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Take the battle out of screen time with Boomerang Parental Control’s leading features for child Android devices. Discover why parents choose Boomerang over many of the other popular parental control apps! Read our ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews from parents and ⭐️ reviews from kids.

Monitor and Control Screen Time

Flexible Screen Time: Keep tabs on device usage, app usage, encouraging your child’s digital wellbeing - set daily device time limits and schedules. Review their usage with our detailed per app reporting.

Screen Time Schedules: Set device downtime at bedtime - Put an end to games, social media and other distractions when kids should be charging up their batteries (oh and charge the devices outside of their room too).

Per App Daily Limits: Once you have a device limit, continue to optimize your child's screen time by setting individual daily limits on individual apps that may be used too much inside the daily allocation (examples like social media apps or streaming apps).

Guide and Teach Good Screen Time

App Control: Per app daily timer, control and monitor the apps your kids install and use - approve or block newly installed from the Play Store and other sources. Start conversations about your child’s interest in certain apps and how they heard about them. Get notified if a “Vault App” was installed before it becomes a problem.

Monitor the YouTube App History: Boomerang will grab the YouTube app viewing and search history. Review your child’s YouTube usage on your parent device with Parent Mode.

Tip: Enable Restricted Mode in the YouTube app, then block access to this setting by reading our how-to here: https://goo.gl/Do8h9a.

Educate by Encouraging Good Apps: Encourage good apps and great screen time experiences with our Encouraged Apps feature. Set learning, language, math, health and other important apps without any time limits. These apps will always be allowed and be accessible beyond all screen time limits.

Safe Browsing: Monitor your child's web history with our free fully featured safe browser, SPIN, with enforced Google SafeSearch and millions of bad websites blocked (like pornography, nudity, drugs and gambling). Boomerang's app blocker technology blocks all known web browsers so your child will always have a safe browsing experience via SPIN.

Contact us for this bonus feature
Call and Text Messaging Safety: Contact us on how to enable these features. Monitor your child’s phone and receive notifications when text messages contain bad words or unknown contacts. Our keyword dictionary can be used to detect language that may be related to cyberbullying, harassment or worse. Email our support team at support@nationaledtech.com.

Important Notes for Child Mode
This app uses the Device Administrator permission
This app uses Accessibility services
Samsung Knox: Used to enhance the security of Samsung devices
Notification Access: Needed to mute notifications when time's up
Supports Android 5.x and higher

Resources
Visit our Knowledge Base for frequently asked questions: https://community.useboomerang.com/hc/en-us
Contact our Support Team: support@useboomerang.com

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Primary: Applications

Secondary: Parenting

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Version History

Launched Dec 15, 2015 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 26 days, on average.

Jun 10
2020
(Current)
Version 12.81-gp

Squashing bugs and taking no prisoners. Please update 😉

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May 11
2020
Version 12.65-gp

New feature for Child Mode: Notifications Muting when time's up. This eliminates the replying from notification actions. For those updating, you will be prompted to access the Notifications permission for Boomerang Parental Control. For new installs, we have this elegantly prompted as part of our onboarding setup.

May 01
2020
Version 12.55-gp

Bug fixes for Child Mode

Fixes a Parent Mode crash caused by Google Maps SDK.
Parents: if you currently tap on MANAGE DEVICE, Boomerang Parental Control may crash.

Apr 23
2020
Version 12.49-gp

Fixes a Parent Mode crash caused by Google Maps SDK.

Parents: if you currently tap on MANAGE DEVICE, Boomerang Parental Control may crash.

Mar 31
2020
Version 12.29-gp

This update fixes a few recently reported bugs. Please update your child and parent devices.
-The Boomerang Team.

Previously:
⭐Added Battery Exemption permission
⭐Added blocking for Samsung DeX via Samsung Knox
⭐Update browsers we automatically block
⭐Optimized some under the hood things for child mode

Mar 08
2020
Version 12.16-gp

⭐Added Battery Exemption permission
⭐Added blocking for Samsung DeX via Samsung Knox
⭐Update browsers we automatically block
⭐Optimized some under the hood things for child mode

Jan 21
2020
Version 11.85-gp

Child Mode what's new
Looking for call/sms features? Please visit: https://useboomerang.com/download

⭐️ Redesigned Child Dashboard
⭐️ Chrome web browser filtering. Filters normal and Incognito tabs

Parent Mode
⭐️ Daily App Schedules - set schedules for apps
⭐️ Control Browsing features

Dec 19
2019
Version 11.65-gp

Child Mode - Chrome web filtering now available. Filters normal and Incognito tabs. Just update and it will be automatically unblocked and filtered. Still want to block Chrome? Go to Parent Mode and block Chrome in the Manage Apps list.

