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Flo Period Tracker & Calendar App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2023

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Too much changeI used to use this as my tracking app years ago when it was completely free so I decided to try it again and it has changed a lot. There now is a very persistent and annoying pop up that is hard to skip asking you to pay for the app. The idea of this app is good, however I think it’s insane that women still not only have to pay for health supplies for something they get every month (pads, painkillers, etc.) but now are also expected to pay for a digital tracker. I understand that a lot of research and work goes into these apps but I’d always make it my priority to make these sorts of apps free for everyone. I don’t think I will start using this app again. However, if you have the money go ahead and get the premium version, it’s much less annoying and will be more helpful but I just don’t see the point in purchasing it myself..Version: 5.0

Good but money….First of all can I just say how accurate Flo is!! I was on my period when I first applied to Flo , and even tho I skipped some questions on the question air it still got my period dates right!! It knew when I started my period and when I was on it and it even told me my symptoms which were completely accurate! There is just one problem tho, and that’s the money! Why on earth should I be paying £30 a year when the cost of living has shot up massively and I’m paying to find out more about myself? I feel like the money is too far not because I’m being selfish because personally I don’t mind paying, but for the women out there that need help or can’t afford it! What if someone was hiding the app from their parents so they didn’t get told off but they had to find a way to pay for themselves! I think that having Flo shouldn’t be about the money it should be about woman having a better understanding of themselves and who they want to be! If I’m trying for a baby and I have been for years , why should I have to pay to tell me when I can get pregnant the most! Apart from the money situation Flo is a great app and is very accurate! Yet again I’m not saying this to be selfish I’m saying this for all the beautiful woman in this world who are too ashamed to say it themselves. Stay safe everyone xxxx.Version: 9.15.3

Close to great, but missing the mark for meI was very excited about downloading Flo to take more ownership over my cycle & gain resources / insights regarding my intimate health. However as soon as I tapped over into the “secret chat” feature, I found an overwhelming presence of ideological (predominantly Christian) conversations. I know that spirituality and sex lives can be tightly connected, however as someone who doesn’t identify with organized religion, it felt like I’d just arrived to the wrong brunch party. This also immediately made me skeptical of the information being shared within the app. I’m a VERY strong believer in comprehensive sex education, which is commonly seen as being at odds with Christianity in this country—is this app actually balancing science and religion? After looking at their extensive board of medical professionals, I’d like to believe so but I’m still highly skeptical. This is where I also learned that the app was founded by two men (tech entrepreneurs), who (let’s face itttt) probably only care about women’s health in so far as $$$. All in all I wish I hadn’t paid for this app and had opted for a free alternative, as I don’t think the secret chat feature will be useful to me and I have skepticism issues regarding their approach to science / commitment to women’s well-being. The UI is beautiful, I’ll give it that..Version: 7.0

I used to love this app way moreI got this app when I was a freshman in high school as they do not teach much about female cycles or anatomy. When I first got it, I found tons of useful information on the app and it was all free and amazing. I learned the different parts of the cycle and it helped me manage my symptoms better as well as understanding what’s going on with my body. While I understand that programs like these need funding in order to run, I find there is no need to bait people into paying for a subscription. Like the chat feature. It pops up prompting you to interact for a bit and making you think it’s going to tell you some useful information but then it tries to make you pay before you can access it. There shouldn’t be as much push for people to pay. It’s irritating especially for people who can’t afford more payments like myself. I would much rather there be a pop up when you open the app asking if you want to pay for premium rather than being tricked into thinking I’m going to be getting something useful for free. Also I am a strong believer that all the info on this app should be taught to girls in school or be free public access but google is not a reliable source and this app has loads to offer but for a price. It’s already bad enough that women don’t get taught anything about their own bodies and it’s a “luxury” to access this information..Version: 8.7.1

Long time user, recently disappointing.I’ve used this app for about 5 years and it’s been fantastic to help me track my period, mood and sexual activity. Over the past year or so, I have been bombarded with “BUY PREMIUM” messages. This makes sense for extra features, but I am now being asked to pay for features that used to be free. My last pregnancy 3 years ago gave me a couple of helpful tips about baby’s growth and how to manage pregnancy. My current pregnancy - all of this information is locked behind a paywall! In my opinion, this is lazy of the developers to put content that used to be free in the “premium” package. Why not add more new amazing features in premium? Instead you chose the easy road that exploits users for minimum effort on your part..Version: 5.5.1

Great app but way so pushy for PremiumI used to love this app and it still has a great layout and functionality. But it’s SO pushy to get you to upgrade to their paid premium version. Constantly giving me options and buttons to use and then shoving me to the paywall. It’s annoying enough to get me to quit using it..Version: 8.1

New update ruined it..There should really be a way to turn off virtual assist and my daily insights. Some of us came to this app because it was clean and simple, all these new updates and features are ruining that. It’s getting more and more intrusive and cluttered with every update. I don’t need or want all this crap on my screen. If I could toggle it off it’d be great but they give you no options, just shove all this stuff in your face. Why can’t anything be simple? Why do we need advanced AI and health stories on the front page? We don’t! Just a simple app that tracks and predicts our cycles and does it well. Please get rid off all this extra junk or at least give those of us who don’t want it a way to toggle it off. I hate this app now and will be finding a new one. To the developers- please don’t ask me to contact you for a solution. It seems to be your canned answer to every negative review and I will not be contacting you. If there is a solution to this issue or you have future plans to fix this issue, please just let me know here so the whole community can see it too. Nothing is going to be fixed in this situation by me contacting you. You used to have amazing customer service and really care about your users needs. Not anymore, there hasn’t been a genuine reply to any users feedback in a long time. This use to be a great app with caring devs behind it, but I can’t say that is true anymore sadly. Zero stars..Version: 5.1.1

Just a quick issue I had.So around last year, I had Flo and I followed all of the guidelines, which everyone should. But for some reason I kept getting reported? When I say reported I don’t mean a small suspension or anything, I had a suspension for MONTHS! To the point where, when I posted a comment I would time how long it would take until I got a message from Flo saying I’m doing something wrong. I mentioned this already, but it was still really irritating. Other than that issue, this is a great app and I love how there’s a secret chats (without that issue I had) but everyone is also really supporting and nice, it’s the best! I remember I would read some romance stories before going to sleep every night, either romance or period memes which I love just as much!.Version: 9.1

Okay but why 16+??The app store says 12 and up but when i tried to enter my birth year it said due to legal registration you need to be 16. it's doesn't make sense to me because most women get their periods around 12-15 that's the normalized age so what about the women who want to track when they get their periods and can't because of the age limits? its not inappropriate or disgusting to have your period ITS NORMAL. it may be because of their secret chats but this is every period app!! i would like to know when i will start my monthly bleeding but that's impossible because for every period app, i have to pay for tracking something i don't get to choose, or i have to lie about my birth age so i can track my period, or my email has been spammed to pay for extensive or premium editions. like trust me i would choose not to get my period if i could but i can't so why? can someone out there please make a period app tracker that is safe and appropriate for anyone with a uterus who gets their period at ANY AGE. like i don't need a secret chat to track my period. can someone please make it free and useable without ads for your extras popping up everywhere because I PROMISE YOU. you make a lot of business with all of these ad spamming age restricting apps out here. the period tracker was pretty accurate otherwise.Version: 9.6

Sleazy designApp does what it needs to, i know when my period is coming. the benefits end there i never write app store reviews but the sheer amount of unwanted notifications that i get every day is just unbearable lol i could deal with the barrage of popups and subscription prompts every time i opened the app but i have to draw the line at the constant promotional push notifications there’s no way to turn them off, obviously, unless you turn off ALL notifications for the app, which kind of defeats part of a period tracker’s entire purpose. i’m expecting the same copy-pasted reply as everyone else who made the same complaint, but this is just to say that if you appreciate a peaceful homescreen, don’t bother with Flo.Version: 8.7.1

UNSAFEThis app is unsafe! They sell your data and with the new US roe overturn, you’re in great danger for abortions and miscarriages if they bring your period cycle to court!!!! pls don’t use.Version: 9.1

Removing more and more content to “encourage” people to pay for Flo PremiumWith my first pregnancy, I really looked forward to checking the stages my baby was at each week. Now in my second pregnancy, all that info has been removed and is only available if I pay for premium. I understand Flo needs to make a profit but it’s pretty miserable. Considering using another app.Version: 9.8.0

DisappointedWhen I came off birth control to start trying to have my son, I just needed an easy spot to track my period. While there were some other bells and whistles that were interesting, that was really all I ever used it for. Now a couple of years later, it’s essentially unusable for that purposes without paying for a subscription. All I want to do is enter my period dates, and I have to watch/click through ads (multiple) to do that? It’s way out of hand..Version: 5.5.1

