Wondershare FamiSafe review: The parental control app you need

While smartphones are indeed useful tools for children to learn new things independently, they also can be a distraction or can even have a negative impact on children if left unchecked.

This is the primary reason why parents around the world have started looking out for parental control apps that allow them to monitor the activity of their children on their smartphones.

And if you’ve stumbled upon this post, then the chances are that you’re also in the market for an app to keep your family safe on the internet.

Luckily, with Wondershare’s FamiSafe parental control app, you’ll be able to keep your mind at ease and your children safe.

FamiSafe is a tool that lets concerned parents keep an eye on their children’s activities on their smartphones to ensure that malicious actors on the web don’t influence their children into any illegal activities.

It also helps prevent children from browsing parts of the internet that they shouldn’t. So without any further ado, let’s check out everything FamiSafe has to offer.

Wondershare FamiSafe features

When it comes to features, FamiSafe has almost everything you could ask for from a parental control app. In this section, we’ll talk about some of the most important features starting off with Activity reports.

With Activity reports, you can monitor the apps your children use. You can also view the apps they installed or uninstalled from their smartphones.

phone-activity-report-1

This feature ties in perfectly with the Screen Time function that shows you how much time your children spend on certain apps. Furthermore, you can restrict app usage beyond a certain number of minutes or hours.

There’s a feature that even detects suspicious words on apps including YouTube so you’re alerted in case your child searches for content that they shouldn’t be watching or if they are using language that they shouldn’t be.

detect-suspicious-text-2

However, this is limited to the YouTube app only on iOS devices whereas Android phones support WhatsApp, Messenger, Messenger Lite, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, SMS, Twitter, or Kik monitoring

Apart from apps, you can also monitor their web history and block websites that you don’t want your children to visit. The app stores up to 3 months of browser history.

web-filter-2

FamiSafe also provides instant alerts when its automatic system detects pornographic images in the album. On Android phones, parents can directly view and delete any explicit images via their own devices.

That said, online safety isn’t the only thing where the tool shines. The FamiSafe parental control app also lets you keep your mind at ease by offering the ability to see your child’s location in real-time.

Taking it a step further, you will also be able to set up a geo-fence so that you are instantly alerted if your child moves outside the safe area that you set up.

As you can see, there are a plethora of features available even though we’ve not touched upon other neat additions here.

So rest assured, you won’t be missing out on any important features when compared to other parental control apps on the market.

FamiSafe setup

Setting up Wondershare’s FamiSafe is quite simple. Just head to the official website and select the operating system on which you wish to download the app.

Since the app should be installed on your kids’ smartphone, you can even head directly to the App Store or Play Store and download the app.

wondershare-famisafe

Once installed on your and your child’s device, create an account on both devices and setup yours as the parent and theirs as the child.

Then proceed to link their account to yours using the ‘Pair with Code’ option and enter all the necessary details and enable the necessary permissions on their device to allow FamiSafe to monitor everything without any interruptions.

famisafe-parental-control-app-setup

Pricing

Given the list of features on offer, one would expect they’d have to drop a lot of money to use FamiSafe. Luckily, that’s far from the case. In fact, the company also offers a free trial so you don’t need to spend a dime to try it out.

That said, the monthly subscription will set you back $10.99/month. The annual plan is $60.99/year and the Quarterly Plan $20.99/Quarter.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an affordable yet feature-packed parental control app, then FamiSafe is an easy recommendation. The app does lack certain features such as the ability to check phone calls and text messages, but a wee bit of privacy is something that your kids may appreciate.

That said, if you still want to explore more parental control applications, then Wondershare has a dedicated article on the topic that you can check out here.

=============

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, made possible in association with Wondershare. PiunikaWeb doesn’t take any responsibility for the product being advertised here as well as how these applications are used.

About Wondershare: Wondershare is a software company that was founded in 2003, and provides easy-to-use software for creativity, productivity, and utility which is used in over 150 countries worldwide.

=============

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Want to work for PiunikaWeb and enjoy best-in-industry compensation & benefits? You'll be glad to know we're hiring experienced candidates.

TeamPW