Parent Mode - more controls added and improved reporting. Have a look around.

Nov 26
2019
Version 11.34-gp

The best validation are in the 1 🌟 reviews from kids. Need our call/text monitoring? Email us at support@nationaledtech.com.

Parent Mode Improvements:
➡️ Improved App Usage Reporting
➡️Time-Out, Extend-Time has feedback loop + now can cancel a Time-Out

Child Mode improvements:
➡️Improved the blocking of Calls (requires special version)
➡️Security improvements
➡️Instant Apps are blocked
➡️Fixed a Daily App Timer bug
➡️Updated Samsung Knox support for newest devices

Nov 11
2019
Version 11.31-gp

The best validation are in the 1 🌟 reviews from kids. Need our call/text monitoring? Email us at support@nationaledtech.com.

Parent Mode Improvements:
➡️ Improved App Usage Reporting
➡️Time-Out, Extend-Time has feedback loop + now can cancel a Time-Out

Child Mode improvements:
➡️Improved the blocking of Calls (requires special version)
➡️Security improvements
➡️Instant Apps are blocked
➡️Fixed a Daily App Timer bug

Nov 04
2019
Version 11.27-gp

Parent Mode Improvements:
➡️ Improved App Usage Reporting
➡️Time-Out, Extend-Time has feedback loop + now can cancel a Time-Out

Child Mode improvements:
➡️Improved the blocking of Calls (requires special version)
➡️Security improvements including Factory Reset protection on most Android Models
➡️Instant Apps are now blocked with New App Approval feature
➡️Fixed an issue with our Daily App Timer not resetting at midnight

Nov 03
2019
Version 11.26-gp

Parent Mode Improvements:
➡️ Improved App Usage Reporting
➡️Time-Out, Extend-Time has feedback loop + now can cancel a Time-Out

Child Mode improvements:
➡️Improved the blocking of Calls (requires special version)
➡️Security improvements including Factory Reset protection on most Android Models
➡️Instant Apps are now blocked with New App Approval feature

Oct 26
2019
Version 11.24-gp

Parent Mode Improvements:
➡️ Improved App Usage Reporting
➡️Time-Out, Extend-Time has feedback loop + now can cancel a Time-Out

Child Mode improvements:
➡️Improved the blocking of Calls (requires special version)
➡️Security improvements including Factory Reset protection on most Android Models
➡️Instant Apps are now blocked with New App Approval feature

Oct 22
2019
Version 11.20-gp

Parent Mode Improvements:
➡️ Improved App Usage Reporting
➡️Time-Out, Extend-Time has feedback loop + now can cancel a Time-Out

Child Mode improvements:
➡️Improved the blocking of Calls (requires special version)
➡️Security improvements including Factory Reset protection on most Android Models
➡️Instant Apps are now blocked with New App Approval feature

Sep 05
2019
Version 10.98-gp

Parent Mode Reports Improved app usage reporting. Access it from Screen Time card and see time totals.
Android child mode enhanced protection added protection against factory resetting devices (yes some kids have done this to remove Boomerang). If you already have our Prevent Uninstallation feature enabled, upgrading to our latest version will have this on by default.
Bugs and under the hood polish

May 23
2019
Version 10.56-gp

⏱ Child Mode - Screen Time notifications: kids will get a 5 minute and 1 minute heads up prior to the scheduled, allocated and per app timers on their device
🚨 Improved our Require Password for Uninstallation feature: we block access to the all apps' permissions list to eliminate any tampering with our app
🎬 YouTube viewing history optimized for latest version
🎙 Improved how we handle search queries via Google Assistant
🐞 Fixed an app timer bug
🐞 Fixed a Child Mode app usage reporting bug

May 22
2019
Version 10.53-gp

⏱ Child Mode - Local Screen Time notifications: kids will get a 5 minute and 1 minute heads up prior to the scheduled, allocated and per app timers on their device
🚨 Improved our Require Password for Uninstallation feature: we block access to the all apps' permissions list to eliminate any tampering with our app
🎙 Improved how we handle search queries via Google Assistant
🐞 Fixed an app timer bug
🐞 Fixed a Child Mode app usage reporting bug

Mar 20
2019
Version 10.24-gp

Squashing a few 🐛🐜🦟 in this release
Fixed an enrolment issue on tablets
Updated web browsers we block

Looking for our Call/Text features? Go here: http://bit.ly/BoomerangParentalControl1024

Mar 07
2019
Version 10.13-gp

❗️This version complies with Google’s new Call and SMS permissions guidelines. Boomerang versions on Google Play will no longer offer our call and text safety features. Looking for more information? Please email us support@nationaledtech.com. We also just emailed our user base.

