Screen time works!
I personally love this app. My teen started doing poorly in school and was coming home with little to no cell battery. Well we out two and two together pretty fast. We started with the 14 day trial and quickly decided we needed the year. We block all music, social media and gaming apps during school hours. I love that we can choose what apps get blocked. I also like the feature where you can set tasks, such as doing a chore to award them more screen time. This app has been great for us, of course our teen hates it, that means it works!
AWFUL IN EVERY WAY
This is such an awful app in so many ways! You should be able to put a time limit on certain apps not all of them! And it constantly blocks my apps for no reason saying screen time may have accidentally blocked your apps! Plz fix that! It also blocks your wifi and that stops it from updating if your parents give you more time!!!!
I RECOMMEND THAT YOU NEVER GET THIS APP!
A dream of a parental control in a difficult world of kids and tech
This application has been a huge positive as parents. My seven year youngbson in particular was a challenge beforehand, deferring homework over arcade games, waking up ahead of me to sneak video game times, etc. Once Screentime was installed we had an ability to make the application a huge controller so we as parents weren't the bad guys limiting their ipad use- it was the application now built in to its use. Secondly, we were able to reinforce positive behavior, bonusing them extra minutes when warranted, or having the capacity to shut their screens off when necessary. I have recommended this application to more than eight friends and acquaintances.
I installed the program on different tablets used by my kids. It worked for only one or two months, then it stoped to function correctly. My kids can play games on Fire tablet which has Screen Time installed. I checked the setting and it clearly indicates that the bedtime was set properly.
It simply failed to work.......
I also found that new programs are not blocked even the program has been set to limit all newly installed programs. In short, the program cannot work properly at all. Though I subscribe one year subscription, I believe that I won't renew my subscription since I am totally disappointed!!!
This APP is totally a joke! My kids can still play tablet even when the "bedtime lock" is activated! It just flashes a blue screen then disappears. All programs are not blocked at all!
If you are considering purchasing this APP, don't waste your money. One of the worst program you can investigate!
DONT GET THIS APP
By I hate the Screen Time app!!!
This app blocked apps and deleted then and turned off my wifi, and it took me over an hour to get my phone back to the way it was before. If i could give this app zero stars i would
Ok, but lose visibility of your child.
By IronMike LB
The idea behind ScreenTime is pretty solid, like all the other apps out there for managing the time your child spends on their devices. It does that pretty well.
The real problem for us has been simple, but serious.
If you "block" the kids with ScreenTime during School hours, which is part of the app, the child's GPS stops sharing their location.
If the run out of screen time, the sharing of their location is blocked by ScreenTime.
Our kids don't get a bus, and walk home from school, I think they used to call us "latch key kids" when we were that age and walking home.
They cross streets, and they often walk alone. Not babies anymore, but still young, impressionable kids doing many things independently for the first time.
While we live in a nice place for sure, suffice it to say no place is quite "Mayville" anymore. At least if you read the news.
So we would check in to make sure they were getting home timely, using iOS's "Find My Friends" app. Simple, and it worked to "see" them heading home.
We weren't "obsessive" about this, but this was a great benefit and piece of mind, knowing where the kids were no matter what, especially if there was any type of emergency situation --or if we just wanted to meet him after he started walking.
Pretty much every parent is doing "FindMy Friends" with their kids. We share our locations with the kids too. They like knowing where we are too especially if I'm on a business trip, they follow my progress, and send texts. Very cute.
Since they sell to concerned parents, it is only fair that they acknowledge this up front.
They _were_ however upfront that they won't be fixing this, as they say say they can't.
Bummer for us, to say the least.
Microsoft and Amazon already have already released 'screen time' control apps. Microsoft's is awesome and free (only works on MS products --but includes xBox, phones, tablets and PC's)
Apple too is expected to follow, and create their own screen time type app too. You won't need a third party app if and when they release this as an iOS feature.
Since I paid for a year, and used for only weeks before discovering this problem, "Sam" from ScreenTime was pretty good about explaining how to get a refund from the App Store and emailed a link explaining how to do it.
Hope this is helpful to other parents.
This app has helped me immensly in keeping the set screen limit rules with my two boys (aged 5 & 7). Now instead of them seeing me as the 'baddie' enforcing the 1 hour per day rule, the app just does it for me. The hardly even complain now, just start playing with their toys :)
I do wish I could add our console account into Screentime too though and there are some interface issues with the app, which is why I didn't rate 5 stars, but I am on the whole very happy with this purchase.
Mom loves it: nice teen is back!
By Mom loves it: nice teen is bac
I got this to help my 14 year old manage her screen time. We talked about a limit she felt good about, and times she would like to go to sleep by. I told her I wouldn't look at what she does, it's about her learning to manage her own screen time.
It has really helped her learn to budget her time on the phone. She is able to access her music all the time, and her guitar tuner. It has dramatically reduced the amount of time she is just sucked into it. Frankly, I wish someone would make me have it on my phone.
This app is HORRID!
The app Screen Time took all of my daughter's apps and would not return them. I did not block my child's apps but instead the app itself did. We both deleted the app, but the apps did not come back. Now she is not allowed to play on her device and is not allowed to get any more apps. This app also has a button to return all of the apps but of course it does not work. Finally, along with all of the other mistakes, the app downloads itself and we are not in control of my daughter's phone. I suggest all child lock seekers to look some other place because this app has given us frustration and madness. This app has not done its duties and has tricked us.
PARENTS READ THIS
Unless you want your child's phone RUINED don't even bother trying to download this app! I know it's stupid, but I only downloaded this app to write a review on it. Just hear me out. My friend complains and tells me all the time that this app CRASHES her phone every time she reaches her time limit! She complains about this all the time to me! It never harmed her phone until today, when this app crashed her phone and ALL of her data was erased! THE APPS SHE PAYED FOR WERE GONE! No, she couldn't simply redownload those apps she payed for like you usually can! SHE HAS TO RE PAY FOR THEM! All of her photos, GONE! She makes YouTube videos on her phone. Guess what! All of her work, GONE! So, in conclusion, if you REALLY want to ruin your teenagers phone by making it crash 24/7, go ahead! This virus of an app is totally perfect for you. I hope I have shed some light onto this. Please listen to the other reviews about this.