Be careful about paymentThe app itself is fine. The payment is a joke. Having read other reviews I was careful to make sure I had selected the monthly payments, however I was still charged £43 in a lump sum. Make sure you go to your subscriptions and check the monthly payment. There is no need to charge for a year with an app like this. No one wants to payout a lump sum like that, it doesn’t give you the option to cancel it then if the app doesn’t meet your needs! Or maybe that’s the point, they aren’t confident in their app, so take full payment up front expecting people to cancel. Well...I won’t be renewing next year simply because of that. UPDATE: the developer has “helpfully” told me how to cancel this subscription...which I already know how to do and have done. This was not the issue I stated. The issue I have is that, despite selecting to pay monthly, I was charged for an entire year in a lump sum. I was warning people to double check their subscriptions once they finish the free trial, as it appears selecting the monthly payment option in the app does not work. I was explaining that it was a disappointment to discover this had happened as I feel cheated out of my money, as I now have no option to cancel if after a few cycles I find the app does not meet my needs. If the app does not meet my needs, I will now be out of pocket as I will have paid for months of use that I will not be using..Version: 4.11.0

WhyyyGreat app for period tracking except every time you try to check your period it forces you to click on 500 things that you don’t need.Version: 8.1

Not trans inclusiveNeeds to be people with periods not women as nonbinary people and trans men also have periods and can elect to get pregnant.Version: 6.3

Misleading trial subscriptionWhile i was on the flo chatbot, an offer for a trial subscription came up and it said i won’t get charged if i try the premium version of the app for the first month. So i decided to try it as i was a bit interested on the workout videos and some of the blogs you can read on the premium subscription looks interesting. But they ended up deducting on my bank account right after i subscribed and no one got back to me when i asked for my money back! I wish i took a photo of the offer on chatbox but I didn’t. So disappointing!!!!.Version: 7.6

EhhIts alright ig just i don't understand why u need a subscription to use this app? like periods are natural u might as well carry around a paper tracking your period then pay for someone else to do it when really in the first place its none of their business..Version: 8.1

...It use to be a great app...until they updated it and you have to literally pay for everything. It’s very pricey as well. Imagine being young and just wanting to get some insight on your body, and people are trying to make profit off of that...that’s shady. I honestly do not recommend this app..Version: 5.5.1

Don’t bother unless you’re willing to payHonestly Flo used to be good but now it’s garbage. You can’t access anything without paying for premium. Not even the “health insights” that used to be free. They went from being a great source of information and period tracking to being a money grab. You could say the whole community aspect makes up for it but that has way more to do with the users than the app. The app seems to want to start divisive conversations and often asks really outdated and sexist questions. Seriously thinking of deleting it..Version: 5.5.1

Not AccurateThis period tracker is not accurate, although I will say I only have the free version so not sure if this is the reason. I log my cycle every month yet this thing still seems to be off by 3 days minimum in predicting when my next cycle will start. I’ve been using this tracker for well over a year and even with all of this data, it still can’t predict when my cycle starts. There have also been 2 occasions when this tracker claimed I was 3 days late and I almost had a heart attack worrying that I was pregnant! It rly bothers me that there are ads online claiming to ease women’s minds because this supposedly gives them confidence in knowing when their period will arrive. Lies! Let me give an example; I recently went to a summer festival and bought a pair of off white shorts to wear. I specifically double checked this tracker to make sure the day I planned to go wouldn’t be on my cycle or otherwise there’s no chance in life I could wear those shorts. I was very happy to see Flo predicting my period to come in 3 days after my event! Fast forward to the day of the festival and as I’m taking a shower before beginning to get dressed, I notice that I’m actually starting to bleed. Wow. Thanks for nothing Once again Flo and now not only do I have my period, I have nothing to wear..Version: 7.2.1

Please don’t download this appWith the new abortion rules flo sends your information to the government and can tell if you have had an abortion..Version: 9.1

It’s amazing, but...The functions and features of the app are great. They’ve made tracking my periods, managing my PCOS and tracking my pregnancy easy over the past 2 years. However, I feel like there’s a big issue with the advice and content offered within the app (specifically with the premium subscription) in that it is 100% set within the context of a US healthcare system and US medical norms. I live in the UK, and the excessive bias in the app when using it to tracking my pregnancy made it feel like I wasn’t gaining much benefit from the in app content that I was paying for and at times it was just plain confusing for me as a non-US user. I think the app would benefit from publishing more culturally generic content. After all, all women who menstruate/go through pregnancy are sharing that experience, regardless of its cultural context. I feel that publishing content set within with wider context of western medicine and acknowledging when giving US specific advice would help users know what’s for them and help them feel less alienated from the some of the app’s content. If you just want to track your periods, I can’t fault this app. But be mindful of whether the premium version of this app is the best option for you if you do not live in the US..Version: 5.8

The ‘upgrade to premium’ prompts are infuriatingI am so thankful to have an app that I can use to track and predict my period. However, I am getting so fed up with the constant offer of information, only to find I can’t see any of it without signing up to a subscription. The app never used to be like this. I have floated in and out of the paid version but after some time All I really wanted was the ability to track my symptoms and dates. But like today for instance, I jump on, log my period and some of my symptoms. Then, a prompt opens ‘your latest symptom tracker said ‘cramps’ find out why you’re having these symptoms’…so I tap the box, it opens to a story, I get through two taps only to find I’ll have to subscribe to find out more. This feels so stupid to me - yes I know you need to make money, but don’t bait people with information only to be told they can’t read it. If there is a free version can you just remove all access to paid components, instead of this little teaser of info? I find it almost a bit unethical and a bit sneaky. It makes me not want to use the app..Version: 9.2

Use a different appIt used to be really good and informative but now it just wants you to upgrade to give any information. Not worth it! There’s a thing called google which is free..Version: 4.59

Disappointed at change of waysI was a huge lover of this app and used it for years, as well as recommended to my friends. Pretty disappointed now however that majority of the insights are unavailable without a subscription! Out of the 50, only 1 was available for me to view. Also, every single time you open the app you get the notification to join premium. Seems like this app is more focused on getting subscriptions and making money than anything else now..Version: 6.12

This app actively strives to make me hate itAll I want to do is track my period on the calendar and I can’t do that without 12 millions popup ads. No, I do not want to pay for the app, I don’t need the premium features. I also only want notifications for when my period is expected ect, all the extra notifications and beyond annoying (yes I’ve gone in to settings to see if I can turn them off). Also there’s no way for me to change my name, I’ve deleted and re-downloaded the app multiple times to try and pair it with the names on my Apple ID and it just won’t work. So I’m stuck with my dead name, I have contacted support for this too and they were absolutely no help at all. Unfortunately I can’t seem to find any other options so I have to keep using this app, it’s beyond infuriating. I’m having intense pms, trying to check when I’m due and I get so many popups that I just give up and end up crying. Come on dude, this needs serious fixing.Version: 8.12.1

Has been getting annoyingNow, I don’t want to deter anyone who’s recently gotten their periods or looking for a new tracker, but this is coming from my experience alone. I’ve had my period since I was 11 years old, and going through different tracker apps to track my periods so I know when they arrive. Recently, I have not been notified 5 days before my periods (which I have set to let me know) and my predictions have failed to reload again and again. I tried deleting the app, creating another account, and more, but the problem keeps popping up time and time again. Because of this issue, I don’t get notified for when my periods start. At first, it was a brilliant app for me, but now it’s starting to not be so good anymore. I’m having to delete this app from my phone and move to get another app as this is becoming extremely annoying. I like to know 5 days ahead cause mine can be heavy when they first start. I was so happy to use this app for 5 years now, but as soon as the new updates roll out, technical issues appear more often. I’m sorry for those who might want this app, but don’t go off it based on this review and another review. Try for yourself first cause this just could be my account/s or the app on my end itself. Please fix this major issue for the future updates!.Version: 8.9.2

Long time lover of the app but the notifications are annoying!I’ve been using this app for a long time and always loved it but lately the amount of notifications about random stuff I’m not interested in is ridiculous. I’ve gone though the settings to try remove unnecessary notifications but I’m still bombarded. Thinking of changing apps if the pointless notifications continue.Version: 5.2

A vessel for marketingI have had this app for 6 years in total (initially for 2yrs and then downloaded again for 4yrs until now) When I started using Flo it was amazing, I could easily track my cycle and add/remove as much information as I wanted. It was detailed but not over complicated, and the free version was more than adequate for basic tracking. Since the app has been developed and updated the free version has become nothing but a vessel for advertising and pop ups. Every time I open the app, I am bombarded with ‘insights’ and ‘chats’ (which are a horrible way to convey automated information) and daily requests to ‘update to premium’. If I have said no once, why am I being constantly asked to update over and over? I have tried the premium version and as others have said, it’s no longer useful or evidence based articles, it’s just user comments on topics and magazine style articles of quite frankly, basic secondary school level information on the female body. The range and quality of content has reduced dramatically over the years (and it’s fair to say I’ve given the app a good test!). It would be great to see Flo bring back a free version of the app that is user friendly and not a sales assault. Women should have access to good quality and free period education and products (yes, that includes being able to track it and monitor your period health) without feeling constant pressure to buy something. At the moment, this app is not worth your money..Version: 9.5

Tampon trackerWould be nice to have the option to put in the time of your last tampon change so people like me who often forget can have that.Version: 9.0

AdsToday I went to log my symptoms and got an add for a sale that I could not exit out of until I clicked "get my offer". I just want to track my symptoms, y'all. Please don't make it so we have to go to a purchase page to exit out of an ad..Version: 8.0.2

