AT&T Smart Limits℠

AT&T Smart Limits℠

By AT&T Services, Inc.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2014-11-14
  • Current Version: 1.17.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 71.86 MB
  • Developer: AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 509 Ratings


Are your kids using their smartphones responsibly? Are the texting during school or after bed time? Would you like to stay in touch with your family’s texting and calling activity? AT&T Smart Limits* helps you manage your family’s phone use. Block calls and texts from specific numbers, view activity and limit phone use to certain times of day or night. Manage data use by blocking cellular data or setting up text reminders to switch to Wi-Fi. The Smart Limits app is easily accessed on your iPhone or from the easy-to-use Web dashboard. Smart Limits costs $4.99 for 30 days for 1 line or $9.99 for 30 days for up to 10 lines*. Manage Cellular Data •Block Cellular Data: Block access to cellular data for any line on your account.¹ •Wi-Fi® Reminders: Help your family manage data use by setting up text reminders to switch to Wi-Fi when a set amount of cellular data is used.² Set Limits •Time Restrictions: Encourage responsible phone use by limiting text, outbound calling and cellular data use during specific times of the day.³ •Purchase Limits: Avoid unexpected mobile content charges on your AT&T account by limiting purchase for apps, music, and games.⁴ •Text Limits: Set limits on the number of texts your child sends and receives each month.⁵ Block Numbers •Block Numbers: Block up to 30 numbers from unwanted calls and texts, including 411.⁶ •Allowed Contacts: Create a trusted list of phone numbers for your child. View Activity •View Daily Activity: Check your family’s phone activity with texting and calling activity graphs •View Weekly Reports: Receive weekly reports summarizing texting and calling activity. •Receive Alerts: Get customized alerts for text and call activity and receive new contact alerts. To view and manage customized alert settings, go to the web version. These settings cannot be viewed or managed via the iOS app. *IMPORTANT NOTICE: AT&T Smart Limits costs $4.99 for 30 days for 1 line or $9.99 for 30 days for up to 10 lines. Service does not auto-renew when purchased through the App Store; you must renew every 30 days via the app. Purchase is also subject to Apple terms.* AT&T Smart Limits: Compatible phone w/elig. data plan req'd. Data & messaging rates may apply for app download & usage. App Store Purchase: $4.99 for 30 days for 1 line or $9.99 for 30 days for up to 10 lines. Service does not auto-renew, must renew every 30 days via the app. Purchase also subject to Apple terms. Feature and functionality varies by mobile operating system. 1. Data Blocking will block cellular data usage, including use of picture or video messaging, third-party messaging services such as iMessage and Visual Voicemail. 2. Wi-Fi® Reminders do not limit data usage and do not prevent overages. 3. Time Restrictions on data use are not guaranteed to be precise and do not work for restricting data usage while the user is on Wi-Fi. Incoming calls are allowed at all times, including during time restrictions, except from numbers designated as Blocked Numbers. 4. Purchase Limits does not restrict credit card purchases from smartphone app stores. 5. Text Limits applies to SMS only. Text Limits does not include picture or video messaging, or third-party messaging services. 6. Blocked Numbers blocks 10-digit U.S. phone numbers with valid area codes and calls to 411. It may not block other 10-digit numbers, like international numbers. Blocked Numbers does not block picture or video messaging, or third-party messaging services (such as iMessages® and WhatsApp®). General: Technical, network and other service limitations may apply. Coverage not available everywhere. Not all features accessible through app. Other charges & restrictions may apply. Intended for U.S. service only. App may use personal info. This use is governed by AT&T’s Privacy Policy found at For additional terms and conditions, go to AT&T Services, Inc. Web Site AT&T Smart Limits℠ Support Application License Agreement




  • Holy crap that’s bad

    By Apex-gt
    Not much to say other than this thing is 100% useless.
  • Love the App, but

    By Kelly Mitchell
    I love the app but every time I use it always logs off constantly. I have to keep going back into. I think if I pay a month fee it should work. Please fix it.
  • Not good for screen time

    By kakesnhonie
    I was told by a person I spoke with that with this app I could limit for shut down texting and phone calls during school during bedtime. I read the disclosure it’s simply not true. I will say the only thing I do like about this is I see when she is on it and the phone number she is contacting and the numbers that are contacting her. If she doesn’t tell me who they are that go on the blacklist she can’t take them off. I think that if you say that you can shut downTexting and calls during sleep time and during school that there should be no disclosure that it should just be true.
  • For a monthly paid app it is not updated!

    By aleven1
    Please update and make it easier for parents to manage kids phones. I set it up and no activity shows up, hope it’s temporary and not a waste of money...
  • App not working

    By swell4reds
    I can log in on safari and desktop, but can’t log in to the app
  • Can’t login

    By Hendertucky
    No matter how many times I check my userid and password....or update both I cannot log into my AT$T account with this app. I have to use the MyATT app to check my SmartLimits.
  • Can’t log in using app

    By 2RV2
    For over a month, I haven’t been able to log in using the app. It tells me that my User ID is incorrect. I just spent over 30 minutes with AT&T and they can’t get it to work, either. Deleting the app and reloading it did not correct the problem. They said they will report the issue. I don’t have any trouble when logging into my ATT wireless account or into Smart Limits by using ATT/Smart However, these work-arounds to access Smart Limits take too long - please fix the app or I will have to discontinue the service.
  • Unstable app

    By myboysandI9700
    It automatically shuts down while in the app.
  • Terrible and should be free!!!!

    By Spluvsjp
    It really doesn’t work at all for iPhones. Any iMessages that my kids get, do not show up. Can’t stop social messaging. I paid for it and NOW I can’t even log into it. I can log in on the computer. Extremely disappointed. Thought AT&T would be better. You’ll all see. After you’ve paid for it and used it (with it’s pitiful data collection), at some point it will tell you that your user id is incorrect. If they tell you to delete the app and re-download it, it’s bull! I’ve done that 4 or 5 times. Funny I can log in just fine online :( AND the silly app support link here doesn’t even work!!!!!!! Why on earth does AT&T even charge people for this service?
  • I tried...

    By Memes utopia
    I thought since we use At&T that maybe things would go well, but no. I got it to limit our teens texting and limit night/school usage. It blocked unrestricted people and some of her friends could still text her. Not all texts showed up in the tracking and her big complaint, texts sent to her during school time never came through later even though they showed up as delivered on her friends (or her moms) phone.