What are the best parental control apps?

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  1. 27

    #1Spyzie

    Spyzie

    Spyzie is a monitoring app for mobile devices which allows you to track the activity of any smartphone from your device. You can block apps, set a schedule to restrict mobile usage, track your target's location, and many more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Jennifer Guerrero
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "It's good until your kids realize that they aren't stupid and figure out how to disable it."
  2. 16

    #2Qustodio

    Qustodio

    Qustodio Parental Control is an app for protecting children from inappropriate contents online. Users will receive full reports from the device' activities, as well as set timers to set a time limit on devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Heather Nichols
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "My mum has been using Qustodio to monitor my little sisters' activities online whenever they use their ipad. And yeah this has been very helpful to her. If i didn't found out about it she might need to always monitor or overlook my little sister whenver they use their ipad. "
  3. 8

    #3Funamo

    Funamo

    Funamo is an app helps parents to control kids phones. Parents can apply Internet filters and see the history of calls and SMS messages. Also, the app lets set time limits for apps you want.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Julia Robertson
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Funamo is an app that just doesn't work. From it's hideous green layout to its faulty system it's just a huge stinker. What i do like about this app is that it can be used on multiple devices and it actually a cool concept. All i would say to the owner/operator of this app is try again. "
  1. 8

    #4AppLock

    AppLock

    AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Tiffany Dixon
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "is the application off screen with proximity sensor, when the hand moves back and forth on the screen sensor will open. Tap Tap App is compatible with most android phones on the market running Android 2.2 and above. You can go to the Google Play Store app store to find the name of this app and install it on your device"
  2. 7

    #5SecureTeen Parental Control

    SecureTeen Parental Control

    SecureTeen Parental Control will keep away your children from evil stuff from the internet, like pornography, drugs, and many other nasty content. With this app, you will also be able to monitor what they are doing, getting information about every message or phone call. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Robert Shaw
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Parents need a way to protect their phones from young prying eyes and SecureTeen PArental Control claims to afford this, but does it work. Sadly, it falls short. The app overall works poorly (battery life/performance) and really doesn't serve the purpose it wants to be. It's also not free, as you'll find out."
  3. 6

    #6Boomerang Parental Control

    Boomerang Parental Control

    The Boomerang Parental Control app lets parents have control of the apps their children are using. With this amazing tool, you can customize bedtime schedules, see your kids location, and much more!

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Justin Payeur
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "An Android and iOS mobile app that allows parents to control everything from their phones; screen time, location, app blocking, new app install approvals, smartphone safety with text and call management and more. It also includes a free safe browser, SPIN that gets installed too so kids are browsing a "cleaner" internet."
  4. 6

    #7Screen Time

    Screen Time

    Screen Time is an app for parents. They can control and manage the time that their kids spend with smart devices. This app will also allow parents to block apps in certain moments, like school hours. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Andy Wen
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "good to keep kids from using the phone when they are supposed to be studying or doing chores"
  5. 6

    #8MMGuardian

    MMGuardian
    This app is used to protect kids which is different from spy kids. It has much more features and better controls than Family Link, including SMS tracker and call blocker, to prevent cyberbullying and sexting, web filtering aside from managing screen time and blocking apps or games.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Gary Daniels
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Great parental control app if you're looking to set limits for the younger members of your family. This app will definitely work just fine and do the job you need. It can set limits and control what is available for use and what isn't. "
  6. 6

    #9Kids Zone Parental Controls

    Kids Zone Parental Controls

    Kids Zone Parental Controls is an app for share safely your phone with your kids. You just have to create a child's profile and activate it with a pin when your kid takes the phone. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Eva Zaragoza
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "If you are looking for the best app for parental control for your kids, you should consider getting the Kids Zone Parental Controls app. This app allows you to safely share your phone with your kids without worrying that they will have access to all the negative things on the internet. With this app, you can create your child's profile and activate a pin that will allow the app to make your child's experience much safer. "
  7. 5

    #10PikaPika

    PikaPika

    PikaPika is a free parental control mobile app which can help parents to childproof their smartphone. It would allow its users to choose the apps their child can access and prevent them from downloading apps and performing other actions. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Rahul Nayyar
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "PikaPika converts a parent's smartphone into a kid's safe smartphone so that before sharing their phone, parents can make it kid's ready. It protects a child from accessing harmful content, prevent accidental expenses, calls and also ensures the privacy of the parent."
  8. 3

    #11Safe Browser

    Safe Browser

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Safe Browser is a parental control app. The app lets you block websites and protect your kids from undesired webs. With Safe Browser, your kids will surf the Internet safely.

    Apps

    Thomas Carpenter
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I'm concerned about my privacy just like anyone else. It's good to have an app that helps me with that. In this one, the app is no longer available and I find myself going back to my go to Duck Duck Go. Easy to use and a brand that I trust."

Summary

Best What are the best parental control apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpyzieApps 27 Paid
2QustodioApps 16 Paid
3FunamoApps 8 Free
4AppLockApps 8 Free
5SecureTeen Parental ControlApps 7 Free
6Boomerang Parental Control Apps 6 Free
7Screen Time Apps 6 Free
8MMGuardianApps 6 Free
9Kids Zone Parental ControlsApps 6 Free
10PikaPikaApps 5 Free
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