Circle Home

Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.6.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 51.20 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: IOS 8.1 or later.
App Ranking: 3
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From 145 Ratings

Circle Home App Description & Overview

Meet Circle Home, the free app that helps you setup and manage your Circle with Disney device (sold separately). Circle helps parents filter content, manage screen time, and stay informed with what their kids do online. In just minutes, Circle pairs with your home Wi-Fi and manages every device in your home, providing a single view of the family’s online experience. SET TIME LIMITS Create daily time limits on apps and popular sites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. FILTER CONTENT Set individual filter levels by age—Pre-K, Kid, Teen, and Adult—for each member of your family. SET A BEDTIME Choose a BedTime for your family’s devices to avoid late night surfing. PAUSE THE INTERNET Pause the internet for a single family member or the whole home—with a single tap. Circle manages all the Wi-Fi devices in your home—smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, laptops, computers—from a single iOS app. -- Introducing Circle Go™! Circle Go takes all of the settings your kids’ devices have at home, and extends them to your family’s mobile devices. Whether they’re on a 4G LTE Network, or any other WiFi network, they’ll be managed by Circle Go. A subscription can be purchased in app for $9.99 per month for up to 10 of your family’s mobile iOS devices. Circle Go is an automatic-renewing subscription. 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. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal, as stated above, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Current subscribers may not be canceled during the active subscription period, but you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Setting after purchase. -- 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 [email protected] or go to support.meetcircle.com -- Privacy policy: https://meetcircle.com/privacy/ Terms of use: https://meetcircle.com/license/
This update of your Circle Home app includes various bug fixes. -- DID YOU MISS OUR LAST UPDATE? (1.6) -- Whether you just started using Circle with Disney this week or you’ve been using it since Day One, you’re going to LOVE the new features we included in this update. We’ve added 45 new apps & platforms that you can manage, and given your family another reason to love the weekends —so now  you’re going to love your Circle even more! Weekend Time Limits Now you can give your family a little extra screen time, just to make weekends more fun. You can give extra time for specific apps or categories, or bump up daily time limits...just on the weekends. Just open your Circle Home app, select a Profile, and then tap “Time Limits” to start adding screen time limits, just for the weekend! Unmanaged Filter Level Do you want your kid to always be able to access educational content? Would you like to allow your kids to listen to music past their BedTime? Now you have full customizability over your family’s Filters with our new “Unmanaged Filter.” Set Spotify, Education, or any other app/category to “Unmanaged,” and just like that they’ll have access to that content, 24/7. 45 New Platforms We’ve added support for over 45 new platforms! Have you seen an app under Insights that you wish you could set a Time Limit for? Now, you can tap on that app to add it as a platform, set a Time Limit for it, or apply a Filter setting to it. Backup and Restore You can now backup all of your family’s profiles - so you don’t lose any of your settings - in case you ever need to restore or replace your Circle. -- NEED HELP? -- As always, if you have questions or comments, please contact our Support Team at [email protected], or go to support.meetcircle.com.

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Circle Home Reviews

  • Enjoying the increased control capabilities but...

    By Bluelotus303
    3
    My kids both have android phones; I'm getting notifications that Circle Go has been removed for both phones every day but when I check the phone the app is still there and logging time. Needless to say I've done some unpopular griping and false accusing before figuring this out. I just added to a brand-new LG sunset phone yesterday, and got this notification this morning so I know it's not a conflicting app issue as it occurs on both. I've had circle about four months now and while I appreciate the controls and the internet filters, it's clear that iOS is the system for which these apps are developed (having worked at a connected device company this is common) - but I'd really like to see Circle home in on their android dev a bit as I personally will not be giving my kids expensive iOS devices for them to lose/destroy anytime soon so Android will be the device of choice for kids in my house for the foreseeable future. It's especially frustrating because Go is a premium subscription option but the experience is not premium. To their credit the developers are clearer about OS support in Android than they used to be, but please put the time in to fix your android issues before adding new features to the app. Stabilize, then improve features.
  • 1.6.2 does not work

    By mikelhall
    1
    Since 1.6, time restrictions for my kids do not work. Circle blocks every and all devices set to their accounts
  • Amazing

    By Bfassler752
    5
    The Circle device, along with this update, is saving my family. We are spending time together again and the kids are doing chores without me hassling them. The latest app update is so good. Thank you Disney!!
  • Works occasionally

    By Gnatbuggle
    2
    Circle is a great idea for those who don't have access to their modem interface to do the same kind of thing. The problem is that Circle seems to pick and choose when it's going to work. If I set a time limit for my daughter for a half hour, it will often tell me she's reached her 15 minute time limit (when I set it for 30) and then it keeps going anyway past the 15 and then past the 30 until I step in (which I do). It kind of makes the whole thing moot. I would pay maybe $20 for it, but for $100 it is definitely not worth it. Just go back to the old fashioned way of monitoring screen and device time.
  • App does what it says, except

    By Singerwantobe
    4
    App does what it says and blocks the nasty social stuff. Picks up the devices that join my network by my children's friends too. So no one gets around it without using cellular. One area needed for improvement is having separate time limits for apps on the phone. My kids listen to Spotify while doing their homework. That counts against their daily limits. When they use their math app or do homework. I don't want this app to count nor their math app etc. . . Suggestion for the developer: allow certain apps to not count against the limit. So if you want to allow you children to use some apps all the time without restrictions than this is not the device to control your network for your kids. Maybe they will add this in the future, but everything else it gives you is worth this headache.
  • Worst app ever

    By Minecraftisdabest1234566543
    1
    I don't think you should buy circle it is not worth $100 way to expensive and does not even work.
  • Lifesaver for our family's sanity

    By Emsdot
    5
    It's just what we needed to get our focus back on our family. Internet off, homework time on. Chores done, reward of extra time. Super easy set up.
  • Ideas

    By Puddi Puddi 1454
    2
    First of, i am freely admitting that I am a kid who's parents put this on. Personally, I hate it. That being said, I have a few suggestions: Ability to customize dashboard Notifications at 25%, 50%, and/or 75% of time used Notifications at 1 Hour Remaining Apple Watch app Ability to clear/remove the extra Disney social media stuff Ability to whitelist certain sites, allowing access to them without using time In addition to this, add ability to access whitelisted sites even if a time limit is reached Set time limits, bedtimes, and restrictions by day Chrome/Firefox Extension to provide notifications regarding time limits
  • So far I like it

    By 5 call me mom
    4
    I really like the circle product. I would like to see off times in the app for social media. I would like to allow online research during certain hours but disallow going onto social media during those same hours without completely blocking social media each time.
  • New features

    By kevin_t54
    4
    Been using Circle for a year now and it's great. Noticed in the latest version you integrated with chore apps. GREAT IDEA!! Consider adding the Our Home app to the mix which is one of the better chore apps. Looking forward to the other features coming soon!
  • Essential

    By Dosjon
    5
    The Circle has instantly become an essential piece of our home tech setup. It's filters, notifications, and scope of use are fantastic. I can establish safe boundaries with my kids and openly dialogue about these boundaries easily with Circle. Woot.
  • Creates no privacy

    By soccerjul
    3
    Although children don't need to much privacy especially when on their electronics, it is fun for them to feel like they are older and aren't being tracked and watched. Cool device, but needs to cancel some of the restrictions.

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