Questions you may have
With some helpful answers
How does Habyts work?
Habyts manages your child’s devices through an app which you install on each device. Your parent dashboard then ‘talks’ to the app on each device. You can access your parent dashboard from any web browser.
When you register for Habyts, the first thing you do is set up your kids’ Schedule - their total screen time allowance each day and the earliest and latest time they can use it. You then install Habyts on every device your kids use, including those shared as a family.
Once set up, you and your kids can access Habyts via the Dashboards. Accessible on any device, there is one for you (Parent Dashboard) and one for each of your kids too (Child Dashboard). The Dashboards allows on-the-go access to Habyts, wherever you are, whenever you need it.
Habyts also allows you to set Tasks for your kids, and incentivise them with Points. With Points, your kids can unlock bonus screen time (up to a daily limit that you can set) or save Points towards Rewards. Habyts allows you easily to do all this, and more, from your Dashboard.
Finally, you can control which apps and websites your kids can access. You can block certain apps and websites altogether, and limit access to others during Study Time. And using Reports, you can see what your kids get up to, and how much screen time they use each day.
Which devices does Habyts work on?
Habyts can control your child’s Windows PC (including laptops), Android phone or tablet, and Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod.*
You can access your Parent Dashboard from any device with a web browser.
We are working on compatibility with Apple Macs and Kindle Fire, we hope to have Habyts available on these devices soon!
*There is currently an issue with the installation of Habyts from the iOS App Store. Our team is investigating this issue, and we hope to have an update on its availability very soon. Learn More
Is Habyts secure?
We take your data security very seriously. Your data is secured in the cloud, and we use https (secure http) for all web communications.
Your kids can't tamper with or uninstall Habyts without your knowledge and permission.
How is Habyts different from other products?
Habyts works wherever your kids are, managing their screen time and protecting them from the worst of the web. Habyts adds up their time spent on different devices (even across phones and laptops) so they can’t just move from one device to another to avoid limits.
You can even remove distractions during Study time by limiting which sites and apps they can use!
But there is so much more to Habyts than just screen time controls. Tired of chore wars? Set your kids Tasks and incentivise them with Points! And use the Habyts Reward system to help teach your kids the good habits that they’ll need as they get older. You’ll be amazed by how positive rewards change the atmosphere in your home!
Each child has a separate account, so you can set custom screen time rules, tasks and rewards, all of which can be accessed on the go via your Dashboard. These accounts still apply to shared devices, so family computers or tablets can also be managed, and you can see reports on who has been doing what!
Habyts doesn’t need another box in your home, works on all networks (wifi, 3G, 4G, Ethernet...) and manages screen time even when your kids are offline, so offline games or downloaded videos (which don’t need an internet connection) are still managed.
Will my kids be able to hack Habyts?
We’ve had many, many ‘kid testers’ trying to break the system so we’re confident that your kids won’t be able to get around it. Just make sure you keep your parent password safe!
How do I get started?
It’s simple, all you need to do is sign up and install habyts on your kids' devices. It will only take you a few minutes together. The installer provides clear instructions, but if you have any questions just get in touch.
We have worked with many families around the world to make Habyts easy to use in every situation, and we’re always available to help if you aren’t sure what to do.
Is your free version really free? And what do I get?
Yes, our Habyts Basic version is completely free – no strings attached. No, you don’t need to give credit card details to use Habyts. Just sign up and you can use Habyts on your child's devices completely free.
Learn more about features here.
Can I try your full version for free?
We hope you’ll like Habyts so much that you’ll want to try all of our paid All-in-One features as well. Once you are subscribed to our free service, you can also try out our full All-in-One Advantage version for 14 days completely free. To get started, all you need to do is click on the Free Trial button in the app. This gives you automatic access to all of the features as well. Once you are subscribed to our free service, you can also try out our full All-in-One Advantage features. No credit card required!
Is it right for me right now?
Here's the hard question to ask yourself: a year from now, are you going to be struggling with the same screen time issues... or worse? With Habyts, you can stop spending all your time nagging, yelling and worrying about screen time. Habyts can do that work for so you can focus more on being the parent you want to be.
Can I get help and/or speak to someone if I need to?
Yes, we’re available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or +44 (0) 203 865 1884 (from USA or Canada: 011 44 203 865 1884). You can also reach us via our contact page. Please get in touch if you have any questions or need assistance.