Circle: Smart Family Controls

Circle: Smart Family Controls

By Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-11-04
  • Current Version: 2.0.18
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 62.87 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 985 Ratings


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 ----- 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 ----- 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 or go to ----- 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 ( Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers): $4.99 USD / month ( Privacy policy: Terms of use:



  • Don’t buy for teens

    By AwesomeSauceTheBoss
    If you want to buy this for your 5 year old who won’t get of his/her IPad the buy it. If you’re buying it for a teenager, don’t. This device is made for little kids. Buy it if you want to ruin your teen’s life.
  • Slows managed devices

    By Jserrato
    Any device managed by circle seems to slow internet access. Unmanaged devices work fine. This makes sense as traffic for managed devices has to be reviewed first. I would think they could do it with better performance. I connected the circle device via network cable. I noticed it comes with 100 Mb port and not 1Gb. Also, the iPad app is the same as the iPhone app. App is simple and easy. iPhone layout is fine. iPad layout could be better. It is the same as the iPhone. Not comfortable for iPad. I should be able to rotate.
  • NO

    By tj88125
    Circle is really dumb and it’s just a way to make kids feel annoyed. If you really want your kids to not watch too much internet talk with them and give them a chance. DO NOT GET CIRCLE. Circle is too annoying and if you delete it, you won’t get it back unless you have your phone number. If you changed your phone number, it’s a problem. It’s just a way to make kids feel bad and make them feel like they need restrictions. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!!
  • Circle Review

    By JohnBailes97
    Okay, the MyCircle is a decent way to track internet usage, but the pressure it puts on your relationships with kids is too much. When I was little, Disney meant Disneyland, Princesses, and fun nights out with family watching an old classic on the big screen. Nowadays, it means my kids yelling at me to add more time and getting angry over not being able to text friends. Overall, Circle is a good idea, but the execution could be better. Maybe try adding a way for kids to earn “tokens” by spending time off screens. “Tokens” could be used to have certain Disney characters appear, or, with parents’ permission, be able to get more time.
  • Great idea but does not meet the mark

    By Apple123457890
    We have primary and backup routers in our house for redundancy. Sadly it only supports one router. Plus really hard to enable. Had to restart the app many times
  • Could be way stronger

    By KFiori
    I’ve been using the circle app at home and the go version for my son’s cell phone. I am considering canceling service and finding something stronger. First, often their time is up when they haven’t had access to their devices. Things running in the background or things I can’t figure out are using up time. Also, I can’t shut down apps on the phone either. It’s helping monitor use time but beyond that it’s kind of a pain.
  • Lacks control

    By Tamboo100
    Advertised as parental control!!, then it asked for monthly membership, seriously! Linksys, and google have free imbedded scheduling for on/off
  • Not impressed

    By rand.m.consumer
    In order to get the automatic features like ‘pause internet access at bedtime’, you MUST subscribe to get it. Funny, that’s not mentioned in any of the text until you download the app. At this time, there’s only 3 features for Basic use — none are very convenient or useful. Sure, you can pause the access, but it’s a manual operation and you have to remember to undo the pause next morning. When Netgear said they’ve partnered with Disney, they made it sound like this was a feature built in to my router at no extra cost. Some partnership. Just another way to get consumers to part with their cash. Very disappointed in Netgear and Disney.
  • Does not work consistently

    By drdarcey
    Don’t waste your money, this app/device does not work consistently. There is no way to get support either. I’m very disappointed in Disney. I pay extra for the go App. I’ll be asking for a refund.
  • App is great!! Contacting a human is terrible🤪

    By cant..all names taken
    App is great!! Contacting the company to get something changed, ie.; phone number because I switched to a different phone and new number is like trying to get a tooth out of a Great White!! All I want to do is sign back up with circle on my new phone and number... But, I guess this company does not need the money, because you can't talk to anyone. Nuts!!! So, I monthly $$$$$$$ for you!!