Circle: Smart Family Controls

Circle: Smart Family Controls

By Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-11-04
  • Current Version: 2.0.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.33 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 780 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

  • Teens

    4
    By JW4125
    App works great. Took a few minutes to setup the hardware and all devices have been sorted. It helped get a Birdseye picture of what was going on in our house.
  • Could use more options

    4
    By Fredblah
    I’ve recently noticed that the online game roblox does not stop working when the time limit is reached (noticed on a laptop). Why are there no ‘0 minutes’ options for time limits? My kids need access to the internet, but the only option I have is 15 minutes or longer/unlimited. Also, it would be nice if the internet could be paused, but still have access to message and/or FaceTime when they need to communicate to parents.
  • 100 stars

    5
    By Camslam
    I would give it 100 stars if I could. It has changed our lives for the better! No more arguing with kids about WiFi!
  • Awesome device and services

    5
    By MaarekStorm
    This has really opened our eyes on usage for both the children (2) and our habits online. The reports are fairly detailed and setup was super easy. Device management is easy although some devices just show generic names but helped us better manage our household device network. It was amazing to see all the devices connected to the internet. We use 5 profiles and an unmanaged group for work equipment. I really think it’s a good value and we added circle go to watch the kids iPads while at the sitters house and habits. It’s a great insight into what they do. Pausing the internet is AMAZING. Kid not listening while watching videos pause the Internet and it stops. Keep in mind you need the Circle device from amazon to make this all work. It’s small and easy to setup.
  • The try not to parent challenge

    1
    By Kevin James' biggest fan
    Don’t monitor your kids, don’t talk to them, just block them! That’s the prime parenting strategy. Give your kids the gift of no self control and misinterpretation of bad and good for the low low price of a hundred bucks plus ten a month!
  • Doesn’t work at all

    1
    By Thegardengirl
    Won’t pause any devices which is the whole point. It says they’re paused but they’re not. As another reviewer said, I bought the nighthawk but it’s range is very weak. Very frustrating. I keep updating firmware, getting online and see that most people have the same issue. Cmon Disney.
  • Won’t run

    1
    By Mikealbany
    Just keeps smiling saying my router is compatible. When I click next it just shows the same smiling face and message
  • Junk

    2
    By dobrobill
    I have 3 Apple devices and several game systems I want to set limits on and all the devices show up as either Apple or Nintendo and so on. The devices all have names but the app does not distinguish them.
  • Are these fake bad reviews or what?

    5
    By Mase9921
    I don’t get it, this thing is awesome. Super easy to setup. If you notice any internet dropout issues just restart your modem, router, and the Circle once or twice and it all seems to workout. I haven’t had issues since I did that on day 2 (which the instructions said to do on day 1 but I didn’t). I love being able to easily limit stuff like fortnite and roblox and manage it all separately. And it’s so easy to add time, pause WiFi etc. I have a separate zone setup for all my kids Alexa’s to turn off at night which is great. I’m a huge fan for all this under $100. I haven’t looked into the paid subscription part, but my kids don’t have devices on cellular. If that’s what people are complaining about, that should be a separate review imo. Get this thing, especially if you have kids under 10 that you want to easily manage. One day they get older I’m sure I will have to make adjustments.
  • Horrible

    1
    By Wildcat2005
    This just ruins the internet and is really pointless. It is perfect though to ruin kids lives who are on this. It has the right purpose but I’ll be playing and the internet just shuts off. If your a parent of this your kids will not like you after this.

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