SaferKid Text Monitoring App

SaferKid Text Monitoring App

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2016-09-26
  • Current Version: 2.4.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 42.76 MB
  • Developer: SaferKid, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 868


SaferKid is way beyond parental controls! It grows and changes as your children do, from first device through adulthood. Enter your child's age, and we'll help you: - Block adult content, - Monitor text message history, - See phone contacts, - See phone call history, - See web browsing history, - Give them more privacy as they get older, - Limit screen time, - Get alerts if your children get dangerous apps, - Get reviews on 200,000 apps with parenting tips, - Get expert guides on how to talk to kids about sexting, bullying, adult content, and more! SaferKid was developed after studying thousands of bad things that happened to children as a result of using mobile devices, including extensive research with members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Use it keep your child or teen safe! SaferKid provides end-to-end parenting support from when your child first gets a device through adulthood. It's the most comprehensive parenting solution on the market and the only one that anticipates danger and warns you BEFORE bad things happen. Get SaferKid and start protecting your children and teens today! SaferKid contains three main features: - SaferText - SaferKid Alert, and - Parental Superpowers SaferText is a breakthrough child safety tool that allows you to see your child or teen's text messages, web browsing history, phone call history and phone contacts. To keep trust in your family, your kids will know that you have SaferText, and you can gradually disable its features as kids get older to give them more privacy. Parental Superpowers allow you to turn your children's apps off at night, on a schedule, or any time. They also help you block adult content protecting children from inappropriate content. SaferKid Alert regularly checks to see if your children have installed any of over 200,000 age-inappropriate apps on their devices. If we find an app, we send you an alert. We also let you know what's inappropriate about the app and how to talk to your child about it. SaferKid memberships start at just $14.99 per month, and one membership covers all of your family's devices. - Your iTunes account will be charged at confirmation of your purchase and auto-renews for the same price each month - Auto-renew may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase and must be turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Free trials are forfeited if you choose to buy a full subscription before the free trial ends. Free trials contain all the same features as full subscriptions. At any time, you can review our Privacy Policy at: Our Terms of Use is available at



  • Difficult app to set up

    By RubsomebacononSQ
    Took way too long to set up and my teen was still able to delete it!
  • Frustrating

    By SoAl_888
    The set up was extensive and complicated, after setting up I still received numerous notifications saying something went wrong. I could not keep up with the constant and continuous errors which had to be fixed on my child’s phone settings. It’s incredibly frustrating when this app needs more attention when I got it because it was going to give me a peace of mind.
  • Problem

    By ELC Ng Mike
    I had a problem to use it. I had no idea how to use it. Please help.
  • I love this app!

    By Brookie E
    My experience with SaferKid has been seamless. It’s such a great app and makes me so much more comfortable with my kids having cell phones. Highly recommend!
  • I have a quick question

    By Idkfwj357
    This app looks amazing, and I’m totally interested in utilizing your product. One thing I’m confused about though is what your system does automatically vs what I can program it to do. Can I choose what kind of web content to block/ allow, or are some things blocked automatically, with no option for adjustment?
  • Don’t waste your money

    By Momma Bear'n
    This app does NOT work! They are more than happy to keep taking your money but I have NEVER been able to get it to work like it’s supposed to. And when you think it might be working, you have to constantly get on your kid’s phone and update it. Huge disappointment. 👎🏼👎🏼
  • Too slow, making it irrelevant...Canceled!

    By Branpet
    Took forever to synchronize texts, it was easier to just go to my child’s phone... which is free! Texts coming in a week later makes them irrelevant, thus making this app useless. I expect a lot more for the $ you charge. But I’m back to just making a cursory check of my child’s phone every night, and the rest of the apps, downloads, screen time, etc. can be managed by my phone as parent, for free. It’s in your settings.
  • Ok, but could be better

    By iPhoneUser2367
    It tracks messages ok, but only updates every 6 hours, and isnt very reliable at that. It should also track what email accounts are used and what is sent/received, and needs to track phone calls as well. +1 for effort, but much room for improvement

    By Phantomplayz17
    If the developer see’s this, I really need help!! When I first got the app, which was at 9:50 or something close, almost all the apps were gone from my phone, and I thought it was the bedtime mode. But in the morning, the apps were still gone! And when I went onto the App Store to try and get my games back, I couldn’t download ANYTHING. Couldn’t download games, safari, FaceTime, camera, anything! Someone please help!!
  • Disappointed

    By Lala9981
    It was a lengthy process to get it all set up and now it doesn’t even work properly. Great idea, but not well executed I guess. The texts have not updated in over 24 hours, so by that time it is useless. I will be searching for a new app to better suit my needs.
  • Does the job

    By tori81811
    Really good app does what it says just takes a while to see text messages and won’t let you look at their call log but everything else works fine
  • Terrible

    By Susjankp
    Terrible! I’ve downloaded it twice , hoping the second time I would have better luck! Nope! Don’t waste your money...the set up takes way to long and is too complex! Had to give it one star...doesn’t deserve ANY
  • SCAM

    By Jbochart
    This app is a scam. DO NOT USE. It is functioning but they WILL NOT cancel the subscription when you want out. I am still being charged and I have spoken to the development who say they will stop charging my account. This app has cost me DONT LET THEM GET YOU TOO!
  • After hours of trying...

