Rave Guardian

4.6 (2.2K)
19.3 MB
Age rating
Current version
Rave Mobile Safety
Last update
12 months ago
Version OS
14.0 or later
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User Reviews for Rave Guardian

4.6 out of 5
2.2K Ratings
6 years ago, Icecreamdevil
Makes me feel safe!
I love the safety timer feature! It makes me feel safe when I leave the office late at night and am walking alone to my car. I have also had my boyfriend be my “guardian” when taking the subway at night which also makes me feel more secure. I encourage all my friends to get this app, great for solo travel after dark.
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7 years ago, Frustrated 54321
Improve crisis design
Folks who use this frequently, like for late night outings, might not have this issue, but for those of us using this app to contact University law enforcement, in the moment of a crisis, either will not be able to enter or will forget the complex password you require. In an emergency, rapid contact is key. Even folks who remember their own will be fumbling through the key pad in a stressful time. The "phone call" app is faster. Put an emergency call button on the screen - pre-login. Let the dispatchers authenticate while having the other resources the app provides. Otherwise, in an emergency, I will opt to place a phone call.
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6 years ago, Pickles207
I haven’t had to actively use this app yet, but I am happy it exists. However, my one complaint is that is uses so much battery. My battery has been dying super quick ever since I downloaded it, and according to my battery reports, it had the second highest percentage of battery usage at 13%, without me even opening the app. If possible, I’d appreciate an update that allows the app to use less battery life. After all, no matter how useful an app is, a dead phone is not a useful phone.
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5 years ago, 123rstud
Missing the text/photo option?
This is an app that pur campus security highly recommends, especially in the case of us being alone. One thing though, is that in all of their presentations, they talk about the feature of texting in anonymous messages or sending in pictures to aid in their searches. My app doesn’t have either of these functions and I’m not sure why. Any help on this will be appreciated.
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4 years ago, I hate forced usernames
Update - now does not work
With the update the app won’t open on my iPhone 12 with updated software. I tried to contact the app developer via Apple App Store but it takes me to a website that does not work. Prior to update I enjoyed the peace of mind this app provided to me.
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6 years ago, KCNurses
Rave discriminates against students who attend multiple universities
I attend classes in a partnership program between two different colleges with two different campuses. The app will not allow the addition of more than one email address; therefore, no more than one campus can be available in the app. It can not be changed. So I have to choose with which campus I want to use the Guardian app. When contacting Rave, they said the app is working as intended. Universities need to stop contracting with this company until they offer equal safety to all students who attend. Extremely poor development foresight.
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5 years ago, Sammysad
I am an officer on a campus and we always tell our students and staff to download this app! It helps us when they use it as well as helps them to feel safer on campus and in everyday life!
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5 years ago, zmqr9843
Stuck in loop
Continuous loop asking for location services and the only way to stop it is to turn off the phone completely. Then quickly close app once the phone is on again. It should give warning or allow user the option to cancel request without getting the phone stuck in an endless loop. You cannot do anything while it’s constantly blinking asking you to turn on location services. Good thing I did not have an emergency at the time!
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6 years ago, Me 1214
Update uses too much battery
I’ve had this app for several months with no issues. After the last update, I would go through over half my battery while at work on the campus that this app is for! Deleted the app and voila - no more draining battery. Also didn’t really find that I used the app at all. I can get notifications through my work.
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6 years ago, Kaylammm
New version lacks crucial safety function
With the 2.0 update, the timer and automatic notifications function was removed (plausibly for improvement in the next version). While I understand this is a relatively new app, this is unacceptable especially without notice to users and in the summer when there are less people around and crime tends to increase.....
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4 years ago, WindSong5
Rave Guardian- a MUST HAVE app!
This is a fantastic app to stay updated on current campus and city affairs. It’s intuitive and well thought out. I feel safer just having it on my phone. Definitely a FIVE STAR app!
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4 months ago, Allliiissssshhhaaaaa
App doesn’t work
I’d give this 5 stars if the app would even work. If I were in an emergency there is literally nothing this app could do for me. I got logged in and do not have any features to report an issue. The only thing available for me to see is the messages, which I can’t even make one to send. Not useful in emergencies.
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4 years ago, CT5445
I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but I can’t see the “location” settings on my phone for RAVE Guardian. I’ve searched for Guardian and Locations in the settings. I don’t see Guardian in the settings for “location” or “turn on location” in Guardian. I have an iPhone XR, it’s only twoish years old. Edit: NEVER MIND! I FIGURED IT OUT!
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7 years ago, mwfischer
Buggy. They don’t accept bug reports either. Just use 911 or call your university policy directly.
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3 years ago, MeganLovesAlexAndSierra3
My work uses this but since I got the app I have not been able to get any messages. My employer said my app Home Screen would be green. It’s blue and I see no notifications on the app
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6 years ago, Jfkdyrugeeidugkdltivyrlg
App drains too much battery
I checked my battery usage in setting, and it is using up over 90% of my battery. I haven’t even opened the app in the past 3 days or so. My college is using this app to send us alerts for anything, so I can’t exactly delete the app right now.
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3 years ago, Chooooooock
So far has managed only to drain my battery
Installed at my employer’s urging, turned on location as the app indicates it needs in order to function properly, proceeded to relentlessly run down my battery over two days.
