Funamo! Best Mobile Parental Control for Android Cell Phones

Funamo! Best Mobile Parental Control for Android Cell Phones
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Best parental control for Android phones, and tablets. Funamo will give you peace of mind. Filtering the Internet, blocking porn, controlling apps, and keeping an eye on Android phones. Support all Android devices: Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, Kindle Fire, Nook, HTC, LG, Motorola, Asus, and Acer.

Connect the kids, the parents, and the whole family to bring the family closer together.

  1. Use Funamo to hold people accountable.
  2. Clean, trustworthy, and responsible. Most comprehensive solution
  3. Help all Android gadgets.
  4. Support all of the major brands of Android phones and tablets

WHAT DOES FUNAMO

  • Internet Filtering

Allow a clean internet by blocking sites that aren't appropriate.

  • Checking on devices

Log the device's activities automatically and send them to the server.

  • Handle applications

Protect apps with a password and limit how long they can be used.

  • Cloud Solution

You can change settings and look over activities at any time from anywhere online.

Internet filtering is a feature of Funamo:

Technology that is being worked on for a patent automatically blocks pornographic websites.

Allow more control by letting people choose websites to block, websites to allow, and keywords to filter.

Support the "whitelist-only" mode, which limits web access to a list of websites that have already been set up.

  • Checking on devices:

Keep a record of all the websites and apps you've used.

Find out where the device being watched has been in real-time.

Data from the device's history should be automatically sent to the server.

  • Application control:

Block protected apps and limit the amount of time you can spend on certain apps each day.

With the application quarantine feature, newly downloaded apps are automatically blocked.

When it's time for school or bed, the "device control" feature shuts down all apps and makes the device quiet.

  • The solution in the cloud:

Change device settings online and synchronize the changes to the device in real-time.

No more emails! All settings and history data can be found online at any time.

work with all of the major web browsers and are set up to work best on both mobile and PC browsers.

Funamo Instructions\s(The instructions for Funamo Parental Control also apply to Funamo Accountability) (The instructions for Funamo Parental Control also apply to Funamo Accountability)

Funamo

Setting up Funamo with Funamo Safe Browser

  • Uninstall Funamo Parental Control

Funamo Setup with Funamo Safe Browser: If you want to filter the internet without a complicated setup, you can use Funamo Safe Browser. Also, it works no matter what network you are on. After Funamo Safe Browser works on your device, go to your Account settings and turn on "Block other browsers." This will automatically block all browsers except Funamo Safe Browser.

Funamo Parental Control or Funamo Accountability can be downloaded and set up (See what is the difference)

  • Get Funamo Safe Browser and install it.

Start Funamo, go to Parental Control, sign up, and follow the steps in the setup wizard to connect your device to the Funamo server. (Note: The first sync can take a while, especially if you have a lot of apps on your device. If you are on a slow mobile network, it is also slower. If it doesn't work, try to sync it again, and if that doesn't work, click "Start Over" to re-register your device.

Set up the settings for Internet filtering, device monitoring, protected apps, apps that can only be used for a certain amount of time, and device control. Please check "Block other browsers" in your account settings to automatically block all browsers except Funamo Safe Browser.

  • Click Start Funamo to enable Funamo parental protection
Questions People Usually Ask

What kinds of mobile devices does Funamo work on?

Funamo works with all Android phones and tablets right now. The Google Play Store is where you can get the app.

How much does Funamo cost? Is there a fee every month?

Funamo has a trial period of two days so you can try it out. If it works for you, you can buy a valid license by clicking "Purchase Funamo Now!" in the Funamo app. You can also directly buy a request from our website.

Funamo will protect your device for as long as you own it and costs $19.99. There is NO monthly or annual fee, and there is NO subscription. You can now protect your kids' mobile devices for as little as the price of a book. This will give you peace of mind that they are safe. Please keep in mind that the Funamo license is per-device, so you'll need to buy a separate license for each device you want to save with Funamo. And if you need to switch devices within six months of buying a license, you can do that.

How are Funamo Parental Control and Funamo Accountability different?