    By Sayrah27
    I still couldn’t get it to work. I made up multiple apple IDs and passwords and emails and in the end the app still wouldn’t work. I figured if it was this hard to get it to download, it would be a nightmare to use. Deleted.
  • Worse set up

    By hashtaghousewives
    The set up process alone was not worth the promised material provided. You do get some of what you read from the app keeping in mind turning off two way authenticator and keeping in mind the set up process feels never ending. Even then..the downloads are all over the place and not always downloaded. Too messy.
  • Run!!! Lost all Apps, Can’t FaceTime

    By Time to Find New App
    I have been a HUGE supporter of Safer Kid and have told all my mom friends how happy I was with this App. But no longer. After disabling my child’s app, she has earned them back but Safer Kid is not working properly leaving my child app less. There are several times I have needed to FaceTime my daughter to ensure her safety and also to instruct her where to go but I can’t because FaceTime has been disabled. Sadly disappointed. I would have a change of heart if their customer service would respond and rectify the situation. But their lack of care is insult to injury!
  • Good idea.. too inconsistent

    By Texan ftball fan
    Application is very complicated to setup. Does not seem to work on a consistent basis. Paid extra for iCloud backup, setup phone got initial download but then nothing. Setup again three times.. nothing. Tech support has no phone support at all. Just an email address.
  • I can't access my apps

    By Qveen_Slayyyy
    I am not a happy right now! I clicked on something and now I can't access any of the apps I downloaded. How do I get my apps back? The icons aren't even showing on my phone anymore.
  • Horrible

    By Fix Dream Zoo
    This app is horrible. The installation process is not user friendly. Increasingly challenged with constant time outs. Took nearly a week before I gave up and decided to delete, however that was after the 7 day free trial was over and I had to pay $14.99 for something I can’t even use. Now I can’t even cancel my account because the subscription is not visible so now I’m praying to the app gods that this cheat of a company doesn’t steal another $14.99 from me in a month.
  • It doesn’t work.

    By nakngtinola
    Before you break your phone out of frustration, do yourself a favor by not using this app. IT DOESN’T WORK! Run away! Save your time and look for another app.
  • Low rating

    By gc0099
    I just downloaded app. But not what I expected keep getting errors not easy to install. Very confusing, I’m cancelling the try out.
  • Troubleshooting

    By 021616
    I would have been more than happy to pay the 139 dollars for this app but after trying everything to get it to work I have given up
  • Used to Work

    By Barkley2001
    This app was great before the latest update of IOS 12. Now can’t get it to connect to kids phones, can’t get ahold of customer service and there is no possible way to fix the issues until they update their technology to work with two factor identification.
  • Wasted an hour of my life horrible set up

    By iBrunos82
    This app requires you to through a lengthy process of installing profiles on your child’s phone and iCloud information. Not to mention it rehires you to turn off the two factor identification for Apple ID.
  • App that don’t work

    By MikeTattooArtist
    I Downloaded this app which when I read the description I thought this is Perfect since I have 2 Beautiful Teenage Daughters. Wrong, I cant pass the sign up part says Time Expired re-downloaded again and nothing the App literally don't work Great Concept and Idea but lack of Tech. Just the Idea
  • Charged me for a year but says my subscription has expired

    By praying mom of 6
    Need access or a refund. If I can’t read message content I want the refund please. We need an easier way to contact support within the app.
  • Started out doesn’t work right at all.

    By Rockin mommy
    Initially this app worked great and as described, however since Apple did its last upgrade it is terrible. They have now offered me the app for free for a lifetime? Great but if it can’t be fixed what’s the point? They have sent me emails suggesting directions to fix that don’t work and it takes 1-2 days for a response and there isn’t a readily available number to contact them. When I awoke this morning, it yet again was not working, not turning our son’s phone on per the schedule and then locked me out of the app. It would not accept my password and then when I clicked on send me an email to reset password an error popped up. So frustrated, wanted to continue to love this app.
  • Hard to install

    By md1232
    Could not get app to work on initial install. Troubleshooting the trouble was difficult as well. App still not working.
  • Help?

    By to safer kid
    Is this safer kid I wanted to say that when can I add my credit card to my iPhone but without safer kid charging me money how can I cancel the purchase in saferkid so it can’t waste my money in my credit card
  • Not compatible with iPhone Two Factor Authentication

    By sj76
    It seems that the only way to use SaferKid to monitor text messages (iMessage) is to disable two-factor authentication. I am interested in security AND privacy for my child. So I don’t want to disable two-factor and that means SaferKid doesn’t work for me.
  • Terrible Security

    By NateMullins
    App allowed my daughter to reset her Apple ID because of the 2FID. Not very secure.
  • Not worth it! Very disappointed!

