Select Your Device
Moto Z Play Droid Edition
Apple® iPhone® 6
Apple® iPhone® 6s Plus
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Apple® iPhone® 6s
Samsung Galaxy S® 5
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Apple® iPhone® 5s
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Verizon Ellipsis™ Jetpack®
Samsung Galaxy S® 4
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DROID TURBO 2
Apple® iPhone® 5c
Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
Apple® iPhone® 5
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 5510L
DROID MAXX by MOTOROLA
Samsung 3G Network Extender
Apple® iPhone® SE
Verizon Jetpack® MiFi® 6620L
Verizon Ellipsis™ 7
Droid Turbo in Ballistic Nylon
Apple® iPad® 2
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LG G3
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Apple® iPhone® 4
Droid Turbo by Motorola
Verizon Ellipsis® 8
Samsung Galaxy S® 6 edge
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LG Revere® 3
DROID MAXX 2
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LG Cosmos™ 3
Samsung Galaxy J3 V
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Moto Z Force Droid Edition
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Verizon MiFi® 4G LTE Global USB Modem U620L
Brigadier™ by Kyocera
LG G Vista
DROID MINI by MOTOROLA
LG V10™
HTC Desire® 526
LG G5
Pantech 4G LTE Global USB Modem UML290
Ellipsis™ Jetpack® MHS800L
LG G2
Casio G'zOne Commando®
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
LG Optimus Zone™ 3 Prepaid
Verizon Wireless Home Phone
DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA
GizmoPal™
LG Extravert™ 2
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
LG K8 V
GizmoPal® 2 by LG
HTC One® (M8)
DuraXV
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem 551L
Casio G'zOne Commando® 4G LTE
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620L
DROID ULTRA by MOTOROLA
GizmoGadget™ by LG
Microsoft Lumia 735
hum by Verizon
LG G Pad 8.3 LTE
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem UML295
HTC One M9
Sony Xperia® Z3v
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot - AC791L
Samsung Convoy® 4
Galaxy Note® Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note® II
DROID RAZR by MOTOROLA
Nexus 6
Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini
LG K4™ LTE
Samsung Convoy™ 2
Verizon LTE Internet and Home Phone
iPad® Pro
Gear S2
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Nokia Lumia 928
Verizon Ellipsis® 10
DROID TURBO 2 - Designed by You
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595
Transpyre™ Prepaid
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HTC Desire® 626
Samsung Brightside™
Moto Z Droid Edition
Moto X™ (2nd Gen.)
LG Exalt™
Samsung Gusto® 2
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LG Terra™
Nokia Lumia 822
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MHS291L
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Moto G™ by Motorola
Verizon MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot - OTA
Samsung Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
Moto X™ by Motorola
DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC
HTC One®
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620LE
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LTE Internet (Installed)
LG Optimus Zone™ 2 Prepaid
HTC 10™
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Microsoft Surface 3
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DROID DNA by HTC
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Nokia Lumia Icon
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Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
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Lancet™ for Android™
iPad Pro™ (9.7-inch)
Samsung Gusto®
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (10.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA
G Pad™ 10.1 LTE
BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone
BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone
DROID INCREDIBLE 2 by HTC
Google Nexus 7
DROID 4 by MOTOROLA
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1)
Motorola RAZR V3m
HTC One® remix
G Pad™ 7.0 LTE
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi + 4G
Casio G'zOne Ravine®
Apple® iPad® mini
Ellipsis® Kids
DROID BIONIC by MOTOROLA
Hydro ELITE by KYOCERA
iPad® mini 4
LG VX8300
LG Cosmos™
Enact™ by LG
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (8.0)
BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone
LG 4G LTE USB Modem VL600
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BlackBerry® Bold 9650 smartphone
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Samsung Illusion™
Pantech Breakout™
Samsung Galaxy Stellar™
Lucid™2 by LG
Motorola Barrage™
LG enV®2
Motorola MOTO™ W755
ZenPad™ Z8
LG enV® TOUCH
Samsung Intensity™
HTC Desire® 612
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595U USB Modem
LG Migosm
DROID X2 by MOTOROLA
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Lucid™ by LG
Verizon Converged VOIP Device
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (10.1)
Dell™ Vostro™ V13 Laptop
Pantech Hotshot™
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Apple® iPad® with Retina display
Motorola XOOM™ 4G LTE
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DROID 3 by MOTOROLA
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Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
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HTC One® max
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LG Vortex™
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LG Optimus Zone™
HP Spectre x2
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BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone
Verizon Fivespot™ Global Ready™ 3G Mobile Hotspot
Nokia Lumia 2520
Sony Xperia® Z2
Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
Moto X™ - Designed by You (2nd Generation)
Verizon Wireless UMW190 Global USB Modem
Verizon Wireless UM175 USB Modem
THUNDERBOLT™ by HTC
LG Cosmos™ Touch
iPad® mini 3
Pantech Jest™ 2
Verizon MiFi™2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
LG VX5500
DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC
Samsung Gear S2 classic
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™
Pantech Marauder™
Intuition™ by LG
Casio G'zOne Rock™
BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 smartphone
Casio G'zOne Brigade®
Nokia 2366i
Samsung Galaxy View
LG VX5400
LG VX8360
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition
Samsung Galaxy Camera®
DROID CHARGE by SAMSUNG
Samsung Galaxy Legend™
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1
Samsung SCH-u340
Verizon Wireless USB720 Modem
Motorola W385
Moto X™ - Designed by You
Samsung ATIV Odyssey™
Luge™ by Motorola Prepaid
HTC Rhyme™
DROID 2 GLOBAL by MOTOROLA
DROID 2 by MOTOROLA
BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550 smartphone Prepaid
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9330 smartphone
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphone
Delphi Connect
HTC Rezound™
Pantech Caper™ Prepaid
Verizon Wireless Escapade®
Samsung Alias™
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi and MiFi® 2200 Hotspot
Motorola XOOM™
Sony Xperia® PLAY
Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem
Apple® iPad®
Pantech Crux™
Spartan GoCam™
Samsung Reality™
LG VX5300
Samsung SCH-u410
LG Chocolate® Touch
LG Ally™
Verizon Wireless CDM8975
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2 Non-Camera
HTC Trophy™
LG Dare™
Revolution™ by LG
Samsung SCH-u430
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S
Verizon Wireless Coupe™
LG Voyager™
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (7.7)
Samsung Juke
LG Chocolate®
Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem
Motorola MOTO™ VU204
LG VX5200
HP® Mini 1151NR Netbook
