Ratings and Reviews
Overall, I’m finding Kidslox to be a useful, easy way to have limits on my daughter’s screen usage. The weekly reports are informative and give me assurance that she is not abusing her screen time. Controlling it all from my phone is great and so convenient. I also like the ability to add or remove time on the set daily limits. I use that a lot for when she earns more time by doing chores. One improvement that could be made would be to have the ability to shut down text and phone calls during certain hours, except for emergencies. Because while I can set a daily limit and control app usage so that even if she has more time before she reaches the limit she can’t use it after a certain time at night, she can still text freely for hours on end and I have no able to track or limit that. So I still have to confiscate her phone every evening so she isn’t up all night texting her friends. I wish there was a way to set limits on texting too other than taking away her phone. But overall, it is a good app and I’m happy I bought the lifetime subscription so I can also use it when my younger children get phones when they are older.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your review and support! Wea re happy to hear that you enjoy using Kidslox. We're always improving our app and will investigate the possibility of implementing this new feature you've requested. Unfortunately, at the moment it's not possible to completely block the device due to the technical peculiarities of the platform. As soon as it's possible we'll implement this feature and let all our users know about it via email. If you have any questions or need our assistance in anything get in touch with our support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will gladly help you.
Purchasing lifetime subscription
I really like this app. I also own the Circle and used that for a few months but then my brother in law introduced me to Kidslox. I tried the 14 day trial period and today is the day it expires. I had to decide if I wanted to keep using Kidslox. And I decided to go for it. I love how I am not limited to the WiFi in my house and I can still control my kids devices outside of the house. For the most part everything works smoothly except the timer. For example I generally allow my kids 2 hours of iPad a day. The devices do lock after 2 hours but the timer keeps running for some reason. There are times it shows my kids were on for 3,4,5 plus hours. Which is confusing and when I want to give them more time I have to extend out to the end of day instead of just 30 min or 1 hour. Are we doing something wrong how come the timer keeps running? Other than that I believe I love the app... look forward to more features and upgrades. Thanks
Update Comment: Is there a pause button? It would be great if there was the ability to pause my children’s iPad instead of having to put it in lock mode.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your support, it is very important for our team. We are sorry for the inconveniences you're facing and would really appreciate if you could get in touch with our support team (email@example.com) and they'll help you solve the issue.
Scary, never downloading this again
At first I thought this app was shady as it asked for some management control which I understand from the contexts of using this app you have to give up some control. Now I did check the reviews before I downloaded this app, and I decided to give it a chance. After downloading, I followed instructions for the files and powering off your phone situation but I’m not sure if it worked properly which might explain why this happens, so I was brushing my teeth some notification popped up and I clicked to open my phone to find all my apps deleted!! This was impossibly frightening, my privacy was exploited and I felt extremely vulnerable like I’ve been hacked.
This was even more freaky as I had deleted the app after following instructions for power off your phone because I didn’t want to indulge in such complex stuff and it was getting increasingly more “shady”. But Thankfully the internet helped me as I searched up how to get rid of the app completely by going to settings and etc.
ALL IN ALL BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR DOWNLOADING AND DO IT PROPERLY. (I didn't want to rate this app because I know a lot of effort probably was put into producing it but from my traumatic experience I just want to warn some customers I also understand this worked for some other customers perfectly but I didn’t for me)
Developer Response ,
We are very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced! You are right, we did a lot of efforts to build the app and if we get messages from our users re similar issues we want to check what happened and fix the issue if it was connected to our app. We are always ready to help via e-mail support@kidslox or via phone +1-888-749-50-56. Please give our app one more try and will do our best to help you!
- Kidslox Trading Limited
- 70.5 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Kidslox Trading Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Kidslox Premium $1.99
- Kidslox Premium $9.99
- Kidslox Premium $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.