    By Taptaptap Kids
    Purchased this app in March, only worked periodically if even that much! Emailed support and their excuse was a version update and they would give me two months free...on the renewal of my NEXT years subscription! Ha, horrible joke! Support emailed me back again with sorry it didn’t work email Apple for a refund, basically they are saying...we have your money and we got paid, so bye! No help at all! Don’t waste your money!
  • Not worth it! Very disappointed!

    By Taptaptap Kids
    Purchased this app in March, only worked periodically if even that much! Emailed support and their excuse was a version update and they would give me two months free...on the renewal of my NEXT years subscription! Ha, horrible joke! Support emailed me back again with sorry it didn’t work email Apple for a refund, basically they are saying...we have your money and we got paid, so bye! No help at all! Don’t waste your money!
  • Wish it would have worked

    By KLFH
    Tried the 7 day trial but unfortunately it did not work. My daughters phone backed up fine but only a few texts showed up on my phone. If this app would have worked I would have been more than happy to pay for it. Hopefully they can fix all of the issues soon.
  • One problem after another

    By FGistarb
    The app worked ok at first, then it went down recently for over a month as they supposedly fixed bugs & it’s been a disaster ever since. Currently looking for a better more reliable app that doesn’t have one problem after another.
  • What a joke!!

    By jessa1232
    Don’t download this!! If you can’t get it to work they charge you and refuse to give your money back!
  • Rip Off!

    By Never Die Jewelry
    This app and site is such a disappointment! STAY AWAY! I downloaded and signed up through the app with a free 7 day trial. It never recognized my sign up information. 24 hours later, still trying to activate the account during the free trial. The 7 day “free trial” has been canceled and I am expected to pay to use. Why would I pay for something that I can’t even begin to set up to see if I’m willing to make the financial commitment. Perhaps money would be better spent by SaferKid on making sure their product is working and usable than all the advertising dollars! I will now be looking for a working parental monitoring system since this one is worthless!
  • Keeps charging your account

    By Ryan bbbbb
    Keeps charging your account
  • Need help

    By jenn2374
    I have been trying to set up all day! I've put my son's iTunes account where it's supposed to be, but it won't connect and constantly tells me it's time out! It won't let me set up the text part of the app!! Help please! I've sent email and have not gotten a response!!
  • 0 stars ✨

    I can’t delete ANYTHING on my phone thanks to this stupid app. I want to delete apps that I don’t need and don’t use. Is that too much to ask for?!
  • I really wanted this

    By Mothball MT
    I wanted to have this installed but it is so complicated, and they want me to turn off two-step authentication or something on my kid’s phone, plus go to websites and it got too complicated. Now I’m worrying if I’ve actually managed to delete the app from my kid’s devices as well as my own, and if I’ve handed out her iCloud password to some unknown party... there’s got to be an easier way.
  • Unusable

    By Jim.Spencer
    The newest version of this app is, well, almost useless. I can no longer monitor my kid’s activity from my phone. It was clunky before but mostly as a result of the limitations imposed by iOS. I’ve used this app for more than a year because it was better than the alternatives. If there isn’t any improvement soon, I’ll cancel my subscription. It’s not worth $14 a month at this point.
  • Horrid since latest update

    By Dfox78382
    This used to be a great service and app, then they updated it and now to see texts you have to connect the other persons phone to a computer. That’s ridiculous, since if I have the phone, I’ll just check the texts and save my money and not use their service. Also, their tech support is atrocious and they make false promises to keep you signed up, such as “we’ll be fixing this issue in one week”, then two weeks, then later this month, so your annual service will renew. I will be canceling. Used to be great now it’s garbage.
  • Question

    By rachy798
    When is the new iCloud content download be available? It’s taken longer than a few day.
  • Doesn’t show everything

    By cfishy05
    I was highly disappointed when I had to check my son phone physically due to a conversation he was having to find that not all of his message are actually coming through. Only parts or random messages. This does nothing for me, and I paid for the service!!!!! For a year!!!!
  • The best

    By atbsweet
    This is the best app ever. I can accurately stalk my ain’t shi* boyfriend without him knowin. Shout out to SaferKid
  • Terrible app

    By pissoffmon
    Tried using this app and first off It sucked to download all the steps and then once it locked the apps at a certain time on my child’s phone, it completely moved all her apps and messed up her phone! Don’t download it! Terrible
  • Don’t buy

    By KKelso
    I thought this app looked good because of the ratings. It hasn’t worked on my son’s phone from almost the beginning of the paid subscription. There were promises of a quick fix. I tried to cancel my subscription because I am paying for nothing and I can’t seem to get in touch with them to have them take care of that either. I just received a message the app expires in 2019. Terrible app! Does not work on iPhones and they won’t refund your money!!!!
  • Does not work at all

    By allleeeexxA
    It’s not even showing me anything. It only shows the apps that was downloaded no messages no calls no nothing. What a waste of time.