Circle lets you set the Filter Settings just the way you want for each family member. You can configure age-level presets all the way down to website categories, specific online platforms, Custom Filters, and online services like YouTube's Restricted Mode or Safe Search.
Circle's Filter levels set what each family member can and can’t view, and each of the toggles lets you customize the content experience to your liking.
Setting the Filter Level
- Select the profile of the family member you'd like to set a Filter Level for from the home screen.
- Tap the Filter Level you'd like to set. See below for descriptions of these levels.
- Tap Save.
Circle's Filter Levels
Circle Filter Levels are sets of default filter settings put together by the Circle team to help you get started with Filter settings. Read more about the specifics defaults for each Filter Level.
- Kid - Works for kids 6-12 years old. General platforms like education and kid-safe experiences are available by default while filtering out sites designed for older age groups, like social media.
- Teen - Crafted for teens 13-17 years old. Most platforms, categories, and apps are available while limiting access to many popular apps or sites that are 18+. Inappropriate categories are filtered and invisible by default.
- Adult - Appropriate for ages 18 years old and up. Access to nearly all platforms, categories, and apps is available, though explicit and mature content is filtered out by default.
- None - Designed for profiles that you want Circle to ignore, or just be able to Pause, and set BedTimes/OffTimes for. NOTE: Features such as Filtering, Time Limits, and Usage are not available for profiles set to None.
Managing platforms and categories
Circle filter settings are broken up in to Categories, Platforms, and select Privacy & Safety options. Learn more about all the filtering options available with Circle.
Platform and category filters can be toggled to Allowed, Not Allowed, or Unmanaged. You can change the filter setting for a specific platform or category by tapping the button beside it to cycle through the options.
- Allowed means that devices assigned to this Profile WILL be able to access this Platform or Category. Usage and History will be tracked and will count toward any Time Limits set.
- Not Allowed means devices assigned to this Profile WILL NOT have access to this Platform or Category. Attempts to access this content will be recorded under History > Filtered.
- Unmanaged means devices assigned to this Profile will have UNLIMITED access to this Platform or Category, even during Bedtime and Off Times. History and Usage will not be tracked and will not count toward any Time Limits set.
NOTE: If you are unsure of what a category or platform might be, just tap the icon to read a description to help you make the decision about whether to allow, filter, or ignore.
Additional details about Circle filter options
- Note that platform filters take precedence over category filters., so if a Platform and Category Filter conflict, the Platform Filter will win out. Learn more about how Circle manages conflicting filter settings.
- Circle also partners with an online database called Webroot Brightcloud to categorize sites and has bundled them into a series of easy-to-understand Categories, like Education or Games.
- Don't immediately see the platform listed that you would like to manage? You can also add Additional Hidden Platforms and set them to Allowed, Not Allowed, or Unmanaged.
- Learn more about the specifics defaults for each Filter Level.
- Learn more about what Categories, Platforms, and Privacy & Safety options are available with Circle filters.