Qustodio is hands down one of the best tracking apps on Android, from a parent’s point of view. For a kid asking for some well-deserved privacy, however, this app is a nightmare. So, how can you bypass the tracking features of Qustodio on an Android smartphone or tablet for some freedom?
Depending on your technical know-how, there are two ways to bypass the Qustodio app on an Android smartphone. Firstly, you can uninstall it, a move that the tracker will almost certainly know about. If you want to be stealthy, however, you can keep it on your phone without feeding it any information.
In this article, I’ll show you if it’s possible to either bypass Qustodio’s tracking or uninstall the app completely. Then, you’ll learn how to bypass Qustodio on Android without having to pay a dime.
What Is Qustodio?
Depending on if you’re a parent or a child, Qustodio can either be described as one of the best parental control apps on the market with a hefty price tag to match or as an annoying app that follows your on-device activity and reports everything you do to your parents, stripping you off the right to privacy.
Qustodio was designed to help make kids safer with their devices, but it has quickly grown into an app that’s universally used for tracking. Today, it’s not uncommon to see spouses planting the app on each other’s devices to monitor their activities without the knowledge of the other party.
The company behind Qustodio innocently described the app’s mission as helping you to understand all that your kids do online to help you “get a real idea of what’s going on.” You can also use the app for management and of a kid’s life to identify issues before they become problems.
If you think Qustodio is on your device, your parents (or spouse) may be tracking your location, monitoring the apps and games you use, and monitoring what social media you log into, and when. Qustodio can also log your calls and messages and filter what part of the internet you can and cannot access.
To use your device without a third eye looking at you, you must remove the Qustodio app first. While there are many ways to remove the Qustodio app from your device, it isn’t even worth trying if your parents installed it, as they will certainly find out and reinstall the app.
Can You Bypass Qustodio?
While it’s possible to bypass Qustodio, it’s not recommended if your parents installed it on your device. Your parents will certainly know that you’ve tampered with the child monitoring app on your phone and they can reverse the bypass in an instant.
You can also try to remove the app from your device completely, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the trouble. Your parents can always find out that you removed the parental controls and they will keep reinstalling. When you consider how hard it is to complete a Qustodio bypass, you’ll notice that you may just have to live with it.
However, if you have Qustodio on your device without your permission, you may want to try bypassing it. Since it was installed on your device with your permission, it will be very unlikely for the person who uninstalled it to bug you for removing the app from your device.
If you want to try bypassing the parental control app anyway, we’re here to help. In the following section, I’ll show you how to bypass Qustodio on Android and remove the app from your device completely.
How to Bypass Qustodio on Android
To understand how to bypass this parental control app on your smartphone, it’s important to understand why it’s capable of tracking all you do in the first place. The main reason is that the app asks for permission to become your device’s administrator once you try to install it.
On Android phones, device admin apps cannot be removed, disabled, or uninstalled. In addition to that, an application with administrator-level access will be able to access almost everything you do on your smartphone. If you can remove the app from being an administrator, you can uninstall Qustodio easily.
With that said, here are the steps required to uninstall Qustodio without alerting the tracker.
- Restart your device to close all apps on the device, including Qustodio. The goal here is to make time to uninstall the parental control app before the app knows what’s going on. If you’re not very stealthy, you may have to deal with the app reporting back to your parents.
- Open the Settings app and navigate to the administrator apps on your device. Since the Qustodio app can only access everything it can on your device because it’s an administrative app, removing its administrative apps will disable most of its features.
You can navigate to the Administrator Apps section by selecting Security” from the settings and selecting Device Admin Apps.
- From the Device Admin Apps section, you should see some internal apps and Qustodio. Simply uncheck the checkmark after the Qustodio app to remove its administrator privileges, limiting the app’s capabilities instantly.
Once you’ve removed the administrator privileges that Qustodio has, you should be able to uninstall the program easily. However, uninstalling Qustodio will instantly alert your parents, making it likely for them to reactivate the app.
To keep everything natural, it’s recommended to reactivate the app now and then to make it look as if you never bypassed the app in the first place.
If you’ve never been spied upon, you’ll find it hard to understand how it feels to have Qustodio installed on your device. Since it’s possible to bypass the app without alerting your parents or whoever planted it there, you may want to follow the steps in this article to regain your privacy rights.
However, you should note that the steps above work sparingly. Depending on your device models and Android version, the above instructions may not apply to you. In most cases, however, you should be able to remove Qustodio by following the steps outlined above.