Compatibility List PhoneSheriff

Parental Control Software For BlackBerry, iPhone and Android.

Mobile Parental Control Compatibility

PhoneSheriff is compatible with the major operating systems for today's smartphones: Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry and now Apple iPads and Android tablets! This page is a partial list of phones and tablets that are compatible with PhoneSheriff.

Many carriers re-brand phones using their own name. For example: the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G is the same device as the HTC Hero. Both are compatible, despite having different names.

**** PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING COMPATIBILITY ****

When looking at the images below in consideration of having a smartphone that will be compatible with the PhoneSheriff software, please be aware that compatibility means not only the Make / Model of the phone, but also the Firmware / Operating System Version that is running on the phone. All compatible operating system versions are listed below in their appropriate sections.

VERIZON NOTICE: If your carrier is Verizon, you MUST currently subscribe to their GPS services so that the GPS tracking feature of PhoneSheriff will function properly. If you do not subscribe to their GPS services, PhoneSheriff will NOT be able to monitor the GPS locations of the monitored device.

Don't have a compatible phone?

If you do not see your phone listed below or have a question about compatibility, you can ask us a question at our Helpdesk. Also, you can view our list of compatible major phone carriers and our recommendations.

Phone / Tablet Operating System Requirements

In addition viewing the Make / Model image grid below, please read the operating system requirements for your phone.

Phone Operating System Requirements
Tablet Operating System Requirements

Compatible Devices

Phone Operating System Version Requirements

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Android OS Requirements

PhoneSheriff is the perfect child monitoring software for the Android. The version for Android includes the ability to monitor text messages, calls, internet activity and GPS locations. PhoneSheriff can also implement filters, such as blocked phone numbers, time restrictions, and whitelists. It is currently compatible with most Android devices.

PhoneSheriff is currently compatible with the following Android OS version(s):
  • 5.1.1
  • 5.1
  • 5.0.2
  • 5.0.1
  • 5.0
  • 4.4.4
  • 4.4.3
  • 4.4.2
  • 4.4.1
  • 4.4
  • 4.3.1
  • 4.3
  • 4.2.2
  • 4.2.1
  • 4.2
  • 4.1.2
  • 4.1.1
  • 4.0.4
  • 4.0.3
  • 4.0.2
  • 4.0.1
  • 4.0.0
  • 3.2
  • 3.1
  • 3.0
  • 2.3.7
  • 2.3.6
  • 2.3.5
  • 2.3.4
  • 2.3.3
  • 2.3.2
  • 2.3.1
  • 2.3
  • 2.2.2
  • 2.2.1
  • 2.2
  • 2.1 Update 1
  • 2.1
PhoneSheriff for Android can monitor & restrict the following activities:
Activities Logged
  • Call logs
  • Text messages
  • WhatsApp messages - Rooted Android only
  • Multimedia messages
  • Gmail - Rooted Android only
  • Music files
  • GPS locations
  • Website history
  • Contact lists
  • Calendar Entries
  • Photos (taken by the phone)
  • Applications Installed
  • Mobile Usage
Activities Restricted
  • Blacklists
  • Whitelists
  • 3rd Party Browsers
  • Adult URLs
  • Device usage
  • Call usage
  • SMS keyword filters
  • SIM change alerts
  • SMS command capability
  • Application Filtering
  • Website Filtering
  • Custom Filtering
  • Time restriction on Browsing, Messaging and Calls
  • Locking and Real-Time Tracking
Alerts
  • Panic Alert
  • Profanity Alert
  • Custom Alert
  • Intrusion Alert
  • Geo Fencing Alert
  • Watched Content
More Features
  • Backup, Restore information and Factory Reset
  • Anti-Abduction Mode
  • Multiple Device Management

The Android version of PhoneSheriff works with most Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and Motorola RAZR HD

Some other service providers may have restricted the installation of third-party applications on their devices as well. Please check Settings > Applications to make sure you have the Unknown Sources box visible. If you do not see this field, then your device WILL NOT be able to install PhoneSheriff.

BlackBerry OS Requirements

PhoneSheriff is compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones running compatible versions of the BlackBerry operating system. The currently compatible models are shown in the list below. This BlackBerry monitoring software requires an Internet connection to insert logs to your account. You will not need a computer to download or install PhoneSheriff, just the internet connection of the phone itself.

PhoneSheriff is currently compatible with the following BlackBerry OS version(s):
  • 7.1.0.xxx
  • 7.0.0.xxx
  • 6.0.0.xxx
  • 5.0.0.xxx
  • 4.x.x.xxx(Version 1.0 Only)
PhoneSheriff for BlackBerry can monitor & restrict the following activities:
Activities Logged
  • Call logs
  • Text messages
  • BlackBerry Messenger messages
  • Multimedia messages
  • GPS locations
  • Contacts
  • Calendar Entries
  • Emails
  • Music files
  • Memos
  • Photos (taken by the phone)
  • Applications Installed
  • Mobile Usage
Activities Restricted
  • Blacklists
  • Whitelists
  • 3rd Party Browsers
  • Adult URLs
  • Device usage
  • Call usage
  • Application Filtering
  • Custom Filtering
  • SMS keyword filters
  • Email filters
  • SIM change alerts
  • SMS command capability
  • Locking and Real-Time Tracking
  • Time restriction on Browsing, Messaging and Calls
Alerts
  • Panic Alert
  • Watched Contact Alert
  • Profanity Alert
  • Custom Alert
  • Intrusion Alert
  • Geo Fencing Alert
More Features
  • Anti-Abduction Mode
  • Backup, Restore information and Factory Reset
  • Multiple Device Management

iPhone OS Requirements

PhoneSheriff is the leading child monitoring software for the iPhone. If you need to monitor what your child does on your iPhone, this software does the job. The iPhone must have a data plan and an Internet connection so the PhoneSheriff software can insert logs to your account. PhoneSheriff is the world's first iPhone child monitoring and filtering software! PhoneSheriff is compatible with Apple iPhone firmware versions up to & including 9.0.2 for all iPhone models.

