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Limitly Screen Time Control

Rating Limitly Screen Time Control - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android
  • Free
  • age 18+

About Limitly Screen Time Control

Limitly is a parental/guardian/teacher application to control the use of a device by children. The app is designed to limit and monitor the time a child can use a device and the type of applications they can use on it and when. The program has been designed with the specific purpose of ensuring children do not waste excessive time on particular apps that are not helpful for their learning journey.

Limitly Screen Time Control Review

Limitly is one of the best free apps to limit screen time for Android devices. Pumpic, the developers, assert that children spend an average of nine hours a day on their mobile devices, obviously a large slice of this time would be checking various social media apps and exchanging information with their friends. Limitly is a comprehensive and quite sophisticated programme to help parents restrict the time on these time sapping applications and get the children to focus in on school work related tasks. The parameters that the parent can set are extremely flexible with the ability to veer from Attila the Hun on one day to Mother Teresa on the next.

When the programme is loaded for the first time the user is required to grant admin rights to ensure that full control of timings and downloads can proceed. The user has to ensure that they remember the PIN number for this access and that their children do not know it, otherwise they will be able to uninstall the app!

At the heart of the programme is the Block apps and Manage limits facility a simple an intuitive menu system guides you through the process of choosing the applications to block and/or manage the time limits for use. For example the user can limit a favourite social media app on any day of the week for an hour and then two hours a day for the weekend.

The device itself can be blocked at any scheduled time a particularly useful feature if you do not want your child to use the mobile from late evening through to the morning. You are also given the facility to customize the messages to your children about the restrictions so that you can remind them in a personalized way of the rule negotiated with them.

A powerful utility of the programme is the Reports section where the parent can monitor the use a child has made of every app over a given period of time. The information includes the number of times the child has opened the app, ‘Launches’, at what time they launched the app, how long the session lasted and a total time for the use of the app. The reports section also includes information on the number of times the child tried to re-launch the app when the time limit had been used up and the number of times the app was attempted to be launched whilst blocked.

Another useful feature is the quarantining of an application the child has downloaded so that the parent has had a chance to review the app before use. Finally, the facility to categorize applications under chosen headings is useful when setting time limit defaults, especially when you have a number of social media apps to contend with and you wish to attribute the same time limits on all of them. 

Overall this free application is a very useful utility to store in the digital toolbox of a hard pressed parent or teacher who wishes to guide a child into some focused learning without being distracted by the multitude of exciting but ultimately ‘time sapping’ applications on offer.

The Best Alternative to Limitly:

If you are seeking the alternative app to Limitly, then the best alternative app is FamiSafe and Qustodio. In this generation, these are ultimate apps for parents to set a limit on their children activities.

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Download Limitly Screen Time Control

You can download Limitly Screen Time Control on your Android devices from the Google Play Store.

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