Parental Control App - Kidslox

Parental Control App - Kidslox

By Kidslox Trading Ltd

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2014-09-23
  • Current Version: 3.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 94.19 MB
  • Developer: Kidslox Trading Ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 5,018 Ratings


Kidslox parental control app is the perfect way to manage your family’s screen time. Our parental controls let you block apps, block internet and filter web content with ease. One account is all you need to add as many iPhones, iPads, iPods and other mobile devices as you have in your family. Prioritise your family time now by taking a moment to place daily limits on your child’s screen time. Parental control has never been so easy. Kidslox allows you to: • Disable disruptive apps individually • Set daily screen time limits • Use Schedules for device free homework time, dinnertime, bedtime and family time • Switch between unrestricted ‘Parent mode’, custom ‘Child mode’ and fully restricted ‘Lockdown mode’ at the touch of a button • Set one off periods in Child or Lockdown Mode using the Kidslox timer • Stop your clever kids from changing the restrictions with a unique Kidslox PIN • Filter pornography and other adult content to give your child a safe browser experience • Block internet access Cross-platform coverage to keep your child or teen safe: As the first multi-platform parental controls, Kidslox gives you remote control over iPhones from other devices or vice-versa. You can also control your devices using the Mac and PC companion apps available for free on our site or using our web app ( via any desktop or mobile web browser. Lockdown and Child modes put you in control: • Block Instagram, block Facebook, block Snapchat and other social networks • Block Safari to block internet access, block in-app purchases • Block Minecraft, block Clash of Clans, block Pokémon Go and other games • Block pornography, block gambling, block violence and other inappropriate web content (over 4 million sites blocked & you can add to the list) Recommended by ITV This Morning Parenting Expert Sue Atkins Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Mother of four, Parenting Expert and bestselling author of six parenting books - & - Amber Mac, Canadian TV personality and technology commentator, who calls Kidslox “a beautifully designed cross-platform service that enables parents to set screen time boundaries” To use Kidslox you will need to download the app onto each device you wish to control. One paid account allows you to control unlimited devices. Earn over 2 months of free Premium by recommending Kidslox to friends. Kidslox contains no advertisements. Kidslox offers a 14 day free trial when you sign up. After that, you could use our basic version for free or get a monthly auto-renewing subscription for just $3.99 to gain unlimited access to all our great features (or $19.99 / 6 months or $39.99 / 1 year). We also offer a 'Lifetime Subscription' which gives you unlimited access to our features for a one off payment of $79.99 Help and Support: Once you have downloaded Kidslox you will find all the help and online support you need from inside the app under our Help section. Kidslox requires an internet connection to operate Subscription and payment are made via your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Otherwise the account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Cancellation of the current subscription is not allowed during the active subscription period. 'Lifetime subscription' does not auto-renew but gives ongoing access to Premium features for a one-off payment. Find copies of our terms and conditions here: and privacy policy here: Finally, if a device has already been set up with an education or business MDM profile (Mobile Device Management) then you will not be able to add Kidslox unless you remove the original profile.



  • This app is a NIGHTMARE

    By m2000v
    It’s changed all my app icon settings and I can’t remove it!!! It’s like Freddy or Jason from the horror movies, I can’t kill it, and it keeps coming back!! It doesn’t have any way to uninstall and even though the trial period expired it keeps locking my phone every night and I have to unlock it manually and then it messes up my settings again!! Oh and of course I get emails every day to purchase the full version. I regret the moment I decided to download this little monster of an app.
  • It has the basics but it’s a total pain for travel

    By Adarr
    I travel often and switch times zones frequently. My device does not communicate with my children’s devices properly anytime we switch times zones. I haven’t discovered a fixed yet, removing schedules and re-adding them has not helped as suggested by the FAQs.
  • Timing is everything

