Kids Data Lock is the best Android app available for locking down data usage on your child's smartphone.
If your child has been begging you for a smartphone but you are worried about data overages, Kids Data Lock is here to help! Check out the following features to see why Kids Data Lock is the solution:
~ Block mobile data usage.
~ Monitor mobile data - if mobile data is enabled manually, Kids Data Lock will block it again AND send you a text message letting you know that the child tried to enable it.
~ Password protect the app - if an unauthorized user tries to guess the password 3 times, Kids Data Lock sends you a text message letting you know.
~ **Uninstall protection - extra steps have been added to make it difficult for your child to uninstall Kids Data Lock. Plus, if your child succeeds, a text message is automatically sent to inform you.
~ Reboot protection - Kids Data Lock will automatically start itself and block data after a reboot.
~ WIFI is still allowed - since using WIFI is free, your child can still enjoy browsing the web and downloading apps through a WIFI connection.
~ Calls and text messages are allowed - your child can still call/text even while data usage is blocked.
~ Perfect for family share data plans! Add your child on to your account without having to bump up your family data plan.
~ Extremely easy 3 step setup process. You will be up and running very quickly!
Please note, Kids Data Lock must be downloaded on the phone you wish to block. (not on the parent's phone!)
*Notice to tablet users: Most tablets do not support text messaging. Kids Data Lock will still work on your tablet but due to this restriction, it will not notify you via text message if the user tries to disable Kids Data Lock. I am currently working on a solution for this. (possibly replacing the "auto text" feature with an "auto email" feature)
** The Android operating system does not allow an app to completely block itself from being uninstalled. (this is an Android safety feature to prevent viruses, etc) Kids Data Lock does make itself difficult to uninstall, though. Plus, as always, if the child manages to uninstall it, the parent's phone will automatically be sent a text message informing them of what happened.
This app is no longer under active development. It still works fine but I have changed the price to be free forever since I'm no longer working on new features.
* minor bug fixes
* added support for devices that don't support text messaging (tablets, etc)
* minor UI tweaks