Both the Funamo Parental Control and Funamo Accountability apps have the same set of features, with only minor differences in how they are worded. Funamo Parental Control is for parents who want to keep their kids safe, and Funamo Accountability is for adults who want to keep track of their spending. You don't need both, so don't install them on the same device. Depending on how they will be used, we may add different features to our next releases. Both apps use the same Funamo license.

  • Setup Funamo

How do I set up Funamo Accountability with a partner who will hold me accountable?

Funamo is different from other accountability apps because it is a cloud-based solution. This means that you no longer have to send your accountability partner email reports. On the Funamo website, you can find all the information and settings at any time and from any web browser. You can give your accountability partner your account email and password. Or, if you don't want to have access to your data and settings, you can have your accountability partner set up a Funamo account for you, or you can change your email and password later if you set up your account yourself. (FAQ about changing your email or password)

Funamo Accountability works the same way as Funamo Parental Control when it comes to setting it up. Please look at the Funamo Parental Control page for detailed instructions and video tutorials. Please contact us if you have any questions.

If I want to set up a second device, do I need to sign up again?

No, you don't. You can just use the email address and password you made when you set up your first device. The Funamo wizard will show you how to register your device step by step.

How can I make sure my kid's device is always running Funamo?

When you click Start Funamo to turn on Funamo protection, Funamo will always be running in the background (you will see the dark-blue Funamo logo on the notification bar). Funamo will automatically start up when it is turned back on, even if the device is turned off and on again.

Funamo also sends device history data to the server every day (please make sure that device monitoring options are turned on in Funamo -> Account settings). On the page, the time of the last update is shown. If the data hasn't been updated as expected, check your child's device to make sure Funamo is still working.

My kid kills Funamo with the app that manages tasks and apps. How can I make sure they don't do it?

If your child installed the task manager app, you can either delete it or put it on a list of apps that can't be used by kids. If the phone comes with a task manager, you can turn it off in the following ways:

  1. Open the app for Settings.
  2. Either Apps or Application manager can be clicked.
  3. Choose the "All" tab to see the apps that came with the phone.
  4. Click the task manager app and then click the button that says "Disable or Turn off."

After it has been turned off or disabled, the user can no longer open it. Please make sure that you add the Settings app to the list of Protected apps because your child will be able to re-enable the app if they have access to Sett.

When you reboot, Funamo does not automatically start up again. What could be the matter?

Make sure of the following:

When you restart your device, Funamo protection is turned on. When Funamo is allowed, a dark-blue F logo should show up on your notification bar. "Funamo protection is on" should show up when you expand the notification bar. If Funamo protection isn't already on when you restart your device, it won't turn on by itself. This is so that kids can't just turn Funamo back on by turning the device off and on again. If for some reason Funamo protection has been turned off, it can only be turned back on if you know the password.

Please don't move Funamo Parental Control to the SD card after you've set it up. Apps on the SD card can't automatically start up again.

Also, please check to see if your device has any apps that can turn on or off auto-start for other apps. Most of the time, these apps have names like app manager, app killer, memory cleaner, device boost, and so on.

Some Asian companies, like Asus and Xiaomi, make devices that may have different settings for auto-restarting apps when the device reboots. Check the user guide for your device for more information.

How do I change my password or email address?

You can change your password on the device or the web. Changing your password from the device is easier. Your device can open Funamo (stop Funamo if Funamo protection is currently on). Then click Account settings > Change password and type in your new password. Your new password can now be used on both the device and the web. You can also change your email address and password in your profile on the web. After you change your email and password online, you can use the new email and password to log in to the Funamo app on the device.

You can also ask for a password reset on the web if you've forgotten your password and can't log in on the device or the web. Your email will get a password that was made up at random. Please follow the instructions in the email to log in to the Funamo app on your device after you get the email. After logging in, you can change your password by going to Account settings > Change password. Your new password can now be used on both the device and the web.

Let's say you or your accountability partner changed the email address or password online, but you can't get to the device. In that case, you (or your accountability partner) can push the new password to the device by clicking the "Synchronize with device" button online. Please check that the device is connected to the internet and that Funamo protection is on.

