Covenant Eyes for Android™ monitors app use and Internet activity on your device. This app is free for subscribers of Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability.
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- What Does the App Monitor?
- Basic Requirements
- Installing the App
- Using App Locking
- Uninstalling the App
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Does the App Monitor?
Covenant Eyes captures the websites visited on a growing number of apps and browsers, 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.
The following is a list of the apps we currently monitor fully. All other apps will be reported as used, but no further information is available. Please see our section on enabling the app lock feature to restrict unmonitored apps.
We currently monitor (including incognito and private browsing):
- Google Chrome browser
- Android™ Stock Browser
- Firefox browser
- Silk browser
- Google Search
- 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 phone or tablet, including Kindle Fire, that runs version 4.4.2 or higher. (The Android app is not currently compatible with any Nook device.)
Installing the App
Once you have finished installing the app, you will remain signed in, and it will automatically monitor websites visited through either of the browsers that came already installed on your device (Google Chrome and Browser/Internet).
Using App Locking
The Covenant Eyes Android app includes app locking. If you are a parent, we recommend you set app locking restrictions for your kids, and that your Accountability Partner or spouse sets them for you.
To enable App Locking, open the Covenant Eyes app and select “Enable App Locking.” You will be asked to choose a 4-digit passcode.
From there, choose which apps you would like to lock down. We recommend locking down any app that allows you to browse the Internet unmonitored. We also recommend locking down Google Play to prevent the user from installing such apps. Check out our list of the apps we monitor fully.
To allow an app that has been locked down, just open it and enter your four-digit passcode, or open the Covenant Eyes app and unlock it. The app will then be enabled until you disable it through the Covenant Eyes app again.
Uninstalling the App
Due to manufacturer restrictions, we are currently unable to enforce an uninstall code for removal of the Covenant Eyes app from Android Devices. However, immediately upon uninstall, the user’s Accountability Partner will receive an e-mail stating that the app has been removed.
To uninstall Covenant Eyes from your Android device:
- Open the app and click “uninstall.”
- A message will appear reminding you that your Accountability Partner will receive an e-mail. Choose “Yes” if you wish to proceed.
- Click on “Uninstall” to remove the app. Your Accountability Partner(s) will be notified via email that you have uninstalled.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can Covenant Eyes monitor the web addresses viewed with all apps?
A: Due to the limitations of the Android™ operating system, we only monitor select apps, all listed above. We are constantly adding more apps to the list. Join the conversation and add your requests for future apps in our help forum.
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.
Q: Will my App Lock settings carry over to other phones?
A: No. Your App Lock settings are tied to the device. More than one user can have custom app lock settings on a single phone or tablet, but if a user signs in on a different device, they will need to set new App Lock settings.
Q: Will everyone on my phone have the same App Lock settings?
A: No. App locking will be turned off by default for every Covenant Eyes username that is used on a phone or tablet. Each username can then have separate app lock settings for that device.
If you have questions or comments regarding Covenant Eyes for Android, please let us know in our help forum.