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.
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.
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I agree with all the other negative reviews. Whoever made this up must’ve had an insane amount of trust issues. Not only had it ruined the relationship between me and my parents, but my brothers included. Our whole family fell apart Becuase of this app. Even though parents may have the right intentions, there is no good way to tell ur kids that u will start tracking them, controlling their data, and turning off their phones whenever it’s convenient. When u gave ur kids a phone, u gifted it to them, u may pay the phone bills every month, but ur TRUSTING ur kid to make the right decisions. U no longer should have to control their phone. It shows lack of trust and in result ur kids will begin to think that they can no longer trust u, turn to u, and count on u. Also it’s not really effective. Yes we’re kids/teenagers, but parents underestimate how smart we are. My brothers and I found out how to “hack” the app and went 3 months until our parents found out there was a way to override their control. In result they got rid of the app and just like that our family bond started to build again. If u think controlling ur kids personal phone is worth ruining ur relationship then by all means download this app. If u value and cherish the bond u share with ur kid then don’t even try this.
My Honest Review.
1 year ago my mom put this app on my phone. I was really upset because I thought she didn’t trust me to go to bed when I needed to. I’m gonna agree I was really bad in the past. I never went to sleep. But after a year I have changed and my parents still don’t trust me to go to sleep without getting on it. When I tell them that I am capable of going to sleep now without it on they don’t listen to me. It hurts me because I don’t think I can be trusted at all. I’m not a bad kid! I get A,B,C’s on my report card. I don’t sneak out. I don’t cuss. I do everything I’m supposed to do, and I actually listen to my parents 99% of the time. 2 days ago my mom added “School Hours” and Made my “Night Hours” to 8 O’clock pm and it used to be 10! My mom refused to listen to how I feel which made me so hurt I cried like 5 times that night and had so much an anxiety. She even took my messages off. It use to be I could text certain people and now I can’t. So when I wanted to talk to someone to help me calm down and get my life back together, I couldn’t. And I didn’t do anything wrong. This app makes me feel like I can’t be trusted which now me and my mom are not as close and we have never been so mad at each other In are life’s and it’s because of this app😕. If you want your kids to come to you when you need them too. And just trust you. Don’t get this app. It’s that easy...
If I could rate this Zero I would! To all those parents who say it’s great and it’s just kids and teens complaining I can tell you that they obviously know more than you!! Short Story: At my school everyone had a phone it was 5th grade and they were really rude to me being all like “What’s your phone number.. oh WAIT you don’t have one” OR “When will you EVER get a phone!” They were RUDE but finally when I was going into 6th grade I got one I was happy with what I got but then I got this app you have no control whatsoever it takes me 10 minutes to install ONE app and it takes forever to have it approved! It can ruin relationships And makes kids feel they can’t be trusted. And don’t even get me started on SCREEN TIME!!! I’m only allowed to have 10 yes 10 contacts. And my parents are all like “well it’s not like you will need more!” Just to get it straight I have 4 grandparents 10 aunts 8 uncles 8+blood cousins 2 boy friends ( not dating just friends) 4 girl friends (just friends) 1 brother 2 parents...need I go on.... that’s about 36 people plus I have more than what I said I’m just estimating... And to all of you like well you don’t need all of them in your contacts BUT 39 people 39! ANYWAY I could go ON but I won’t this review has gotten too long so I’ll save you time.
- Verizon Wireless
- 259.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Verizon 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.