When Funamo puts out a new update on Google Play Store, what happens?

Funamo puts out new versions of its app on the Google Play Store often to fix bugs and add new features. If you have "Allow automatic updating" turned on for Funamo in the Google Play Store, Funamo will be updated and restarted automatically if a new version is available.

  1. You have bought a license for the device from Funamo.
  2. When the automatic update happens, Funamo protection is turned on.

If you don't do this, Funamo will be updated, but it won't restart on its own, and the protection mode will be turned off after the update.

Let's say you have a problem with updates that happen on their own. In that case, you can turn off automatic updates for Funamo in the Google Play Store (the checkbox for Allow automatic updates is on the Funamo page in the Google Play Store) and do a manual update when you see a new version is available.

Funamo Features

Should Google Play Store and Settings be safe? How can I let people use my phone without my password and give them access to the Play Store?

Users shouldn't be able to force stop, change permissions, or uninstall Funamo Parental Control or Funamo Accountability by adding Settings and the Google Play Store app to the list of protected apps. In older versions, they were both protected by default, but Google has changed its policies, so you now have to add them yourself to get the best protection.

From the notification bar, you can quickly access basic settings like turning WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and brightness on and off. Most Android devices also come with a gadget called Power control, or you can find similar gadgets on the Android Market/Google Play Store.

If you're using Funamo Safe Browser and want to connect to open WiFi hotspots, we recommend apps like WiFi Manager, which you can find on Google Play. This app gives you full control over your WiFi settings.

What do you think is the best way to deal with YouTube?

In general, you can let the YouTube app run, but you can block inappropriate content by turning on SafeSearch.

SafeSearch needs to be turned on in the YouTube app. You can do this by opening the Funamo app and going to Internet filtering > Set YouTube filter. This will give you step-by-step instructions on how to turn on SafeSearch. When you click OK, you'll be taken to the YouTube app where you can change the settings. When you're done, click the "Back" button to go back to Funamo. (When Funamo is turned on, the YouTube settings page is automatically locked so that it can't be changed without your password.)

SafeSearch is now turned on in the YouTube app. We can put youtube.com on the blocklist so that kids can't use the browser to get to it. Go to Internet Filtering > Add Website Blocklist to do it. Click "Add," type "youtube.com," and click "OK."

If you want to completely block all YouTube videos, you can do the following:

Add the YouTube app to the list of apps that can only be opened with a password. You can do it by opening the Funamo app, going to Protected apps, and clicking on Select applications. Then, from the list, choose the YouTube app and click the Save button.

Add youtube.com to the "deny" list, as we said above.

I just set up my device, but I can't find any historical data on the web. What do I need to do?

First, please make sure that the activity logging is turned on. These settings can be found in Funamo > Account settings. Once they are given permission, everything they do is automatically logged. You can look at the history on the device or the web. The data on the device is updated in real-time. Still, we only send the history data to the server once a day between midnight and 5 am so that it doesn't interfere with how you normally use the site. Depending on how you use it, the information in your history can sometimes be important.

But you can always sync manually on the device or from the web. Please go to Funamo > Account settings > Manually sync with a server on your phone. Please choose the device on the right and click the button on the website that says "Synchronize with the device." When you first set up Funamo, you have to sign up for Google Push so that you can sync from the website. You can also do it after you've set up Funamo by going to Funamo > Account settings > Register push service. Please keep in mind that syncing from the web might not work if the device is off or if it can't connect to the internet. When Google's push server is busy, the push notification may also be put off until later.

In real-time, the location information is sent to the Funamo server. All of the other device data, like calls, SMS, web, and apps, is still uploaded every night.

I can't find any information about where it is online. Do I need to do anything?

Please make sure that either mobile location service or GPS location service is turned on. Please go to Settings and make sure that either Google's location service or GPS satellites are chosen under "Location services." Mobile networks are used by Google's location service. It's not as accurate as GPS, but it uses a lot less battery power. GPS, on the other hand, is real, but it uses more energy.

I can't see any new history data when I try to sync with the device from the web. What's going wrong?

