Help your kids develop healthy habits online and make parenting in the digital age a breeze with McAfee Safe Family parental controls. Safe Family is now included with certain McAfee security products—visit to learn more.

McAfee Safe Family equips parents with easy-to-use tools needed to improve visibility and digital safety for their children, such as screen time management, app blocking, live location alerts and more. Shield your kids from dangerous and inappropriate content by monitoring their activities on their smartphones, tablets and PCs, instantly blocking apps you deem unsafe. Safe Family supports an unlimited number of devices, so everyone is covered.

Remember what family dinnertime was like before smartphones? Get that quality time back – digitally lock your kids’ devices (and maybe even your spouse’s) using our time-out feature.

No more worrying about your kids going to a friend’s house. Receive alerts when they arrive at or leave designated locations that you set like school, home or Amy’s house.

McAfee Safe Family includes:
• Screen Time Management
– Control screen time and set custom time limits
• App Blocking
– Block inappropriate or time-wasting apps
• Digital Time-Out
– Lock devices on command until chores are done
• Website Filtering*
– Automatically blocks inappropriate and dangerous websites
• Web and App Usage History*
– See what your kids are up to on their devices
• Block In-app Purchases†
– Stop unauthorized spending online
• Location Alerts
– Get notified when your kids leave or arrive at designated locations
• Location Tracking
– Monitor your kids’ location with device tracking
• Permission Requests*
– Allows kids to request more screen time or to use a blocked app
• Uninstall Protection*
– Prevents kids from deleting Safe Family without permission

Try our 30-day free trial – offers the full McAfee Safe Family experience for free. McAfee Safe Family supports an unlimited number of your kids’ devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs. You have the option at the end of the 30-day free trial to sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription.

Payment info:
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Paid subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Auto-renewal can be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase
• Length of subscription: monthly and yearly
• Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription

† Only available on iOS
* Only available on other operating systems

McAfee Safe Family is only available on smartphones, tablets and PCs (not available on Macs). For a full list of system requirements, please visit

Please visit our website to learn more about how we keep your family safe. Find support or give us feedback on Safe Family at

View our privacy policy at

What’s New

Version 2.8.3

Your family’s safety is our top priority. We’re constantly working to improve our service to make sure your kids are safe and building healthy habits online.

This update includes:
• iOS 13 compatibility
• Various bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
937 Ratings

937 Ratings

Inkhart ,

Great service but...

So I love that this app lets me control all my kid’s phones, tablets and computer. The only downside is that I have had issues with the app itself acting like I don’t have a subscription (but I do) and neither Apple or Mcaffee support knew how to solve the problem. Eventually I figured out that if I open the from a different location, it opens correctly.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review. We are glad you like our app. We would like to know few details about your Safe Family account and address your concern with the subscription. Please contact us at We are available 24/7.

Cjg11613 ,

Very crappy app. DONT WASTE your TIME

So since may of last year been trying to get refund. Going back and forth with the company mcafee. Finally at the end of january 2020 they tell me that i need to go thru itunes for refund since i got app thru itunes. So for the past 8 months NO ONE could tell me this? I told them from beginning how i bought the stupid app and not one employee could tell me that? Not even the 2-3 “managers” could tell me this months ago? So now im out the money i paid for. I did talk to apple and the best they could do is prorate refund. So i got 13 freakin bucks back from the 50 i spent on it. Mcafee wont be getting my services anymore. And they can thank their customer service reps and “ managers”.

WillowGurl510 ,


This is the worst app ever!!! There are so many more better options than this, my kids have been hacking into it and turning everything off! When I first got it, I recommended it to my neighbor, and her kids just stole her phone to turn it off! We don’t even use it to be “safe.” I just use the time out and the schedule. If the developers want a suggestion, make it so that the adults can use their phone numbers instead of their emails, because emails are a LOT easier to hack apparently. Make it quick, or I am NEVER using or recommending this app again!!!

Developer Response ,

Hi, we are sorry to hear about your experience. In order to change the Safe Family rules, we need to enter the Parent password. We would like to talk about this in detail and address all your concerns. Please feel free to reach us at with reference to this service request number 2493898221. One of our experts will help you out.


McAfee, LLC.
50.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Safe Family Monthly $9.99
  2. Safe Family Monthly $4.99
  3. McAfee Safe Family Monthly $7.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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