Getting Started

Getting Started with Circle Home Plus

We put together this Quick Start Guide just for you. It’ll make set up simple and quick (like it should be), so that you can get to the important stuff, like managing online time and content for your family.


Get the App

First, download the Circle App here or search your app store for "Circle Parental Controls.” Install the Circle Parental Controls App on either of the following mobile operating systems:
- iOS version 11 or greater
- Android version 6.0 or greater

More on requirements here.


Create Your Circle Account

To start, you'll need to create your account. This account saves your profile settings, data, and preferences in our system. Check out the video below, or read this article to learn more about how to set up your Circle account.


Set up the App

To manage your kids’ internet access on mobile devices across Wi-Fi and data, install the Circle app on both your device and your kids’ mobile devices. This video shows you how to get a kid device all set up. (You'll set up Circle Home Plus later to manage any devices at home on your network.)

Along with the video (and in case you’re a read/write learner), these in-depth articles walk you through set up: - Setting up the Circle parent app - Setting up Circle on a kid's device


Set up Circle Home Plus

Circle Home Plus pairs with your home Wi-Fi network and manages online activity for any connected device on your home network. Watch our videos for easy Circle Home Plus set up.

Oh, and here’s a tip: For the best network performance, pair Circle Home Plus over Ethernet and add Wi-Fi as a backup.


Ethernet & Wifi:


Wifi Only Setup:


Looking for more resources?

The Circle Support site is full of helpful tips and troubleshooting advice to guide you through your most effortless (and most effective) Circle experience. Check out Circle Features, Troubleshooting Common Issues and our FAQ. And if you still have questions, go on ahead and reach out. We’ve got your back.

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