Circle adds up the time each family member spends on websites and different popular apps, such as Facebook or Netflix. The Usage portion of each profile displays the information you are looking for clearly and neatly.
With Usage, you can view the duration of all Internet activity by day, week, or month. If you'd like, Usage gathered from the previous day, week, and month is available for a quick comparison. Circle retains 7 days of History logs and a full 50 days of Usage reports for your family.
To View Usage
- Open the profile of the family member you would like to view insights for.
- Tap Usage.
- The Usage page will load with a summary of that family member's internet activity for the day.
To view by day, week, or month
- Tap the corresponding duration you’d like to view (Day, Week, or Month).
- The total time online is shown.
- Compare with previous activity by selecting Yesterday or Last, depending on which time frame you’re looking at.
Viewing top categories, apps and sites
Activity is organized by category and popular apps or websites, and ordered by longest duration spent at the top so you can easily see where the most time is spent online.
To view more details in a category
- Tap the category's name.
- A list of the top 5 sites visited for that category will be shown along with the time spent on that site.
- Tap the category's name again to close the list.
Unsure of the website listed?
- In the category list view, tap the website name (see screenshot below).
- Click on Visit Website to view the site in your web browser.
To filter a website for a family member
- In the category list view under a family member's profile, tap the website name.
- Tap "Set as Not Allowed".
- The site will now be listed under Custom Filters within the family member’s profile and they will no longer be able to access that site. See Custom Filters for more.
Other helpful articles:
- Filter Popular Apps and Websites, Categories, and Privacy & Safety Overview
- Filter Settings
- Using Custom Filters
Common Usage troubleshooting issues:
- My Child Wasn't Using Their Device but Circle Says They Were
- The Time in Usage Does Not Add Up Correctly
- My Profile/Device Isn't Showing Usage/History