LG Enlighten®
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9850 smartphone
Samsung Rogue™
Spectrum™ by LG
LG VX8350
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone
LG Optimus Exceed™ Prepaid
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 555D
Samsung SCH-a870
LG enV®
Blackberry Classic Non-Camera
Samsung Omnia® II
Motorola V325
Motorola MOTOKRZR K1m
Sharp KIN™ ONE
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LG VX3300
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Verizon Wireless PC5750 PC Card
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone
Motorola Adventure™ V750
Samsung SCH-a670
LG VX6100
Gateway® LT2016u Netbook
Motorola W315
Casio EXILIM
Motorola E815
LG Chocolate® 3
G'zOne Boulder™ Black and Silver
Verizon Wireless Razzle™
Pantech PN-215
Samsung FlipShot®
Motorola MOTO™ Z6cx World Edition without Camera
Motorola RAZR V3m in Gray
Motorola MOTO™ Z6c World Edition
LG VX4650
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S Push to Talk without Camera
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 580
Motorola V60s
Samsung SCH-a930
Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard
Samsung SCH-a950
Nokia 6205
Motorola V325i
Motorola MOTO Q™ 9c
LG VX4500
Samsung Gem™
LG Versa™
HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Notebook
Nokia 6215i
DROID ERIS by HTC
Samsung Trance™
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless PN-300
LG VX8100
Motorola Rival™
Verizon Wireless PC770 2-in-1 Card and ExpressCard®
Motorola CITRUS™
Motorola Entice™
LG Clout™
Samsung N150 Netbook
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 smartphone
Sharp KIN™ TWO
HP® Mini 110-3098NR Netbook
Pantech PN-210
LG Fathom®
Verizon Wireless CDM8950
Kyocera KPC650
LG VX6000
Compaq® Mini CQ10-688nr Netbook
Motorola RAZR V3c
Nokia 6315i
Samsung SCH-u620
HP® Mini 311-1037NR Netbook
Nokia 7705 Twist™
Samsung Gleam®
Motorola DEVOUR™ with MOTOBLUR™
Samsung SCH-a630
LG VX8700
Nokia 2605 Mirage
Samsung i700 Pocket PC
Nokia 6015i Prepaid
Verizon Wireless Adamant™
Samsung SCH-u550
Samsung Zeal™
DROID PRO by MOTOROLA
Motorola V276
Verizon AD3700 Global USB Modem
Samsung SCH-a850
Pantech PN-820
Kyocera KX444
Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global USB Modem
Nokia 2705 Shade™
Verizon Wireless CDM 7075
Motorola T720
LG Glance™
Motorola Q™
Samsung Saga™
Kyocera KX1v
Verizon Wireless Salute™
Sharp KIN™ ONEm
HTC Merge®
HTC Ozone™ with TALKS™ for Verizon Wireless
BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone
HP® Mini 210-1076NR Netbook
Nokia 2705 Shade™ Non-Camera
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 by MOTOROLA
HTC Apache XV6700
LG VENUS™
Motorola Krave™ ZN4
Samsung SCH-a650
Verizon Wireless V620
Samsung i600 Smartphone
Motorola C343
Motorola T730
Motorola V120e
Motorola MOTORAZR maxx Ve
Kyocera K323
Nokia 7205 Intrigue™
Motorola T300p
Jest™
HP® Pavilion dm1-2010nr Entertainment Notebook
Samsung Renown™
Motorola MOTOSLVR L7C
Samsung Omnia®
Samsung SCH-a970
Verizon XU870 Global ExpressCard®
Motorola Rapture™ VU30
Motorola V276 Prepaid
Motorola MOTO Q™ music 9m
Samsung Sway™
Samsung SCH-n330
HP® Mini 110-1046NR Netbook
Motorola MOTORIZR Z6tv
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4
Motorola V325xi
BlackBerry® 7750
Kyocera SE47
Motorola C333
Samsung SCH-a610
Kyocera KX2
Verizon Wireless XV6600 without Camera
Motorola V265
Kyocera K404
Motorola V710
Nokia 2128i
Moto G Play
Nokia 6305i
Samsung SCH-a790
Samsung SCH-a795
LG VX2000
Motorola V60p
Verizon KPC680 ExpressCard®
Kyocera KX414
Nokia 3589i
Verizon Wireless V640
Samsung SCH-a990
Samsung SCH-a310
Samsung SCH-a530
Sharp KIN™ TWOm
Nokia 2285
Verizon Wireless Blitz® Prepaid
Nokia 6236i
Samsung SCH-i730
LG V
BlackBerry® 7250
LG VX4700
Samsung SCH-a890
Samsung SCH-i760
Samsung Glyde™
LG VX9400
HTC Touch Pro™
DROID R2D2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless U630 PC Card
Samsung SCH-i830
Motorola V65p