Deceiving payment!!The app in itself works well, with accurate predictions of your cycle when you input the releva information needed. The issue comes regarding subscription. On Black Friday, I purchased a monthly lifetime subscription, but was then charged for the price of it all as a lump sum. I then cancelled my subscription, and emailed them expecting a refund, however after days of communication and delayed responses, they still fail to see their fault in the fact that the advert was misleading claiming one price would be taken monthly, but it was taken as a lump sum. They have directed me to Apple to report a problem and get the refund in that way, but the problem is from their fault. After looking at other reviews, I have seen that this issue isn’t mine alone and this is a problem that they have and need to find a solution for..Version: 4.52

Ok - But Needs Improvement!I have been using this app for 5 months now. When I downloaded this app I thought it was the best thing ever. However, I quickly discovered that my predictions are almost never correct. 😞 The day I was due to ovulate or start my period according to Flo would change randomly to the following day and the day after which is very frustrating. Only 1 in my 5 months has this been accurate but only because I update it in conjunction with my ovulation tests. I understand everybody is different but I feel like Flo just takes too long to improve cycle predictions. However, the anonymous forums are very useful for support and advice. The comments aren’t date stamped though and you can’t message someone if you make a friend etc. You have to pay a premium for courses which is not great when you already pay for the app. I was resistant to trying another app because I thought that no way could a free/cheaper one (Clue) be better than this but so far it has been and the predictions on Clue seem more accurate. I will continue to use this app for a short while to compare dates but I can’t see me wanting to pay for an app that isn’t even accurate for much longer. If anything, it just gives you very rough idea when you’re likely to start your period/ovulate..Version: 4.55

Irritating and pushy.I used to really appreciate this app, but have found over the last year that is has become annoying, irritating and pushy in all the same ways that made me leave other period apps over the years. Before, I could just track my periods and symptoms, now it’s full of ‘health assistants’ and ‘daily insights’ that just get in the way with information and recommendations I don’t need nor want. Not to mention you can’t really tailor it to yourself (or at least not on a standard account, I haven’t tried premium). I can’t begin to tell you how many fitness and exercise notifications I’ve received... I’m physically disabled, I can’t use them or make use of them, but seemingly can’t get rid of them either. I just wanted a standard tracking app, not a big, flashy, all singing-all dancing app. If you just want a standard period tracker, this is no longer the app I would recommend. Edit: in response to the teams halfhearted reply below, I’m not looking to disable notifications entirely. I still need period reminder notifications. It’s the useless (to me) exercise notifications that I can’t edit nor amend that are irritating. ‘I’M disabled’ not ‘I WANT to disabled them’. Is it an automated reply that only picks up on keywords?.Version: 5.3

Whatever happened to the Secret Chats?This is a fairly okay app to use. Quite accurate with ovulation and period dates as I’ve been using it since the end of 2016. I was 17 at the time and found the information on the secret chats very useful as many of the topics discussed are quite taboo in my culture. I had access to a whole new community. As years passed by, the content to which I had access to, became less available, as it was now moving towards a paid service. Nonetheless, I made payments to be able to still inform myself everything surrounding my body. However, i now have no idea what I’m paying for, as the content received is basic high school info and it seems like the secret chats feature has also been removed. Is this part of another subscription or does it no longer exist?.Version: 8.9.2

DELETE THIS APPThis app sells ur data and can know when ur pregnant and can see if you’ve gotten an illegal abortion in the usa and other places so they can put you in jail, this is absolutely disgusting not just that ABORTION IS ILLEGAL also that old men are deciding what’s best for OUR BODYS NOT THEIRS, OURS. We are moving back in time, not forward, MY BODY MY CHOICE.Version: 9.1

NoIf you’re in america don’t use this app.Version: 9.1

Sharing data with FacebookFlo shared private data with Facebook. Not the way to go..Version: 4.23

SubscriptionsI’ve been using Flo for a while now and it’s a pretty good app and quite accurate, the one problem I have is the amount of stuff you can’t do without a subscription I get that the app needs to make money but I feel like there is so little that you can do for free, for example the chats with the health assistance, you get half way through and then they ask you to pay for a subscription which isn’t really an option for me, and the annoying thing is I would find those chats really useful if I didn’t have to pay, as well as the insight section, you can’t read any of the things in that section which is another thing I would find useful if I didn’t have to pay. I just find it very inconvenient because I have a lot of things I want to find out and most of the time they have a thing for that but I can’t read it without a subscription. Other than that I think it’s a pretty useful app I just wish they would expand what you can do without a subscription :/.Version: 8.4

Good for period tracking but a bit insensitiveBeen using this app for a few years and its really great for period tracking. When i became pregnant recently I switched to the pregnancy tracker and that was great too to see how the baby was coming along. However, I unfortunately experienced a miscarriage and I felt that this is where the app became really insensitive and disappointing. When I logged that I had a miscarriage it asked if I wanted any articles or chats to help get through it but I never saw anything at all to help me, instead it just went empty. it showed my miscarriage but it seemed to have wiped everything else i had worked up over the years and now it gives pretty insensitve notifications about chats about pregnancy and baby bumps. It now is just waiting for me to log my next period but other than that you would think iv only just starting to use it. This needs looking at as I wouldnt expect an app that is supposed to track and support to be so useless now I have experienced this..Version: 6.5

Not an educational toolThe symptom tracking is great and allows me to follow my period more closely. As a concept overall, I love the app, but in practice, there are some major downfalls… One large issue is the exclusive premium content. Almost NONE of the content is free, not even the most basic articles. I understand that the app needs to profit, but it leaves many users curious about topics they can’t even read about. My other issue with the app is the forums. New posts are rarely added, leaving the feature unusable after going through topics. Though, the bigger issue with the forums is the lack of admins and experts addressing responses. Having a poll concerning medical issues and allowing just anyone to respond has led to many top comments that are totally misleading. I honestly find this dangerous and neglectful. Women already have a lack of sexual education, allowing posts to perpetuate harmful and misleading ideas only hurts them more. I can’t even count the number of posts I’ve seen discussing risky forms of “birth control” and comments scaring young girls with the idea that sex should be painful. Without admins and experts actually going though comments, posts are becoming conservative echo chambers that are not fact based..Version: 6.13

Privacy InvasionThis app 'needs' your personal data to provide you with 'period tracking'. Things like your email account, Apple ID or Google account. What amounts to a calendar now wants to share your health and medical information with advertisers. There is no reason whatsoever for them to 'need' my easily stolen and misused data. You cannot even use the app without granting heinous privacy violation permissions to them for absolutely no logical reason. Why do they need my email address or Apple ID within the app itself? Why does it need to share that with its servers? I uninstalled this the moment I realized it is a prerequisite. I do not recommend this app to anyone unless they want their extremely personal information stolen..Version: 5.8.2

Disappointed with changesThis will be the first review I ever wrote on the App Store! As part of the free version, you could see when upcoming periods were predicted, which were super accurate for me. Now, this has been moved into the paid for plan, which makes the app useless. I can track my periods with pen and paper, other apps, which have the same function as the free version of this app. I’m upset that it’s changed to be this way, and you’ve decided to capitalise off this brilliant feature (that set you apart from other period apps). I think it’s lame to sell out like this. I’ve been using this app since I was in my teens, and will no longer be using it until the period predications move back to the free version. No one in the world should have to pay/have profit made off anything that could help them when it comes to a very painful and recurring experience that you have no control over. Well I did have control over it, but now it’s been taken away and I have to pay to see when my periods are coming. Shame for you Flo! I used to recommend you to everyone and will be revoking this asap..Version: 9.1

I am not a pregnant person.Loved this app until it recently started referring to pregnant women as pregnant ‘people’. This app is concerned with menstrual health and period tracking, something experienced by 50% of the earth’s population — the word we have for these people is women. It has just occurred to me that the people at Flo do not even have a definition for the word woman anymore as according to them, adult human females are not necessarily women. Woman is not a dirty word. Adult human females need a word to describe ourselves and the specific health issues we face. Flo should know that better than most. Keep identity politics out of our health apps. Can Flo define ‘woman’? Does Flo even have a word for its target audience? Or are we separated into our body parts? Menstruating people, people with a cervix, pregnant people… this is both dehumanising and medically irresponsible..Version: 8.4

Extra features only available with premiumI originally downloaded this app to track my period and my symptoms. I do still like it for that, but I also really loved when more features were added such as giving helpful bits of info about the whole cycle. This info wasn’t always that helpful for me because most of it I knew already, but I do think it’s helpful for younger people. I didn’t learn much about the menstruation cycle in school, and I just can’t imagine much has changed. It was also helpful that they gave you tips seemingly based on the symptoms you plugged in. However today I went to log my symptoms and noticed they added in stories on why we get cramps, etc., but they are all only available to premium users. And when I went to the screen that used to have helpful articles, mostly all of the information is locked for premium users. This is all information that should be provided for free. Now kids are still going to have to wade through inaccurate information on the internet because apps like this are charging for the most basic information. I understand that you need money to survive, but information menstruation shouldn’t only be available to people with money. Also you would think they could get a moderator for the chat rooms or a professional to help answer questions, but no. So the chat rooms and answers are inaccurate and overrun with teens who don’t know anything because apparently female anatomy is only available to people with money. It’s such a shame..Version: 5.1.2

