What do Lock Navigation and Lock Device mean for time limits on each platform?

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As there are different technological solutions for each operating system Qustodio can be installed on, the Lock Navigation and Lock Device features work slightly differently for each platform.




On your Parents App, you will find these options going to > Rules > Daily Time Limits or Restricted Times > clicking on the gear on the top right corner:

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Lock Navigation

On Windows and Mac computers this means that the kid won't be able to navigate the internet on any web browser.

On Android devices the lock navigation option blocks all of the apps except for some specific apps like Calendar, Calculator, home screen, the notification bar, the recent app list and calls.

On iPhone and iPad devices block all internet connectivity, blocking all of the online apps. Apps that don't require connectivity will still be working.


Lock Device


On Windows and Mac computers this means that the kid won't be able to log in to his user account and use the computer as a Qustodio screen will prevent it.

On Android devices block all usage with a Qustodio screen. Your child will be able to activate the Panic Button and will be able to call trusted contacts and emergency numbers.

On iPhone and iPad devices this will hide all apps that are categorized as 4 years and older apps on the App Store. Please note that, when the apps come back after the restriction is passed, they will appear out of the folders and in alphabetical order. If you want to keep the apps organized in a specific way we recommend using Lock Navigation instead.


Alert Me

This option will send you an alert every time the daily allowance is fully consumed on the selected profile.



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