Verizon Smart Family™

Verizon Smart Family™

By Verizon Wireless

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2014-11-05
  • Current Version: 3.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 154.53 MB
  • Developer: Verizon Wireless
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 1,777 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.




  • Great App

    By Dabby22
    Handy way to monitor and maintain proper cell phone usage for the kiddos.
  • Continual Errors

    By Damnation Angel
    I subscribed to this only for the blocking phone numbers features (no id calls). Every time I try to turn it on I get a “something went wrong, try again” error. I’ve rebooted my phone but it didn’t fix anything. If it actually worked would be five stars. Been trying for 3 days now to get it to work.
  • Not looking too good

    By Indianamom78
    I had high hopes for this service. I had read up on it before taking the plunge and getting my 13 year old his first phone. For one thing, I knew more about what it was supposed to be able to do than anyone in either of the two Verizon store I visited in getting it set up. In the 3 days we've had it set up we both now have trouble getting a message sent. It fails to deliver many times, and then sometimes it will go through. You just never know why or whether your message actually went through or not. The annoying part is there seems to be little help on the troubleshooting end. On the plus side, it's the only service I've been able to find that can turn a smart phone into a dumb phone and truly turn off the internet, even over Wi-Fi. Going to look more into Disney Circle if this doesn't get fixed.
  • VPN

    By sorry to complain
    My child has found a way to turn the app off. If she won’t tell me how she did it and leave it alone I have no clue what to look for or change in her phone. I don’t know how to run her android because I have an iPhone. It does me no good to guess. Then I have to confiscate her phone and end up paying for a phone that’s not being used.
  • Family life saver

    By smiledad
    Takes the fight away about time, data amounts, uses. Important life skills taught using the internet.
  • Don’t Waste your Money

    By Disappo1nted Parent
    Terrible, if you block your certain numbers from this app and your child is texting that number Verizon sends them a message saying account owner blocked that number. So what’s the point to have a service for extra money when it alerts the child what you have done on your end without the child knowing.
  • Love This App

    By Rorie 👍
    Has Great Features. Love Being Able to control times of use, limit data & being able to know who is being texted and called from our kids. Definately Recommend!
  • Great app!

    By GrammieT58
    Helps me keep an eye on all activity and keeps my son safe from all the junk out there to distract them.
  • Can’t approve my son’s apps anymore

    By i just want to post my review
    When we first started using this, he would click “ask parent” to Download an app. Then I would immediately get the request and I could approve or deny. Then suddenly it stopped working. He would click to ask a parent but I never get the request. Then he tried to do it where a parent approves right from his phone and still, nothing happens. Please fix this!!- also it never shows his texts. Literally he will text me all day and I can check and it shows none or maybe 1 text. (?)
  • Smart Family

    By Dawn McLeod
    Love love love this app ! I feel better and sleep better being able to keep an eye on my kids better because this day in age you can’t hardly trust anyone ! I feel better with a larger piece of mind that my kids can be found easily; I can set their time for calls and texts as not to interrupt their sleeping patterns & school schedule as well as restrict their data usage. Awesome App ! Dawn McLeod