Developers- please readThe concept of the app is great actually! But what makes me upset and I feel a lot of other women is how you have to pay for simple tips to help you. If you are a teen or younger girl who is new to menstrual cycles, and you download this app to actually help you, you have to pay a pretty decent amount after adding all the money you’ve given to this app. Not to mention some people don’t have that extra money. You literally have to pay to learn on tampons, menstrual cups, and other basic things a young woman should know about herself. Also, if you started your period younger than most like me, you’re not going to want to tell your mom, or guardian “hey can you please pay for this app to help me track my cycle and teach me?” Its humiliating to MOST kids. Especially when a lot of parents don’t have “ the period talk” as they find it “inappropriate/ disgusting “ or it’s to akward to talk about. I understand “you have to make money” but maybe adds at least? Yes, there are many people that teach about this on social media platforms, but some kids aren’t allowed to have access to those types of apps. Overall, great concept of an app, but if you see this, please try to reconsider the fees and other requirements to have the app and actually be able to learn and get help. Thank you- a 12 yr old girl who started at 9/10..Version: 8.9.2

Good if you pay for itI have used this app since 2016 and it has been invaluable to me in understanding my body and hormones. Something that isn’t taught when growing up and going through puberty. It’s a real shame that all features have now been disabled unless you pay for premium and you can’t use the app for longer than 5 seconds without a pop up to pay for premium appear. As a teenager I would not have been able to afford premium and I feel so many teenagers will miss out on the experience I had. I have recommended this app to so many people, but I won’t now until they make it user friendly for non premium payers. I accept not being able to have access to all features, but you should be able to log in symptoms and access common symptoms that other users experience during particular times as a non-paying user. Please change the app back and make it accessible!.Version: 8.11

Hey look..I love being able to track my period and I like how accurate it is. Secret chats are fun too. Good design all around too. My issue comes with the personal assistant telling me it has concerns over something I logged and asking me to take this survey to check for things that may need to be brought to a doctor’s attention, then slams me with asking me to pay premium. Like. If I have possible reason for concern over my health, on a very accurately made app, but it hits me with that? That just seems insensitive and money-hungry. I understand making money. I just think that way of doing it is.. morally wrong..Version: 5.2.1

🚨 Flo please pay attention 🚨As you know, trans people get their periods as well. They don’t always identify as a female or use she/her pronouns. As I see lots of chats and insights and different things that say “Womanhood” and “girly chats”, using she/her pronouns a lot and basically a bunch of other things that make it seem like cis women (people who are born female and identify as female) are the only people on the app. A suggestion is to change “womanhood” to “adulthood” and “girly chats” into “secret chats” and changing she/her pronouns to they/them so we can make this app more inclusive and everyone can feel comfortable with their bodies. The only other thing that I have is having to pay money for Flo premium. When I got the app I thought “Cool! I’m finally gonna learn about what’s happening to me without feeling awkward!” Then I realised most of the insights that I want to learn about and most of the questions that I want answered are only accessible to people who pay. I definitely don’t think someone should have to pay to be able to learn about their body. Overall a great app but a few flaws that are making people like me mad..Version: 7.2.1

Good but there are issuesFlo is overall a pretty decent app. It tracks quite accurately, and has a ton of information available for users. My one issue is the app’s attitude towards LGBTQ+ people and matters. I think the app should have a choice at the beginning for what gender you are, so if you don’t identify as female you won’t be misgendered every time you open it. I also have a massive problem with the secret chat, as my comments keep getting deleted. I have ones with lots of likes that are then removed because they violate the policy. I can’t help but notice that they are always the ones in the LGBTQ+ sections, talking about LGBTQ+ topics. I get very annoyed because I’m not discriminating against anyone, not being offensive or swearing excessively, not being political (unless gay is counted—which, in the gay section is very strange), and I’m not promoting anything illegal! It’s always on topic and completely relevant, but they always get removed. This is exceptionally frustrating when I use the app as a way to connect with other queer people/women and need the sense of community; which is impossible when comments get removed. Apart from that, it’s pretty good. Please take this into consideration for future updates..Version: 4.69

Great for period tracking onlyI downloaded this app to track my periods, was great for that and plenty of little helpful insights/articles on the feed.. I used it to help conceive as well. Once I actually became pregnant and switched to “pregnancy mode” the little helpful insights diminished to almost none, maybe one every few weeks.. what would frustrate me also would be when I would click on the “For You” and it would show an insight article but then disappear before I got the chance to click on it. (Happened about a 100 of times on different occasions.) also the app doesn’t really have any symptoms tracker differentiations for the pregnancy mode... which seems kind of bizarre. Another thing is that in pregnancy mode it doesn’t say anything about the development of the baby at however many weeks you are. Not even a brief little description of what’s going on in your body at this time or a brief description of the development changes your baby is experiencing.. nothing at all.. I’m a first time mom so I use (5) different pregnancy apps to kind of bring all the information together, given that not all say the same thing or some say things others don’t and/or are more informative. I find myself using this app less and less as it isn’t very helpful in the pregnancy mode. I am currently 27 weeks so I’ve used it from the very beginning and nothing is getting better about it.. hopefully this review is helpful.Version: 4.32.1

I just want to track my cycleAs someone who has an eating disorder it is incredibly startling to download this app and start getting asked about whether I want to lose weight. How is this relevant to my period? Deleted after a couple of days. If you want to sell extra stuff in the app fine but at least put an option at the beginning about whether we want to just track our period or have the whole ‘wellness’ aspect. Will not be downloading again..Version: 6.9.1

Not woman-owned, Paywall is a slap in the faceI’d been using Clue up till now. I read that Flo had some additional tracking options (such as indicating when you change your chosen period collection method and, if applicable, how much you collected). They must have still been rolling out the feature because I didn’t have it or find a way to enable it. But the paywall is why I’m writing this review. Literally everything except tracking your period and a generally unhelpful and unmonitored community chat is locked behind that $50 subscription. If I track a symptom consistently and the app recommends an article to me, just let me read it. Or at least a portion of it. Don’t immediately hit me with the ad to subscribe. The frequency of that ad alone is enough to make me not want to subscribe. And don’t get me started on the community chat. It NEEDS to be moderated. There is some straight up harmful garbage there (not all but enough). I also did some digging and the app is not woman-owned or founded (which is important to me). Some entrepreneur guy founded it and as far as I can tell they don’t use revenue from the app to support any women’s causes. I think I’ll be going back to Clue, where at least it’s designed by women, for women, and has a more thoughtful paywall..Version: 4.69

Wanting you to pay for information that is freeI've noticed that all the health insight articles require a subscription now. I think that is ridiculous when I can simply go online and find similar health information for free from medical websites. Because you have now switched to requiring a subscription for free information, you've drastically reduced the usefulness of this app. Sure I can still track my period for free, but I can also simply track my own period just using a simple calendar and best guessing ovulation just like the app. Bring back the free insights! Or I'll likely switch to another app or simply use the old fashioned calendar..Version: 6.0

Late byThis new update removed the late for period by x days and now for each day late it just puts the start of your next period for the following day. It seems much less helpful now. It no longer tells you when you were originally expected to start bleeding.Version: 4.63

Too many notificationsWhile I love this app, since recently upgrading to latest ios there are too many notifications. Even though in settings I have only switched on two individual options to alert beginning of cycle and to alert few days before, still I am getting rubbish, annoying and personal notifications flash up on my screen every single day. Please fix this Flow!! Make it stop!!.Version: 6.13

I like it... but...I like the app cause I can keep track of my moods cycles and more But recently whenever I’ve tried edit my period dates, it kicks me out of the app all together and I kind of rely on that function a lot, so I think I’ll start looking for another app to use....Version: 5.9

Was super good until the premium happenedI feel like its the best app but the premium thing is so annoying specially when you’re in the middle of reading something and then you cant continue cuz you have to pay for premium to continue it..Version: 5.5.1

Needs more CategoriesLove this app but its needs more common Categories, i would love to see: Leakage and also Fluid retention added .... As these two also cause and have nightmere hormonal aspects within the monthly cycle! Its would also Help females understand the imbalances of Hormones! If you really wanted to swift up the application you could add in A section about Pavitt floor health and even set timers making it a woman’s one stop hormonal app!.Version: 6.5

Taken money for a subscription I didn’t sign up for!!The app is good for mostly everything, but I’ve been charged £29,49 for a subscription I did not sign up for! I’m fuming as I have money issues already and I’m low on money, the £29,49 I was charged for was money I NEEDED for a few plans I have, now I have to change my plans because I can’t afford to get the stuff I needed to sort out without that money. I’ve tried what I can to try getting my money back but nothing is helping, I want my money refunded back to me as I did not give my permission and if I did I would’ve knew, I don’t do subscriptions because of my money issues at the moment, so I avoid subscriptions on every app at all costs as I know I can’t afford subscriptions. I would never in a million years agree to a subscription that costs £29:49 that’s ridiculous honestly!!! And if there’s a number I could directly contact the Flo support team by, to discuss my issues personally with them then I would much prefer that. But I want this sorted and a refund as soon as possible..Version: 8.9.2

Do not downloadI used to love this app, the free version was easy to use and kept everything you needed for tracking your period and other health information. I used for many years. However, recently , I learnt it was never free , my data was shared with other companies (the same that work with Facebook and other companies) without people’s consent. Since then, the app has updated itself, you will have to check what they do with your personal data. In the latest version, you cannot use the app without getting the option to get the very expensive premium version with every click you do. It is not worth it anymore.Version: 6.13

