Screen Time Parental Control

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Screen Time is a parental control app that lets you manage the time your kids spend on their tablets and smart phones.

Are your kids spending too much time on their tablet or phone?
- Screen Time has a timer that lets you set a daily time limit on the amount of time you want to allow.

Are they playing games past bedtime?
- Block games, social media, messaging and all downloaded apps at bedtime

Are they getting enough sleep?
- Block all apps at lights out time

Do you worry how they’re using their device at school?
- Block social apps and games during school hours

Do you struggle to get them off their devices when you need to?
- Time for lunch? Push a button on your phone, and your kids will be timed out from their devices. No more begging, bribing, or shouting!

Reward your kids with bonus time for completing tasks and chores
- Kids used up today's Screen Time? If they tidy their room you can reward them with bonus time from the convenience of your own device. Add as many different tasks and chores as you like - you'll be amazed how your kids start to manage their time responsibly!

Screen Time Premium

Screen Time is free to use to monitor your family's devices for as long as you like. When you first setup Screen Time you get a 14 day free trial of Screen Time Premium which allows you to manage and limit your family's device usage. After your trial you can continue to use Screen Time Premium with a monthly subscription.

Screen Time Premium is available for $4.99 per month, $27.99 every 6 months, or $54.99 per year. You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase. When you purchase a subscription, any unused portion of your free trial period will be forfeited.


If you have any problems please take a look at our help pages, or contact us via the contact page of our website, since we cannot always help you if you post questions in the reviews.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Screen Time Parental Control App Description & Overview

The applications Screen Time Parental Control was published in the category Lifestyle on 2015-12-15 and was developed by Screen Time Labs. The file size is 45.49 MB. The current version is 3.12 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Thanks for using Screen Time! To make our app better for you, we bring updates to the App Store regularly. Updates include new features, bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Screen Time Parental Control Reviews


Love it!!  MeanysHouse  4 star

Children love discipline!! Electronics were getting out of control in our household with my son. Especially his phone 😤. This app allowed me to put a time limit on his phone. Also, he can do different task to buy himself more time. I made the task things he needs to improve on; Chores, hygiene, fitness, playing with his dog, grades, and things 11 year olds are supposed to do. It’s working so far, have a happier kid too, and his eyes are actually on me now when I talk to him. Plus, knowing he only has so much time he is more inclined to put his phone down and save some time for later. The only downside, has nothing to do with the app itself. I just had an issue buying the premium through iTunes! So, if upgrading I would recommend buying through the site and not an iTunes subscription. Plus, it doesn’t cost as much! 👍🏻


Terrible and glitchy  xXNerdyTurd274Xx  1 star

I have this app on my phone and it always seems to find its ways to not work. When you go in to get your apps back, it will give you a button that says “tap here to get my apps back.” Once you tap it, it will load for a while, and most of the time after a while of waiting, it will go right back to the first button. This cycle continues for a while. Sometimes it works and it gives you a button that states “tap here to finish.” But most of the time it will stick with the glitchy side.

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Could be better  Love cheetah prints  2 star

Love that I can control bed time and school time. That being said, that’s all I like about it! I can’t see what apps my daughter is using (they just say iPhone, not the name of the app) it automatically takes off music that it thinks is bad (anything that’s labeled explicit) even though I have already approved of her music. And I still can’t find a good way to contact someone to ask any questions. Probably not going to continue to pay for this unless some things change.


Creates more problems than it solves  Lux0613  1 star

Creates more problems than it solves, e.g. if you close the screen time app in iOS it causes all your custom order of apps to reset, even app folders are gone. I spent hours trying to get their faq ‘solution’ to work, eventually had to manually reorder the apps and recreate the folders. The 2nd time it happened was too much for me.


Finally a way to actually control screen time  Somethingscooking  5 star

My kids have androids, I have an iPhone, I’m able to control what apps they use and when. We started by simply monitoring the amount of time the kids were on each app and after a week we engaged the kids in a discussion about how much they are on their devices. We all decided together when certain apps should be “paused” and when they can use them. Our kids respond a lot faster when we ask them to come to dinner, if they don’t we can pause the phone and send them a message. We’ve made adjustments on the fly, based on our kids changing schedules. I can receive a request while at work, from my kids at school, to unblock an app temporarily and I can manage it in seconds. I am looking forward to greater flexibility in the scheduling options, apparently coming at the end of 2017. There is also a goal setting feature that we haven’t used. Also apps that run in the background such as Spotify, are not able to be paused once they’ve started. I’ve been searching for an app like this for the last 2years, overall we’re really satisfied.

mad at screentime

Horrible  mad at screentime  1 star

I inadvertently loaded this app on my phone and it blocks everything. Have tried unsuccessfully to remove it and it keeps deleting all of my info. Don’t get the shame of an app. Just horrendous!!!!