➡️What’s new?⬅️
Removal of Call/SMS permissions
Parent mode now displays child device’s app version in device title
More optimizations: blocked browsers, exempted launchers list and performance and bugs.

Feb 25
2019
Version 10.07

Sometimes it's what's inside that counts... we are celebrating bug fixes on this one!

Feb 13
2019
Version 9.96

New full screen blocking and improved tracking on child devices - PLEASE UPDATE

Upgrading Users
When updating Boomerang on your child's device, open Boomerang right after and enable the new permissions.

Other improvements
Android 9.0 (Pie) support
Prevent Multi-Window from bypassing our time limits or blocked apps
Child Mode opens by default to the My Stats tab
Improved support for Moto devices
Better handling of blocking Guest Mode switching

Feb 12
2019
Version 9.95

New full screen blocking and improved tracking on child devices - PLEASE UPDATE

Upgrading Users
When updating Boomerang on your child's device, open Boomerang right after and enable the new permissions.

Other improvements
Android 9.0 (Pie) support
Prevent Multi-Window from bypassing our time limits or blocked apps
Child Mode opens by default to the My Stats tab
Improved support for Moto devices
Better handling of blocking Guest Mode switching

Feb 11
2019
Version 9.93

New full screen blocking and improved tracking on child devices - PLEASE UPDATE

Upgrading Users
When updating Boomerang on your child's device, open Boomerang right after and enable the new permissions.

Other improvements
Android 9.0 (Pie) support
Prevent Multi-Window from bypassing our time limits or blocked apps
Child Mode opens by default to the My Stats tab
Improved support for Moto devices
Better handling of blocking Guest Mode switching

Jan 15
2019
Version 9.75

Bug fixes coming Fast and Furious! Please update 😉

Jan 10
2019
Version 9.73

All CHILD MODE related fixed in this release - please update your child devices.

1. Optimized how we handle Google Assistant
2. Crash and a few more bug fixes
3. LG G6 crash fix (yes that specific this time!)

Jan 04
2019
Version 9.65

This is primarily a release to fix a few recent bugs. Please update and report back on your findings if you have an existing open ticket with our team.

Nov 28
2018
Version 9.55

Fixed issue where My Stats tab would not refresh properly
Updated Android launcher tUI using up time.

Nov 22
2018
Version 9.53

More optimizations and bug fixes:
1. Location refresh optimizations for less battery drain when parents request refresh from Parent Mode or Web Dashboard.
2. Blocking calls on Android 8 and 9 devices now works. Requires an updated permission. You will need to open Boomerang on your child's device after updating
3. Parent Mode Reports have new ranges - Today and Yesterday
4. Child Mode My Stats show which apps are Encouraged or Always Allowed
5. Child Mode Onboarding bug fixes

Nov 19
2018
Version 9.52

More optimizations and bug fixes:
1. Location refresh optimizations for less battery drain when parents request refresh from Parent Mode or Web Dashboard.
2. Blocking calls on Android 8 and 9 devices now works. Requires an updated permission. You will need to open Boomerang on your child's device after updating
3. Parent Mode Reports have new ranges - Today and Yesterday
4. Child Mode My Stats show which apps are Encouraged or Always Allowed
5. Child Mode Onboarding bug fixes

Oct 23
2018
Version 9.34

⭐️Per app daily timer: set daily time limits for any Android apps on your child’s device. Control via Parent Mode.
⭐️Digital Wellbeing for you child with our redesigned Child Mode’s My Stats tab. Shows your child’s daily app usage and app limits.

Child Mode - Block notifications when time’s up
Child Mode - Updated web browsers we actively block
Parent Mode - open Web and YouTube history links from Reports

Aug 07
2018
Version 8.69

1. Parent Mode: Improvements to adding and editing Screen Time Schedules. Added an All-day option.
2. Child Mode: Fixes Device Admin blocking bug on some devices with Prevent Uninstallation Policy.
3. Added Web Link to our Knowledge Base under "Support & FAQ" - many helpful articles for how to use and troubleshoot
4. Added a few other optimizations
5. A few typical bug fixes

Jun 30
2018
Version 8.47

What's new in 8.47:
1. Updated browsers we block
2. Updated some background apps that shouldn't countdown time
3. Little bugs being squashed one at a time (mostly Parent Mode related bugs)
4. Fixed Schedule Screen Time selector on child onboarding

Jun 19
2018
Version 8.32

v8.32 = We will be bringing bug fixes fast and furious... please update.