How to Use Guide: Verizon FamilyBase™

Overview

Verizon FamilyBase is a service that you can use to monitor the activity of each device on your account, set usage limits for each device and help your children understand how to use their devices responsibly and safely. The insights this service provides are especially helpful for parents and anyone who has multiple family members on the same account. You can also use it to help avoid unexpected overage charges.

Refer to the Verizon FamilyBase FAQs for more information about this service.

Getting Started

Viewing Your Family's Usage Information

Managing Your Verizon FamilyBase Account

Managing Blocks

Managing Alerts

 

Getting Started

Signing Up for Verizon FamilyBase

You can sign up for FamilyBase from the FamilyBase website or in My Verizon.

  • To sign up from the FamilyBase website:
  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to receive your 1-month free trial.

You've successfully signed up for Verizon FamilyBase from the FamilyBase website.

  • To sign up in My Verizon:
  1. Go to the Products & Apps page.

  2. Locate the FamilyBase app and click Get it Now.

  3. Follow the steps to follow the onscreen instructions to add a FamilyBase subscription to your account.


You've successfully signed up for Verizon FamilyBase in My Verizon.
 

Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase

There are two ways you can sign in to Verizon FamilyBase:

From the website

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



  2. Enter your User ID and Password for My Verizon.



You've successfully signed in to Verizon FamilyBase.

From your mobile device

The steps for signing in vary by device:

  • Android™
  1. Search for "Verizon FamilyBase" in the Google Play store on your device and follow the onscreen instructions to install it.

    Note: If you don't find the app in the Google Play store, your device may not be compatible and you should sign in from the website.

  2. Open the Verizon FamilyBase app and tap Sign In.



  3. Enter your User ID and Password for My Verizon.



You've successfully signed in to Verizon FamilyBase.

  • iPhone
  1. Search for "Verizon FamilyBase" in the Apple® App StoreSM on your device and follow the onscreen instructions to install it.

  2. Enter your User ID and Password for My Verizon and tap Sign In.



You've successfully signed in to Verizon FamilyBase.

Note: If you haven't previously subscribed to Verizon FamilyBase you'll be prompted to subscribe when you sign in. If you subscribe using the iPhone app you'll be billed through your iTunes account once your 1-month trial has expired. Every 30 days you'll be prompted to renew your subscription.

To subscribe, tap Get Started and follow the onscreen instructions.


  • Basic Phones -- When you sign up, you'll receive a text message telling you the best way to sign in from your phone. Follow the instructions listed in that text message.

 

Setting Up Controls

There are two ways you can set up controls for Verizon FamilyBase:

From your computer

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Click Controls.



  3. Select the type of control you'd like to set up or edit. 
  • Usage Limits
  • Time Restrictions
  • Trusted Contacts
  • Blocked Contacts
  • Purchase Limits
  • On Demand Lock (if available)



  1. Set the desired controls for one or multiple lines.



  2. Click Save Changes.



You've successfully set up Controls.

From the My Verizon app

Note: Controls for Trusted Contacts and Time Restrictions can't be set or changed from the My Verizon app. However, they can be changed from your computer using My Verizon.

  1. In the FamilyBase app menu, tap Controls.



    Note: Selecting the Controls tab within FamilyBase redirects you to the My Verizon app, where you can manage controls. Once signed into the My Verizon app, you have access to manage and set all of the existing controls.

  2. Scroll down and tap Manage Safeguards.



  3. Tap FamilyBase.



  4. Swipe left or right to select the type of control you'd like to set up or edit. The selected control will appear at the top of the screen.



  5. Tap the AVAILABLE tab to view and set the available options for each control.

  6. Tap Review Changes.

  7. If you're satisfied with the changes, tap Submit Change(s).


You've successfully set up Controls.

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Viewing Your Family's Usage Information


Viewing All Call and Text Activity

On your computer

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your family member's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click All Activity.



A history of that phone's calling and texting activity will appear.



On your mobile device

The steps for viewing activity vary by device:

  • Android
  1. Open the FamilyBase app and sign in to your account.


  2. Tap the Navigation Menu icon.


  3. Tap Activity below the phone for which you want to view the activity.


  4. A list of that phone's calling and texting activity will appear. Tap TEXTS or CALLS to view the detailed activity for each.



  • iPhone
  1. Open the FamilyBase app and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap Menu.



  3. Tap Activity below the phone for which you want to view the activity.



A list of that phone's calling and texting activity will appear. Tap Texts, Calls or Apps to view the detailed activity for each.



