Smart Family Companion

Smart Family Companion

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.7.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Verizon Wireless
  • Compatibility: Android
1.5
1.5
819 Ratings
$ 0

Smart Family Companion App

Get the most out of the Verizon Smart Family app when you pair your child’s device by installing Smart Family Companion. You will be able to: • Receive on demand device location & schedule location alerts • Block apps & websites • Instantly pause the internet • and much more Don't worry if the companion app is removed from your kid's phone, rest assured, you'll be notified. If you haven't already subscribed to Verizon Smart Family you will need to visit https://vzw.com/smartfamily/ to subscribe before continuing. SET UP – Easy as 1-2-3 With companion device in hand: Step 1 Send an invite text from your Verizon Smart Family app to your child’s phone. Step 2 Open the text and tap the link. Step 3 Tap the download button and follow the instructions that appear on your child’s phone screen KIDS This will help prevent you from seeing bad content and in case you ever get lost, your parents will be able to locate your device. Don’t worry! Smart Family does not let your parents read your texts! Smart Family is there for your digital safety. Important Information: Verizon Smart Family controls requests and uses Device Admin Permissions to ensure that the application cannot be removed from the device once set up (application can be removed at any time by parent.) Selecting the option to ""Get Companion App"" which will send a text message to your kid's compatible phone with a link to download this app.

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Smart Family Companion app reviews

  • Controls your life 1/5

    By The game review girl
    if you have any control over it, never get this app. ever. your parents basically control your entire life whether you’ve done anything or not. and you’ll here the phrase “it’s for your protection” about a million times. but we know that’s bs. they just want complete access to everything. well you know what? maybe i just wanna have a life that’s not completely attached to yours. i wanna make my own decisions rather than you making them for me.
  • This app is not the move 1/5

    By hahahahasshaha
    My prayers are with anyone else who got done dirty by this app.
  • Thanks a lot 1/5

    By SNiemann16789
    Verizon did us soo dirty with this.
  • Controlling 1/5

    By What the helll1234567890
    ATTENTION TEENS/KIDS This app is a very controlling app that allows your parents to block anything they want but there is an easy way to bypass it, go into settings-search VPN(pick the second one down) press the (i) on “Smart Family Companion VPN” and turn off “Connect on demand” this should give you time to go on any blocked apps/ websites. You’re Welcome :)
  • Worst app😡😡😡 1/5

    By Sammi_Renee
    This app is the worst I would give it zero stars if I could. It does this stupid vpn thing that makes it so even stuff I’m allowed to have doesn’t work. It’s terrible. My mom is very strict about what she allows me to have.Im allowed to have Facebook messenger and Pinterest. My Pinterest doesn’t work and messengers don’t come through in messenger. I’m not even able to look on the web. And apparently my Spotify(its a music app) isn’t even working cuz of this stupid app. The App Store needs to remove this app right now!
  • It’s good but easy to get around 2/5

    By big chungus 360
    I’m going to say there is nothing wrong with parents looking/blocking stuff but you could very easily get around the system so that’s why it’s a 2
  • It gets worse... 1/5

    By Bug or Glitch?
    I have had this on my phone since I got it and it has only gotten worse. The time restrictions were kind of reasonable at first cause I don’t need to use my phone during school hours, makes sense. But then it got worse because my parents said I use my phone too much and didn’t like that I talk to people all the time, which was a load of crap coming from them. Now with one of the recent updates, it has made it to where my data doesn’t even act right when its supposed to be working. This is beyond annoying and to be honest, this app either to be deleted App Store or needs to actually have their services act right since it’s making it harder on the people that already have to mentally suffer from this crap. Also, if the creator of this app reads this, let me ask you. What happened for you to think of making this?
  • Terrible 🤮 1/5

    By cap13wrnyg
    I cannot go on any websites because they are all blocked
  • Really.... 1/5

    By dis app garbo
    I just got so much of my phone restricted bc one of my friends was using course language. It wasn’t my fault. Because if this god-forsaken app I went from and iPhone XR to a really big iPod, or a really small iPad. Thanks Verizon
  • #1 MOST HATED APP EVER 1/5

