How To Disable Qustodio On iPhone

Qustodio is an app mostly used by parents to monitor, filter, and track their kids’ activities on their phones. This parental control app can track the child’s calls, SMS, and location. It can also monitor and limit contents to view. The reason parents install apps like Qustodio is to protect their kids from cyberbullying, inappropriate content, and all other activities that can harm the kid. 

But if the one monitored (you) sees Qustodio as a restriction or maybe you’ve passed the age to be monitored 24/7, keep on reading this article as we are going to show you how to disable the Qustodio app on an iPhone. We will also give justification as to why you should delete the app and answer some other frequently asked questions on qustodio.

Can You Disable Qustodio On iPhone?

Yes, you can disable Qustodio on your iPhone.

In this article, we have listed the various ways to permanently disable Qustodio on your iPhone. All you have to do is to read and follow the steps in this article.

How To Disable Qustodio On iPhone

If you see Qustodio as a pain in the ass, you can get rid of the app.

If you are looking for a way to disable Qustodio on your iPhone, you have come to the right place.

To disable Qustodio on your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

  • Factory Reset Your iPhone

Factory resetting means deleting every app, data, and information stored on your phone. After you factory reset, the Qustodio app won’t be there anymore. This method comes first because it’s the easiest and fastest way. If you’re desperate to uninstall the app, a factory reset is the only option. Make sure to back up the information you need before deleting everything. This article by Apple will guide you on how to factory reset. 

  • Know The password Used

Once you get hold of the password used to lock the Qustodio app, uninstalling will be easy. This is how you can get the password. If your parent is using any password saver app, open the app and check for all the passwords saved. You might find the password to uninstall Qustodio there. You can also find the password in your parent’s email. Search for anything related to the Qustodio app passcode and check emails titled “important”. 

Another way you can get the Qustodio passcode is through your parents’ Qustodio app. Open the app and ask for the recovery passcode, it will be sent to your parent’s email. This method can put you into trouble, so be careful.

  • Reset The VPN

Turn off your Wi-Fi, and open your phone settings app. Search for VPN, and click on VPN device management. Select Qustodio VPN. Click the small blue ‘i’ button, and turn off the “connect on demand”. After that, delete the app.

There’s the possibility that Qustodio will notify your parents, so make sure to check if they are not with their phone while doing this.

  • Use A Different Browser

On iOS, Qustodio is only compatible with Google Chrome and Safari. When you use browsers like Brave or Kiwi, you can do anything without restriction. Some of these browsers also have privacy features, make sure to turn them on.

  • Use An Older version Of iOS

Qustodio won’t function on any iOS version lower than 12. If you’re not in any of these versions, there’s nothing to worry about. If you are using the compatible version, you should wait until there’s a new ios update.

  • Don’t Update The App

Once you did not update the app, it will later have an issue. Due to you being on the old version, your activities can’t be monitored anymore.

  • Download An Antivirus Software

Having antivirus software on your phone is the easiest way to confuse and conflict with the Qustodio app. The app is created to be compatible with antivirus software.

Why Should I Turn Off Qustodio?

There are a few reasons why you may want to disable Qustodio. Perhaps you simply don’t use it, it’s expensive, etc.

  • It Is Expensive

Qustodio is quite expensive when compared to other alternatives. Their yearly plan costs about $137. If you can’t afford it, you should dump the app.

  • Not Compatible With Your iPhone

You should turn off Qustodio because it only works on some iOS versions, and if you later update your phone, it may not function better.

  • Doesn’t Know When To Stop

The Qustodio app sometimes restricts kids’ activities when not necessary. There have been complaints that the app sometimes restricts parents’ phone activities. 

  • It Doesn’t Work With Antivirus Software

If you have antivirus software on your device, you would have to delete it before you can install Qustodio.

  • You’re Not Underage

If you are of legal age, you have the right to uninstall any control app from your phone. Let your parents know you will be responsible and won’t overuse your freedom.

CAn You Turn Off Qustodio?

You can turn off Qustodio by providing the passcode used to lock it. If you have forgotten the passcode, contact Qustodio support for help.

How To Uninstall Quetodio On iPhone Without A Password

You can’t uninstall the Qustodio App without a passcode. The only option you have is to factory reset your phone, this will delete the app and other data saved on your phone.

How To Temporarily Disable Qustodio On iPhone

You would have to use your parent’s Qustodio app to disable the Qustodio VPN temporarily.


This article has shown you the various ways to turn off Qustodio on iPhone. If it doesn’t work or you have questions, drop them in the comment section or contact Qustodio for help.

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