Verizon Smart Family™

Verizon Smart Family™

By Verizon Wireless

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2014-11-05
  • Current Version: 3.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 154.53 MB
  • Developer: Verizon Wireless
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 1,625 Ratings


Smart Family gives parents the ability to locate and manage their child’s device all in one app. You can schedule alerts for their device location, block apps & websites, pause the internet, view their text and call history, and so much more! Verizon Smart Family- Your new partner in parenting. ----------------------------- KNOW WHERE THEY ARE –Rest easy knowing your loved ones are where they should be. Set an alert to track their device so you know if they made it home or to practice, or check on your own time by viewing the real time device map. CHILDPROOF YOUR INTERNET - Block access to inappropriate apps and websites. You can block most social media, messaging, and gaming apps; unblock just as easily when you feel they are ready for them. SET SMARTER BOUNDARIES - Take back family time by instantly pausing the internet or limiting access to calls, texts and data. You can also set purchase limits for apps, games, and music. MONITOR USAGE & ACTIVITY - Block unwanted contacts and view your child's text and call history; as well as the status of their device battery life. IN-HOME & ON-THE-GO - Control your child’s online experience whether they’re using Wi-Fi or your data.



  • Review

    By c~s
    I have had the app about two months and not been able to use any of the control features. I have tried numerous times to set time limits and content filters. However, it always tells me “something went wrong please try again”. The app the way it is described seems really good but I haven’t been able to experience that and at this point feel like I’m wasting money.
  • Data protector

    By Dave02sweet
    I have a 14 year old Daughter that lives to go threw data it is perfect for this
  • So easy!

    By bolandmom
    Love the ability to receive notifications when an unrecognized number appears and ability to block. Peace of mind for parents.
  • Needs work

    By sporraz
    I don’t get all messages sent to my daughter and when it’s blocked ya that works but to turn it back on that will take hours on the phone with the support team
  • Blocked numbers get through

    By VO428
    Well, it used to be a good app, until a blocked number got through on one of my lines. Frustrating to find out that the blockage disappeared and “SOMETHING WENT WRONG” keeps popping up when I try to reblock that number.
  • Really bad

    By Jay112323
    Five dollars a month for a bad app that is long overdue for updating / improvement? Verizon is still acting like a monopoly. Get with the times.
  • If only it worked reliably

    By licherfest
    Then I would give it 4 or 5 stars. Sadly, far more often than not, I try to check or change a setting and get the “something went wrong” message and am unable to do whatever it was that I needed to do. We’re talking error code 75% of the time or more. Happens everywhere, using Verizon data or wifi. App was free so i guess, thanks for nothing!
  • Not usable

    By chicag0kid
    The family base app used to work well for me but when I upgraded it became essentially unusable. Every time I try to make changes to my child’s account, I get an error that say “Something went wrong”. In order to make changes, I have to go to the website using a browser and bypass the app
  • Never works

    By Tysinger
    I can never get this app to load. It constantly says “something went wrong, please try again.” What good is the app if I can NEVER use it? I hope changing your child’s device options/ limits isn’t an emergency because you won’t be able to change them.
  • Great idea. Frustrating app.

    By belladama
    While I think the idea behind this app is fantastic, the app constantly tells me “something went wrong” when I go in to make changes to my son’s time/data usage. And time restrictions keep getting added to his line that I didn’t place on there. So the times he’s actually allowed to use his phone, he can’t use it thanks to the mystery time restriction addition. I struggle with paying a monthly fee for something that has so many flaws. I’m beyond frustrated with this relatively useless app. Cancelling my subscription now and hoping that these “glitches” are taken care of sometime soon.