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.
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.
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:
We've made more improvements and fixed some minor bugs to make your Qustodio experience even better.
The Qustodio Team
Ratings and Reviews
So many issues
I really liked the app at first. I like that I could decide when to disable the internet connection on my kids’ devices. So I paid the annual fee to be able to control their app using activities.
It worked for a while, then it started not logging my kids’ app activities. I uninstalled and reinstalled the vpn on their devices. It worked for a while, then the problem happened again. I have been doing this for over 10 times in the past two months since I started using this app.
Another issue is certain game app (pixel gun)has never shown up in the log, even when my kids actually played it. I couldn’t block it since it is never there.
Developer Response ,
Hi there and thanks for your feedback. I'm really sorry you're unhappy and would like to help. Could you please contact our Support team on firstname.lastname@example.org detailing these issues and referencing this exchange. That way they'll be able to get back to you asap with help and advice on how to resolve these issues.
Rosie at Qustodio
So many glitches
So many glitches. Especially when try to set up time restrictions terrible. It uses the “I-phone lost” app for doing so! It is a complete headache to put it back to normal. Even if the time restriction is over it doesn’t take out the phone from the “iPhone lost”’status. (I don’t know how this app got to be in articles rated #1?). Actually I have used DisneyCircle, and even though didn’t give fancy reports it was better.
I just discover My son downloaded a game he has been playing for ever and Qustodio didn’t alert even though games are restricted in the settings I put. The Qustodio app doesn’t even detect the app is there. I went to the FAQ and it seems there are certain video games Qustodio can’t have access to control o report ( very convenient for these video games company that the only thing they want is to get kids addicted). I will just block the App Store see if this help meanwhile.
There are more things I’m not satisfied in terms of the reporting and such but I don’t have time for writing more.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry you're unhappy with the app and would like to help. Could you please send an email to our Support team at email@example.com, referencing this exchange? That way we'll be able to arrange a call at a time convenient for you and walk you through some solutions. We'd really like to improve your Qustodio experience!
Thanks, 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
- 78 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
- 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 license $54.99
- Qustodio Premium 1-year license $94.99
- Qustodio Premium 1-year license $139.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.