Covenant Eyes for Android™ monitors app use and Internet activity on your device. It does not filter web content (yet). The app is free for subscribers.
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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 address. 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. (Note: Users on an older OS do not have the ability to monitor these apps.) 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 the following browser apps (including incognito and private browsing):
- APUS Browser
- Chrome Browser
- Dolphin Browser
- Firefox Browser
- Internet Browser
- Opera Browser
- Opera Mini Beta Browser
- Opera Mini Browser
- Silk Browser
Coming Soon: Browser Filtering!
Soon, our Android app will offer Filtering for web browsing performed through browser apps. Want to know when Browser Filtering is available? Just fill out the form below, and we’ll keep you posted!
Other Monitored Apps
- Google Photos
- Google Play
- Google Plus
- Google Search
- Be a Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability User. (The app will not work for people who are only Accountability Partners or only Account Administrators) 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 a monitored app.
Using App Locking
The Covenant Eyes Android app includes an app locking feature. 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 for unrestricted users. However, immediately upon uninstall, the user’s Accountability Partner will receive an e-mail stating that the app has been removed. Restricted users are still prohibited from uninstalling our app without an uninstall code, which the administrator can generate through “My Account” or by calling customer service.
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: Is there filtering for the Covenant Eyes Android app?
A: We are getting ready to add Filtering to our app. On covered browser apps, the Filter will block web content based on your Filter Sensitivity Level and custom block/allow list. (It will not block any web content viewed through non-browser apps, such as Facebook, Pinterest, or YouTube.)
Want to know when Browser Filtering is available? Just fill out the form below.
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 (yet).
Q: Can I tell what web content on my Report came from my phone?
A: When possible, we show what browser or app was used to access web content.
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.