Circle: Smart Family Controls

Circle: Smart Family Controls

By Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-11-04
  • Current Version: 2.0.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.33 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 726 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 [email protected] 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:



  • Very Disappointed

    By SoccerDadJB4
    This sounded like a great app but set it up and unless you want to pay a monthly fee. The Basic free circle only lets you manually pause the internet and that’s it. I quickly uninstalled it.
  • Gadget

    By Tiffbug72
    Love this gadget works great and super easy to use
  • Free on nighthawk router

    By 208Yogi
    I used to use open DNS family shield but this has the added benefit of force safe search as well as the ability to create differing filter profiles for different groups. The free version does what I need, I hope it's working as advertised!
  • Pretty great tool

    By circleuser2018
    Awesome except that the website history generally is obscured and the kids can always switch to data. This program is really well thought out and easy though.
  • Lifesaver

    By Tilenius
    Circle has been a life-saver for our family. We had constant battles over computer time and what was and was not allowed. The existing Apple Mac parental controls are horrible and hard to manage. Circle finally gave us control and peace. I love that you can both see what the kids are doing and administer it remotely — while at work for instance. Circle is by far the best system out there!
  • Difficult to cancel subscription

    By locsphere
    Ability to check on subscription status and cancel subscription not available in the app itself. Is extremely frustrating and seems by design.
  • BS to charge netgear customers

    By iamJaydee
    I have already purchased a $400 router and I hate that I need to pay an extra $4.99 a month to use Circle. I could buy the circle device for $99 and NOT have to pay $4.99 a month. I’ve probably spent over $100 on monthly charges. It also slows down the Netgear router substantially. I get 900mb down and 800 up with Circle off but when Circle gets turned on ALL speeds on the network are drastically reduced to a point where I need to disable Circle, reboot the router and contemplate turning Circle on again.
  • This device is amazing!

    By Hwill6475
    Paired with Verizon smart family, I can now monitor and limit usage across all devices in the household. I also love the reward feature. I recommend this to all families with children who use electronic devices.

    By qwertyaasssspp
  • Excellent

    By JKStyron
    Circle with Orbi. Easy to setup and use. Easy to give rewards quickly. VPN works on cellular enabled iPhones. Very happy with Circle.