Great app for parents!  robyn;;  5 star

I used another app before this but couldn't do as much as I can with this one. I love how there can be multiple children and devices on one account. The pricing is also not bad. I got a year of service cheaper than with the old app I had that did very little. I love how I can control the amount of times he can spend on his decieves so its's not a free for all and I like that I can add things for him to earn extra time which get's his choires done a little quickly. My 9 year old son hates this app however because it doesn let him do whatever he wants. He doesn't like having parental controls on rated things which I love because I know he can't watch things that are over his age group. Me and my husband both love this app and will continue using it.


Keep the tabs  S15679  5 star

We installed this app on our phones after our kid got a phone. This app has demonstrated how a parent can have a peace of mind by keeping a tab on how much time your kid spends on the phone. You can block their access to apps during the day by specifying school time & bed time. We like this app.


Shut up patty page fan  DoubleDiscoDave  1 star

Don't say that some of those negative reviews are simply just criticism to the app, and yes some of those reviews do sound quite childish but just seriously shut up


Works well for us  Faucet  5 star

I’ve been using Screen Time for a couple months now and it works very well. It was hard to find good parental controls for iPads. I tried mypact first but could never get the software downloaded and working correctly. Screen Time was so much easier! I’ve got 3 kids with iPads and it easily allows me to control their usage and it shuts off at a set time every night, regardless if they hit their limit or not. At first they hit their limit everyday but after a week or two they adjusted and now rarely use their full iPad time each day. I hope in future updates it will allow us to control specific apps but for now, It’s cost effective and works exactly how I need it too. Thank you Screen Time. You’ve helped our family out considerably.


Nightmare  Mhdman  1 star

I installed this app. After doing all processes, whitout any notice, all the apps from my son's ipad were disappeared. I tried to get them back by diong the instructions the main app gave me. But none of them succeeded. After an hour attempt, finally i could do it. But again when my son was playing, all apps disappeard. This time after another attempt, i deleted this app from my son's ipad. Imagine all the worries of my son about his games that might have disappered permanently during the processes which made me unable to install the better one. Nightmare is the name of this app.


Great concept, poor execution  Nardinoo  1 star

I was so excited when looking at the features of this app, however we have had nothing but dramas with it. Deleting apps off 2 children's phones, sending constant notifications, app not working, counting huge amounts of time for phone use when it was in 'bedtime' mode. Very very unfortunate 😢.

A non-relieved big daddy

Don't get this app  A non-relieved big daddy  1 star

When I found out about this app, I was relieved. "Finally a way to avoid both being distracted by notifications and the temptation to go on apps that doesn't involve the tedious task of turning off the phone". Instead, the app offers the clearly more appropriate option to delete all of your other apps, and the app is SOOO thoughtful that it doesn't even ask you if you want to turn on "school mode" and does it for you automatically. Although I would probably use the immense time wasted in having to redownload the apps to do even less productive things, this is not okay! I have a unique system of app colour code arrangement and now it's all muddled up! All in all, I'll sum up my experience with this app with the worst adjective you can use in a review, unsatisfactory! I would give less than 1 out of 5 stars but it won't let me...

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A relieved Dad  Mo edwards  5 star

Screentime is a God send! My daughter 13 is not thrilled with it but she now accepts it's a part of life. We have set the blockers (times) with her agreement so she knows her limits. She has 2 hrs per day outside of school 8.45 -3.05 and bedtime 8.30 - 7.00am. She now uses that 2 hours very wisely by just checking Snapchat and instagram etc rather than spending hours at a time. This App is excellent for any parent who feels they have lost the social media war with their child. Warning: don't use this App as a means to punish, sit down and do it by agreement with clear understanding of the how and why. Excellent App!


Something went wrong  Yolomuffinswag  1 star

After I downloaded this app it deleted my apps it said tap to get them back but 3 minutes later there gone again the only way I could get rid of it was to delete the profile

Great work Screen Time!  "Squidgy011"  5 star

Fantastic app, helps manage and keep control of your child's device. Our children have adapted well to the system and know their boundaries. Thanks 👌


Fewer fights...hurrah!  vonSchlapper  5 star

Automatically limits the time my kids spend on technology. And I fight with them about it less! Thank you, thank you, thank you! How much would I pay to have fewer arguments at home? $5/month feels like a bargain. Some teething issues with set up, but I have been thoroughly impressed by response from support team; quick and effective (so far).