Good For Keeping Track of Period Dates OnlyI’ve been using the Flo app since 2017 to track my period and of all the apps of its kind it’s always been mainly reliable and accurate. I also enjoy the option of tracking and recording my period symptoms. Years ago Flo was very educational and would offer quick articles or chats related to the symptoms you’d log so that if you wanted to know more about how to combat those symptoms or what causes them you could find out. Now it seems as if the only way to do anything beyond tracking the dates of your period and logging symptoms you have to subscribe to the premium membership. This would be fine if the app didn’t have articles (“You logged bloating, this simple tip may help”) that told you after the first slide “Unlock Premium to continue reading.” Like others have mentioned even the “chat” with the AI misleads you into thinking you will get information by having you answer questions for two minutes before telling you to unlock premium for this “benefit.” Aside from needing premium to do basically anything on the app I wish there was an option to check off that you skipped a period or two by skipping your placebo week of birth control pills. For a few months I used my birth control to skip my period all together but there was mo way to notate that on the app so Flo to this day thinks I had an irregular cycle where I was “late” for 94 days 🤦🏻‍♀️.Version: 9.0

No birth control optionI used to love this app, but I started on the combined birth control pill, the one where you can choose if you want to skip a period or not. There was no way to tell the app that I had skipped a period, so it completely messed up my statistics and my averages. I have since deleted this app since all my predictions are now messed up and I don’t know how to get them back.Version: 8.2

Developer won’t cancel subscriptionDuring trial period, I tried to cancel my subscription before I incurred any cost as I didn’t find the app suitable for my needs. I couldn’t find it under my usual subscription location to be able to cancel, so I emailed the developer who explained to me that I must not have an active subscription and that I won’t be charged once the trial period ends. Today I noticed I have been charged the premium fee, despite attempting to have the subscription cancelled. Again, I have emailed the developer who has given me a long list of things to try (which I tried the first time) in order to cancel it again! This is really poor on your behalf, there should be a simplified “opt out” not making customers jump through hoops and be charged unnecessarily even after they’ve contacted you asking for it to be cancelled!! I’m still awaiting a response and refund!! If I could give you zero stars, I would..Version: 8.1

The pop ups need to chillFlo is a good app, I’ve been using it for many years now. However, every time I open the app to log a symptom I am bombarded a gazillion these pop ups!! And then after you log the symptom you get more pop ups!! I’m just trying to log one single symptom!!! I appreciate that there aren’t any ads on the app but these pop ups are so annoying and there are so many of them that it dissuades me from purchasing the membership even more 😐 Sometimes I’m so overstimulated by the first few pop ups and banners and ‘chats’ that I just leave the app without logging my symptom 😐.Version: 9.14

Loyalty lost!I have been using this app for more than 3 years now, and found it very reliable and helpful. It helped me a lot during my first pregnancy, especially the insights, tips, and calendar etc.. So easy and simple to use! BUT for the past few months flo has changed from a lively insightful women's app to a useless space waster on my phone. No notifications whatsoever anymore. At first I thought it was my phone, but when I checked the settings I realised it was because I now have to pay to continue using it. The pregnancy calendar tracker no longer gives insights like it used to. I clicked on the insights a few days ago and was happy to see some information, only to be bitterly disappointed when it disappeared before I was able to read it! That was the last straw, and I have now downloaded another app, and will be deleting yours, seeing as you are now too commercialised to care about your long time users!.Version: 4.31.1

Good until the latest updateI used to love this app, have been using it for over 2 years. It was accurate and provided a lot of information. Would have easily been 5 stars. That is, until the latest update. Now it asks you to upgrade to premium for any and all information. It gives you a little teaser then automatically directs you to upgrade to premium where you have to pay (but they keep shoving down your throat a free one month trial even though cc details are required for that). Used to be a great free app, not so much anymore. Unfortunately will be looking elsewhere now. Reading the other reviews, they give a stock standard answer as to why they are making more content for premium users only but I read a response from them one year ago saying they valued the free subscribers and would maintain the same level of content for them. Guess they lied and decided they wanted money instead of loyal customers..Version: 5.2

Don’t like the updateIt is really good at tracking and does usually predict the dates very well, it is also good for recording which symptoms and emotions you experience at certain times of the month as there are plenty of options to choose and this helps you notice your own patterns. However since the update the amount of information you can get for free has completely reduced, you can’t read any of the tips anymore in full like you used to, they’ve changed the format from helpful articles to an Instagram story kind of format where everything but the first two slides are locked which are generally introductory anyway. I understand they want you to pay but it’s a shame they took all that content away as it was what set them apart. Pre update I’d give 5 stars, now I’d give 3 as it has nothing else to offer compared to any other free period tracker app, so if you want to pay I assume that the content is as good as it was back then so I’d recommend, if you want a free app it’s too frustrating that most of it is locked away! Plenty of others will do the exact same job. But ultimately it does offer a place to input symptoms and find out your next period likely dates so I will keep using, just cannot afford to pay right now and I’m sure a lot of women feel the same in this current economic situation (Summer 2020).Version: 5.1.2

DisappointedFlo had been my tracker for six years when I first went off birth control to conceive my first child. She has seen me through two pregnancies and one miscarriage. I tried to log in this month to begin to prepare to conceive again after my miscarriage and was very disappointed to see I now have to create a paid account and I have lost all my six years of data. App deleted and I’m not looking for another app to use..Version: 9.6.1

Good with clear issuesThis is a good tracking app, however some issues affecting usability. Main issues I have are: 1. app takes a long time to start up, with a very non discreet and bright opening page . Not really something I want to open at work and wait to start up. 2. Reminders aren’t very good. I find them very difficult to figure out. It doesn’t automatically start up again for the next cycle, and you miss reminders, turning reminders on is confusing. I think I have turned it on but nothing appears. I end up creating another one, and sometimes I get double the reminders. Not very clear how to use these. If you can please fix this, that would make me want to rely on the app, right now, don’t find it altogether reliable..Version: 4.19

The app is getting worseI have been using it since 2016, and I liked it a lot and have been recommending it to my friends. However, I don't like how it has changed by now, especially the content section. For example, the idea to present useful information in a form of a chat is just horrible. It takes more time to squeeze the information from the bot and I have to click 10 times to read the equivalent of a 100 words article. I also don't like that it opens whenever I open the app and tries to engage me in a fake conversation, often the one I already completed 😫. I almost stopped opening the app because of that. Furthermore, previously the content was more interesting and in-depth, I could learn a lot of new info. Now the articles are very basic, there is not much information in them, as if they are written by the journalists from lifestyle magazines, not by experts, as it was before. Flo, please stop, at least remove the chatbot. I pay for the app, I want some decent user experience 😭.Version: 7.2

Disappointment as the app “grows”I understand that Flo is run by A LOT of people that need to be paid so while I understand that premium is needed in order to make their ends meet to pay everyone on board. I think there are a few select things they could do to for people who can’t afford premium. Firstly, go back to letting us see more than just two months predictions of our menstrual cycle. I don’t understand why that had to be limited if it doesn’t really seem like a “premium feature”. Cycle predictions, at this point, and along with period tracking, seem to be the only TRUE free features of this app up until this update. I feel like next, “My daily insights” are also going to be a Premium Feature and I feel like that would be overly selfish of a “free” app. Another thing y’all could do is provide SOME free content of the Insights we currently have to pay to see. Like a preview if you will. This would have been a great app had it stayed accessible to teens barely getting their cycle. Women’s health is hardly talked about and a lot of girls end up feeling insecure about themselves because they see changes and feel things no one wants to talk about and a lot of that is seen here in this app. While it is a shame that Flo had to start charging, it is understandable but work on making important information accessible, please!.Version: 6.13

Did they take secret chats off of flo?!Secret Chats were amazing and now I can’t find them in the appl please help!!.Version: 4.71

Surely menopause is a potential reason for a missed period?Started using the app so I could track what is ‘normal’ before heading onto Peri. When I did miss a period, I went through the process of elimination - turns out that an app dedicated to periods and womens health doesn’t register menopause at all! Certainty not as a reason you isn’t miss a period! Talk about perpetuating the problem of menopausal women feeling unseen..Version: 9.13.0

FloI’ve used this app for years, ever since my first period. Now you can barely do anything on the app without paying the price of premium. This has taken away all of the health info that was free and easily accessible previously which was so helpful but now this information is only available for $15 a month which I find super annoying as it’s so important for young girls to have easy access to this information from a genuine source..Version: 8.7.1

Dear flo,I used to love this app because it allowed me to track whenever i needed too and majority of the time it was right! however, in the past month whenever i try to edit the date it closes the app and brings me to my home page. if you don’t get this fixed i will be deleting the app and finding a better one. thank you.Version: 5.9

DELETE THE APPI used Flo for years. However, after discovering that Flo has been selling women’s data and information to Google and Facebook in efforts to support legislation that places more restrictions and control over women’s bodies, I could not delete it fast enough. I am so unbelievably disgusted and enraged..Version: 8.11