This could happen because of the following: (1) The device is off, (2) The device isn't connected to the internet, or (3) Funamo isn't working right on the device. Please check the device to find out what's wrong. Please keep in mind that syncing can take a while, depending on how much data has been added to the device since the last time it was synced. Please wait at least two minutes and then refresh the page to see if the sync is done. Funamo syncs from the web with a Google push service. If the Google push server can't keep up with all the push requests, which is rare, it may delay the push notification.

Now, when I click on a link to a website, I get the Funamo login screen. What's going wrong?

First, make sure that Funamo Browser is not on the list of things that are protected, time-limited, or limited in time.

If you still see the login page, it's probably because you have set the built-in browser as the default for any web link action. Since you are now blocking the built-in browser, the Funamo login page would show up. To fix it, open Settings and then go to Apps (or, on some models, Apps->Manage Applications). Swipe left until the "ALL" tab appears. Choose the browser that comes with Android from the list. You should see a button called "Clear Default" if you scroll down. If you click it, the default setting will be reset. Now, try to open any web link. A pop-up window should appear asking you which browser you want to use. Please click Funamo Browser and check "Use by default for this action." Now, it will use the Funamo browser instead of the built-in browser to open links.

Clear the browser's defaults.

Does the Google Search widget work with Funamo?

Turn on SafeSearch in the Google Search settings. Once Funamo protection is turned on, the Settings page is protected by Funamo and can't be accessed without the password.

How do I set up Funamo on a device with multiple accounts and stop a user from using the guest account to get around Funamo?

Funamo can only be used once on a device that can handle more than one account. Because network settings are the same for everyone, web filtering should work for everyone. Only the version where Funamo is installed would have the application control work. So, we suggest that you make the main account on your Android device the admin account and create a separate user account for each child to share. You should put Funamo parental control on your kids' computers. By doing this, the user can't use a guest account to get around Funamo (for devices running Android 5. x Lollipop or later), since a user account can't open a guest account.

I get a message asking me to turn on Funamo so it can track how I use apps, but it blocks all of them. What does it mean? What do I need to do?

If you see this message, it means that your device has been updated to Android 5. x Lollipop and you need to enable Funamo to get access to application usage data. Funamo opens the right page for most device models, and all you have to do to help it is check the box for Funamo. If Funamo can't open the page automatically, you can do it yourself by going to the Settings app (not Funamo) and then to the Security section. Here are some screenshots of the Samsung device so you can see what it looks like.

  • Clear the browser's defaults.

How do I keep track of my web history?

Before Android 6.0, Funamo Safe Browser, the Android browser, and the Chrome browser all save their web history (Marshmallow). Due to Google's new security policy, Funamo can only record history from the Funamo Safe Browser on Android 6.0 or later.

  • Misc.

How can I tell which version of Android my device is using?

Please go to Settings > About phone in the System menu. Then look for the Android version or the Firmware version.

I can't get to the website funamo.com. What browsers and operating systems are supported?

  1. OSes for PCs and Macs
  2. After Windows Vista
  3. Mac OS 10.6 or later
  4. browsers for PCs and Macs
  5. Internet Explorer 7 or later
  6. After Firefox 2,
  7. Opera 8 or later (with TLS 1.1 turned on)
  8. Google Chrome at least version 5.0.342.0
  9. Safari 2.1 or later
  10. Mobile browsers that worked
  11. Mobile Safari for iOS 4.0 or later
  12. After Android 3.0 (Honeycomb),
  13. After Windows Phone 7
  14. Uninstall Funamo Parental Control:
  15. If you are still in the trial period or if your license is still good:
  16. Sign in to the Funamo app on the device, then click "Uninstall Funamo" at the bottom.
  17. If your license to evaluate has run out:
  18. Click the "Uninstall Funamo" button in the Funamo app.
  19. Purchase Funamo License Order Funamo License
  20. Paypal

Funamo Parental Control and Funamo Accountability are free to try for two days. If it fits what you need, you can buy a license for only $19.99. There is no membership, and there are no monthly fees! You only have to pay once, and your device will be protected for as long as you own it. Now, you can get protection for your mobile devices for as little as the price of a book. This will give you peace of mind that your devices are safe.

