Circle: Smart Family Controls

Circle: Smart Family Controls

By Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-11-04
  • Current Version: 2.0.15
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 53.56 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 485 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 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:



  • Completely Unuasble

    By Seeeeeeeel
    Just purchased a NETGEAR Orbi and it says it comes shipped ready for Circle. Unfortunately Circle is clueless to this and tries updating the firmware when the firmware is the latest V2.0.0.56. All I get is a message that says “Something went wrong. Firmware does not support Circle”. NETGEAR says it does so clearly there is a problem in the testing process!
  • My kids hate this!!!

    By Mememe123456789me
    The fact that my kids hate this little device and spend an inordinate amount of time searching for the house is great entertainment. I love hitting the pause button and hearing the groans as my kids drag them selves from their caves to do chores and home work. Best, Device, Ever!!!! The only issue is if your kid is tech savy they can hack with a VPN or other stuff. So you have to keep on top of those web addresses and block them.
  • Collosal garbage

    By Friardog
    By far the least user friendly thing i have ever used. Never even got thru the initial setup before giving up. It shouldn’t be that complicated
  • Unusable

    By MeanParent
    Had to shut it down after it brought down my internet access 4 times in first 5 days. Keeps crashing the system at the time I set kids’ access to shut down or start up. Problem solved temporarily with reboots of routers. Will try to debug and update when I have time.
  • Not very good unless you are trying to block parents

    By Twosonsinc
    My daughter can still watch anything she wants and quickly found a work around. However, my wife and I are blocked from the internet and keep getting a “meet circle” page. I use my phone for my business and had no access till I disabled Circle. Now I am too scared to enable it again and affect my business. There is no support from Circle other than a frequently asked page. I am sure this thing works as it is advertised but it is to complicated for my family. I’m sure if I gave it to my daughter she would figure out how to set it up perfectly, but that is not it’s purpose.
  • Works great most the time

    By mum2aje
    I was easily able to get devices set up. However, if I didn’t know how to find MAC/wifi address I could have struggled some. I was a little surprised how many devices we have connected! I’ve got to reboot every couple of days. I don’t know how much of this is the circle or my internet. We had issues with our internet prior, it’s gotten a bit more troublesome. I think the next time I’m going to connect directly to router with Ethernet to see if that helps. That said - I love that I can pause the access with an app. I like that I can see where my kids are going online and what apps they are using. That there is no longer a bedtime hunt to locate devices - after a certain time it’s off. We are also using the recommended chore apps. The kids love being able to earn extra screen time, and have been more helpful with less arguments!
  • Destroys families

    By Cutie._.Dancer
    Doesn’t make anything better, just makes for some upset kids. Everything was better before this stupid Circle came into our family
  • Misleading ad for netgear router owners

    By JM5357t
    This is a paid service for netgear routers. They do not tell you this anywhere, until you install a firmware update, an app and begin setting up Circle.
  • Terrible App – Will lock up phone!!!

    By @skoolu
    I have spent a month speaking with Wesley trying to undo all the problems this app has caused on my son’s phone. It started with phantom time usage – brought his phone to work, all apps closed, and mid-day it said he used up all his time. Finally disabled Circle, deleted Circle Go from his phone and deleted primary app for my device, and he still gets the Circle “time limit up” message when trying to use safari. Additionally, he has been unable to access the App Store for 26 days, despite suggestions made to rectify the problem. Idea is great, maybe someone will actually put it into practice one day because this app is no where near ready for consumer use. Hard to believe Disney would put their name on something like this.
  • I give up

    By What up👍
    I have tried and tried and it’s nothing but aggravation. IF I can get the usage it’s inaccurate.