unGlue: Screen Time Control

unGlue: Screen Time Control

By unGlue Inc.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2016-09-29
  • Current Version: 2.22.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 83.54 MB
  • Developer: unGlue Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,735 Ratings

Description

Tired of Parental Control apps that don’t work? See why unGlue is rated by kids as the #1 Parental Control app. We empower kids to make their own healthy time management decisions. We don’t use the typical heavy handed parental control techniques because device confiscation alone doesn’t stop the arguments. FEATURES -Set limits on social media, watching videos, and playing games - Entertainment Time -Chores so kids can earn more Entertainment Time (Your family will love this) -Steps4Time: kids walk or run to earn more Entertainment Time -Block Adult content and porn websites -Assign multiple devices per kid & designate shared family devices -Create internet schedules, wake up & bedtimes -Monitor app, game & website activity with usage reports for each device -Remotely turn the internet off on any one device or on all devices in your family with a single click unGlue empowers Parents & Kids screen time management equally. We give parents the ability to set boundaries & let kids manage the time allotted to them. Learn how we do this below: UNGLUE FOR PARENTS -Teach your kids important time management skills -Set internet schedules for dinner, homework & bedtime -Reward kids for doing chores with extra Entertainment Time -Steps4Time keeps kids active, counts steps & converts to Entertainment Time -unGlue’s friendly design empowers kids to rethink internet use & overall screen time BETTER SCREEN TIME HABITS With our "Time Bank" feature, kids can "spend" & "earn" their screen time minutes almost like cash. Parents set the withdrawal limit per day so there is no more binge-watching CHORES FOR TIME Reward your children with more Entertainment Time when they complete chores from their Kids App. (Take out the trash=15 more minutes!) Create new custom chores or customize existing ones to fit the chores that match your family STEPS FOR TIME Encourages a healthy, active lifestyle by letting kids earn extra Entertainment Time based on their activity goals parents set PERSONALIZED SCHEDULES Set a custom screen time schedule for each kid in your family that applies across all devices. Set Entertainment Time limits for school days & weekends. Set schedules to turn access to the internet on & off throughout the day LIMIT DISTRACTIONS Set schedules on Entertainment Time to limit the daily use of popular apps, social media, video & games PAUSE INTERNET Turn off internet access for one or all devices with a simple click. Whether it's time for homework or dinner, we make it easy to create a screen-free zone MONITOR ACTIVITY Keep an eye on the sites & apps your kids visit through the unGlue usage report. This tool helps parents have informed conversations with children about the content they’re spending their time with. Kid safety is important! Stop the netsanity with unGlue BLOCK CONTENT Make the Internet age-appropriate & safe for your kids with a single click. Easily block adult content & other red-flag sites SUBSCRIPTION & TERMS Monthly: $9.99/mo Yearly: $83.99/yr (30% savings) Your unGlue Premium subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. 24 hours prior to the end of your term, your subscription will renew automatically at the price agreed to. You can turn off your automatic renewal in your iTunes account settings, but you must do so at least 24 hours before your current term ends. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of any term Questions: support@unglue.com FAQs: www.unglue.com/faqs Terms of Use: www.unglue.com/terms_of_service Privacy Policy: www.unglue.com/privacy_policy

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Reviews

  • Had high hopes

    2
    By RyanSty
    Installed the app today on my son’s iPad. I was excited with options for him to do chores to earn internet time. However, he just went to Safari for the first time and the VPN has completely shut him down. No YouTube or any page. Disabled the app and Safari was back to blazing speed. Now back to searching for the right app
  • Can’t use Netflix

    3
    By JBS342
    I love this app and the concept with one HUGE caveat - one of the main things my kids use their iPads for is to watch Netflix and when Unglue is enabled they can’t do that because of the VPN. So as much as I want to use this app, this negates that possibility. I just saw a notice that they have stopped using VPNs with android. If they can get that done with the Apple app I will definitely be using this again. Until then, I’m afraid this won’t work for us. Also, it doesn’t work for all apps. There have been a few of my kids games that aren’t tracked. So Goat Simulator can play all day without one minute counting against screen time.
  • Great app but messes with medical app on phone

    3
    By WriterJeannie05
    My son and I have tested this app over the weekend and we both really liked a lot about it. The chores for time and the steps for time we’re fantastic. He loved that ability as much as I did. Unfortunately we had to uninstall because it created issues with his medical device app (Dexcom for Type 1 diabetics), which requires constant internet access to share data. Even though his regular internet time is set to unlimited on UnGlue , it seemed to create some kind of conflict- I’m assuming it’s the VPN but not sure. I wish we could have kept it since we both really liked how it worked. If anyone has a medical device app on their kid’s phone, I highly encourage testing this first when you can be together and don’t rely on the shared data for a few days. The interference wasn’t all the time for us this weekend, but happened often enough not to be able to trust this as we’d hoped we could.
  • Good, but...

    3
    By Bozesb
    Good app with lots of features but it won’t let my son access things like Netflix or Roblox unless I spend 40+ dollars on a puck to run on our home network in addition to the $10/month. I only want to use this for summer time so it doesn’t seem worth the cost.
  • Good but....

    3
    By kbanyai
    I liked this alot and it worked well for my daughter however she uses my ipad so maybe being able to have multiple users per device.....? Also, my son watches youtube on our tv through appletv. My kids do not have their own devices but if/when they do, this would be useful.
  • Working great

    5
    By jdmorrells
    My kid getting the chores done now:) no nagging
  • Fatal flaws

    1
    By First time user 75
    This app relies on the child to keep the VPN on. This is something the child can turn off, and the app will simply not work. The app is supposed to notify the parent that VPN has been turned off, but it will do so only after several hours. This gives children plenty of time to bypass both the adult content and time restrictions that the app is supposed to provide.
  • Hard to remove

    1
    By TammyLee_B
    This app is awful to try and remove when not needed anymore do not diwnload unless you plan on keeping it forever
  • Doesn't work

    1
    By MSmammaFighter
    Great concept but needs work. Stopped letting my see and request time for chores. Also if he was out of entertainment or internet time my son was still able to use apps and go online. App caused more frustration instead of helping. Created conflict. Tried reaching out to customer service but got no help. Deleted app and trying something else.
  • Awesome ideas, confusing/bad execution

    2
    By MelodyNY92
    The stated features of this app is almost exactly everything I could possibly want in an app to manage my kids’ screen usage (ages 10 and 8). Thing is, I’m not sure it’s doing what it says it’s supposed to do. In the usage report, apps we don’t even have on my kids’ phones are coming up. Bizarro. As for time, both my children are able to use apps like YouTube after their Entertainment time has elapsed. Even looking at the day’s usage report it’ll give a number that’s more than the allotted allowance time + allowable piggy bank withdrawal + whatever chores/step time he earned for the day. How is that possible?!! My daughter has access to the internet after the internet schedule is over. Isn’t controlling app/internet time the whole purpose of this app?!!!

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