Initially this app worked fine, however several unstable releases has left it useless. There were no refunds for the months it doesn’t work, there is no support, it has caused many hours of frustration and provided no benefit. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!!!!!
So I’ve had my router for a couple years and I guess I don’t have tech support. After signing up for a paid circle subscription I wasn’t able to use the premium features because the browser didn’t like something it was doing to the traffic even when “allowed”. So since the router is out of warranty they won’t help paid subscribers of the circle program. Searching now for a new router that will allow me to block sites without a paid subscription. Netgear makes nice stuff but their customer support has always been subpar.
this is to all the parents. if you have this app, your kids secretly hate you. i am 15 years old and i feel like i have no privacy. during a global pandemic i don't want to reach out to my friends because my parents read all my texts, and my search history, and monitor my screen time. please please please let your kids have privacy and don't read texts or get this app!
Now i’m a teenager who’s parent uses this app and i feel the need to input my feedback here so please consider my opinion before you download this app. My parents have been using this to disable my wifi so which i can understand but the thing is, half the time the wifi doesn’t come back on the scheduled time. I’ve been missing out on class because of it since i’m an online student. I checked with my mother because she controls it mainly and she’s said she didn’t do anything which i trust of course. I don’t think this app is for teenagers or anyone that’s been on the internet long enough. All this does is create issues and i’d hate it for any other teenager or young adult to be supervised like a baby. There are most likely better options for controlling what your child sees.
Disconnects get a week or two every few months
Try to manage the account through the iOS app and it crashes. The response - yes it’s broken, get an android device if you want to look at your account. Meanwhile my teen has found it ridiculously easy to bypass the vpn restrictions, and then bypass all other controls.
This was working great for managing my kid’s screen time, especially being able to turn off internet at night. But it has stopped working altogether and when I delete and reinstall now it can’t even connect to the router. This comes right when parents need screen time control. How could you mess up this bad?
I hate this app so much. my mom downloaded the app and got the circle a couple years ago. All it did was make me smarter and sneakier. it ruined my relationship because i don’t trust her anymore. it shows everything you do and your search history and she downloaded another app to monitor again. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE RESPONSIBLE TRUST THEM. USE APPLE SCREEN TIME. instead you choose to use a app that monitors and tracks your children. what do you think it’ll do, make them a better person? no. it’ll ruin your relationship and their social life. thanks a lot.
I owned the Circle 1st generation for a while but needed to upgrade my WiFi router in order to improve range and speed. I purchased a ASUS router, just to learn it was not compatible with Circle. Now that all kids are homeschooling, I decided to purchase a new compatible router (NightHawk R8000P / AC 4000) and it has been a great disappointment. After countless hours with NETGEAR support, the conclusion is that Circle app connectivity is broken. With iOS14, we couldn’t make it work at all. With iOS13, we were able to configure the devices but Circle is not doing its job of filtering content or pausing the internet for the devices, either individually or for the entire household. In other words, it is as if Circle wasn’t there. I will be returning the NETGEAR router as The only purpose of the purchase was to have Circle.
blocking specific apps and websites is kinda crappy. Block one thing and something unrelated gets blocked. Too many intertwined things.