Circle 1st generation

Circle 1st generation

Category: Lifestyle
Version: 2.1.12
Adult Rating: 4+
Filesize: 56.44 MB
Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
Compatibility:   iOS 10.0 +.
Score: 4.6489
From 28,368 Ratings



Download Circle 1st generation 2.1.12 for iPhone/iPad by Circle Media Incorporated directly from Apple Appstore. This app version requires iOS 4+ to be able to install and run.

It should be noted that this website doesn't provide the IPA file for the Apps listed


Works with the Circle with Disney device and supported NETGEAR routers (Nighthawk and Orbi). Not compatible with the 2nd generation Circle Home Plus device. ABOUT CIRCLE: Circle products help families better manage time spent online. Filtering content and balancing online usage has never been easier. From devices on your home network, both wireless and wired to connected devices, Circle has you covered. Customizing Circle for your unique family is quick and easy. Circle’s mission is to improve families’ lives, online and off. Don’t have a Circle with Disney device or a supported NETGEAR router? Please visit to learn more about our products. NEED HELP? If you have any questions, need help with Circle, or want to provide feedback, you can contact our Support Team at [email protected] or go to NETGEAR OPTIONAL IN APP SUBSCRIPTION - Pricing & Terms Circle Premium (for supported NETGEAR routers) is an optional automatic renewing subscription. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renewing is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current period. Current subscribers can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by visiting iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Privacy policy: Terms of use:


  • Keeps losing my profiles

    By TRBowers
    Had the app for a month or so, and have had to rebuild my family’s profiles four times, already. I’ve saved them and saved them, but they are never available to retrieve. This is beyond frustrating.
  • False Sense of Security

    By swhsm
    I have been using the Circle parental controls for over a year. I was appalled when I learned that my TEN year old was watching inappropriate videos including nudity and sexual content on YouTube. The app states that it filters out “explicit content, mature content, gambling, dating and malicious content sites by default.” This is very obviously false. It’s absolutely ridiculous because so many other apps and sites that are harmless are unreachable with the app, but apparently YouTube is  not monitored by this app. Beware. This app DOES NOT provide safety for your child.
  • Broken, discontinued

    By Aydensmommy7311
    I have a paid 1 year subscription that isn’t up til March , but according to the website circle first gen was discontinued December 31st, I shouldn’t have been allowed to purchase a  new subscription after it was discontinued. The app no longer works other than to show what devices are connected and maybe if it decides to do it in a timely manner pause the internet, can’t check the filtered content anymore to make sure no one’s trying to bypass filters or restrictions, can’t monitor usage. What did my money go to? I tried to follow circles refund instructions from the website and that didn’t get me anywhere because it wouldnt let me click submit because there were no in app purchases. This isn’t acceptable.
  • Could use more options

    By Fredblah
    Doesn’t work. I don’t care if it’s Circle’s problem or Netgear’s problem, fix the app. It doesn’t work. 
    I’ve recently noticed that the online game roblox does not stop working when the time limit is reached (noticed on a laptop). Why are there no ‘0 minutes’ options for time limits? My kids need access to the internet, but the only option I have is 15 minutes or longer/unlimited. Also, it would be nice if the internet could be paused, but still have access to message and/or FaceTime when they need to communicate to parents. Updated to 1 star. When are you going to fix it so that it actually restricts usage when online gaming limits are exceeded when playing roblox? What is the point of paying for this if it doesn’t work with games?
  • Needs update for iOS 15 for premium features

    By Mdcmarty
    Needs update for iOS 15 so premium features will work
  • Broken subscription

    By Dark4181
    This app has always been janky, but now it is broken. I have an active subscription through my Apple account, but the app has apparently lost the link. I’m unable to restore purchase in the app, it says no subscription found. I can’t find any recourse for resolution.
  • Absolutely disgusting

    By biueprint
    This app can cause huge rifts between parent and child— it makes the child have trust issues as this is a huge breach of privacy while making the parent think that they have absolute authority over every aspect of the other’s life, in which they don’t. This leads to huge arguments thanks to miscommunication and may possibly ruin the relationship for a long time, if not forever. I know this because it’s happened to me. It’s absolutely disgusting and I hope that if you are another parent reading this, please do not install it if you don’t want irreversible damage.
  • Subscription features will not work

    By cdrmills
    I have a Netgear router, I pay for the subscription, but none of the features work. I cannot get any support from circle or Netgear in this, they both say it is the other’s issue. I deleted the app and then downloaded it, but even with my code it will not load my account any more. Beware if this happens to you as you will have to abandon circle
  • Had high hopes

    By JaFu7
    So this service came stock with my Netgear Nighthawk R7000. Set up was easy, but that’s about all the good stuff that I’m going to say about this service. I signed up for the premium service plan, but the only thing that it worked well in doing was filtering the sites that I had blocked. None of the other features ever worked. The visited sites tab for each profile never populated and always indicated that no one was going to any sites which is impossible since they were clearly going to the sites right in front of me.  From day one, this service has caused nothing but issues with DNS resolution. It’s either the circle service or the router itself. Either way, I’m canceling the service and returning the router to the store.
  • Ok hear me out

    By Jerebud
    I am a high school student, so if you want to take my information about this app as biased then go ahead and keep scrolling. But for those who want to see a formal review of this concept in the perspective of the child, keep reading. 
    The idea of circle is understandable, as all parents should be concerned about what their children are doing online and should protect them from the horrible aspects that the internet can provide. But the fact that parents are spending their money on a network device that blocks out house WiFi (and cellular service) which they’re ALSO paying for is considered acceptable and convenient? I don’t see how this logically connects to every necessary part of the situation. 
    I don’t see how I’ll be able to contact my parents during a serious emergency while on the go if my internet is paused.
    I don’t see how I’ll be able to complete all my online school work if my parents have an “all categories” limit set to 3 hours(I’ve tried talking to them about that, they just give me a 15 minute reward over and over which wastes all of our time. Lots of parents are passive-aggressive like mine). 
    I don’t see how the whole mechanism is going to work, if I’m spending my HARD EARNED money on cellular data, and they’re just gonna spend THEIR money to block it out. 
    Yeah, the whole situation just wasn’t completely thought out by the developers. It is a brilliant idea to help protect children, but the whole thing just isn’t very convenient for the whole party. 
    Also, circle just shouldn’t be necessary for kids older than the age of 16, since they’ll be a legal adult in just <2 years and they’ll have to figure out how to manage their own screen time by themselves eventually.
    Parents, if you’re planning on getting yourself this network-killing device, please take a moment to look at yourself, how your relationship with your children will be, and if it’s going to be beneficial for EVERY part of their life(including online school!). Please be aware that your children will feel punished, and will cause trust issues between you guys. 
    If your children have some screen time problems right now, I would deeply imply having a friendly conversation with them about it first before surprising them with a restriction right out of the blue. It’s like trying to quit smoking cold-turkey(not like they’re actually smoking, just take it as a simile). As a teenager who has experience with parents who ghostly put restrictions on me whenever they want without telling me, it’s a bit traumatizing. 
    But, if you’re a good parent and your kids know it, and putting restrictions for them is necessary, and all your limits you provide them are fully thought out, 
    your children are just utterly psychotic and won’t get their eyes off a screen for less than 10 hours a day, then go ahead and get Circle.
    But please, be careful. I’m saying this for the sake of the kids :c