F-Safe Time Limit on Android useless?

I bought F-Safe mainly because of its time limiting feature to control my childs android smartphone usage without constantly having discussions. This worked for a few weeks until my son today discovered a really easy workaround:


  • Change the date in Settings to tomorrow
  • Wait a few minutes until the time limit resets
  • Set back the date 

I can't believe that this software does not prevent this and / or detects it, it's nearly useless now. Am I doing anything wrong?


Best regards




  • Simon
    Simon Posts: 2,676 Superuser

    I'd hazard a guess that there are ways around Parental Controls in most security products, if someone is resourceful enough to look for them. 

  • rcvd
    rcvd Posts: 5

    Absolutely...but just by changing the time on the device? That's far too easy for my kids...and does not deserve to be named as secure.

  • Laksh
    Laksh Posts: 4,443 Former F-Secure Employee

    Hi Alex,


    Are you having the recent version of F-Secure SAFE installed on your android? If it's not the recent version, please install the recent version and update us on the above scenario.


    If you do have the recent version, please create a support request with details about your phone model, OS version and list of other installed applications to investigate further.


  • rcvd
    rcvd Posts: 5

    Thank you for your reply. I've already installed the latest version on all of our devices, therefore I opened a support ticket.


    Best regards 



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