PhoneSheriff - User Guide
Below is the online documentation for PhoneSheriff For additional help, see our frequently asked questions.
Platform: Android Smartphones and tablets
PhoneSheriff Parental Control Software
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PLEASE NOTE: The iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry versions have been discontinued.
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The device must have Internet access through Wi-Fi, mobile carrier or both.
Click a link in the outline below to learn more about that phase of the process.
After ordering PhoneSheriff you will instantly receive an email containing your registration code.
Click the "Add License" page after you login. Then click the Add License page. Copy and paste your registration code to the field to avoid typos. Make sure there are no spaces at the beginning or end of your registration code. Once you successfully add your license, click MY DEVICES and click RENEW for your device to apply the registration code.
You will now need to create your username and password by registering. To register, please click on the link below to go to the Registration page:
After you create your account, click the "Add License" page after you login. Then click the Add License page. Copy and paste your registration code to the field to avoid typos. Make sure there are no spaces at the beginning or end of your registration code. Once you successfully add your license, proceed to Step 2.
To use the trial, go to the registration page and register your account. Without a purchased license key your account will expire after 7 days.
Now it's time to install the software. You will download and install PhoneSheriff directly onto the device you will provide your child. Go to the appropriate installation instructions page for your operating system. These pages are located inside your PhoneSheriff online account.
After you have installed the software you can login SECURELY to your account to view logs anytime. Please allow up to a few hours after installing for logs to show up the first time. Usually the first logs show up after one hour.
Now that you know a little more about how the process works we will describe each step in more detail. Let's begin by registering your account as described below.
You will now need to create your username and password by registering. By registering your account you will create your username and password. To register, please click on the link below to go to the Registration page:
After you have reached the Registration page, input information into the following fields. Your password may contain numbers, letters and special characters, but no spaces. Both the username and password MUST contain between 4 - 10 characters each. Paste your registration code to the appropriate box. You must agree to the legal requirements on the registration page. Then click SUBMIT.
Enter a username / password you wish to use.Must conatin between 4 - 10 characters each.
Copy and Paste the registration number from your order email.
Enter your email address in case we need to email you updates.
You must check the box to agree to the PhoneSheriff Legal Requirements.
After you have completed all fields, click SUBMIT to create your account.
Now that you have registered your account, it's time to install PhoneSheriff onto your phone or tablet that you own and intend to monitor. The steps for installation are available inside your new PhoneSheriff account. Simply login to your account and click the "Installation Instructions" page on the right side.
When you are ready to login to your account, use the dedicated login site. Be sure to enter your username and password EXACTLY as you did upon account creation. Your username and password are case-sensitive.
Once you are inside your account, your screen will look something like the one below. Inside your account there are multiple links. Each link will bring up either a different log type or an administration function, such as deleting logs, changing passwords, support, etc..
This is where you view all activities. You can select which log type you would like to view, clear all your logs, change your password or logout..
The menu at the top of the online control panel also contains links to some of the most commonly used commands.
Each type of log is saved into a separate section for your convenience. All log viewer pages work the same. They are all sorted chronologically, with the newest information showing first. Every log is timestamped and sorted in this manner.
The log files within each viewer page can be deleted by clicking the checkboxes for items you wish to delete, then just click Delete. Additionally you can choose to clear ALL logs by clicking the appropriate link in the Information section of the left menu. Only erase logs if you are sure you want them erased. They cannot be recovered.
*** NOTE: All logs are subject to deletion after thirty (30) days. ***
Changing your password will also automatically change it on the device. To change your password, go to your online control panel and click the Change Password link in the Information section on the left. Insert the appropriate fields and click submit. Your password will then be changed.
To remove PhoneSheriff, open the Settings interface in the app, enter your password and then tap Uninstall.
Compatible Android smartphone or Android tablet. Currently not compatible with iOS or BlackBerry.