FBI Child ID 4+

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Designed for iPad

    • 1.6 • 15 Ratings
    • Free


Every year, thousands of children go missing. The FBI’s Child ID App can help.

This free app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s all at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers like height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with just a few clicks.

The app includes tips on keeping children safe, as well as specific guidance on what to do in the first 48 crucial hours after a child goes missing. Links to additional resources for families and victims are also provided.

Please be assured that no information on your child will be collected or stored by the FBI unless you provide it during an emergency.

Warning: If you downloaded an earlier version of the FBI Child ID app (all versions released prior to 2015), any photos and/or information you previously entered will be lost when installing this update.
Child ID Highlights:

New Features:
- Include a default e-mail address for your local police department.
- Auto-populate addresses and phone numbers across profiles.
- Add photos for identifying characteristics (birthmarks, scars, etc.).
- Set and send your phone’s location as your child’s last known location.
- iPhone/iPad/iPod compatible

Organize Your Child’s Information
- Create as many child profiles as you need.
- Use your phone camera and photo library to take and upload photos of each child.
- Add and update key identifying information.

Know What To Do
- Get safety tips on keeping your child out of harm’s way.
- Learn what to do in first few critical hours after a child goes missing.
- Visit additional links with resources for families and victims.

Get Information to Authorities in an Emergency
- Quickly call 911 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
- E-mail your child’s pictures and information to authorities.
- Show identifying information to security or law enforcement officers on the spot.

What’s New

Version 5.3

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Trish Trish Trish ,

Needs better Attention

Why not have a database where we can login as parents and keep this on file long term, ppl are constantly getting new phones, phones break, etc. Should be able to add the option of our children’s fingerprints as well. Maybe eyes scanned? Funny how I can skip the line in an airport with an eye scanner that can identify me but all you have for children are photos to be taken and no database to hold this info long term?

Ellerpea ,

Great idea but won’t open anymore

I really like this idea and had it all filled out, then when I went to update it it won’t open anymore. Ugh. Please update this and put more effort into improving this app. The way it is now I don’t feel very confident that keeping our kids safe is a very high priority for thr FBI…

KSD123409 ,

Won’t open

I downloaded and put in all of my child’s information at the same time then an hour later went to open the app and it won’t open, just see the title page screen infinitely. Tried restarting my phone too. Nothing works.

App Privacy

The developer, Federal Bureau of Investigation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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