OurPact – Parental Control & Screen Time Manager

OurPact – Parental Control & Screen Time Manager

By Eturi Corp.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-02-05
  • Current Version: 4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 71.27 MB
  • Developer: Eturi Corp.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,621 Ratings

Description

OurPact is a breakthrough parental control app and family locator that enables parents to manage their family’s screen time, locate family members using geolocation and teach time management through Internet and application blocking. Parents use OurPact Parental Control & Family Locator for complete family management: • Blocks/Grants – Block internet and block apps at-a-touch • Schedules – Schedule screen time throughout the day or week • App Rules – Block specific apps • Screen Time Allowance – Set daily screen time limits for your kids to budget as they see fit • App List – Discover what apps are on your child’s device • Block Texting – Use OurPact parental control to block access to texting apps • Find My Family – OurPact’s Family Locator allows parents to locate any family member using geolocation • Find My iPhone & iPad – OurPact’s Family Locator also lets parents locate all of their individual devices paired to their parent account in case of lost or stolen items. Our parental control and family locator solution allows parents to foster healthy habits and manage their child’s screen time using screen time allowance, blocking specific apps, blocking texts, and scheduling daily screen time according to a child’s daily routine. OurPact also gives parents the ability to discover what apps are installed on their child’s devices using App Lists and their children’s whereabouts with Family Locator. OurPact is a complete parental control solution that gives parents control over screen time and the peace of mind, knowing their children’s location at any moment. Enforcing bedtime, dinnertime, study time and family time throughout the day has never been easier. By pairing your family’s iPads, iPhones, iPods or other device platforms to OurPact parental control, you have the power to manage your entire family’s screen time & device locations from one powerful application. Rest assured OurPact parental control gives parents the ability to limit child’s device use at any time, and locate your family from anywhere. Recommendations: • Use OurPact as a parental control solution to reinforce spoken or written agreements with your child regarding screen time limits and device use. • Set daily screen time allowance and teach your children how to budget their screen time effectively. • Use OurPact parental control to block social media or games with a single touch, while leaving apps that help your children learn and grow. • Find my family or locate lost or stolen items using Family Locator • Set one-time or recurring schedules for your child to manage screen time on-the-go. OurPact parental control and family locator was designed with the family in mind as an effective, guidance-based screen time management solution. Whether you are introducing a younger child to device ownership, or struggle to connect with a teenager who spends too much time on social media, OurPact is the perfect parental control and management solution for your family. OurPact offers a Plus and Premium monthly auto-renewing subscription for $1.99 and $4.99 USD charged to your iTunes account. Try one free for 1 week. You will be billed monthly within 24 hours of the end of the current billing period. You may cancel billing or turn off auto-renewal of your OurPact subscriptions at any time by going to the user's Account Settings. To avoid being billed for an additional period, subscriptions must be canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. For more information visit http://OurPact.com Privacy Policy: http://ourpact.com/privacy Terms of Service: http://ourpact.com/terms-apple If you have any questions or need technical support, do not hesitate to reach us via: Email: support@ourpact.com

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  • Don't do it

    1
    By ASL1168
    After reading on-line reviews, I attempted to purchase the premium option because I believed that it would allow my daughter's folders and game progress to be saved. Somehow the premium option did not get applied to my account. Not only did we lose my daughter's folders and game progress, but all of her photos and contacts are missing as well. The back up I made before starting the application was overwritten during the installation process. No one is happy in my house tonight.
  • Ruined my life

    1
    By Orkfjsufh
    This app is for parents who are too watchful, Who ever does this is a very devilish person never do this to your child. You have to gain their trust to have them do so Make them a promise if they wake up the get good breakfast or something. Just not this. I have school but this makes it so much harder for me when ever were trying to do work online. Just dont do this only if it is a last chance to force your child to do better. Hey if your a kid get this on your moms or dads phone and lock them out until they say theyll never use it and make sure every night u turn off appstore and safari!
  • Unstable - requires a CONSTANT wifi connection

