Keep kids safe and focused with the most comprehensive parental controls for devices in 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.

• 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).

• 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.

• 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.
• Off Time: Schedule preset offline times for important moments like homework or dinner time.

Start managing your family’s online screen time today with a 1-Month 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:


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

Circle Subscription
FREE 1-Month trial (for new premium members only.)
$9.99 USD / month
$79.99 USD/ year

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 2.17.0

The release includes improvements to the Time Limits and Filter features as well as bug fixes.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

tfresg ,

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.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing some issues with navigating Rewards. We love to discuss this with you. Would you contact us

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!

orangejuicerr ,

Do NOT give your teenager this app!!

I’m 17 years old and it’s so frustrating to be in school and, not be able to look something up or, do something your teacher told you to do because your parents put school time on and your internet DOESNT WORK!! I always had trust issues with my parents; I’ve never really told them anything I do really and this app has just made everything worse... I feel like i’m being micromanaged by them and I’m almost an adult. I understand that parents don’t want their kids getting addicted to technology but this is NOT a good way to stop that. We grew up in the era that has all this and it’s not going away. It’s frustrating when I only have 15 minutes on all my social media apps and I won’t even be on my phone and my time limit ends. What’s going to happen when i graduate this year and go off to college? Are they just going to keep micromanaging me with this app while I’m an adult and trying to have fun? I know you think that from a teens perspective you think we’re just being dramatic but, what if we put this app on your phones... how frustrating would that be? This app doesn’t solve the technology problems and your children’s addiction to their phones, it just makes them not want to trust you and keep things from you. So please if your thinking about getting this app for hour kid(s), re-think that option.


Circle Media Incorporated
93.9 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly $9.99
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  3. Annual $79.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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