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5 years ago, MommaKBeary
Useless because won’t acknowledge my account
This App is useless. It keeps going back to the sign-up screen even after it confirms my info and logs me in. So if there’s danger this App isn’t going to save anyone. And there is no place to get developer help. Whatever my school paid for this service is too much. I do not recommend.
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6 years ago, Kelly UC
Great features
This app has a lot of great features that are very helpful for students, faculty and staff!
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6 years ago, JV 29205 USA
Lost all data on “upgrade” to ver 2.0
All of the data, photos, emergency contacts, etc. I had entered were lost in “upgrade” to version 2.0 (June 2018). Functionality lost, such as timer, photo upload, etc. Am I missing something? Is there some way to recover everything I had entered in previous version?
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7 years ago, Fleg137
Can't delete of an old inbox notification
The app keeps showing that I have a new, unread message
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7 years ago, amioutspoken
Terrible Software
For some reason it won’t let me click certain buttons. I am going on a trip and I thought this would be a great time to sign up. I got to the final stage of signing up and it froze on me. Great way to keep me safe. Hope I don’t get kidnapped. - A concerned college student
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3 months ago, Moshe b Abraham
Incompatible w/ Smaller Screens
I couldn’t even get past logging in for the first time since the continue button couldn’t be accessed after entering my cell #. Would hate to encounter a similar problem in an emergency.
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4 years ago, Simmer 4 life
Daughter was told by her university to download the app but it claims her email is invalid though it is not. Also, the “submit tip” button does not appear on her screen like the administrators say it should and she cannot access her “my account”. Suggestions?
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5 years ago, Sean Z (nursing student)
The response time was prompt and reassuring for the safety of students and faculty!
Great response time
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4 years ago, 77777772!
most recent update caused issues
I was going into this semester with a peace of mind, but now the app won’t even open on my phone. Everything is updated within my iPhone 12 & its system. Please fix this.
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3 years ago, Tester-rad
Very good app
Very good app for students
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4 years ago, ShaunaPea
Delete my account
I’ve been trying to delete my account for nearly a year with no luck. I’ve tried contacting the developer. And now the app crashes every time I try to open it.
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6 years ago, Karatekidrob
Huge battery impact
After the last update. All data was lost in app. And battery impact is awful. Uses up 50% of battery in a few hours. Fix this issue in order to make the app useful.
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6 years ago, Allyn9
Can’t create account
I have tried a few times and competed all of the necessary steps but this will simply not allow me to create an account, rendering it completely useless to have on my phone.
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5 years ago, a2738
Battery hog
The apps runs in the background even when no functionality is being used.
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6 months ago, BillforReal
The latest update immediately crashes on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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11 months ago, Kcatch
Keeps crashing
Crashes every time I try to open it.
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5 years ago, howellc62
Difficultly with the app
I cannot get as many apps as my coworkers. I’ve tried calling and messaging through the website
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6 years ago, dtbruegg
Excellent App
Very easy to set up and a great safety tool!
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8 years ago, Willisoft2001
Great app!
My wife and I use this app all the time. She works with at risk kids in some sketchy parts of greater Boston. It has alerted me every time she misses a check in. Invaluable. My only complaint is that the colors in the app are a little all over the place. It would also be good to setup recurring safety timers.
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7 years ago, jiankun@apple
Frozen on the first page of registration, every time. Couldn’t register to proceed.
What’s the problem?
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4 years ago, Mr. Lunatic
I’ve tried accessing the app but it keeps crashing on me.
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6 years ago, futuredoctorg
Good, but needs work
App is really good, but it keeps logging me out. Please fix this so I can make this 5 stars.
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5 years ago, biotchc
Horrible app
If I could rate it less than zero I would
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6 years ago, angelalcywaco
Too easy to deactivate timer
The timer is too easy to be deactivated (by anybody who would harm me). It requires no passwords.
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5 years ago, MLIBRAA
Not helpful
I tried to submit a tip about a man who was making me uncomfortable and the response was “ok...”
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3 years ago, qwertyuugddhjvdetu
Terrible app
This app doesn’t work.
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7 years ago, SnappleFacts12
This is the most useless app a person could dream up
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10 years ago, Jalee27
Really easy to set up
I heard about the app through my school. Really easy to set up, I invited my roommates as my guardians. I really like it and feel better leaving my night classes.
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8 years ago, BZBauzer
A good start
This app has plenty of great functionality as well as room for growth. It's very good at helping people have a greater, safer hand in their community and their own lives. While it has a somewhat lackluster design, it compensates equally with each of its functions. Overall, it needs to be reskinned and that scary message that pops up needs to be reworded.
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8 years ago, Mzloveless
Needs work
If you have emails then this app displays notifications on the widget, even after you have already read the emails. I didn't get an update this morning about school being closed. This app being linked to school really doesn't accomplish anything. Also, people have to install the app to be your guardians. Walk with me is so much better.
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8 years ago, SergeantSizzy
Performs well, has some bugs.
Current version will not clear red notification bubbles and crashes when you try to go into your safety profile. I'm using an iPhone 5, a friend with a droid had no issues with crashing in the safety profile.
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8 years ago, KarlEric
Highly recommended
Really well done safety app. Highly recommended. These guys have been in the safety biz for a long time and clearly know what they are doing.
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10 years ago, DevLiz
Worth having
I use this app whenever I go for a run by myself. I'm glad my school decided to get it.
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