Note: With the iPhone app, the parent device can view up to 7 days of activity. However, through the web browser, you can only view up to 1 day of activity.

Viewing How Much Your Child Texts

To view your child's texting activity:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click texts in the Activity Summary.



Your child's texting activity will appear. Look at the Texting Details summary in the lower-left of the screen to see how many texts your child sent and received in the past week.



Viewing How Much Time Your Child Spends on Calls

To see how many minutes your child uses on calls:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click minutes in the Activity Summary.


Your child's calling activity will appear. Look at the All Hours box in the lower-left side of the screen to see how many minutes your child spent on the phone during the past week.



Viewing Calls and Texts with a Specific Contact

To see how often your child calls or texts a specific contact:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click Contacts near the top of the screen.



  4. You'll see a list of all the contacts in that phone's address book. Select the name of the contact you want to view history for.


The Contacts Details page for that contact will open. You'll see the number of times your child called and texted that contact in the past 7 days.



Viewing Recently Added Contacts

The FamilyBase Companion app must be installed on your child's compatible Android device to see information about the contacts on it. Once the Companion app is on your child's device, use the steps below to view a list of your child's contacts:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click Contacts.


You'll see a list of all the contacts in that phone's address book. You can view recently added contacts or the contacts you've added to your Watchlist by selecting the appropriate filter at the top of the list.


Viewing When Your Child Texts

To see when your child texts:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click texts in the Activity Summary section.


Your child's texting activity will appear. The School Hours box and Late Hours box at the bottom of the screen will show you the number of texts your child has sent during those times in the past week.



Viewing the Apps Installed on Your Child's Device

The FamilyBase Companion app must be installed on your child's compatible Android device to see information about the apps installed on it. Once the Companion app is on your child's device, use the steps below to view a list of your child's apps:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click apps (if available) in the Activity Summary section.


A list of the apps installed on your child's device will appear.

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Managing Your Verizon FamilyBase Account

Managing Nicknames

To change the nickname of your child's phone:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



  2. Click Profiles.



  3. Click Edit Nickname under the mobile number you want to update.



  4. Enter a nickname.



  5. Click Submit Changes.


You've successfully changed the nickname of your child's phone.

Setting School Hours and Night Hours

On your computer:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click texts or minutes in the Activity Summary section.



  4. A new page will appear. Locate the boxes labeled School Hours and Night Hours.



  5. Click on the times (listed in blue) that you want to make changes to.



  6. A pop-up will appear. Select the start time, end time and days of the week.



  7. Click Save.



You've successfully changed the School and Night hours.

On your Android phone:

  1. Open the FamilyBase app and sign in to your account.



  2. Tap the Navigation Menu icon.



  3. Tap Activity below the phone you want to change School and Night Hours for.



  4. Tap the Options icon in the top-right corner of the screen.



  5. Select the hours you'd like to modify.

    Note: This option will only modify the hours during which activity is recorded and doesn't relate to Time of Day restrictions.



  6. Select the start time, end time and days of the week.



  7. Tap the Back icon to return to the Activity screen. Your changes will be saved automatically.


You've successfully changed the School and Night hours.

Adding a Contact to the Watchlist

To add a contact to the Watchlist:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click Contacts.



  4. You'll see a list of all the contacts in the address book for that phone. Locate the contact you'd like to add to the Watchlist.



  5. Click the Flag icon to the right of the contact's name.


Your changes will be automatically saved. Your child will receive a text message stating that the contact was added to your Watchlist.

Locking Your Child's Phone

The FamilyBase Companion app must be installed on your child's compatible Android phone to access the on-demand lock. Once the Companion app is on your child's phone, use the steps below to lock your child's phone on demand:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Click Controls.



  3. Locate the On-Demand Lock box for your child's phone.



  4. Click Lock For 30 Minutes to lock all phone use for 30 minutes, except calls to and from 911.



    Note: If the current status is Locked, it can't be locked again at that time.