Worst app ever  Maddiekc26  1 star

I have a kid and I've set the time to what I want and every 5 seconds it puts all her apps in the app and I can't get them out. I hate it so much


not very good  MyNickname70  2 star

Tried this on a few iPads, I work as I.T. support so I'm fairly open to new apps and making them work. Basically on the 14day trial of premium it locked up the iPads, the app was locked and the online instructions to unlock didn't work. I spent an hour trying to fix it but unfortunately had to remove it before the kids came home from school.. It looked good, just doesn't work for me. Seems to run a VPN, but for some reason the wifi got knocked out and most of the apps disappeared. All back to normal after uninstalling the app, disabling the VPN and restarting. Shame, it seemed to do what I wanted...


Often crashes  RichardTL  2 star

Good features if it works.


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Don't get it!  NathanJohnson719  1 star

I got the app to force me to get off my phone at night, and it deleted all of my apps. Then when I woke up all my apps were back but all it did was re-download them. So now I have about five pages of apps the reorganize. So then after reorganizing the app malfunctioned and deleted all my apps again so then I tried deleting the app and it wouldn't let me. I had to manually shut it down on the computer just so I could use my phone.

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MEH!  Fx boy  4 star



All bad  Mrod500  1 star

Locked us out. Locked out my kid. Removed their apps. No support. Can't get it completely off device. DO. NOT. INSTALL.


Great way to keep tabs on tech use for busy parents!  Laladeedo  4 star

We have been using Screentime for two months now, and like it very much! We were having a hard time regulating our kiddos technology usage during the summer- I don't mind that they play on phones/tablets, as long as they are doing other things (books, playing with friends, riding bikes, etc) too! This app has been great because it makes it possible for me to limit the time after a certain point without me having to set timers on my phone, hide tablets, etc! Now the kids know that when their time runs out it's time to do other things and they just go do them! Also, love the feature to disable the games on the phone during school hours or bedtime! This will be super helpful now that school is back in session!! I wish I could give 4.5 stars, this app is almost perfect for our needs. The one issue we have is that sometimes when I approve tasks that will give my kids more time to play the time doesn't go through. As far as I can tell it is because one of us is on our home wifi, while the other is on LTE data. Now that we know this is the problem it is usually resolved by getting on the same.... network (?), but it is kinda annoying and sometimes still doesn't work so I end up just turning on Freetime for the amount of time I owe them. Definitely something we've been able to work around, but annoying nonetheless. Overall highly recommended! The free trial period is generous and allows you to figure out if the program is a good fit for your family!


SO STUIPID  Ack_812  1 star

i hate the app it is so bad it always takes away my ape its so stuipid and annoying it ruined my social life.DO NOT GET


Experience  Annglez  1 star

I don't like it at all! All set, and then start disappearing, and your child can delete control parent management from tools, my opinion very unstable


iPhone  Acochamp  1 star

If you have an android then you are able to select apps that you want to block during certain hours. If you have an iPhone you can't!!! Thankfully I only paid for 1 month!!

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Solid App - Use with dialogue to your kids.  Hockey 4 Ever  5 star

Not only has the ap eliminated the need to constantly police my children's time on their phone, but when combined with communication regarding developing better time management skills and budgeting phone usage, this is a great ap that has made everyone in the family more aware of the amount of time they spend on the phone. The inherent limitations on the ap are iOS related, but I feel that the developers have put together work arohndsxwherecthey can. And the customer support has been top notch with a personal response everytime we have had a question or a concern. I highly recommend.


Download if you want trouble  Jensyfern  1 star

Worst thing I have done. This is a crappy yeah that seems like a good idea. After the app time runs out it blocks your child from using it but it also blocks youfrom having any access to it. It works on the VPN system that renders your iOS Wi-Fi all I know access to your apps. If you try to delete the program while it's working in a week or so it'll lock your computer out and will not allow you to gain access to the iPad again short of a full reboot to factory settings. Lost all information and pictures that were on the iPad. I read the bad reviews and decided to get it anyway so I can't blame them too much for the Worst mistake I made in downloading this.


Awful app  olskoolpunk  1 star

I thought that to remove the app you had to delete it from both devices but turns out you can't delete it from the child's phone without hiding all the apps and making it impossible to get back! I tried to delete it because it's to expensive to have for more than 14 days and you can't effectively use it in only 14 days. Do not download this app unless you want it for life.

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