Chatsie replaces the Android interface

It only shows the options you choose, like “Call Alan” or “Text Sarah”.

CUSTOMISABLE

Display only what matters to you, with a fully customisable interface

Easy to customise to your older relative’s needs using the web, whenever and wherever you are.

Managed over the internet

Edit your settings for the phone remotely by logging into your account from any web browser.

Works with all other apps

Compatible with other apps your relative may want to use, like Facebook or WhatsApp. Just add them to the Chatsie menu.

Blocks confusing notifications

Chatsie Notification Blocker app stops all notifications that you haven’t chosen to receive.

Designed for simplicity

Steamline the phone by turning off screen locks and passwords, increase the length of time before the screen goes off, and make Chatsie apps the default for everyday tasks such as calls and texts.

Easy to install on an Android Phone

Download 4 apps on the Android device (via the Google Play store).
Note: you need a free Google account in order to do this.

Chatsie Menu shows you a simple screen, with only the options you choose

Chatsie Calls lets you make calls to the people you frequently contact

Chatsie Texts makes it easy to read and write text mesages

Chatsie Notification Blocker stops confusing notifications that you haven’t chosen to receieve

You can remove Chatsie at any time by deleting these apps (or disabling Chatsie Menu over the web).

FAQ

What phone can I use?

You can use any Android phone as long as it’s running Android 6.0 or later. See our Phones page to find out how you can check which version your phone has, or buy an affordable new Android if you don’t have one.

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Why is Chatsie only available on Android OS?

Chatsie is only available on Android and cannot run on iOS because of the restrictions imposed on iOS by Apple, this prevents developers from being able to replace the standard home screen with something else.

Is Chatsie free?

Yes, all February and March sign-ups are able to use Chatsie for free for 3 years in return for completing a survey about their experience. After this, Chatsie will cost just a few dollars per month.

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Where do I download the 4 Chatsie apps?

You can easily download the 4 Chatsie apps via the Play Store. In order for Chatsie to work properly, you will need to download all of the apps. You can search the names of the apps, or click on the links below.

  • Chatsie Menu [Insert Link]
  • Chatsie SMS [Insert Link]
  • Chatsie Dialer [Insert Link]
  • Chatsie Notification Blocker [Insert Link]

Do I need to create a new Google/Play Store account?

We recommend creating a new Google account specifically for your Chatsie phone, to keep it separate from any existing Google account you may have. If you don’t already have a Google account, you can for free.

How do I connect the Android phone to my account?

Have the phone to hand. Log in to your account and click “Connect to phone”. You’ll then be prompted for a verification code, which can be found in the Chatsie app on the mobile device.

How do I customise the interface?

When you are logged into your account, you are able to customise exactly what you want your older relative to see and use. You can do this remotely, so there’s no need to actually have the device to hand.

You can do this via the “Edit menu” section. From here you are able to toggle off/on whether they are able to read/send texts to certain contacts (as well as non-contacts), change their ringtone and volume, view their call log, listen to voicemail, access 3rd party apps (like WhatsApp or Camera) etc. You are also able to view the whole device’s setup via “Phone setup”.

How do I add a contact?

Owners of the account can add contacts when they are logged into their account. You can do this by clicking “Add & edit contacts”. You can either enter the contacts manually, or import existing contacts from the phone. When a contact has been added, you can select if it should appear on the phone’s call or text menu (or both!)

The phone user may add contacts themself by saving the number in the Chatsie Menu.

How do I turn off notifications?

Ensure you have downloaded and installed the Chatsie Notification Blocker App. Log into your account, click “Edit settings”, turn “Suppress notifications” on, and then save.

Can they still use 3rd party apps? (e.g. Facebook or WhatsApp)

Yes, you can give access to any 3rd party app. Log into your account and go to the “Edit Menu” area where you can turn this feature on or off for any installed app. The user is then able to open these apps directly from the Chatsie Menu.

How do I disable Chatsie?

Chatsie can be disabled on the phone by logging into your online account, clicking “Edit settings” and then “Disable Chatsie on this phone…”. There will then be a prompt for you to confirm. Note that this does not turn off Chatsie Calls or Chatsie Texts: they will still be used for calls and texts until they are uninstalled.

How do I leave feedback?

Some days after signing up, you will receive an email with a link to a survey. You are also able to leave feedback through our feedback page form.

Does Chatsie run in different languages?

Chatsie is only currently available in English.

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