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 release, you'll be able to use our new Family Locator feature to keep your kid safe when they're out and about!
The Qustodio Team
Ratings and Reviews
I also liked this app for a while, until it starting disabling iCloud on my kids’ devices. That also means find my iPhone was disabled. All email and location services were disabled. And they couldn’t update any apps and download anything since they couldn’t access iCloud. I emailed customer service over and over - about 10x at least, and they kept not solving it. Finally told me they sent it to their engineers and would get back to me. That was a month ago. I would up buying a new phone, thinking maybe that one was just glitchy, and created a new Apple ID. Same problem, so I emailed again. Same answer - sent to engineers and will get back to me someday. No refund offered, no idea when the phone will be usable.
Developer Response ,
Hi there and thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback. I'm really sorry that you've experienced these issues and would like to help. I have checked with our engineering team and they told me they are now aware of the problem you experienced and are currently working on a fix. If you could email us again at firstname.lastname@example.org referencing this exchange, we can arrange to set up a call at your convenience so you can speak to someone, and we can work on getting you to enjoy the full Qustodio experience.
Thanks, Rosie at Qustodio
Loving Qustodio. Outstanding support.
Qustodio is working very well for us with 2 child accounts across 2 PCs and 1 iPad. No issues, no glitches.
Within a certain daily time window (starting mid-morning, so my son doesn’t jump straight to electronics as soon as he wakes up; ending early evening so he is screen-free for some time before heading to bed), I wanted to give my son a limited amount of time per day for game play and video entertainment, but unlimited time for learning and exploration.
I couldn’t achieve this with a single child account, surmised that I might be able to achieve it with two child accounts, and reached out for guidance.
Qustodio Support was outstanding! They were empathetic, fully understood my request, and provided full, clear guidance (I set up PLAY and LEARN child accounts for him) that works perfectly.
I’ve been tweaking settings with my son, for example to make sure he can access educational sites he needs for school that present as Entertainment. Piece of cake. Working great.
I love the insight into his activities online, including seeing what his teachers have him doing on his laptop during school hours. Not that I monitor his every move. But just like we observe our kids’ behavior in the real world and perhaps lean in occasionally to provide positive reinforcement or coaching, it’s nice occasionally to be able to observe online behavior that largely happens out of sight.
Thank you, Qustodio!
Developer Response ,
Hi there and thank you for your lovely review! We're proud to be helping families like yours every day. We're aware that Qustodio is quite a technical product which is why we have such a helpful and skilled support team that works very hard to bring you the best. I will pass on your comments to the team and I'm sure they will be thrilled to hear the positive feedback! We are constantly working hard on improving our product and welcome all suggestions to email@example.com. We hope to keep bringing you the five-star experience :)
Thanks again, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Qustodio Technologies SL
- 43.8 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.