6. Compatibility — 10%
We assess the compatibility of parental controls by testing whether they work seamlessly across different devices and operating systems — including Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
Our reviewers examine how the parental control tool interacts with other software on the device, too, including web browsers and applications. We test whether the software can monitor and control access to social media apps, messaging platforms, and different gaming applications. We also check for compatibility issues including slow response times, crashes, or other issues that may affect the overall user experience.
Based on our results, we assign a compatibility score out of 10, which contributes 10% of the final score.