PROS / This parental control software offers several privacy features such as remote wipes and locks.
CONS / You cannot block websites or restrict numbers using this cell phone parental control software.
VERDICT / Net Nanny Mobile provides you with a selection of basic monitoring features and several logging capabilities.
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Net Nanny Mobile is cell phone parental control software that provides a variety of features and logging capabilities to ensure your children’s cell phone activity is protected. This parental control software is compatible on a variety of devices such as Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows. Net Nanny Mobile is simple to use and provides you with an online account that you can easily navigate to view stored activity from your child’s phone.
Tracking & Reporting
This cell phone parental control software offers several advanced features to assist you in keeping an eye on your children. One of the standout features Net Nanny Mobile provides is the ability to monitor the GPS location of the mobile device. This is a valuable feature to help you ensure that your children are where they say they are and also to track a missing or lost cell phone.
Net Nanny Mobile also provides several privacy features such as remote data wipes and locks. Remote wipes allow you to delete all data stored on the phone in case of loss or theft. This prevents any personal information stored on the phone from falling into the wrong hands. You can also use this parental control software to lock the phone from a remote location with your Net Nanny Mobile online account. This feature locks the phone and prevents anyone from accessing any information without first entering a preset password.
Unfortunately, this software doesn’t provide a large selection of advanced features. This application lacks the ability to block certain numbers from sending information to the device. It doesn't allow you to set time restrictions on the phone so your child can only use their phone during hours you specify. You also cannot block any websites on your child’s smartphone.
Alerts & Restrictions
This cell phone parental control software provides several basic logging features. You can view all calls and text messages sent and received on the smartphone. You can view all the contacts stored on the phone and see any additional contacts that are added. You can also view any emails sent to and from the smartphone.
This application's logging features do not meet our full expectations. The software does not allow you to view a history of websites visited on the phone or any events entered into the phone’s calendar.
One of the benefits of using this software is its easy-to-use interface. The software’s online account provides several tabs to make navigation throughout the account simple and eliminate the hassle of searching through the entire software to find the activity log you are searching for. If there are any activity alerts, a large, red notification tab will appear at the top of the account that will allow you to view and configure all notifications.
We didn’t give Net Nanny Mobile full marks for ease of use because of the installation process. The process requires several steps, and we had to follow the user guide precisely to make the process work smoothly.
Help & Support
This cell phone parental control application provides several help and support features to assist you if any difficulties arise while using this software. Email and phone support are available to reach a customer representative. In addition, the website has a FAQs section and user guide for more step-by-step help throughout the installation process or when using the application. This software lacks live chat support if you are looking to receive immediate assistance through the computer, however.
This smartphone monitoring software provides you with several features to supervise your child’s cell phone activity. GPS location tracking and its privacy features are this software's key features. The large variety of logging features are also an advantage to using this software, even though this application lacks the ability to log websites, calendar events and memos. Another benefit to using Net Nanny Mobile is that it is compatible with a large number of smartphone devices, including those with the Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows operating systems.