Predicts my period accurately every timeThis app is seriously incredible but I feel a bit used when it comes to making me pay for more insights. The only sad thing is that they probably sell my data and then make me pay for Pro which is based on insights about my period data they just made money on..Version: 7.4

Toxic community and flo is unfairThe community is very toxic. Some of the girls call you slurs, and their comments don’t get delete but my comment gets deleted for standing up for myself?? Flo keeps your data too. Wish I could give 0 stars for this trash app.Version: 9.1

THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY DONT DOWNLOADI downloaded this app as a free trial. I am pretty onto free trials and don’t mind when they roll over onto a MONTHLY payment. Today I found $77 had been taken out of my account because the free trial has rolled over to a PREMIUM PREGNANCY ASSIST UPGRADE. And they have charged me for a whole YEAR. It’s not even a monthly sub . A whole year. I was happy to go to a monthly subscription so I went on there and changed it to monthly non premium option. And now it’s charging me for ANOTHER $19 Month after this year is up. I can’t believe it. Especially at the moment with covid and struggling with money. I emailed them the SAME day they took the money out and they said they couldn’t help me with my enquiry and told me I have to go through apple. I have now emailed apple to sort out this problem. And will be reporting this company to consumer affairs. Thanks for nothing.Version: 5.6

Crashes ConstantlyThis app used to be amazing and I’ve been a subscriber for the last 2 years to the premium version, however this last couple of months the app crashes ALL the time. Halfway through a Flo chat it randomly closes the app and I’m back on the Home Screen. Then the insights part (a bit like stories) is just a black screen, so you have to close and reopen the app and then MAYBE it will reload but who knows because it’s so unreliable and unpredictable. The secret chats part is the same. If you search for something in there and then click on a response, some of them are just greyed out as they fail to load, and other times it just crashes again by closing the app and taking you back to the Home Screen. None of my other apps do this and I’ve had no other phone issues so it is 100% the app causing the problems. Really hope the developers can sort this out ASAP. I was hoping the last update would have sorted it out but it hasn’t helped at all. So disappointing, especially as I am a paying customer..Version: 9.3

Information should be freeThis is a Allgood app but for more information about your body and periods you have to pay which isn’t fair. This is existing to people that can pay. It would be really cool if this app was for all woman not just those who have money. I understand I am paying for a service and not to have adds but information should be free. Especially if you advertise me this app for the information that I then have to pay for!? I don’t know I just got really excited to be able to learn and then couldn’t.Version: 6.13

Not enough infoYou used to still get a fair bit of info on the free plan such as articles, insights etc. Enough that it made me pay for premium for a year but then surprisingly I was notified less on the premium and didn’t find the premium worth it. Now the free plan doesn’t give really any insight and it seems every button you press has pop up spam to upgrade which just gets annoying. Would be good if free was the way it was before and premium offered more than just secret chats and articles..Version: 9.15.1

Gender neutral optionsThis app is amazing and helped me a lot with my period and stuff, but sometimes the way it addresses me bothers me. I’m non-binary and i would prefer if the app used my preferred pronouns they/them. it just makes me uncomfortable when people call me a girl or she. there’s also a lot of trans men on the app that are trying to track their periods but are being called girls too. i would like it if there was a setting so we can choose our gender or pronouns that we want the app to use..Version: 6.3

Amazing appI’ve had this app for just over a year now. My cycles are very irregular; having the tech to be able to track this monthly into a graph has helped me express to my doctor how serious my issue is, leading to me now finally being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, which has also explained a lot of other issues I had with my body/mental health, so this app played a huge part in my life. The only thing I would say to improve is that because of this, the app is not giving me an accurate prediction for my period. Most of my cycle lengths have been over 100 days but because of anomalies I feel that the app doesn’t always account this. For example when I took emergency contraceptive, it forced me to have a period that I 100% wouldn’t have had. But this was added to the algorithm and it made my “average cycle length” lower when it shouldn’t have been. Other than that, the app is incredible and I’d recommend to anyone and everyone☺️.Version: 8.2

Too many adsI only want notifications that tell me when to anticipate my menses start date or ovulation, but I constantly get notifications like “Feeling frisky today? Your hormone levels are up!” “Set up a workout today” “It’s normal to feel down when your hormones drop” and other inappropriate statements that are embarrassing to receive when I am showing a work colleague something on my phone. I reported the issue to Flo and they said I had to turn off notifications altogether! It’s ridiculous how we cannot filter what we want to be notified of. Also, at the doctor’s I was asked the first date of my LMP. That’s what Flo is for. It took a full minute to open the app and click out of the annoying in-app pop ups that try to get me to use their features when all I wanted to do was go to my calendar. I don’t want to speak to your health advisor or whatever else you want me to do. I want a simple, unmessy, easy app to track my period. Lastly, I’ve been having issues opening the app and all I see is a huge ad saying “87% off Flo premium. Click next” and there is NO X at the corners to get away from the page. The only thing to click is “next” but I don’t want your premium. I have to close the entire app and reopen it to get the ad to disappear. Your app has a lot of people using it but it seems to be devolving into something sloppy and profit-hungry. I miss the days where it was a no-hassle, modest period tracker..Version: 6.4

Constant notificationsUsed to be a great app, but I’ve had to stop using it because of constant notifications several times a day which are impossible to turn off. I’m not a fan of having multiple notifications pop up on my screen about my ovulation or how fertile I am - it’s annoying and potentially embarrassing if someone else picks up my phone. And yet if I disable the notifications entirely I no longer get warned when my period is due, which is the entire reason I have the app. Under the settings menu there is an option to select which notifications you’d like to receive, but even after disabling everything but the period start notification, including the lifestyle and the helper sections, I still seem to get all of them. Until this is fixed, the app is useless to me..Version: 5.1.1

Used to love now unusable.I used to love Flo and for the information it gives its brilliant not faulting the app itself in any way however not everyone wants to or can afford to pay for apps and what i liked about Flo was you could do most things on it before and look at most daily insights of your period/pregnancy and now on the period side you have to pay for most of it and on the pregnancy side as ive used both you have to pay for virtually all of it, i understand apps have to make their money so im not saying make the whole app free but when you cant use most of it due to having to pay and i will add i think its quite expensive its almost unusable. I wont be deleting it as i really like it but at the moment do not use it at all due to these reasons.Version: 9.10.1

Not like it used to beI’ve been using flo for almost 6 years now and so many things have changed, and i don’t say that in a good way. nothing is free anymore, you have to pay for everything..Version: 5.5.1

Too Many LeftiesI hate the fact that my gender is being trivialized and erased in order to accommodate the mentally unwell. Plus, is very inaccurate and beginning to become a cash grab. Take your business to Clue or Apple Health - they're much better interfaces..Version: 7.3

User since 2016This app started as a period tracking helper, then it became an guide to being a woman, but all it’s turned into is a scam. This app has truly taught me so much and has been easier to use with each update since I started to track my cycle in late 2016. It’s with a heavy heart to rate it so low but I’ll tell you why. All of the help I get from the app has slowly, one by one, been made to be a Premium-only feature in the last few years. I am down to only using this for my estimated cycle days again, when this app used to be so so much more at its prime. It made me understand what was going on and helped me feel comforted with why I felt the ways I did. Now it is another money sucking app. I can’t switch to another because this one has 6 years of my cycles and it will take forever for another app to get my algorithm right- if ever. I’m glad I did get to use this app while it was so new and have seen it go through so many updates. I got to use it when it was literally just a calendar lol (I feel old), but now it is literally just a calendar again (unless I want to pay). Sad..Version: 9.13.0

Terrible for non womenI am a trans male and i wanted somthing to track my period and i keep getting misgendered, It would mean the world to me if you add a non feminine option and a pronoun option..Version: 9.2

No longer worth itThe app was great when I started. After so many years of irregular periods thanks to Depo it finally started to regulate so I downloaded Flo to track my cycles. A few months in I ended up getting pregnant and switched to the pregnancy tracker feature which was really nice. However, I’m now 38 weeks pregnant and suddenly everything is locked and you have to update to premium for. I get that the ‘basic’ tracker features are still free, but this is pretty upsetting. At least having a limited amount of resources still be free for those who are pregnant, such as “Your pregnancy at week __” or “Your baby at week __” would be nice. I’m definitely going to switch to another pregnancy app for the short remainder of my pregnancy. Very sad that I’m literally in the home stretch of my pregnancy and the app developers decide to do this. Also, please don’t respond with paragraphs upon paragraphs of explanations about how you’re keeping basic features free, the extensive lists of doctors you pull articles from, and your excuses as to why you’re charging so much for “premium” features that have been available for free for quite a while. No one cares, and they can look at your other responses to the upset reviews about this sudden change (for the second time might I add)..Version: 5.5.1

I'm so disappointedI was enjoying this app until they started charging me to use it. Guess you only get a limited amount of free time on the app :/.Version: 6.4

