Verizon Smart Family™

Verizon Smart Family™

By Verizon Wireless

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2014-11-05
  • Current Version: 3.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 154.53 MB
  • Developer: Verizon Wireless
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 1,594 Ratings

Description

Smart Family gives parents the ability to locate and manage their child’s device all in one app. You can schedule alerts for their device location, block apps & websites, pause the internet, view their text and call history, and so much more! Verizon Smart Family- Your new partner in parenting. ----------------------------- KNOW WHERE THEY ARE –Rest easy knowing your loved ones are where they should be. Set an alert to track their device so you know if they made it home or to practice, or check on your own time by viewing the real time device map. CHILDPROOF YOUR INTERNET - Block access to inappropriate apps and websites. You can block most social media, messaging, and gaming apps; unblock just as easily when you feel they are ready for them. SET SMARTER BOUNDARIES - Take back family time by instantly pausing the internet or limiting access to calls, texts and data. You can also set purchase limits for apps, games, and music. MONITOR USAGE & ACTIVITY - Block unwanted contacts and view your child's text and call history; as well as the status of their device battery life. IN-HOME & ON-THE-GO - Control your child’s online experience whether they’re using Wi-Fi or your data.

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Reviews

  • Guardian of the phone

    5
    By ServantOfLove
    This is great! I have an iPhone and this works. Thanks Verizon.
  • iMessages does not work!

    1
    By Hanna Amabile
    This app is very misleading when it says it restricts text messages with cellular and WiFi. It does not work if you have WiFi on. It only restricts cellular data. Kids can still send and receive text messages if WiFi is on when the phone is restricted. Also it does not show any text activity on the app regardless if it’s done through cellular or WiFi. Don’t advertise it works with cellular and WiFi when it doesn’t!
  • No longer user friendly or simple

    1
    By gejski
    This is garbage compared to the old Family Base. I’ve never been more frustrated by an app.
  • Essential App for Families!

    4
    By Monnie1967
    I LOVE this App. My grandson is 11 and has an iPhone. I needed a way to communicate with him and track his location as he plays in the neighborhood and park near bye. I also realized that we needed a way to control Internet access and social media use. This App helps a lot. It is still being developed, so I am patient. As a retired teacher, I am increasingly aware of how much youngsters can access on phones, tablets, and computers. Wise adults will take the time to monitor the children in their care and limit access to Internet and apps. And, wise adults can observe how the phone is used and who their child is interacting with. This App is indispensable. Thank you! Now, please keep improving it!
  • Completely Useless

    1
    By sparkly55
    Extremely disappointed - the family filters, etc don’t work. The history of what my kids are doing are spotty at best. I’m calling Verizon to get this $ off of my Verizon account. I’ve been paying the extra $ for the family stuff so that we can control and monitor. The system is pathetic.
  • Love this App!

    5
    By KristanneM
    Does everything I want it to do and more. No glitches, no issues.
  • Never worked

    2
    By 👧👧👶👧👧
    After 4 hours of trials including going to a Verizon’s store, this app never worked the way it is intended. My child’s internet connection would not work even if we used no filters. It had great features and is much needed. I hope it improves.
  • Some WiFi Issues

    3
    By merak75
    I signed up for this because I wanted to put some restrictions on my daughters phone. To use it fully you need to install the companion app on the child’s phone. What this does is install a vpn profile then the phone uses Verizon’s vpn. When this is enabled and the phone is using WiFi, internet is way too slow. Everything loads too slowly. When I disable WiFi and only use cellular it is fast (back to normal). Also if I keep WiFi on but disable vpn, internet speeds back up to normal. So there is an issue there and support was not helpful. Vpn is needed for content filtering, pausing internet. Also, time limits won’t fully work. You can set a time limit and cell data will turn off AND WiFi only if VPN is enabled. Also note, the child can disable vpn at any time to bypass which is ridiculous. I’m not too impressed. If WiFi wasn’t slow when vpn is enabled it would be a great tool.
  • Best family app!!

    5
    By Kasey Allen
    I seriously love this app. I love that i can control what my young daughter is seeing / searching / downloading on her phone, without actually having to confiscate her phone. I have suggested this app and switching to Verizon to many of my friends with children, because this app has been incredibly helpful for my family and i! 12/10 recommend
  • Data control with no pain

    5
    By SteNaeBil
    My children would occasionally be out of wifi range when their phones were set to update and it would take a big chunk of our shared family plan to do the update. After repeatedly trying to get the kids to set their phone settings to stop this, to no avail, the Verizon rep told me about this awesome app. I can set a limit on each persons phone for data use so one person doesn’t end up ruining our data supply. I love it. It has also helped my kids feel less worried about getting in trouble for accidentally using too much data. Truly a win-win.

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