  5. Click +30 Minutes to increase the duration of the lock by 30 minutes.


You've successfully locked the phone.

Unlocking Your Child's Phone

To unlock your child's phone:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Click Controls.



  3. Locate the On-Demand Lock box for your child's phone.



  4. Click Unlock.



    Note: If the current lock status is Unlocked, the phone is already unlocked.

    You've successfully unlocked the phone.

 

Allowing Lock Overrides on Your Child's Phone

The FamilyBase Companion app must be installed on your child's compatible Android device to use this function. Once the Companion app is installed, follow these steps to allow lock overrides on your child's phone:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Click Controls.



  3. Locate the On-Demand Lock box for your child's phone.



  4. Click Overrides Allowed under the Lock For 30 Minutes button. Your changes are automatically saved.


You've successfully allowed overrides.

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Managing Blocks

Block Calls and Text Messages

To block calls and text messages with a contact:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.
  2. Click Controls.
  3. Click the Blocked Contacts tab.
  4. Next to the line that you want to add the block to, click Add Blocks.
  5. In the Name field, enter the contact's name.
  6. In the Contact Info field, enter the phone number that you want to block. 
  7. Select Domestic or International Number from the dropdown.
  8. Click Add.

You've successfully added the block.

Block Email Address and Screen Name

To block a contact's email address or screen name:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.
  2. Click Controls.
  3. Click the Blocked Contacts tab.
  4. Next to the line that you want to add the block to, click Add Blocks.
  5. In the Name field, enter the contact's name.
  6. In the Contact Info field, enter the email address or screen name you want to block.
  7. Select Email or Screen Name from the dropdown.
  8. Click Add.

You've successfully added the block.

Block Calls from Restricted, Unavailable and Private Numbers

To block all calls from restricted, unavailable and private numbers:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.
  2. Click Controls.
  3. Click the Blocked Contacts tab.
  4. Next to the line that you want to add the block to, click Add Blocks.
  5. Check the box next to Block Restricted, Unavailable and Private Numbers.
  6. Click Add.

You've successfully added the block.

Block Outgoing Calls to 411 Directory Assistance

This block will prevent calls to Directory Assistance (411, *411, #411 and 1411) from the phone. Because there is a fee for each call made to Directory Assistance, this is a useful way to prevent unexpected costs.

To block calls to 411 Directory Assistance:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.
  2. Click Controls.
  3. Click the Blocked Contacts tab.
  4. Next to the line that you want to add the block to, click Add Blocks.
  5. Check the box next to Block Outgoing 411 Directory Assistance Calls.
  6. Click Add.

You've successfully added the block.

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Alerts

Managing Alerts and Notifications

To change how and when you're notified about alerts:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click Notifications to see a list of alert types.



  4. Check the Daily Email box next to each type of alert for which you'd like to receive an email.



    Note: Uncheck the box if you don't want to receive email notifications.

  5. Check the Text box next to the alerts for which you'd like to receive text message notifications.

    Note: The FamilyBase Companion app must be installed on your child's compatible Android device to use this function.



  6. When you're done, click Save Changes in the lower-left side of the screen.


You've successfully changed your alert notifications.

Setting Override Alerts

The FamilyBase Companion app must be installed on your child's compatible Android device to use this function.

To change how you're notified about overrides:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click Notifications.



  4. Check the box next to Daily Email and/or Text to receive that type of notification.



    Note: Uncheck the box If you don't want to receive an email or text message notification.

  5. Click Save Changes on the lower-left side of the screen.


You've successfully changed your override notifications.

Viewing Alerts and Alert History

To see the alerts for a phone on your account:

  1. Go to the FamilyBase page in My Verizon.



    Note: For step-by-step instructions to sign in, refer to the Signing In to Verizon FamilyBase section.

  2. Select your child's device from the list on the left side of the screen.



  3. Click All Activity to see a history of the phone's activity.



  4. Click Alerts.


The alerts for that phone will display. Use the arrows at the top or bottom of the All Activity page to view the alert history from previous days.


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