Qustodio is a free parental control app that offers simple tools to manage kids’ screen time, filter content and monitor or block apps kids use. Best of all it automagically reports kids’ online activity to you once installed.
First install Qustodio on your child’s iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice that inappropriate websites have been blocked automatically. Then install Qustodio on your own smartphone to monitor their activity.
Qustodio will provide you a daily report of all your child’s activity in your inbox. To manage your child’s web rules or screen time, just open our desktop Family Portal (https://family.qustodio.com/) from any web browser.
Want to protect more devices? You can download Qustodio to any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. As a parent, you can manage or supervise any device directly from the Qustodio app.
What does Qustodio do on iOS?
Web filtering and monitoring: On your child’s device you’ll automatically get free web monitoring using our secure VPN technology. Your kids will be protected from inappropriate content or any site you choose whether they use Safari, Chrome or any other web browser.
Screen Time Controls: Qustodio can control Screen Time. Our technology uses will allow you to set a time schedule or a quota of when your kids are allowed to use their device. When time is up, internet and access to all apps rated for users 4+ will be disabled.
App Controls: Qustodio can report, monitor and/or block more than 50 popular apps used by kids, and you can view their usage.
Free vs. Premium
With Qustodio Free you can protect up to one kid’s device free, and monitor from as many parents’ devices as you want.
Qustodio Premium will allow you to monitor more kids’ devices, and you’ll get access to more reporting information and features from your parent’s device.
You can purchase on of our 1-year Premium plans using Apple’s In-App Purchase inside the Qustodio app on your parent’s device.
Qustodio Premium is available with an annual subscription. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period . Subscription may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. The subscription will renew at the same cost.
Terms of service: https://www.qustodio.com/terms/
Important notes for users:
- The Qustodio for iOS install process will ask you to install a special MDM profile, and accept special permissions in order to control the internet traffic on the device. This profile can be removed or disabled by you whenever you want. Instructions for installing, uninstalling and configuring are on our help page.
-When connecting to the internet a VPN symbol will appear on the top of the screen. The VPN connection can be disabled temporarily when needed in the Family Portal or by logging into the Qustodio app on your kids’ device.
- You can access and manage Qustodio at any time from the online dashboard at https://family.qustodio.com
The Qustodio app is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Brazilian Portuguese.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please contact us at:
In this update, you’ll find a few bug fixes and minor improvements for both Kids’ and Parents’ Devices.
We also now support Qustodio in Japanese and Chinese (simplified).
Ratings and Reviews
Frustrating for iOS devices
At first I liked this. It tracks usage on apps really well. My issue is with my own internet’s firewall against Qustodio. My child literally cannot access the internet ever on his phone, regardless of where we are. The Qustodio vpn prevents him from going on the internet. I paid a lot of money so I could monitor his usage, not block him entirely from the internet. I’d also like the capability for text messaging monitoring on iOS devices
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry you're unhappy and I'd like to help. Qustodio's VPN should not prevent internet access entirely, just the sites you choose to block. Could you please contact our Support team on firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be more than happy to help you with this so you can continue to enjoy the optimum Qustodio experience.
Rosie at Qustodio
WORST app ever - if I could give 0 I would
Honestly, I have never left a review for anything. I have never felt this negative about any app - even if it didn’t work. This ended up being days of pure torture. It took over my teenager’s phone...started just before 1st day of school. Perfect timing. It wouldn’t allow her access and would completely lock up - middle of the day during mornings and evenings - full access times. I changed all settings and deleted account. Spent way too much time researching just how to eliminate. No good help options. After all this still had complete control over this child’s phone. Far more stress than I would have ever anticipated. There are so many other decent apps to accomplish the same thing. Thought I would give this one a 3 day trial. Absolutely horrible. I never want to spend this much time on any app ever again. Do not go near this app. And certainly don’t download to your child’s phone.
Developer Response ,
We're really sorry this happened, especially at such a busy time of year for you all. We do sometimes experience technical issues due to the current limits put in place by Apple on parental control software developers. If you send us an email at email@example.com referencing this exchange, I can have someone get back to you with more detailed information and advice on getting the most from Qustodio. If you purchased a subscription and were unsatisfied we can also offer a refund. Thanks and sorry again, Rosie at Qustodio
So I am 13 years old. And have my parents seeing everything I do on my phone. And so do other kids out there...and ages up to 16-17! UNACCEPTABLE! No teenager who can drive needs this on their phone. It’s privacy invading and it totally ruins trust between a kid and the parents. Honestly, I think sometimes this app is just for controlling people who like to think of their kids as pets and not people. HUMAN BEINGS, with THEIR OWN LIFE. I have no social media- and so WHY is this stupid app, saying I have spent multiple hours on tik tok and Snapchat?? Are you trying to get me into trouble? Because congratulations! -_- Also, it doesn’t bother me as much anymore because I know multiple ways to beat the system. But still! It makes me feel disturbed knowing that the people running this app can see everything I am
doing. You dirty little perverted creeps! I bet this whole thing is just a scam for sex trafficking! I’m watching you, QUSTODIO! I, am watching YOU!
- Qustodio Technologies SL
- 37.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Qustodio S.L.
- In-App Purchases
- Qustodio Premium 1-year $54.99
- Qustodio Premium 1-year license $54.99
- Qustodio Premium 1-year license $48.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.