Don't waste your time
Install on iPad, install on kids iPad, back up iPads, download iTunes, download additional software on laptop and iPads, spend hours installing stuff all over the place. Hours wasted. Still won't wod
My 10 year old son know how to delete profiles
By Wozzar gee
This is an amazing app BUT ! My son found the profile that's installed in device management to control it. My suggestion would be for the profile to ask for the iphone restrictions password on deletion rather than the phones password which he knows. This way I can remain in control because my son does not know the iphone restrictions password ... this is an important requirement so please implement the change and I will remain a paying app customer
This can be overwritte
By Mum person
I installed this on my Son's phone and he managed to remove it by setting up a new profile on his phone and then deleting it. He then did the same to his brothers iPad.
The other thing I am struggling with is that my other Son has 2 devices and the app will not let me do his iPad and his phone in his name.
Great idea but the kids got the better of me in this one. Unless you can tell me otherwise? I have cancelled my subscription.
Great App, but Premium service is overpriced and inflexible
We love OurPact Plus, and have a free subscription for being an early user. I would happily pay a subscription, because it is a great app that has removed the constant nagging fear that my kids has secreted themselves somewhere in the house and were watching endless rubbish on YouTube Kids with the screen against their noses. When we put it on my older daughter's iPad, there was raging and squabbling for about a week, but she eventually slumped into resigned resentment. Job done. She is involved in her scheduling and has recently persuaded us to increase her weekend morning slot to account for her increased laziness, so I think she feels some ownership. My younger daughter has recently acquired a handmedown iPad, and I was particularly excited to see that there is now a time limit feature, as I emailed OurPact in the early days suggesting this. I was not, however, expecting to see such a huge subscription fee - and 25% over the US cost in the UK - for one additional feature. Yes, I appreciate that Premium will allow me to manage 20 devices. I don't want to. It will allow me to see a list of their apps. I don't want to - they are little, and I control their ability to add apps. I don't feel like $77 a year - almost three times the price of competitors like Kidslox - is good value for a single added feature that I wish to use on two devices. I really, really like this app, but I am unwilling to pay quite so much, so I guess my search for time management apps begins again.
I love this app and I use it for my family all the time however when the restricted time has ended and my children have control of their phone, they complain that their screens are messy and their apps are all in different places. I know this doesn't seem a lot but one of them is autistic and I will have to stop using this app although I don't want to.
Good concept marred by bad UI and worse support
I stumped up the $5 subscription. I've raised 2 support tickets through the website for not being able to block my kid's pixel phone. Did I get even a single response? Even an automatic email acknowledgment? Did I f*ck!! I'm giving these guys one more chance, then in cancelling my subscription.
Fantastic app. The schedule helps children to develop reasonable habits, which can be adapted to support self regulation when they are older.
The responsive block feature It also eliminates my shouting to be heard over headphones!
Update = new options = 250% monthly subscription fee !!! It is just being greedy
Don't get me wrong, this is fantastic app helping my 5 y.o. son to stick to rules set for his tablet usage. After initial tantrums when all his apps were disappearing from the screen he now knows that when it is time to put his tablet down - that is it.
I saw an ad on social media about newest update- got excited as it was showing more options. My excitement lasted only until I realised that new options= 150% increase in monthly subscription fee!!!! ARE YOU MAD??????!!!!!!!! And please don't add a comment about costs of maintaining servers and everything else. £1.79 a month was covering it well from all very happy users. I will not believe that additional work because of added options warrants a jump from £21.48 a year to almost TRIPLED price of £59.88 a year. I still love the app but greediness really puts me off and I am definitely stopping recommending your (used to be heaven's sent) app to all of my friends, i am not going to be helping to feed your greediness.
Initially the app seems to be quite a good one until you find out you're paying 2 pound a month for the use of it on top of that the child can deactivate it on the phone any time they wish which is useless, for anyone who actually has teenagers....they don't listen even if you tell them they're not turn it off they will.
Update to response
Unable to repair device unless I have access to phone.
If older children refuse to hand over an unlocked phone
then app becomes useless
Kids suss glitches
It was great to start, but I quickly found that the average 11/12 year old quickly works out glitches to circumvent the software, still being able to access non-wifi games after the cut off.
We're still on the free version, if upgrade becomes compulsory then it's getting ditched - can't be going with recurrent subscriptions, I'd pay a one-off but that's all.
The developers needs to become cleverer than the kids!
The App is awesome the price is ridiculous
Love this app, but paying £5 a month is pure shite, happy to pay an annual fee but not £60.
Steep Price for premium otherwise good
Can't help but feel the people behind OurPact have got a bit greedy. I was happy to pay for the plus subscription, but now they have introduced Premium at $4.99 per month. Let's be honest, it's a really good app, but it's not worth that much - $60 per year!!! I would pay a one off $5 fee for it's not worth that much more in my opinion.
Annoying that apps get re arranged after every programmed schedule. Has been like this for 18 months. Ridiculous new pricing for the more controlled upgrade. Happy to pay a one off price but £4.99 a month... greedy!
Really happy with this app
Heard about it at a work seminar
Very happy with safety control and the way you can use it
It's extremely straight forward
Recommend it to any parent
This app is total spyware. It takes all your personal details like passwords, phone numbers, browsing history and so on. Why?
Go and look at the profile settings. 'Permission: Collect personal details'
It can also ADD APPS! I think it's gonna download adware.
Don't use this unless you are not aware of spyware.
Constantly asking to upgrade
I got this on a friends recommendation as she's had it for about a year and uses it for her two children has multiple schedules and can block/grant at will. All I can say is they must have changed it as it is a complete waste of time. 1 child, 1 schedule and after trying it out I can't even block unblock as I've ran out! Of course the pop up every time I try to do something asking me to pay for the upgrade is why. Don't bother getting this as you can't do anything with it, easier to take the phone away. Certainly not paying £60 a year to get the features my friend has.
Good app, but greedy pricing for premium features
Have been using this app for a while and very happy with it. Works well, although because release of restriction requires web access, devices can remain locked when travelling if you do not have wifi access at the time the restriction comes off. This is not something they can fix and a limitation of remote device management generally.
Was excited by new functionality with more granular control and would have been happy to pay reasonable one-off upgrade price but at £60pa, this is way overpriced, so will not be upgrading. Five stars for app, but one star for premium pricing, so three star average.
Doesn't always work but when it does!!
Often states block pending, but when it works it's amazing. £4.99 a month for selectable app restrictions makes no sense. Would be happy to buy a one off fee, but this business model is just greedy hence the three stars.
Please beware. The app doesn't warn you that when you use it, it rearranges all the apps on an iPad. My little girl likes to organise her apps and was understandably distraught when all her hard work was trashed. I'm informed they are going to fix this....until then, we can't use it. The latest update (March 2017) has ignored this issue.