Kidslox parental control app is the perfect way to manage your family’s screen time. Our parental controls let you block apps, block internet and filter web content with ease. One account is all you need to add as many iPhones, iPads, iPods and other mobile devices as you have in your family. Prioritise your family time now by taking a moment to place daily limits on your child’s screen time. Parental control has never been so easy.
Kidslox allows you to:
• Disable disruptive apps individually
• Set daily screen time limits
• Use Schedules for device free homework time, dinnertime, bedtime and family time
• See the location of your kids devices on the map
• Get notifications when your kids leave or arrive at preset zones
• Switch between unrestricted ‘Parent mode’, custom ‘Child mode’ and fully restricted ‘Lockdown mode’ at the touch of a button
• Set one off periods in Child or Lockdown Mode using the Kidslox timer
• Stop your clever kids from changing the restrictions with a unique Kidslox PIN
• Filter pornography and other adult content to give your child a safe browser experience
• Block internet access
Cross-platform coverage to keep your child or teen safe:
As the first multi-platform parental controls, Kidslox gives you remote control over iPhones from other devices or vice-versa. You can also control your devices using our web app via any desktop or mobile web browser.
Lockdown and Child modes put you in control:
• Block Instagram, block Facebook, block Snapchat and other social networks
• Block Safari to block internet access, block in-app purchases
• Block Minecraft, block Clash of Clans, block Pokémon Go and other games
• Block pornography, block gambling, block violence and other inappropriate web content
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To use Kidslox you will need to download the app onto each device you wish to control. One paid account allows you to control up to 10 devices.
Kidslox contains no advertisements.
Kidslox Control offers a 7 day free trial when you sign up to a recurring subscription to access all our Premium features. When the trial is over, the subscription automatically renews for $3.99 per month (or $19.99 per 6 months or $39.99 per year, depending on which plan you chose) unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the trial period. We also offer a 'Lifetime Subscription' which gives you unlimited access to our features for a one-off payment of $79.99. The Lifetime Subscription does not come with a trial period.
Help and Support:
Once you have downloaded Kidslox you will find all the help and online support you need from inside the app under our Help section.
Kidslox requires an internet connection to operate
Subscription and payment are made via your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Otherwise, the account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Cancellation of the current subscription is not allowed during the active subscription period. 'Lifetime subscription' does not auto-renew but gives ongoing access to Premium features for a one-off payment.
Finally, if a device has already been set up with an education or business MDM profile (Mobile Device Management) then you will not be able to add Kidslox unless you remove the original profile.
• Minor bug fixes
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.
PC app required for set up & its a pain
I downloaded this app a year ago, tried the free version and eventually paid for premium subscription. I was able to successfully restrict access to certain apps, inappropriate content and screentime for my daughters phone very well. I gave for the success of that time. However, we upgraded phones recently and the set up has been so very difficult!! In order to set up premium features it now requires me to download the PC app as well. Well, whatever it tries to download NEVER downloads and stay stuck at 5%. i have tried downloading again, rebooted, deleted and reinstalled and never manage to finish set up because its get stuck at 5% download. PC app is so irritating. Wish I could do everything thru the phone app like I did before in my initial set up. I tried reaching out for help and haven’t heard back in two days. Didn’t get an auto response acknowledging my email so I’m not sure if anyone will eventually get back to me.
*Update* i eventually received a response and they tried getting more info to fix it. Replied back and said that it had been fixed and they released a new ISO version BUT it still doesn’t download past 5%. I really liked this but I can no longer use my paid subscription and only get watered down features that are hardly helpful on their own. It doesn’t seem a fix is coming before my subscription expires, so I definately won’t be renewing to $50 subcription.
Developer Response ,
We are deeply sorry for the inconveniences you are experiencing. We continue our work on this issue and are trying to fix it as soon as possible. Meanwhile you can continue using Kidslox as previously (all the old features will work even if you haven't set this new premium feature). Please, make sure that you update our support team (email@example.com) on the fact that you didn't manage to set premium and they will get back to you once we have an update.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they'll help you solve the issue.
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- 89.1 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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- 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.