    3
    By AprilWo
    I dumped the Verizon Family Base for OurPact because Family Base on an iPhone only allows blocking on cellular. On wifi, the kids can text on iMessage as much as they want during class, since iMessage is proprietary to Apple, and can't be controlled by a 3rd party app. So that was worthless. I liked OurPact at first, and was thrilled when they added the family locator, just as my son began driving, but without a CONSTANT WIFI CONNECTION (Um, there's no such thing), the app doesn't work. The kids don't have a CONSTANT wifi connection or, cellular service, in all areas at school due to the concrete building structure. Most of the kids have found a way around this by downloading a VPN app, like HotSpotVPN, but if a VPN app is enabled on your child's phone, OurPact WILL NOT WORK. I found that out the hard way, after many frustrating days of troubleshooting why the OurPact schedule would not work. We also have terrible wifi upstairs in our home, since the modem & router are downstairs. I'm contemplating updating to Google Wifi to fix that problem. It replaces your single router with multiple “points,” giving you full coverage throughout your home. As it stands today, I have to remind my son every morning before he leaves home, and every afternoon when he's out of school, to restart the OurPact app, to reestablish the connection, so the features will work again. You can imagine the eye rolls and the looks of "you don't trust me" I get 2x a day, EVERYDAY. It's put a strain on my relationship with my son, but at the end of the day I am his parent, and not his friend. Having OurPact was never about control, but about teaching my son that school hours are for learning, and if your friends are texting you upwards of 400+ times a day in a group iMessage, you can't be concentrating in class. It was also about peace of mind of knowing that my teen, new to driving, made it safely to his destination, or checking to see if he's running late from after school extracurricular activities, giving me a little extra time to run an errand or cook a meal instead of picking up take out...you know, the little things in this ever-growing, hectic world created by the smartphone . But if I forget to remind him to restart the OurPact app for a couple of days, the pin on Family Locator feature doesn't move, and displays a message that "the location has not been updated for 48 hours". Why it takes 48 hours to find that out is beyond me. How about a push notification that says, "your child has lost connection with our server due to lack of a stable wifi connection" as soon as the connection is lost, not 48 hours later! Heck, send a similar notification to the child so the app can notify them of the lost connection, reminding them they need to "restart OurPact, otherwise access to your phone's features may be restricted." In the child's mind, this would place the blame on OurPact, and not the parent, and would certainly go a long way to the improving the parent/teen relationship over the use of parental control apps! On the plus side, we've received fewer "missing assignment" messages from the PowerSchool app that keeps us up-to-date on our son's grades and assignments, as the teachers enter them into the district system. I attribute that to the app blocking feature of OurPact, that allows me to block all unnecessary apps unrelated to school, i.e. Snapchat, Instagram, etc., that would distract him during school hours. In conclusion, the app is just ok. It does some things well, but has a long way to go before being considered the total solution it claims to be. Until they can produce a stable app, OurPact should strongly consider cutting the monthly cost of the app in half. It's just not worth $4.99 month since it can only deliver on a small portion of its features.
  • Kids can easily unpair their device

    3
    By kvn0910
    The app is great. However, my kids were able to unpair their iPhones by going to Settings->General->Device Management. Then, remove the profile. Once the profile is removed, the phone is back to normal.
  • Only giving this 3 stars

    3
    By A_S57
    The premium subscription doesn’t even work. You have to download some protection on the phone from a computer, backup phone, and restore. Well, it won’t restore because it tells me there’s not enough space when this phone (6) has over 24GB of free space! Straight garbage. BUT, the free and cheaper subscription works great. Great app and control. However I want to control more and it won’t work.
  • Does what I need it to do!

    5
    By T81285
    I noticed that during the week at bedtime my daughter (who is 11) and I would go to bed at the same time. She would be sleep initially, during a late night bathroom run I would check on her and sometimes she would be awake on her phone complaining of not being able to sleep. So I decided to try this app and I no longer worry about her being up on her phone at odd times of the night. It has been a big help for us. I have no complaints! 😊
  • Removal

    1
    By seeleyj2020
    I would have given this app a better rating but my child can still remove this profile whenever he wants to. I would like a feature to be added to password protect the MDM profile
  • Kids can un-pair

    4
    By Jaybird429
    The only thing I don't like about this app is my son has figured out how to un-pair the app.
  • Exactly what I was looking for!

    5
    By Ayesamson
    This does everything I need when I need it. The schedule functionality is awesome and always on time. Great customer service, friendly staff and excellent response time.
  • Loading software into backup / restore to get around App Store requirements?

    4
    By Wwwes l
    The way the client side software is loaded is a bit kludgy. I'm guessing that the apple App Store doesn't allow software that does some of these things, so they sideload it into your backup instead of installing as an app. With the functionality added by this, I guess it is worth it if you want the premium features. So far I'm impressed with what it can do. Installation was a bit of a hassle but only has to be done once. Also, why doesn't it use the device time as a backup if no internet connection is available for enable/disable. This would be simple. Sometimes internet access is not available and the enable/disable just doesn't work even when the schedule is fixed. This could be made better using clock as a backup if no internet is available.

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