Redesigned Parent Mode:
⭐️Card based design with all popular features
⭐️Passcode Protection
⭐️Buy and Renew child devices - New Family Pack license - up to 10 devices!

Improved Child Mode setup:
⭐️ Set Weekday and Weekends Schedules
⭐️ New App modes: Encouraged apps do not count down time and Always Allowed apps will work without any time limits.

Jun 18
2018
Version 8.30

v8.30 = We will be bringing bug fixes fast and furious... please update.

Redesigned Parent Mode:
⭐️Card based design with all popular features
⭐️Passcode Protection
⭐️Buy and Renew child devices - New Family Pack license - up to 10 devices!

Improved Child Mode setup:
⭐️ Set Weekday and Weekends Schedules
⭐️ New App modes: Encouraged apps do not count down time and Always Allowed apps will work without any time limits.

Jun 11
2018
Version 8.24

Redesigned Parent Mode:
⭐️Card based design with all popular features
⭐️Passcode Protection
⭐️Buy and Renew child devices - New Family Pack license - up to 10 devices!

Improved Child Mode setup:
⭐️ Set Weekday and Weekends Schedules
⭐️ New App modes: Encouraged apps do not count down time and Always Allowed apps will work without any time limits.

And a ton of other minor fixes and bug squashing!

Jun 11
2018
Version 8.22

Redesigned Parent Mode:
⭐️Card based design with all popular features
⭐️Passcode Protection
⭐️Buy and Renew child devices - New Family Pack license - up to 10 devices!

Improved Child Mode setup:
⭐️ Set Weekday and Weekends Schedules
⭐️ New App modes: Encouraged apps do not count down time and Always Allowed apps will work without any time limits.

And a ton of other minor fixes and bug squashing!

Feb 18
2018
Version 7.36

Added option to block Recent Apps (enable via our web dashboard under the Advanced tab of your child's Android device).
Updated web browsers we automatically block.
More optimization to our screen time "timings"
Block guest/multi-user modes on non-Samsung devices.

Jan 16
2018
Version 7.12

Optimized screen time collection and app blocking
Fixed next day "Time out" issue
❤️ Introduction of our Referral program - refer a friend, get an additional month for free and your friend gets a month and a half when they sign up!

Jan 15
2018
Version 7.11

Optimized screen time collection and app blocking
Fixed next day "Time out" issue
❤️ Introduction of our Referral program - refer a friend, get an additional month for free and your friend gets a month and a half when they sign up!

Dec 16
2017
Version 6.85

2) "Double check" logic to fight with crazy clickers
3) Excessive wake-ups problems fix
4) Fix "Block Youtube Settings" issue
8) Fix for the Samsung phone app that was blocked
9) Harden unauthorized accessibility removal
10) Use App Usage Statistics in addition to the Accessibility
11) Fix 5,10 minutes notifications to the kid
12) Phone calls are not blocked when time is up by default
13) Implemented "Obey to Screen Time" policy
14) Fixed notifications screen time issue.

Dec 14
2017
Version 6.82

📲 Always Allowed phone numbers now work when a child device is out of screen time or has an active time-out
❇ All devices: Continued optimization of app blocking and screen time usage
🐞 Several bug fixes just in time for the ❄️🎅Holidays🎅❄️

Nov 12
2017
Version 6.50

1. Continued improvements to app management timing
2. New tamper proof feature for Child Mode - when kids try to open a blocked app too many times within 3 seconds, we lock the screen.

Nov 09
2017
Version 6.48

1. Continued improvements to app management timing
2. New tamper proof feature for Child Mode - when kids try to open a blocked app too many times within 3 seconds, we lock the screen.

Nov 03
2017
Version 6.42

Big update!
⏳ Screen Time allocated countdown bug fix
💬 Family Messenger bug fix - messages not showing. Caused by capital letters in the group email. Just update and all should work great!
🐛 Other minor big fixes and improvements:
Removes Android 4.x support
Improves app management timing
Improves initial syncing of Contacts so calls are not blocked for saved Contacts

Oct 22
2017
Version 6.10

Every update includes improvements for reliability and overall performance.
1. ⏳ Screen Time allocated countdown bug fix
2. 💬 Family Messenger bug fix - messages not showing. Caused by capital letters in the group email. Just update and all should work great!
3. 🐛 Other minor big fixes and improvements.