READ THIS IF YOU WANT THIS APPNow i see that the only way for app creators to get money is to charge $$$. But i dont see why app creators just go to Apple and say can you make this app this much money. I see that its called marketing because i do that for the school i go to but i really just hate hate hate apps like that. It makes you answer all these questions so that artificial intelligence can help you with girl stuff, just so you can go through all that trouble to weigh and measure yourself and then out of nowhere it says ‘ monthly pay’ ‘ yearly pay’ ‘ 3 day trial’. This is everything youll ever want but i never got to experience it my self because my parents said they wont be spending any money on apps. And if you have a ‘ 3 day trial’ option just think that whoever if using it will want to use this app but some people can barely afford phones or technology or housing. I saw a homeless woman in her 30s with 2 kids on the street with a phone without a back on it, an iPhone charger all ripped up plugged into the charger point in the subway with a pack of pads and a tint bag of food. Just think about it. Im just trying to help. If you send back to me developers DONT because i dont like getting into fights at all! No hate towards anybody!!! 🙏🙏❤️❤️.Version: 9.1

What happened?!I loved this app up until a few weeks ago when it started spamming my phone like crazy about things that I am not interested in and are somewhat offensive. I have played with the settings to no avail and contact support who told me to turn off the notifications all together. But I do want the ones relevant to me! I’m disappointed to uninstall..Version: 5.2.1

Offensive insightsThe features of this app are good, and I like the functionality and interface. After using it for 3 months, it’s quite accurate. However, I find some of the “insights” to be offensive. Recent insights I’ve received include a post about making sure your vagina smells good, and a survey asking about “homosexual” sex. It’s clear that this app is not designed or maintained by women. I’ll be switching to a different app..Version: 4.9.5

They track your infoIf i could put 0 stars i would.Version: 9.1

Chat Boxes and More (very important)I’ve had this app for almost a year and I was cool with it and all but they took the chat boxes/comment section away. I understand the articles like up to your daily log ins, but when they had comment sections, you really got to talk to people with similar problems and get advice. Now, it’s just article after article. I used to spend close to an hour on the app in a day but now it’s five minutes to quickly jot my mood. I hope you bring back the comment section because I got a lot of help from it. Also, update the moods or what you are feeling and the symptoms like headaches backaches. What about stomachaches? They don’t always fall under cramps. And the sleep monitor, you should be allowed to manually input the minutes. I don’t like that it rounds my 26 minutes to 30 when it’s less because it’s not 100% accurate. Lastly, you should have different times of the day where you ask how we are feeling. Like, at 7-8am you ask our morning mood, then around 11-1pm you ask our mood then because no one is consistently happy from when they wake to when they sleep and no one is angry either. People have periods when their emotions change hourly so that should be taken into account..Version: 4.7.0

Annoying pushyEvery time you open the app, every time you check the calendar or tap anything.. really.. it tries to encourage you to pay for a subscription…..Version: 8.0.2

Amazing app BUT…Amazing app, i use it continuously to track my period and symptoms which has been a major help to me. However, i recently found out i was pregnant and within an hour of having had the positive test me and my partner had firmly decided that we weren’t ready to be parents and that an abortion was going to be the correct decision for us this time around. I logged the positive test on the app in order to keep my info updated and was immediately presented with a ‘welcome to parenthood’ screen. For me, it just made me giggle (down to my british sense of humour i guess), but for someone else who wasn’t as strong minded as i was at that time, it could’ve been a different story. Part of the reason people have apps such as flo is to find out sooner rather than later if they are pregnant in order to have easier termination treatment, especially in the states i imagine. My one recommendation for the app would be to improve this feature, even a simple “what are your plans?” question, with answer options such as “keep it/abortion/i don’t know yet” would be much more appropriate and would also allow the app to be more supportive in a personalised way..Version: 9.7.1

ClutteredI can’t open the app without it trying to direct me to a personalisation quiz, or a bot chat room with “fun facts about periods”, or an article about sexual health, or unsolicited advice about my exercise/hygiene/dietary habits, or random mythbuster facts about generic biological functions like goosebumps, or... And for the love of god, I’ve turned off every notification except “your period is due”, and STILL multiple pop-ups a day chirping about my hormone levels, and new deals on the app, and whatever else this thing thinks I need shoved in my face. Look, I just want to mark the day I woke up in a pool of blood, maybe log a few symptoms, and check the graph to see how this compares to last month. Get out of my face. Please. Every time I check in there’s more useless add-ons to wade through before I can get to the basic core functions I want to use..Version: 7.6

Good app but could be betterWhile I do like this app, I’ve began to reconsider keeping it. I totally get having to make money to keep the app running or make updates and what not but there are people like me who can’t afford to add stuff like this to bills. I hate when I’m trying to understand why my period is late or whatever else that I wouldn’t have to google because google can be misleading. Anytime I try to find out information it will say that I have to subscribe to the app and pay for basic information. Like I said I totally get it but it’s really frustrating. I see that it’s a common issue among ALOT of these other users so why not change it? Why make basic users like myself feel less welcome just because we don’t pay to know something from the app? You could definitely find a way to do better and have people still pay for other things on the app. Instead you choose to mislead people out of information that could have been really helpful. And if they google it and it says something that isnt true then someone will end up going to the dr when nothing was actually wrong and then said person would probably waste a lot more money on that trip than if the app would have just helped them in the first place..Version: 9.6.1

Good but...It is totally awesome how you can know when I could have my period just in case I forget, and the emotion things and stuff are pretty cool too (no other app that I know has that) but... I’m 11... so yeah... I can’t track my own! I only help my 13 year old cousin with setting it up because she got her period not long ago(she got it about 2 and a half months before her 13th birthday and when she could, she downloaded the app for all the other stuff that isn’t on other apps...because before that she had one that makes age not matter). And most of the 5-6th graders at my school have their period too. And also some 4th grades and 1-5 3rd graders! I really want this app and to rate it 5 stars but I can’t because I’m “too young”. Even if when I’m 13 and I do get this app... I won’t change the rating unless I KNOW younger people can track their periods. Please fix this, Sincerely, this random girl who put too many words into a review....Version: 4.29.1

Good when you’re inThis app was good once I was into the useful part but the survey asking you practically everything about your life kept popping up with no button showing to exit - not sure if the aim here was to get me to sign up to premium membership. I’m sure I used this app before and it wasn’t so riddled with things trying to get you to pay. In the end it was too annoying and I deleted it and started using a different app. The basic functionality once you pass all that is much like any other app so I’d rather go with one that is less of a barrage about premium membership. Also had quite annoying notifications, not about predictions of your period but about random things (you can turn them off though of course but then you don’t get useful ones either)..Version: 6.1

Please update for those with conditionsI have pcos, for the last year I was having regular periods until this month in which I’m almost 5 weeks late. This app would be so much more helpful if when you log symptoms you can get something to allow you to know if it’s a possible indicator to a period approaching or possible pregnancy. It’s hard to follow the predicted dates of when you should have your period as mine changes every month drastically. I use the app for my specialists to see. But I’d find it much more useful if I was able to actually use it for my periods! I have never found an app that accommodates someone with fertility issues but I feel like this one has the most potential too. Adding features or at least the medical information be more suited to me and not just around others who don’t have the issues. Just having symptom checkers in order to determine if a period may be approaching is more helpful to me than a predicated guess due to previous month cycles..Version: 4.21

Delete itDelete this app it sells your data #prochoice.Version: 8.11

The app is good but...Flo is good app but I find it creepy how it knows when I am late for my period. I don’t tell it anything and somehow it just knows and most of the time it doesn’t even get it on the right days..Version: 4.56

The free version is a giant, frustrating ad to subscribeIf you want a simple period tracker, this probably isn’t for you. Every activity results in a pop up action for some sort of paid feature (no I don’t want to pay to talk to a chat bot about why my period is a day late, thanks). The current holiday promo for a subscription comes up every time you open the app, and cannot be exited from unless you follow the prompts to ‘learn more’. Two months in and I’m out..Version: 8.2

Not LGBTQ+ FriendlyI like the app a lot, it’s very aesthetically pleasing and well organised, but it ain’t LGBTQ+ friendly unfortunately, as in its very cis oriented. I believe that period apps should really take into consideration the sexuality of the person for it to be every more accurate to the individual using the app. For example if you’re lesbian, protected or unprotected sex doesn’t necessarily apply, nor does your chances of getting pregnant. I may be the only one on this but sometimes when I try to be as accurate as possible for my period, some parts just don’t relate to me!.Version: 6.13

Good but unhelpful new featureI’ve found Flo really helpful for establishing and understanding my cycles. However, they have a feature (which I’ve only noticed this month so assume is new) called “possible pregnancy prediction”, which between ovulation and period tells you what day of pregnancy you could possibly be on, and what could be happening at that stage. I find this significantly increases my stress around symptom monitoring as well as general anxiety around trying to fall pregnant. It also instructs you to do a pregnancy test 2 days after a missed period, and then when you log the result tells you it’s too early to check! Overall good for period tracking but I will be looking for a different option for trying to conceive..Version: 9.3

So Incredibly helpful, but not enoughI have been using Flo since I was 11 years old in 7th grade. As a middle school girl who, like every other girl who got their first period, i didn’t know what to expect. Flo was incredibly helpful with mapping my cycle and figuring out my symptoms and it made it super comforting knowing that there were so many other girls going through the same thing. I loved reading the stories and the daily insights because they helped me understand more about my cycle and flow and what to expect. Unfortunately, and very disappointingly, there is now a Premium Plan where you have to pay to access most of the more helpful features of the app. I understand that it might be some women's choice to pay for this app, however, there a millions of 10+ year old girls who are not willing to pay for the app and therefore, they don’t have access to the stories that help them realize they are not alone, or to the Flo Help Assistant and Daily Insights because it always cuts off right as they are about to explain why they are feeling one of their symptoms and how to possibly help with it. I adore this app immensely, but i feel it isn’t fair to the girls who are figuring out their cycle and could use the help- that this app used to provide for free- that they are not getting..Version: 8.7.1

