Circle: Smart Family Controls

Circle: Smart Family Controls

By Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-11-04
  • Current Version: 2.0.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 46.43 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 241 Ratings

Description

Circle is the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device. Circle works with your home Wi-Fi and manages every device on your network, both wireless and wired, without ever needing to put software on them. Setup is a cinch, and customizing Circle for your unique family is quick and easy! ----- Managing Screen Time and Content Has Never Been Easier - Set Time Limits for popular apps and websites - Set individual Filter levels for each of your family members - Reward your kids by bumping up their Time Limits, extending their BedTime, or removing an OffTime for the day Give Your Kids a Break from Their Devices - Set BedTimes for every family member and avoid late night surfing - Pause the Internet for an individual family member and their devices, or the whole network with a single tap - Use OffTimes to schedule Internet-free times throughout the day or week Be in the Know with Every Device in Your Home - Circle tracks Usage by Profile, not by individual device, so you can keep tabs on all your kids’ devices in one place - Circle makes it easy to differentiate all the web-connected devices in your home 5 Minute Setup, No Joke! There's nothing worse than getting a new gadget and then taking all day to configure and even longer to manage. Circle was designed with busy parents in mind to be super simple to set up, and even easier to manage. Geek cred not required. ----- GET STARTED WITH CIRCLE You can start using Circle if you have a Circle device or a supported NETGEAR router. Learn more about Circle at meetcircle.com ----- CIRCLE GO Subscribe to Circle Go to manage your family’s mobile devices no matter what network they’re on. Learn more about Circle Go at meetcircle.com/circle-go ----- NEED HELP? If you have any questions, need any help with Circle, or want to provide any feedback, you can contact our Support Team at help@meetcircle.com or go to support.meetcircle.com ----- OPTIONAL IN APP SUBSCRIPTIONS - Pricing & Terms Circle Go and Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers) are optional automatic renewing subscriptions. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renewing is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current period. Current subscribers can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by visiting iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Circle Go: $4.99 USD / month (meetcircle.com/circle-go) Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers): $4.99 USD / month (meetcircle.com/netgear) Privacy policy: https://meetcircle.com/privacy/ Terms of use: https://meetcircle.com/license/

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Reviews

  • My kids hate it

    5
    By Eschwartz20
    I love the circle because it just works and I don’t have to argue with the boys when it’s bedtime or they reached their limit.
  • Why

    3
    By Archer lover
    I can’t access circle anymore. It keeps telling me to pair new circle. I’ve had it for almost a year now. Please fix this
  • Awful

    1
    By Christian S. Page
    This app is awful. Stay far away. My entire Internet is a mess because of the app. I’ve wasted hours on my only day off fiddling with it.
  • Disney at it’s stupidest

    1
    By Benin3670
    MyCircle is a complete money-hungry scam, they charge $90 just for the device, then make me pay monthly just to use it, and worst of all, my kids never even use WiFi so it is COMPLETELY useless, also, my kids have found easy ways to hack into MyCircle and can change their settings to whatever they want! DO NOT BUY! This thing is way overpriced and it basically does nothing. Think of it as throwing money in the trash and getting nothing in return. In conclusion, I hope Apple removes this terrible app and I hope everyone reading this will not buy into this scam Disney has set up just to make a quick buck.
  • Scam

    1
    By Kct2017nn
    After downloading and never working properly on an iPhone 7 Plus with a nighthawk R 7000 I decided to call in for support. Then they asked for money to fix their suggested parental controls since my router is one year old. The router is fine, the app is terrible. And they want to charge me to make it work… SCAM. Don’t waste your time.
  • Can't get it to work

    1
    By Kane fan
    I am supposed to be able to use this with my Netgear Nighthawk router, but it won't work. It says my router is compatible (which it is supposed to be), but when o go to set it up nothing happens. It is an endless loop. I like the idea but this bug needs to be fixed.
  • It works, sort of

    3
    By clarrkkent
    First the good stuff. It’s easy to install, simple to use, and does a good job of filtering internet and enforcing time limits. The portability of the device is nice because you can hide it if you have curious kids looking for a way to defeat it by turning it off. The bad: The battery life is super short. I got just a few hours of use out of it on a full charge. It also does too good of a job filtering content. I set my 11 year olds access to the “teen” level. He wasn’t able to pull up Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (or any MJ) on YouTube. In fact, even the adult setting wouldn’t allow that. The only way to get it to show up was to allow “restricted YouTube” which then allowed access to every song out there with explicit lyrics. Big fail in my book. MJ is not what I’d call objectionable and the fact he’s lumped in with other artists using profanity and slurs is absurd. It happened with other current pop artists and stuff kids can listen to on the radio too without explicit lyrics. Basically, this will keep your kid from looking at porn and chat/message boards, etc.. it does a terrible job with other media though and your teen may end up with nothing but access to the Happy Feet version of songs (yes, really).
  • Garbage

    1
    By Letterpressman
    The app asks you for a phone number. I entered mine. Then it tries to send a text. My number is a land line. Now it is an endless loop. Can't proceed without a code, can't go back to change the number. The "developer" will no doubt say to call someone. If the app is that glitchy, I don't want to waste my time. Don't waste yours either.
  • Filter changes won't save

    1
    By jhwang
    I have not been able to save Filter changes since the last update. Click Save and it stays on the same screen with changes NOT saved. Tried on iPhone and iPad.
  • Great device when works

    2
    By andrer75
    I’ve had circle for about a year and it works most of the time. Unfortunately it has quite a few glitches. It often blocks access to YouTube which drives my kids crazy. I have a separate profile for each child and despite enabling adult level filter and setting YouTube to unmanaged it still blocks access. The only solution is to disable circle. Also the time limits don’t work very well. It reports that my kids spent 4 hours on the Internet about an hour after they come home from school. The profile logs show that circle sees iPad/iPhone activity like Apple updates and app connectivity when the devices are locked. Again the solution is to either increase time limits or disable circle. I’m keeping it disabled more and more often these days.

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