*** All iPhones MUST be jailbroken prior to installing PhoneSheriff. This must be done by the customer before purchasing and installing the software. Please see the Additional Requirements about jailbreaking. ***
**** If you wish to monitor without jailbreaking, visit TeenShield.
PhoneSheriff is currently compatible with the following Apple iPhone OS version(s):
  • 9.0.2
  • 9.0.1
  • 9.0
  • 8.1.2
  • 8.1.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.0.2
  • 8.0.1
  • 8.0
  • 7.1.2
  • 7.1.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.0.3
  • 7.0.2
  • 7.0.1
  • 7.0
  • 6.1.6
  • 6.1.5
  • 6.1.4
  • 6.1.3
  • 6.1.2
  • 6.1.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.0.2
  • 6.0.1
  • 6.0
  • 5.1.1
  • 5.1
  • 5.0.1
  • 5.0
  • 4.3.5
  • 4.3.4
  • 4.3.3
  • 4.3.2
  • 4.3.1
  • 4.3
  • 4.2.9
  • 4.2.8
  • 4.2.7
  • 4.2.6
  • 4.2.1
  • 4.1
  • 4.0.2
  • 4.0.1
  • 4.0
  • 3.1.3
PhoneSheriff for iPhone can monitor & restrict the following activities:
Activities Logged
  • Call logs
  • Text messages
  • WhatsApp messages
  • Multimedia messages
  • GPS locations
  • Notes Logs
  • iMessage Logs (including attachments)
  • Website history
  • Music files
  • Contact lists
  • Emails
  • Calendar entries
  • Photos (taken by the phone)
  • Applications Installed
  • Mobile Usage
Activities Restricted
  • Blacklists
  • Whitelists
  • Application Filtering
  • Website Filtering
  • 3rd Party Browsers
  • Adult URLs
  • Custom Filtering
  • SMS keyword filters
  • Email filters
  • Time restriction on Browsing, Messaging, Device usage & Calling
  • SIM change alerts
  • SMS command capability
Alerts
  • Panic Alert
  • Watched Contact Alert
  • Profanity Alert
  • Custom Alert
  • Intrusion Alert
  • Geo Fencing Alert
More Features
  • Anti-Abduction Mode
  • Locking and Real-Time Tracking
  • Backup, Restore information and Factory Reset
  • Multiple Device Management
Additional Requirements

*** Your iPhone MUST be jailbroken prior to installing PhoneSheriff. We DO NOT PROVIDE SUPPORT for the jailbreaking process. This must be done by the customer. You can search online for numerous sites with tutorials that can assist you with this process, such as iClarified or Redmond Pie. ***

iPad OS Requirements

PhoneSheriff is the leading child monitoring software for the iPad. If you need to monitor what your child does on your iPad, this software gets the job done. PhoneSheriff is the world's first iPad child monitoring and filtering software! PhoneSheriff is compatible with Apple iPad firmware versions up to & including 8.1.2 for the iPad Air and iPad Mini.

*** All iPads MUST be jailbroken prior to installing PhoneSheriff. This must be done by the customer before purchasing and installing the software. Please see the Additional Requirements about jailbreaking. ***
PhoneSheriff is currently compatible with the following Apple iPad OS version(s):
  • 8.1.2
  • 8.1.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.0.2
  • 8.0.1
  • 8.0
  • 7.1.2
  • 7.1.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.0.6
  • 7.0.5
  • 7.0.4
  • 7.0.3
  • 7.0.2
  • 7.0.1
  • 7.0
  • 6.1.5
  • 6.1.4
  • 6.1.3
  • 6.1.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.0.2
  • 6.0.1
  • 6.0
  • 5.1.1
  • 5.1
  • 5.0.1
  • 5.0
  • 4.3.5
  • 4.3.4
  • 4.3.3
  • 4.3.2
  • 4.3.1
  • 4.3
  • 4.2.1
  • 3.2.2
  • 3.2.1
  • 3.2
PhoneSheriff for iPad can monitor & restrict the following activities:
Activities Logged
  • iMessages (including attachments)
  • Contact lists
  • Website history
  • Multimedia messages
  • Email Logs
  • Photos (taken by the iPad)
  • Applications Opened
  • Applications Installed
  • Music files
  • Email Logs
  • Notes Logs
  • Calendar Entries
  • GPS locations
Activities Restricted
  • Device usage
  • Application Filtering
  • Time restriction on Browsing, Messaging, Device usage & Calling
  • Website Filtering
  • 3rd Party Browsers
  • Adult URLs
  • Custom Filtering
  • Email & iMessage keyword filters
  • Usage time restrictions
Alerts
  • Panic Alert
  • Profanity Alert
  • Custom Alert
  • Intrusion Alert
  • Geo Fencing Alert
More Features
  • Anti-Abduction Mode
  • Locking and Real-Time Tracking
  • Backup, Restore information and Factory Reset
  • Multiple Device Management
Additional Requirements

*** Your iPad MUST be jailbroken prior to installing PhoneSheriff. We DO NOT PROVIDE SUPPORT for the jailbreaking process. This must be done by the customer. You can search online for numerous sites with tutorials that can assist you with this process, such as iClarified or Redmond Pie. ***

Compatible Cell Phone Carriers

  • T mobile

Device Requirements

Compatible Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad or Android tablet.

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