Gone downhill and is insensitive to baby lossThis app was great when I first downloaded it 2 years ago, but has massively gone downhill since then. It used to offer relevant content (some for free some for premium members), however in the past year has turned into a basic a calendar for those who do not want to pay for premium memberships with constant sales pushes. It is also extremely insensitive to those unfortunate enough to have experienced a miscarriage during pregnancy. It makes you go through the steps of logging a missed miscarriage, then asks you to log the last day of your first period to start tracking again. Except to do that you have to manually exit the pregnancy mode (despite the fact you have already recorded a miscarriage), which means the app wipes all of the pregnancy records and puts you at over 60 days (in my case) overdue for your period. Absolute joke. In addition when pregnancy mode was activated it somehow puts you a week ahead of the reality and tells you you’re further along by 1 week as a opposed to the medical test results. It’s confusing and annoying. Massively disappointed in the app that previously I would have recommended to friends..Version: 5.8.2

Prediction is offThis app isn’t like any other app, it helps a lot! Whatever you’re unsure of Flo has the answers. I’ve used it for about 2 years and other apps aren’t as helpful as Flo. There’s only one thing about Flo I don’t like and that it’s always getting the prediction of my period wrong. It would always say one day late and then two days late. I’m not even sure if I’m able to fix this but it really frustrated me, and worried me. Sometimes my period would skip a month and that REALLY stressed me out. But apparently it was only because of stress. That one little issue with the app is that stressful but regardless it’s a really helpful app. There are articles you can read to help you understand your body and what happens as you get older. I would only wish for the app to fix that issue..Version: 4.35.2

Not In love with the new updateI used to love the simplicity of this app. I was able to track my period, symptoms and ovulation and get a quick breakdown of the month every time I logged my period and it was perfect. With the update, some of the things I used to love about the app are unavailable without the membership and I get constant pop ups for information about the premium version and quizzes, that if you take will have you at a sign up page to join the premium membership. The constant pestering about the new membership makes me not want to go on and long my period or symptoms because a quick 5 second action now takes a few minutes of adds about premium features. I understand and appreciate the effort that has gone into creating the premium app, but I am at the point where I’m ready to get rid of the app all together as it’s just not what it used to be , and the changes haven’t benefited my experience..Version: 5.3

Women aren’t the only ones who have periodsCould you add a category for trans men or AFAB non-binary people? Women aren’t the only ones who get periods, there’s some other people who get them too..Version: 5.6

Constantly requesting subscriptionI have had Flo for probably 8 years now and it has changed so much since. It was great at the beginning, now it constantly requests you to upgrade to premium. Opening the app I have to dismiss and click through way too many things. I just want to track my cycle, they’re making it too complicated..Version: 8.1

Good app but forces a subscriptionI’ve used this app for years. It’s been really good for tracking, and additional features like symptoms and activity have been a huge plus. But recently the constant pop-up subscription ad in the app as soon as I open it up are becoming ridiculous. There is no way to exit out of the “click here to subscribe” page when opening the app, so I need to close off and re-open the app up to three times before it allows me to use it again without paying for it. I also can’t disable the bot chat that appears any time anything is edited, which is extremely frustrating. I shouldn’t have to pay for this app to use it, when it was never an issue previously. Why is this being pushed on me now? And why can’t I disable the bot chat? For the first time, I want to delete this app and start using a new one..Version: 9.0

Expansive payment if you forgotten to unsubscribeI’m very disappointed that I’ve been charged in one of the most expansive premium app in my life! I didn’t know about the automatic renewal if the trial period has ended but it’s ok, One thing I don’t understand is when I check your payment option, how come there’s different payment pricing but is in same categories? Eg: premium 1 year, some of them are lot more cheaper but some are more expansive but it still say 1 year premium? And it’s funny how my renewal has automatically renewed to the most expansive premium?? That’s very misleading on your app and it’s unfair how I’ve got charged to the most expansive plan??.Version: 4.41

Cannot view without being bothered with the upgradeGreat app. It’s a shame they just won’t let you be. I understand asking for an upgrade but to be baited when I have a question is wrong. The auto assistant answers just enough of your questions only to shut you out before you get to the actual answer needed. I don’t believe stringing people along falls in line with their entire “we’ve got you!” “Women are awesome” “Women are great” “We are your friends” “We are here to help” mantras. An actual friend would do that. Now they’ve decided to hold my valuable time hostage and made me answer several questions before I could even view my cycle schedule. I’m a busy person and mom just like to rest of the moms out there and I had about 7 seconds (at that moment) to view my cycle calendar before my toddler got in to something. I wasn’t able to view my cycle calendar because of their making me jump through hoops. I ran out of time. I made time to write this review (I never write reviews and I especially don’t bother if it’s a bad one.) to tell other women to find another app. These people border on rude. Pretty shameful for software to come across as rude. But they irritated mo over and over again - no less than 100 times so I had to write my FIRST BAD REVIEW OF ANYTHING EVER. That’s how disappointed I am. It’s a shame. The function of the app is phenomenal..Version: 7.0

Too much for too littleI downloaded Flo when I was a sophomore in high school (now a sophomore in college) and I really enjoyed the app. Back then, the calendar of the app and it’s prediction capabilities were most appealing to me. All of the added perks that came along with Flo such as tracking your symptoms and the available informational articles were something that I enjoyed greatly. There were even little surveys that you could take that I enjoyed doing in my free time! Now, it seems that the creators of the app care more for those who upgrade to the premium version than those who use it for free. While it is expected to have some in app purchases that accompany programs such as these, it is very disheartening to see that you can access virtually nothing without subscribing. While I do still only use the app as a way to track the regularity of my period, I feel that I would be inclined to use it more often if I knew there were more things that I could access that were free. I also find it particularly annoying when I am using the automated messaging feature about something I am curious about with my cycle, I’m led on to believe I am going to get some answers. Instead I am given the go-around and can’t access the information without being pressured in to subscribing. I really enjoyed this app when I first downloaded it, but I am now disappointed in the fact that there is visually nothing that can be accessed unless you subscribe :/.Version: 8.7.1

Premium ads are literally everywhereThe app is good for tracking your cycle, and that’s about it as far as the free version goes. I wouldn’t even mind how bare bones the free version is if it weren’t for the constant reminders and ads encouraging you to upgrade. There’s always a “limited time deal” going on, and the pop up every time you open the app is super annoying. The chat feature is misleading and will bait you into spending a few minutes answering a few questions or whatever only to ultimately tell you that you can’t see your results unless you upgrade. It’s just very obvious bait, and the dishonesty of it (the fact that they don’t tell you BEFORE you invest your time answering questions) is really gross. The app used to provide useful information about what to expect on each day of your cycle, but they’ve since even removed that, so now it’s as bare bones as can be. The premium features are nice, but not nice enough to justify the price. It feels like things have gotten severely more cash-grabby over the years, with intrusive and annoying ads. I would recommend a different app for tracking your cycle unless you intend to pay for the premium version, solely due to how disruptive the ads are to the experience..Version: 8.9.2

Disappointing, to say the least.I've used this app for years, and I used to swear by it. With recent updates, it's near impossible to enjoy any of the content other than the bare bones period tracking without being bombarded by the 'premium content' label on everything. This app used to be informative and accessible to all which is what drew me to it, but now I can't read an article or my health insights without paying for a subscription, which isn't really an option for me since I don't have money to spend on that. Flo developers, you'll lose a significant amount of your users through your lack of inclusivity. It's only been more disappointing to come to the app reviews to see the same complaints as me, and also see that your response is always to contact you guys directly. Unless you're making this content more accessible and inclusive, there's no point in saying the same thing to you all through an email or a feedback message directly on the app. I'm sure this review will get the same generic response as you've given most recent reviews, but this app went downhill so suddenly and disappointingly that I can't help but speak my mind. Will be looking for another period tracker app that isn't constantly telling me I need to have money in order to understand my body..Version: 5.3

Starting to deteriorateThe app was great a few years ago because all the information that I received from my stats were really useful. However, recently there has been a premium version added to the app (a little pricey for me) and you can’t get away from their ads. Now, when you open the app you have to wait 3 seconds to close their own ads, not ads from other companies, Flo ads. It’s starting to feel like a cookie clicker game where you have to watch their ads to use the app. Also, now when I receive my stats, I have to go through this virtual assistant where I punch in pre-made answers and it seems a bit redundant to me (and at the end they suggest you pay for premium). I have recently switched to the Apple version of Flo in the health app because it has a lot of the same features but you don’t have to be bombarded by their suggestion to pay for a premium version. Really disappointed that the app got to this point because I used to always suggest that my friends use the app, but not anymore. I might be more interested in getting premium but $50 a year or $10 for a month seems a little pricey for something I only really spend about 5 minutes a day on every few days and I worry the premium version might not get me away from more ads to come from Flo..Version: 4.66

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