Oct 04
2017
Version 6.01

Version 6.01: Bug squashing!
Version 5.94:
New App Approvals: new app installs get blocked until Parents approve-Kids can request approval with a reason
❗Tip: Enrolled your parent device after your kid's device? Send a family messenger message to initiate communication.
👧 Kid focused features
1. Request more time with a reason
2. Time widget: shows how much time is left
3. Notification when their screen time is about to end
👩 Improvements to our free Parent mode commands

Sep 24
2017
Version 5.94

New App Approvals: kids can install new apps and they are blocked until Parents approve; Kids can request approval with a reason
❗ Tip: Enrolled your parent device *after* your kids devices? Send a family messenger message to initiate communication.
👧 Kid focused features
1. Request more time with a reason
2. Add a widget to see how much time they have left
3. Receive a notification when their screen time is about to end
👩 Massive improvements to our free Parent mode commands

Sep 20
2017
Version 5.33

Parent mode improvements - manage apps and screen time settings from child Android devices.

Sep 13
2017
Version 5.73

1. New App Approvals - kids can install apps but they are blocked until Parents approve; Kids can request approval with a reason
2. We are working hard to get Kids to love us:
- Kids can now request more time with a reason
- Kids can add a widget to see how much time they have left
- Kids get a heads up when their screen time is about to come to an end
3. Massive improvements to our free parent mode commands
Note: we require one additional permission with this update

Aug 15
2017
Version 5.21

Version 5.21
Bug fixes - yes it happens!
Version 5.19
Parent can see reports, history, and usage right from their device in parent mode
Facebook Chat Heads are blocked when screen time is up
Google Search Bar now works and opens result in SPIN Safe Browser
Text Message logging improvements (reported issues with collecting MMS on some devices fixed)
*BONUS* Screen Time Widget for child devices - kids can see how much time they have left on their main screen.

Jun 04
2017
Version 5.02

v5.02:
Bug fixes
v5.01:
1. Brand new Family Messenger - group and one to one messaging with family devices
2. YouTube app viewing history logging - history shown in our web dashboard under a dedicated YouTube tab
3. Improved Parent Mode commands and redesigned initial screen

Jan 24
2017
Version 4.75

1. Improvements to commands sent from Parent mode to child devices.
2. Turn Protection on / off from parent mode
3. Turn Protection back on automatically after "x" minute duration on child devices
4. Various bug fixes reported by users – thanks!!

Jan 11
2017
Version 4.65

1. Fixed "Google App" blocking false positive - resulted in random blocking of apps in groups on main screen of some Alcatel and Motorola devices.
2. Better logging of text messages when we cannot grab the caller ID
3. No longer logging any data when protection is off. This eliminates the potential flood of emails and notifications to parents' email and devices.

Jan 05
2017
Version 4.59

1. Block additional unsafe web browsers with our Block Browsers policy.
2. Improved Google Play purchases - licenses get assigned successfully to child mode devices when purchased from parent mode.

Dec 15
2016
Version 4.55

1. Improved app blocking performance & accuracy in screen time measurement
2. Several security enhancements: Ex: prevent date/time changes
3. Call Blocking is now super fast
4. Better info for Child: Name of blocked app appears in Child Dashboard
5. Experimental Feature-YouTube app history logging: history of viewed videos from the YouTube App is now listed in the web dashboard under the Browsing tab
6. This is a major update learn more by visiting our blog https://goo.gl/5A59t3

Aug 31
2016
Version 4.04

v4.04 Bug Fixes
Extend Screen Time - give more daily screen time allocation to your child if its up or once they complete a household chore
Curfew Schedule - our web dashboard now sets the Scheduled Screen Time as a true “curfew” schedule. Even Always Allowed apps can now be blocked after the curfew time
SMS and MMS properly logged - see if a message is an SMS or MMS in our web dashboard
Buy licenses within our app - purchase a license for your family devices via their Play Store account

Aug 07
2016
Version 4.00

Extend Screen Time - give more daily screen time allocation to your child if its up or once they complete a household chore ;)
Curfew Schedule - our web dashboard now sets the Scheduled Screen Time as a true “curfew” schedule. Even Always Allowed apps can now be blocked after the curfew time
SMS and MMS properly logged - see if a message is an SMS or MMS in our web dashboard
Buy licenses within our app - purchase a license for your family devices via their Play Store account

Jun 24
2016
Version 3.74

1. Optimized Text Message Collection
2. Added MMS type Text Message Logging
3. Updated Permissions for Android 6.0 devices
4. Fixed Email Notifications for older Text Messages - we will not notify users now
5. 3 Crashes fixed

Jun 21
2016
Version 3.72

Apr 15
2016
Version 3.34

Mar 22
2016
Version 3.20

Feb 25
2016
Version 3.16

Jan 21
2016
Version 3.14

Jan 07
2016
Version 3.10

Dec 15
2015
Version 3.07

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