The Covenant Eyes app for the iPhone is an Internet browser that monitors and filters all the web browsing done through the app.
How the App Works
This app works hand-in-hand with your device’s built-in restrictions:
- Using your device’s restrictions, you can lock down other apps that access the Internet. We recommend that you disable Safari, YouTube, and the ability to install other apps. Download this quick guide for locking down your iPad.
- Then, using the Covenant Eyes browser, you can browse the Internet knowing you are being monitored and/or filtered.
The app was released in the winter of 2009 as an accountability tool: monitoring all websites visited through the browser app and sending a regular Internet report to “Accountability Partners” you choose (such as a parent, spouse, or friend).
Now the browser also filters Internet access, blocking websites using age-based settings. (Learn more about the rating system.)
(Update for 2016: Later this year, we plan to release our brand new, completely overhauled Covenant Eyes Accountability app for iPhone® and iPad®. Our patent pending technology extends accountability coverage on the iPhone and iPad in ways that no one else can. Sign up to be notified when the new version is ready.)
Sign up for Internet Filtering, Accountability, or Both
Choose what you want the browser app to do. Do you want it just to monitor Internet activity? Buy just the Accountability service. Do you want it to block websites? Buy just the Filtering service. Or buy both if you want both services.
Buy multiple usernames and choose different services for people who use your devices. Have one username that just filters, another that just monitors, another that does both. It’s entirely up to you.
Why an Internet Filter for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch?
About 1 in 5 searches made from mobile devices are for porn. A quarter of smartphone owners have porn downloaded on their device. By 2015, it is expected that subscriptions to adult mobile services will triple.