    By ADD THIS TO IOS PLZ
    🥇I have been searching for the worst app ever created, and this is the one! This app is currently rated the #1 most hated app for 10+ years! The creator of this app must have not realized that he/she wasted Verizon’s time and money to keep this app up and running. Did you know that if Verizon is your network carrier, then you’re paying additional maintenance fees in order for Verizon to maintain this app, even if you don’t install it? In fact you’re paying fees for more than just this app! This app is voted the worst app for over 10 years, and it’s won over 100 top worst customer satisfaction awards.
  • Words cannot express my feelings of HATRED and UNHAPPINESS with this app from the wicked one 1/5

    By BEWARE RUN K
    This app encourages unhealthy mental health and control issues. It has no point but to create issues and to piss off kids. This maybe looks like a great app but if you are on the other side it does not look so good. It is a kid worst nightmare. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BEFORE RUINING YOUR FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND TOUR KID. 🤫😭😭
  • my controlling mom 1/5

    By davidv870
    if i could rate this 0 stars i could, my mom now has 4 apps like this on my phone. she’s a control freak. i’ve never been in trouble, don’t do anything wrong, and make good grades. also i’m 17 like dang.
  • Parents read this 1/5

    By sfxhchcj
    If you are willing enough to get your kid a phone, then don’t put this bull crap on it. it’s completely ruins the phone
  • What? 1/5

    By DilanTowel
    Don’t really have a problem with this app because I don’t do anything bad or get into any trouble anyway, but I can’t listen to music that isn’t even bad. Weird
  • No way around this😡😡😡 1/5

    By Dirtryder04
    So this basically lets your parents stalk your every move and thing that you do in your phone and you our location, you can delete the thing in settings but your parents will get a notification that you got rid of it. So basically it’s for parents that don’t trust their own children whatsoever, don’t listen to your parents if they try to change your mind. And I agree to all the comments that this app worsens your relationship with your family in the long run and I’ve only had it for about two weeks😡. Kids, find a way to persuade your parents to get rid of this.
  • Seriously? 1/5

    By _TeRmInAtOr_
    Ever since I got this on my phone it has prevented me from connecting to certain WiFi networks. The vpn thing just says connecting... forever.
  • straight trashhhh 1/5

    By a_disappointment
    this app is whack. why tho.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By jenniferkim87
    Why does parents wanna be using this, so they can literally track u down on any point?̊̈ There’s no point for using this things and paying money for it
  • Oh goddd 1/5

    By sadddddd kiddddddd
    Mother if you see this you’ll know why I am mad at you. Why would you download this? Out of all the things I have in my privacy why my phone?! Please leave me be🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ I am having no fun conversations with you anymore bye mother daughter relationship
  • No.Do not get this app til they fix the pairing bug. 1/5

    By Pickles Escaping The Jar
    I do not recommend this app. Unless you don't mind getting stuck in the "pairing loop". The family location part can't be used or be accurate unless the phones are paired.
  • Great app- Said NOBODY EVER 1/5

    By NativeDragon2589
    Well you see my parents have always seemed controlling and unreasonable with my phone time. If your looking to somehow make an even worse relationship with your children, this app is a great idea😃. It’s currently 9:54 which means I’m about 6 minutes or so, the demons in this app come to life😈. Kids- don’t you dare think that you will be privileged enough to use the internet or social media past a certain dumb time. It is also extremely easy to delete this “demon” from your phone; simply go into your settings, find General, Device Management, tap on Smart Family Companion, and finally, press Remove Management. Oh, did you really think it was going to work like that, well at least not in my family. You may be able to get through those steps and start living a happy, enjoyable piece again, until your parents get the “demon’s text” which informs your parents that you have gotten rid of your dreadful VPN. Sorry, but I feel the same way about my parents that all of you do.
  • This is so pointless 1/5

    By unctarheel5
    Okay first of all the reason I got this app is cause my parents weren’t satisfied with a 3.6 GPA. That should tell you something, that this app is for parents who think that it will be helpful to control everything that they do. The app says they can’t read your texts, but this is a downright lie. Whatever you did that made your parents get this app must’ve been pretty disrespectful, because your life is about to be ruined. UNLESS you go into settings->general->profile->remove profile, type your passcode, and click REMOVE. That way, your parents don’t receive a notification that it’s gone. Have a blessed day.
  • Deserves way less🙄 1/5

