Covenant Eyes for Android monitors app use and Internet activity on your phone or tablet’s stock browser. This plugin is free for subscribers of Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability.
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- What Does the App Monitor?
- Basic Requirements
- Installing the App
- Uninstalling the App
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Does the App Monitor?
Covenant Eyes captures the websites visited on the stock Android browser (as well as on the optional Skyfire browser) and then provides a rating for each one. It also captures the time and date when the URLs (stories, images, etc.) were accessed.
These URLs and their ratings are reported on the user’s Accountability Report.
Covenant Eyes for Android also monitors what apps are used and the duration of their use. Covenant Eyes cannot monitor the specific web addresses accessed by an app other than the browsers mentioned above.
- Be a Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability User. (The app will not work for people who are only Accountability Partners or who only use the Covenant Eyes Internet Filter.) Sign up today!
- Have an Android device that runs version 1.6 or higher. (The Android app is not currently compatible with any Nook e-reader or tablet.)
Installing the App
Covenant Eyes is available in Google Play and the Amazon app store. The easiest way to install the app is to tap this link using your Android device. Or you can open Google Play or the Amazon app store, tap the search button, and search for “Covenant Eyes.” Then, tap and install the Covenant Eyes app. You will be asked to sign into your Covenant Eyes as part of the installation process.
Once you have finished installing the app, you will remain signed in, and it will monitor web and app use automatically. If you wish to switch to a different user, you can do so by opening the app and clicking the “Sign in as a different user” button.
Uninstalling the App
In order to uninstall this app, you will need to generate an uninstall code, which you can do through My Account. Once you have generated this code, uninstall this app as you would any other app. You will be prompted to enter the code before you can completely remove the app.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can Covenant Eyes monitor the web addresses viewed with all browser apps?
A: The Covenant Eyes app monitors web addresses viewed in the stock Android browser. We cannot monitor addresses visited with any other applications due to the limitations of the Android operating system.
Q: I just installed the app and decided to test it by accessing an objectionable site. To my surprise it loaded! Why wasn’t this blocked?
A: The Covenant Eyes for Android app provides our Internet Accountability service, which monitors and reports website visits to your Accountability Partner. It does not filter web content.
Q: Can I tell which URLs on my report came from my phone?
A: No. Currently, website visits are reported the same, whether you access websites on your computer or on your Smartphone.
If you have questions or comments regarding Covenant Eyes for Android, please let us know in our help forum.