription Pricing & Terms
A Circle subscription is required and gives your family access to every Circle parental control feature.
The Circle subscription is an automatically renewing subscription. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew 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.
This release includes improvements to make setup quicker and easier.
When a family member’s profile is Paused, in a Bedtime or Focus Time, or has reached a Time Limit, you’ll now see an indicator badge that appears on the corresponding profile icon.
Finally, when a profile does not have any devices assigned to it, the app will let you know when opening the profile.
If you have questions, please visit support.meetcircle.com.
Ratings and Reviews
Helpful, but tedious
I like the time controls this allows, but the system is a little frustrating. I find it difficult to keep track of many things and rewarding for good behavior is an annoyance. I try to increase my sons time on Fortnite, but his online game time is 1 hour, making me have to add that reward so he can actually play Fortnite, then he has a total internet timer set at 2 hours, so if I want to let him play Fortnite more than 2 hours I have to also give him a reward for that. So, I have to do 3 rewards to give him a little extra time on Fortnite. Or I have to take off time limits on all but 1 of those 3 things. The other issue is how it tracks “online games”. For instance, my son left his Xbox on while we ate dinner. He had played 15 minutes of Fortnite, but when dinner was over he was locked out because circle counted his time connected to Xbox live as “online game” time. So then I either have to increase that time limit or set it to unmanage. The system is a little cumbersome, but a heck of a lot better than my distracted inner clock that will allow my kid to play games for hours on end. I’d definitely recommend it, it’s a great system, but not as magically controlling as I’d envisioned in my mind when I bought it.
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I am a child. So I may have a biased opinion. So take this how you please. First of it slows the WiFi down. I mean like to a halt so much so that our 4g WiFi that we used to use befor we got 5g and circle on it was better. I does monitor your child’s activity witch is actually helpful because when I am doing school work I can get distracted and this helps stop it allowing me to finish it faster. It also doesn’t block sites witch is great because my school has one that does and it’s sometimes hard to access the sites that I need to do work. The good thing is that it’s effective enough but doesn’t block all your sites. The one problem is that it monitors everything that is sent through your WiFi witch might allow the company that owns it to date mine you (I did my research) and some hacker steal that info or a hacker just skips the middle man and takes it right from you. Honestly I would like it much more if it didn’t slow down the WiFi. But if you don’t want your identity stolen the I would suggest not doing any of these things that monitor your WiFi. Also realize that they might not be data mining you but it is definitely a possibility and me personally is not willing to take that risk but it’s not up to me. All I am saying is be wary of this and any other device that monitors your WiFi especially if it’s owned by a company like Disney (I wouldn’t put it past then to steal your data) any ways hope you have a great day :)
Great System but needs these
I really like your system but it has one problem when bedtime is set and say the time of bedtime is 11:30 pm and you set a reward it still shows that your bedtime is 11:30 pm but it also shows under rewards that bedtime has been removed for the night it is confusing and when that time comes around 11:30 pm it blocks it won’t give the reward I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or it is just a glitch please help of fix thanks Also another thing! I kind of fell like it slows down the internet a little bit because before we got the circle our internet speeds were 300 MB’s to 400 MB’s and now it is only 100 MB’s to 200 MB’s that’s when you do a speed test and I’ve done a speed test on different apps and websites and it’s the same when you use a wired connection. And our internet will just turn off out of no ware and we turned off the circle for a whole week and none of that happens and we’ve even gone as far as getting a new router. Thank you we really love your system!
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- 85.2 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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