Pros / You can install this software on up to five devices per license.

Cons / This software does not let you back up and restore devices remotely.

 Verdict / Qustodio has powerful tracking, reporting, filters and limit-setting features.

Qustodio is powerful cell phone monitoring software that provides you with extremely detailed activity reports. You have the power to enable website category filters and determine what your child can do and view on their device.

If you know you need to continually monitor a cell phone for at least a year, this spyware is a great option, as it is only available in one-year subscription periods. If you only plan to monitor for a short period of time, you may want to consider a different option. However, the software's annual cost is near what other products cost for a single month – this is particularly good because one license covers up to five devices, the most of any program in our review. Like the other software options in our comparison, Qustodio is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, but it doesn’t work on BlackBerry devices.

The cell phone monitoring software is well-designed and easy to install and use. The homepage is filled with a variety of graphs and statistics so you know exactly what your child has been up to. The software runs invisibly on the target device and allows you to remotely lock it if needed. Unlike higher-ranked products in our review, Qustodio doesn't have a feature that backs up and restores smartphones remotely, which helps preserve your monitored data.

Qustodio's reporting is among the most thorough on our lineup. This software gives you comprehensive reporting, with a breakdown of what percentage of time your child spends on which app. You can see installed apps, browser history, recent calls, sent and received text messages, and contacts stored on the device.

You can decide exactly what your child can view online, as the software has categorical restrictions you toggle on and off as needed – depending on what you set, your child can view anything they can think of or nothing but photos of kittens. You can also choose to simply monitor browser searches and receive a report if your child visits any inappropriate pages. The same goes for apps. Qustodio lets you set time usage limits and some social media limits. You can opt to be notified of the device's location every set period of time.

If you have questions or concerns about the product, Qustodio support representatives are available to talk to you via email. The company also has user guides and FAQs on its website.

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  1. How easy to use, effective and intuitive the software is to work with overall.
    Higher is better.
  2. 5  Qustodio
    96.0 %
  3. 98.0 %
  4. 100.0 %
  5. 3  XNSPY
    95.0 %
  6. Category Average
    93.1 %


Qustodio is powerful cell phone monitoring software that can give you the thorough reporting and activity alerts you need without being a hassle. The software is attractive and easy to use, and you have full control over what your child can do and see. The easy-to-install software is backed by helpful, friendly customer service and is a great choice for inexpensive long-term surveillance.

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