We accept payments through Paypal Secure Payment, and you can pay with any credit card or your Paypal account.

See what we think about things at Google Play Store. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We also give schools, libraries, churches, and other businesses discounts based on the number of items they buy from us. Please call or write to us at [email protected]

Funamo Parental Control

  1. Funamo, Inc. is the publisher.
  2. Free, with in-app purchases available
  • History of App Rank

Check out Funamo Parental Control's past download rank in the United States.

Rank History shows how popular Funamo Parental Control is in Google Play and how that has changed over time. Funamo Parental Control's performance in different countries, categories, and on different devices can be tracked every hour, every day.

Find out more when you sign up for free!

  • Optimization of the App Store

Keep track of the top keywords for every app out there and how the app's search position for the important keywords changes over time.

  • Review and Ratings of Apps

By looking at App Reviews and Ratings, you can get important feedback from other users. You can sort by version, country, and time range to find bugs, keep track of user suggestions, and make your app better.

  • Featured

Find out when and where apps were featured in the different app stores for any day, country, device, and section.

  • What the app does

Funamo will give you peace of mind. Funamo gives you full control over your kids' Android phones and tablets by blocking websites, keeping an eye on the device, and letting you control apps. Funamo should be put on the device that your child uses or the device that you use with your child.

Note: This app uses Device Administrator permission to stop Funamo from being uninstalled without a password. If you want to get rid of Funamo Parental Control, you must first turn off the Funamo device admin or use the "Uninstall Funamo" button in the app.

Funamo gives you a free two-day trial, and if it meets your needs, you can pay $19.99 for a license that protects your device for as long as you own it. There is no membership, and there are no monthly fees! For less than the price of a book, Funamo can protect the mobile devices your kids use. This will give you peace of mind. Please keep in mind that each Funamo license is tied to a specific device, so you'll need to buy a separate license for each device you own.

Filtering the Internet: Technology that has a patent pending automatically blocks pornographic websites.
Allow more control by setting up a blacklist, a whitelist, and keyword filtering for websites.
Support a "whitelist-only" mode that limits web access to a list of sites that have already been set up.

Device monitoring: Keep track of where your child's device has been in real-time and the history of all websites and apps they have used.
Parents can look at the device's history from any browser, anywhere in the world.

Application control: Block protected apps and limit the amount of time you can spend on certain apps each day.
The application quarantine feature blocks all newly downloaded apps automatically.
The device control feature shuts down all apps and puts the device to sleep when it's time for school or bed.

With a cloud-based solution, you can change the settings of your device online and have the changes made on the device in real-time. All settings and history data can be found online at any time.
Work with all of the major web browsers and are made to work best on both mobile and PC browsers.

Optimization of the App Store

What words do people use to look for apps? With the right keywords, an app can be found more often, which can lead to more downloads and more money. data.ai keeps track of millions of keywords so you can get more people to download your app and see what keywords your competitors are using.

  • With FUNAMOTM, you can stop worrying.

FUNAMO is the best way for parents to keep track of and control Android mobile devices. It helps kids, parents, and the whole family spends time together.

HOW DO I USE FUNAMO?

  • Application control:

Passwords are always used to protect applications that are set to be private. This is to keep the user from getting into the applications. By default, settings and the Google Play Store are safe. See the FAQ for information on how to turn them on and what the risks are.
Support the option to block all browsers except Funamo Safe Browser automatically.
Limit the amount of time you can spend on apps like games, media players, and YouTube. Applications will only be available at certain times or will need a password to be opened.
You can set daily time limits for certain applications. Give different amounts of time on the weekdays and weekends.
When you download a new app, the Application quarantine feature automatically adds it to a list of protected apps.

HOW DO I USE FUNAMO?

Setting up for school:

Set the device to go into silent mode automatically at certain times to keep it from going off during class, meetings, etc.
It can be turned off by manually turning up the volume if an important call or message is expected.