    By blake2savage2364
    Oh don’t get me started on how it limits my 14 year old times and prevents me from actually doing homework ok sure it helps prevent kids from looking at inappropriate things but why does Verizon have to ruin our lives! Switch to boost mobile or something else this ruins life and freedom is revoked! Kids hide your phone at night trust me you don’t want this piece of crap on your device thank me later
  • Gay app 1/5

    By Gunnar151515
    This app is the gayest app ever all u parents are some gay retards bro leave ur kid alone u stalkers no one likes u
  • Spy 1/5

    By HyperBen60716
    Trash
  • Horrible 1/5

    By llllhfdrghbbjiytrdddsstyhnjki
    Doesn’t work horrible
  • Don’t by this crap 1/5

    By Oneal76
    Why do parents even care about what there child is wacthing or texting it is taking away their happiness and ruining there lives it will make them feel like they can’t do anything to be honest parents let your kid be a kid they don’t have much time till they are you
  • Garbage 1/5

    By CalebAPEY
    I am a 15 year old that is independent person, my parents accidentally put me on it, it was for my sister but I somehow got on it. It is a complete invasion of my privacy, looks at time usage(understandable). But it looks at contacts, video games and others. There is nothing you can do on your phone without having an employee looking at it or a parent or guardian, I advise to not go on the app as it it a waste of money and time.
  • Just why 1/5

    By Japan 47
    I am a 14 year old girl. I thought that my dad trusted me a lot more. But ever since he made me get this app it ruined our relationship,we don’t have trust. I can’t trust my dad anymore because of this app. Parents should trust their kids and not be stalking them on their social media. It hurts when your parents don’t have trust in you. I feel like all parents have an image in there head about this generation, that we all are kids that can’t be trusted. It hard to have faith in my dad that he trust me. This app ruined my relationship with my dad.
  • ughhh 1/5

    By xoxo, jailyn
    first of, can this app, allow parents to see what apps the child has on their phone ? second, this app is absurd. why torture your child like this
  • Not a good parental decision. 1/5

    By Julia 521
    The app is very unreliable, when you pause the internet it may or may not work. The same is true for the opposite, when the internet is Unpaused, it takes a while to actually do so. It also causes nothing but trouble with your children. Raise your children in an environment of trust and freedom. My relationship with my children has vastly improved since I got rid of this.
  • Hey fellow stalked kids! 1/5

    By JackMoneyBO3 for life
    To listen to music, have WiFi past 10, and beat the system go to settings and type in VPN. Then go it Verizon Smart family and press info or I. Then press connect on demand off. Your Gucci.
  • Didn’t work 1/5

    By fhjagjrh
    I tried settings>general>profiles and deleting the profile but My parent got the notification.how do I do it
  • AWFUL 1/5

    By Geeked justified
    This app when used with family app prevents you from getting on to WiFi and overall makes your phone slower
  • terrible 1/5

    By ashbashsell
    this is a complete invasion of privacy will never do this to my children
  • Don’t be a controlling parent have some trust 1/5

    By Michael.A.M2003
    I am a 15 year old teenager who is responsible, gets good grades, and rarely gets in trouble. I don’t understand why my guardians can’t just have a little just and not only me with my guardians, anyone really. This app is making you as a guardian CONTROLLING. I just wanted to make that clear. You kid might be young and young kids do dumb things sometimes is something you can’t avoid in life. And yes you can make them a better person but by just taking things away no that doesn’t show them. This if anything will make them just more mad and frustrated at you even though it’s something little and or they spend most of their time on their phone. But overall, as a parent try to be understanding let your child have some freedom like they can control their own lives and let them be happy and teach them how to be a good person and how to be responsible no matter how hard it may be because you are their guardian(s) and you should care so much about them and you should care about who they grow up and turn out to be because just taking things away will never really teach them it will show them to hide things, not be comfortable telling you things, and maybe other things that will turn them away from you and make them a miserable person. Please do not make your kids hate you for think you control their life, it’s theirs for a reason now let them live it but just be their to help them grow.
  • No just no 1/5

    By Awevskncbkd
    Why just why. 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱
  • So very stupid 1/5