    By luvgdtunes
    Bad time for your ap to ask me to rate it. There are good and bad aspects of this ap, and I’ll get into them, but my kid handed me his phone this morning unable to use it because it’s in lockdown mode even though it’s not during a scheduled lockdown time, and he hadn’t used it this morning yet. Turns out their servers are down for maintenance, so both of my kids phones are locked out. Any tech company worth their salt knows that maintenance that disrupts their users’ service should be done during off hours unless absolutely critical (typically at night, as is the case with this type of ap) If this is a critical service issue which couldn’t be scheduled at night, they should have released all phones from a lock prior to going into maintenance and locking out thousands of users from their devices. This is pretty lame and easily avoidable disruption. Outside of that.. This is an acceptablish ap that is better than nothing, but as a screen time management tool, it is barely a half-measure and should be heavily advertised as an INTERNET USAGE MANAGER. Pros: 1) easy to use (unless servers are down) 2) scheduling of lockdown periods works great. 3) ability to “shut them all down” at any time is a great tool for parents. 4) Lockdown mode does a great job of blocking all but most benign/boring/critical aps. 5) tracking/limiting time of aps which rely on the internet. Cons: 1) Just one, but it’s a biggie. With regard to controlling amount of “time” on devices it only works with internet connected aps. Any kid worth his/her salt will quickly learn that they can circumvent time restrictions on their devices by using non-regulated (i.e. non-internet) aps as long as they want, saving their “time”. So let’s say you have a 2 hour bank you give your kids, they can be on their phones for unlimited hours during non blackout periods as long as they use games that don’t use the internet. They can dip into the internet in small blasts here and there and spread it out, milking tons of extra hours beyond their allotment. It appears that their definition of ‘addicting’ aps is restricted to internet. Sorry to be the one to break it to your developers, but kids are get addicted to plenty of non-internet aps. As a screentime management tool, this ap is maybe 25% effective. Overall summary: What it does do, it does well (as long as their servers are running) but it’s not nearly the gatekeeper that they make it out to be. Its saving grace is the ability create blackout periods and the ability for parents to just absolutely shut devices down when needed. But as a time/usage gateway tool, it’s marginal at best. Go in with the right, limited expectations and it’s a useful tool, but definitely not the savior ap that they sell it to be. If they made less grandiose claims about its usefulness my rating would be higher (in addition to the maintenance issue) if they were more realistic in their claims my score would be higher because at the end of the day it does some things very well, but gap of expectations created a ratings hit. If they can add the ability to govern offline aps as well as they do online aps, this would be a 5star ap and must have for all parents who work to responsibly regulate their kids screen time. As it is, it is a decent tool for parents to have at their disposal, but just be prepared for its limitations and you won’t be disappointed.
  • Purchasing lifetime subscription

    By ELSun
    I really like this app. I also own the Circle and used that for a few months but then my brother in law introduced me to Kidslox. I tried the 14 day trial period and today is the day it expires. I had to decide if I wanted to keep using Kidslox. And I decided to go for it. I love how I am not limited to the WiFi in my house and I can still control my kids devices outside of the house. For the most part everything works smoothly except the timer. For example I generally allow my kids 2 hours of iPad a day. The devices do lock after 2 hours but the timer keeps running for some reason. There are times it shows my kids were on for 3,4,5 plus hours. Which is confusing and when I want to give them more time I have to extend out to the end of day instead of just 30 min or 1 hour. Are we doing something wrong how come the timer keeps running? Other than that I believe I love the app... look forward to more features and upgrades. Thanks Update Comment: Is there a pause button? It would be great if there was the ability to pause my children’s iPad instead of having to put it in lock mode.
  • The family Restrictions Apple has to beat

    By brown_is_beatiful
    I needed a family friendly restriction service from Apple but their Native restrictions are missing major features like screen time timer. This app solved that and more. I was so impressed I bought a lifetime membership and I only have one kid! I hope an Apple Watch app is next
  • Life changing

    By Ash5566
    This app absolutely changed my life. I have the ability to turn off and shut down my son’s phone while he is in school, at the dinner table, or at homework time and still have the ability to call and text him. I can limit what he is seeing and doing while letting him use apps and sites that are age appropriate. I have referred every parent I know to this app and I encourage everyone to try it. Kidslox gave me my son back and instead of playing online games and social media he is back with his family.
  • Bad app

    By viilllddes
    This app is confusing. I wish I had never signed up. Rearranged all my apps
  • ew

    By @sassy_soccer_girl_11
    i hate this app
  • Pin and Touch ID issues

    By Rboozy
    The app does what it’s designed to do-for the most part. Every now and then, switching modes gets hung up and doesn’t switch like I need it to. The main issue I have is the Pin and Touch ID. If I enable Touch ID, it also allows my kids (who all have Touch ID set up in their phones) to unlock the app and change modes! If I take off the Touch ID option to open the app, I’ll set up a pin that works to unlock it a couple of times. After that, I’ll try to open the app and enter the pin I set and it tells me that the pin is incorrect!!!! It’s very frustrating. Why have the option if it doesn’t remember the pin when you set one?! I have tried to disable the Touch ID in Kidslox settings and that will work the same as the pin issue. It will turn back on again in its own. Thank you for your reply. Hoping the pin issue gets fixed and please look into the Touch ID setting as well.
  • Finally

    By bigpony1
    I love this app, I can now control my daughters phone remotely. It’s a lot easier than trying to take it from her.