LEAN, HONEST, and ACCOUNTABLE: Keep track of all calls, texts, app usage, web history, and locations
- Mobile web filtering with a patent that blocks pornography - Application control with a password and a time limit - All data and settings are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the Funamo website

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Funamo Accountability Software with Web Filtering for Android is based on the same core technologies and features as Funamo Parental Control, but it is made for adults. It's made to help you hold yourself accountable and stay honest when you're using a mobile device. Funamo Accountability is more thorough than other accountability software like Covenant Eyes, X3Watch Accountability, and Ever Accountable when it comes to devise monitoring, web filtering, and application control.

Funamo is a cloud-based service, so you no longer have to send email reports. The Funamo website is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can use any web browser to get to all the data and settings. You can tell your accountability partner the password to your account. You can also have your accountability partner set up your Funamo account or change your password if you don't want to be able to access your data and settings. (FAQ about changing your password)

Setting up Funamo Accountability is pretty much the same as setting up Funamo Parental Control. Please see the Funamo Parental Control page for detailed instructions and video tutorials. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Internet Filtering: Funamo's content filtering technology, for which a patent is being applied for, blocks pornographic websites.

  1. Please look at the instructions for Easy-Setup mode with Funamo Safe Browser and Advanced mode with system proxy settings.
  2. Allow more control by letting people choose which websites to allow and which to block. It can be used, for example, to block social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
  3. Support a "whitelist-only" mode that limits web access to a list of sites that have already been set up.
  4. Force SafeSearch on Google, Bing, Yahoo, and all the other major search engines.
  5. Allow filtering by keyword or phrase. Funamo lets users choose words or phrases that they want to block on the web. Web pages that contain any of the words or phrases will be blocked.
  6. Help users set up YouTube and the Google Play Store to filter content and protect in-app purchases.
  7. From any browser, settings can be looked at, changed, and sent to the device.
  • Checking on devices:
  1. Keep a record of all calls, SMS messages, visits to websites, and apps that were opened.
  2. Record the device's location history so the user can see where they've been.
  3. Support the option to sync the device's contacts with Funamo's server.
  4. All history information is uploaded to the server every night, or it can be synced manually at any time from the device or the web.
  5. Give each call, SMS message, web visit, application, and location its switch to turn on or off history logging.
  6. Application Control: A password is always used to protect protected apps. This is to keep the user from getting into the applications. By default, settings and the Google Play Store are safe. See the FAQ for information on how to turn them on and what the risks are.
  7. Support the option to block all browsers except Funamo Safe Browser automatically.
  8. Limit the amount of time you can spend on apps like games, media players, and YouTube. Applications will only be available at certain times or will need a password to be opened.
  9. You can set daily time limits for certain applications. Give different amounts of time on the weekdays and weekends.
  10. When you download a new app, the Application quarantine feature automatically adds it to a list of protected apps.
  11. Silent-Time Setup: Automatically put the device into silent mode at certain times to stop calls, texts, and notifications from disturbing you.
  12. It can be turned off by manually turning up the volume if an important call or message is expected.

FUNAMO SCHOOL TABLET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is a cloud-based system for schools to manage mobile devices.
- Mobile web filtering with a pending patent to meet CIPA requirements
- Limit Internet access during class to a set list of sites. - Control applications with passwords and time limits.

  1. Cloud-based management: You can access the online management console 24/7 from any web browser.
  2. With multiple group profiles, it's easy to keep track of hundreds of devices.
  3. Changes that the teacher makes to the settings can be sent to all of the devices in the same group.
  4. Internet Filtering: Funamo's content filtering technology, which is being worked on for a patent, blocks pornographic websites.
  5. When you search the web, you can force major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to use safe search.
  6. Allow whitelist-only mode during class, which blocks all websites except the ones on the whitelist.
  7. Set up a blacklist of websites to give you more control. It can be used to block social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, for example.
  8. Application Control: A password is always used to protect protected apps. This is to keep students from getting into applications. Settings and the Android Market (Google Play Store) are always protected, even if you don't put them on the list of protected apps.
  9. Don't let some apps be used in class, but let them be used after school.
  10. Option to automatically block all third-party browsers except the default browser and Funamo Safe Browser.