    By Broneiqua
    My aunt put this app on my phone because I made 1 mistake staying up to late I am 15 this is making me really mad and we have already gotten in an argument because I had an “attitude” even if I did though I didn’t I don’t think it would have been very wrong of me this app allows guardians to be very controlling and I hate it it is so unfair to the kids I can’t believe this I’m totally disgusted with the way that some people think there are other ways to discipline children other than this nonsense
  • I hate this app! 1/5

    By Destiny Gorland
    This app is poorly made. It looks as if it was made by a child, and it is very restricting. I am 14, responsible, and can take care of myself, yet my parents still feel the need to helicopter me. My brother has come in contact with drugs and they still focus on me. They demanded I install this app and I obliged, afraid of what would happen if I said no. They restricted everything. Every. Single. Thing. I can’t even text my friends without having to reread what I say, making sure there is nothing bad. I can’t even talk to my boyfriend without my parents finding out about him and I. Please remove this app from the universe.
  • Stupid 1/5

    By Ashley mcalister
    This should be a one star rating,kids should not be tracked .parent threat thier kids .its just bs and I would recommend that getting this app its a waste of time .
  • Horrible for Parent Child Relationships 1/5

    By Ticked Off Teenager
    My parents started using this app and have been using it to turn off internet to my phone and Xbox. I’m still confused on how they figured out how to turn off my Xbox wifi. This app has made my relationship with parents much worse and I have lost my trust in them. Parents, please don’t use this app on your kids. Just have a conversation about managing screen time. The only thing this app does is cause fight and make people lose trust in eachother.
  • Wack 1/5

    By jrdalys
    This fricken app is the worst. It literally makes you have the slowest load time ever. Parents please don’t get this app it is HORRIBLE 🤬🤬🤬
  • Version please, stay out of family business 1/5

    By Shriya.K.
    I’m seeing all these reviews and I’m thinking that my parents didn’t take a look at them, I’ve disabled the app within the first minutes of getting it and the vpn is totally off. I understand how kids are visibly upset and all but to the parents, please consider before you get this. All it’s gonna do is make you child feel unsupported, uncomfortable, and unrespected . Why not instead sit down and talk with them? Is it so hard to talk these days?
  • The stupidest thing a parent can do 1/5

    By E.Vzqz
    First off this app gives parents the power to literally render the child’s phone useless. It cuts off any internet connection whenever they want, they see everything the child is doing. It lets parents spy on their children and that’s not good. If you don’t trust your child, and you don’t want them to do anything on their phone, get this app. This app is the stupidest thing that a parent can do to their child. What if you are on a Thursday night and it’s 10:00 and you need to ask your friend how many pages you needed to do for the homework? Well to bad, your phone doesn’t work for crap. How about if you want to download an app that lets you see people’s pictures and reviews and ideas that they put for people to see? Well to bad because you can’t download any social media that already isn’t blocked by the parent. Please take this app down for good, it’s not helping keep children safe, it’s taking away their freedom and joy of having their own phone. Parents, please never get this for your child.
  • Horrible app 1/5

    By Willett1234567
    This app is horrible and doesn’t deserve to have a 1 star rating my parents are controlling my life and I can’t talk to any friends I have no friends
  • I love it! 5/5

    By miamom05
    Happy Parent... Happy life ☺️❤️
  • Good app 1/5

    By Grantvan22
    I am 11 years old and my mom is the best because she keeps me safe
  • Way around👍 your welcome 1/5

    By 🎅🏻merry christmas
    1. Go to App Store (if AppStore is disabled for some reason like mine, ask to enable it for a minute to download a “school app” 2. Get a school related app BUT also get X-VPN or pretty much any other VPN 3. Download it 4. Settings-VPN-Choose the new VPN 5. You can now search the web, get on the WiFi whenever you want, and text freely 6. Also if you don’t like being tracked: Settings-location- flip the switch thing off. Boom. there. Have fun. NEXT LEVEL THINKING: Ever had a old phone? Perfect! Go get it set it up In my opinion it’s not THAT bad but it’s hella annoying. Idk if the reading text thing is true bc my mom can’t read mine unless you are under the same Apple ID which I am not. But ofc she just takes my phone and reads them anyway. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments I am 14 as most of you on here😂
  • Wow 1/5

    By kfdndjx
    My mother can’t even afford food and she’s add this.

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