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Pumpic Mobile Monitoring App Review

Modern-day mom must be the real ‘Renaissance person’ and perform brilliantly in many fields. Guarding the hearth and home, succeeding professionally, carving out some time for a hobby or spa – for many women,it’s on a daily to-do list. And remember about probably the most important aspect of being a parent – felicitating your kids, raising them to be decent and worthy people and protecting them from all kinds of hardships.

Luckily, when it comes to the latter, technology can be of great help for any mom. For example, parental monitoring apps can provide parents with the information they need to recognize perils and take necessary action to avert it. A proper example of such software is Pumpic app.

What Is Pumpic and How It Works

Pumpic is a parental monitoring application for iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets designed for ethical and legal use only.

“Its main function is to gather data about kid’s activity on his/her mobile device.” Being aware of this information, parents are empowered to prevent multiple risks that modern children are exposed to. Cyber bullying, sexting, objectionable content, online predators, identity thieves or even abductors, etc. – dealing with these perils is the most typical reason to use Pumpic.

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How does it work? There are several approaches to arranging monitoring depending on the target device’s OS (iOS or Android) and its condition (jail broken/rooted or not).

  • Install Pumpic on your child’s iOS or Android device (jailbreak or root may be required). Keep in mind that you should own the device or obtain the owner’s permission to track it. We urge you to talk to your kids and explain to them that you’re doing this solely for security reasons and that violating their privacy is not the purpose in any case. Anyway, the app is visible, you can’t hide it.
  • Alternatively, you can evade jail breaking iOS devices and installing the app by setting up iCloud monitoring. For that, all you need is the target iCloud (Apple ID) password. There is no need to install the app on the target device, however, with this solution, you can track fewer things (look the table below for details).

The full monitoring information is available for viewing via the web-based Control Panel, you can find it on Pumpic log in page. Parents who prefer applications to mobile browsers can take advantage of specially developed free Control Panel App (CP App) available for iOS and Android. It simplifies tracking on-the-go but provides limited monitoring data (e.g., call logs, text messages, browsing history, contacts, location).

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Features

Depending on the operational system of the device you wish to supervise (iOS or Android) and chosen solution, Pumpic’s monitoring features may include:

  • Overseeing communications – calls, SMS/MMS, instant messengers;
  • Following Internet activity – browsing history, bookmarks, social networks;
  • Checking multimedia – photos and videos, downloaded or shot with the device camera;
  • Tracking location data – current whereabouts, the entire route history, geofences;
  • Other – contacts, notes, calendar, etc.

Also, in particular subscription plans, there are remote management functions (lock or reboot device, block or set time limits for apps, etc.) available for target devices with certain iOS or Android versions.

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Monitoring Solutions

Pumpic offers 3monitoring solutions – two for iOS and one for Android.We’ve fit the most important information on all solutions into a table for convenient comparison.

iCloud Solution

Android

iOS With Jailbreak

Supported iOS versions:

6.0 – 10.1.1

Supported Android versions:

2.2 – 6.1

Supported iOS versions:

6.0 – 9.1

Jailbreak – Not Required Root – might be needed for several monitoring features. The majority of functions is available without root. Jailbreak – Required
Physical Access – Not Required for setup

But it might be needed to check iCloud or backup settings.

Physical Access – Required

You need physical access to the target device to install the app.

Physical Access – Required

You need physical access to the target device to install the app.

You don’t need to install the app. The app is visible, but password-protected The app is visible, but password-protected
iCloud Password – Required

iCloud Password – Not Required
13 Monitoring features

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15 Monitoring features for Basic subscription

26 Monitoring features for Premium subscription

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27 Monitoring features

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Verdict

The optimal solution to get important monitoring insights on iOS with the minimum technical hassle. A robust solution for Android devices monitoring. Additional functions available with root. Multi-featured real-time iOS monitoring with filtering and blocking options.

          In order not to overload you with all Pumpic’s technical peculiarities, we wouldn’t recite them here. We strongly recommend verifying all features before the purchase on the official site or via their Support via email, live chat or phone (available daily from 10 am to 10 pm EST). You might also find useful checking the functionality of all three solutions in Demo mode at http://demo.pumpic.com – as the old saying goes, the picture is worth a thousand words.

Pricing

4 subscription plans are available in Pumpic store– two for iOS and two for Android – for a duration of 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. One-year-long subscriptions have the lowest per-month price: $5.33 for Android Basic solution and $6.33 for Android Premium, iCloud (without jailbreak) and iOS (with jailbreak). Arguably, this is the most reasonable cost on the market among monitoring apps that provide such comprehensive tracking options.

 

Android Basic

iCloud / Android Premium / iOS With Jailbreak

1 month

$23.99

$33.99

3 months

$33.99

$43.99

6 months

$43.99

$53.99

12 months

$63.99

$83.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now Pumpic offers 40% off for every second subscription plan.

Installation Process

Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive an email with a detailed illustrated installation guide. Instructions are clear; with them, even not very tech-savvy mom can sort all the things out easily. The whole installation process will most likely take longer than 5 minutes claimed by Pumpic. However, if you read the guidelines attentively and follow them strictly, you should not have any troubles.

The Bottom Line

Overall, Pumpic is a comprehensive parental monitoring app. Thanks to multiple tracking options, it helps parents to raise awareness of their kids’ activity and behavior online plus provides the adults with actionable insights. Put simply, the app makes moms’ and dads’ lives a bit easier. If you arrive at the decision to monitor your children via their mobile devices, you should consider using Pumpic.

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