Verizon Smart Family™

Verizon Smart Family™

By Verizon Wireless

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2014-11-05
  • Current Version: 3.4.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 174.33 MB
  • Developer: Verizon Wireless
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 2,272 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.



  • Good idea when it works

    By CKSbunga
    Yes I track my kid but the app isn’t working and to change anything I need to dig though my main app before I can change anything. I pay for it and it's not easy to do anything
  • How to get started

    By jos stuff
    I saw many comments about the app not showing the family members to manage. After walking through a trouble ticket with Verizon tech and IT support I found out how to fix this. Log into your Verizon account from a computer, not the mobile app. Select from menu drop down My Plans and Sevices, then click on family safeguards and controls. The screen that opens up lists all lines in your account and you have a drop down that allows you to assign them as child or not assigned. After I selected child for my kids’ lines, they showed up under Smart family both on the app and in my account log in. Hope this helps. I am about to tell the tech service guy what I did....cause he is stumped too.
  • Hstone

    By Hbero stone
    This has been great for my teens! I love it!
  • Love the family base!

    By Bxkshebxkausb
    Love the family base app
  • Geek

    By gee monee
  • Basic restrictions

    By E. Mode
    While the app allows time of day restrictions, it does not allow usage time restrictions per platform. Easy enough to configure, yet sadly overlooked. A bit antiquated as most teens are not calling/texting. They are using social media apps to connect. Let me know when you expand to include more usable controls.
  • Terrible app

    By Boy 8888
    Despite the settings you make, the app restricts many functions like downloads and updates of program you allow the kids to use. Also easily defeated by 3rd party VPM apps. Useless.
  • New App

    By Mscantcareless
    I just got the app but I put my number in to set it up and it’s not allowing me to change the number to my son’s. There should be a way to chose the number we would like to control. I guess I’ll post another review if I ever get the number changed.
  • Sign in

    By Phhbrook
    Today I really need to locate my sons phone and today no matter what I do, the app keeps saying”sign in error”. Grrrrr!
  • Impossible to set up App

    By RD122
    I wish I could review the actual app but after having spent 30 minutes going in circles to try and register my account and set the up the app, I’ve given up. It keeps sending me back to register my device over and over and keeps freezing up. This is the worst app I have ever tried to use. Verizon, I expect much better.