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Get the most out of the Verizon Smart Family app when you pair your child’s device by installing Smart Family Companion.

You will be able to:
• Receive on demand device location & schedule location alerts
• See who is calling and texting, and when
• Block unwanted contacts
• See the sites and apps your child is visiting on their device every day
• Block apps & websites
• Instantly pause the internet
• and much more

Don't worry if the companion app is removed from your kid's phone, rest assured, you'll be notified.

If you haven't already subscribed to Verizon Smart Family you will need to visit https://vzw.com/smartfamily/ to subscribe before continuing.

SET UP – Easy as 1-2-3
With companion device in hand:
Step 1 Send an invite text from your Verizon Smart Family app to your child’s phone.
Step 2 Open the text and tap the link.
Step 3 Tap the download button and follow the instructions that appear on your child’s phone screen

This will help prevent you from seeing bad content and in case you ever get lost, your parents will be able to locate your device.
Don’t worry! Smart Family does not let your parents read your texts!
Smart Family is there for your digital safety.

Important Information:
Verizon Smart Family controls requests and uses Device Admin Permissions to ensure that the application cannot be removed from the device once set up (application can be removed at any time by parent.) Selecting the option to ""Get Companion App"" which will send a text message to your kid's compatible phone with a link to download this app.

What’s New

Version 1.21.7

- Get insight into your driving habits and real-time crash detection with Verizon Smart Family Premium.
- Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.2 out of 5
12.7K Ratings

12.7K Ratings

Ely.._:) ,

Horrible app

I’ve had this app for a very long time already. I feel like my siblings developed more of an attitude towards my mom not because they want technology it’s just things have gotten unfair for no reason at all and we’re always tired now. I barely have time to talk or call friends especially because were in covid I can barely talk with anyone. They want more “family time” when that’s all we do all day are around family. I don’t think they know that we have friends that make us happy and I just hate this app because it’s tearing the family apart and it feels like parents have lost trust in the kids. There is no reason to. I wake up early get my stuff done do everything I need to and I still do not earn the things I work hard for. My teenage years especially my older brothers are getting torn apart. This is going to ruin people’s social life. I don’t know why this app is created. “to stop phone addiction” yes I heard that. But with us we do everything all day I clean I do my school my school work I do more chores I help make breakfast lunch and dinner I do anything I can just to get 30 minutes to play on my ps4? Or 1 hour to be on my phone? Before COVID happened I was actually really into sports and did so well in school but now I have all this stress on me my grades go down I can’t ask for help from friends like we used to do IN SCHOOL I can’t have my phone literally during school when I need it most to help my grades. because this app.

Engr. Clayton ,


This app definitely helps to keep tab on loved ones and family members but the work of such tracking apps is usually limited because you always need to access the device you want to keep tab on in order for the tracking app to work effectively. My question is, if I can access the device i want hacked, why would I need it hacked? However, I understand we hack devices due to different intentions and to recover some information that must have been deleted or kept from being easily seen, the device will need be intercepted or completely cloned at times. Infidelity causes a lot of trauma that might be difficult to cope with or result to depression if you don't have an account of what is really going down with your spouse when you're not together. If you keep getting these signs, it's most likely to be true your spouse is seeing someone else. That's not the end of life anyway. You can make a choice that suits you and will be to your advantage for something like that to never repeat itself. For anyone that find themselves in this situation, what you need do is contact Swifthackers (at)Yah ooc om, for any hack service you need. I have worked with their technical team and group of genius hackers and didn't get disappointed with their swift response and reliable results. You can also contact them to shed more lights on what seem hidden from you in your relationship, family and other matters.

mannn idkkkkk ,

Gonna ruin my life

So I barley got this app yesterday, and I’m already mad about it. I’m only 12 and I get that my parents want to protect me but here’s the problem, it ruins peoples relationship with their parents, it makes trust issues involved too, it ruins a kids child hood and the worst part is no able to contact anyone to help you!!!, it’s literally the worst I will never get over this and it’s already ruining my parents and I relationship. It makes me think they don’t have any trust in me it makes me have anxiety knowing they will always be looking at me a certain way, it makes me have a mental break down but I have to keep it silent because I don’t want my parents seeing me like this. I also have some anger issues and the problem is I can’t delete the app if I wanted to it has a way so you can’t delete that app if it’s not approved, I hate it I wish my parents could actually have trust in me. I’ll admit I did have a problem with a yolo a few months ago people were being dirty to me I’m guessing it was a joke so I didn’t take it seriously It was disgusting and I did say it was but my parents REALLY had to take it up to heart. So I really hate this app and I hope for the kids or teenage parents see this so they can realize downloading an app to take away their children’s privacy isn’t the way to do it.

App Privacy

The developer, Verizon Wireless, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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