DinnerTime (Parental Control)

DinnerTime (Parental Control)


"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America

"The app is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker

DinnerTime Parental Control in “20 of the best Android apps from June.” - The Guardian

"Hot tech life hacks to make the most of summer." - USA Today

"Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices." - Reuters

The DinnerTime app gives parents the ability to easily lock and unlock their child’s Android tablet or smartphone, without intrusive controls, no matter where they are. Attention that normally would be on an electronic device is now refocused to the family encouraging more quality time.

The app works from the parent’s phone (Android or iPhone) to link up to two kids' Android devices:

Watch short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime: http://youtu.be/2GDgJRRv3b8

Feature highlights:

1. Instant blocking:
*Dinner Time Break* - pauses any activity for any set time, up to 2 hours.
*Take a Break* - pauses any activity for any set time, up to 24 hours.

2. Bed Time control: set a start and end time to pause any activity while in Bed Time mode. This still allows kids to access their alarm clock.

3. Enhanced Lock feature: optional blocking feature for parents to provide the highest level of restriction control. When ‘enhanced lock feature’ is turned ON, the child’s device will be completely locked with no access to any apps including incoming phone calls while restrictions are enforced.

4. Add a second parent: share the DinnerTime parental control with another parent by linking to their phone.

5. Parent notification: notify parents if unusual child’s device activities are detected to give parents peace of mind.


During these “break” times the child’s ability to use their device - everything from apps to the Internet to texting and calling friends - is temporarily disabled, only incoming calls are allowed while you spend quality time together. Kids can even see the countdown of how much time remains before they are able to access their device again, without any distractions from schoolwork, spending time with the family, or even getting to bed on time.

If you need to manage more than 2 devices or look for extra features such as usage time, time limit to device or individual specific app, please refer our DinnerTime Plus app for both devices.

As DinnerTime is cloud-enabled you can use all of the parent’s phone features described above from any location, whether that be in the supermarket, or if your child is at a friend’s house.

Recent changes:
Major update!! Make sure latest app version is installed on both parent’s & kid’s devices.

New features:
o 5-minute bedtime warning
o “Enhanced Lock” feature for maximum restriction control
o Parent notifications
o Built-in WiFi manager in kid’s blocking screen (if device is offline)
o “Refresh” icon to manually unlock kid’s block screen if not happened automatically
o Enhanced performance & reliability

Bug fixes
o Device time limit reset after mid-night
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About DinnerTime (Parental Control)
"The new app designed to create more quality time with your kids. This is Brilliant." - ABC TV Good Morning America

"The app is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones & tablets." - Lifehacker

DinnerTime Parental Control in “20 of the best Android apps from June.” - The Guardian

"Hot tech life hacks to make the most of summer." - USA Today

"Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices." - Reuters

The DinnerTime app gives parents the ability to easily lock and unlock their child’s Android tablet or smartphone, without intrusive controls, no matter where they are. Attention that normally would be on an electronic device is now refocused to the family encouraging more quality time.

The app works from the parent’s phone (Android or iPhone) to link up to two kids' Android devices:

Watch short tutorial on how to setup DinnerTime: http://youtu.be/2GDgJRRv3b8

Feature highlights:

1. Instant blocking:
*Dinner Time Break* - pauses any activity for any set time, up to 2 hours.
*Take a Break* - pauses any activity for any set time, up to 24 hours.

2. Bed Time control: set a start and end time to pause any activity while in Bed Time mode. This still allows kids to access their alarm clock.

3. Enhanced Lock feature: optional blocking feature for parents to provide the highest level of restriction control. When ‘enhanced lock feature’ is turned ON, the child’s device will be completely locked with no access to any apps including incoming phone calls while restrictions are enforced.

4. Add a second parent: share the DinnerTime parental control with another parent by linking to their phone.

5. Parent notification: notify parents if unusual child’s device activities are detected to give parents peace of mind.


During these “break” times the child’s ability to use their device - everything from apps to the Internet to texting and calling friends - is temporarily disabled, only incoming calls are allowed while you spend quality time together. Kids can even see the countdown of how much time remains before they are able to access their device again, without any distractions from schoolwork, spending time with the family, or even getting to bed on time.

If you need to manage more than 2 devices or look for extra features such as usage time, time limit to device or individual specific app, please refer our DinnerTime Plus app for both devices.

As DinnerTime is cloud-enabled you can use all of the parent’s phone features described above from any location, whether that be in the supermarket, or if your child is at a friend’s house.

Recent changes:
Major update!! Make sure latest app version is installed on both parent’s & kid’s devices.

New features:
o 5-minute bedtime warning
o “Enhanced Lock” feature for maximum restriction control
o Parent notifications
o Built-in WiFi manager in kid’s blocking screen (if device is offline)
o “Refresh” icon to manually unlock kid’s block screen if not happened automatically
o Enhanced performance & reliability

Bug fixes
o Device time limit reset after mid-night

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A Google User
Sep 8, 2014
Uninstall I can't uninstall from kids phone
A Google User
Sep 8, 2014
This works great. Love it!! !
A Google User
Sep 8, 2014
Seemed to work when I first installed, but Take A Break stays on pending and it doesn't shut off during scheduled hours at all. I am keeping it for now in hopes it will get fixed.
A Google User
Sep 8, 2014
Nice App! Wish I could setup a weekly schedule to allow more time on weekends.
A Google User
Sep 6, 2014
im a kid and i really hate this i dont like this thing at all its a waste of time and its useless cuz i can still use it but its takes much longer to go on things