How does the Android™ app work?

Covenant Eyes for Android™ monitors the top-level domains accessed across your entire Android phone or tablet, and shows the domains rated Highly Mature on your Report. Our app also locks Safe Search on Google and Bing, and locks Restricted Mode on YouTube for users of our Filtering service. Finally, this app reports on which apps were accessed, and lets you lock down apps.

Covenant Eyes is currently releasing a brand-new version of our Android app, but it will take a few weeks for all users to receive the new functionality. Until then, some features and functions of our app may be different from what is described here.

Basic Requirements

  • Use Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability. (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 that runs version 5.1.1 or higher. (The Android app is not currently compatible with any Nook device.)

App Features

  • Accountability across all apps. Covenant Eyes uses a VPN-like technology to monitor and rate top level domains visited anywhere on your phone or tablet. We then list all of them in the detailed browsing log, and shows the Highly Mature domains in your Accountability Report. For example, if someone visits “espn.com/football” anywhere on the phone, the top-level domain, “espn.com,” will be rated according to our age-based rating system.
  • Forced safe search. We now force safe search in Google and Bing in all browser views (Chrome, Opera, Dolphin, etc.). This includes browsers that might be “embedded” in other apps, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc. This also includes a forced safe search in the Bing and Google Search Apps.
  • Circumvention is difficult: Attempts to remove Covenant Eyes will cause a notification to be sent to the Accountability Report.
  • App reporting. We list the apps that were used in a separate section of the Report, so you can see any potentially questionable apps.
  • Built in app locking. Don’t want to access certain apps at all? Use our app lock to prevent access. You can even lock down the Google Play store! Learn more about App Locking.
  • YouTube restricted mode locked for Filter users. While we don’t currently offer Filtering through our app, we do lock Restricted Mode on YouTube across browsers and in the YouTube app itself if you are a Filter user.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can Covenant Eyes monitor the web addresses viewed with all apps?

A: We don’t currently report the specific pages viewed, but we do monitor the top-level domains visited across all apps, report all of them in the detailed browsing log, and show the Highly Mature ones on the Accountability Report. That means that if you visit a known pornography site, we will report it, whether you visited it via Private Browsing on your web browser or through Twitter or even through your Bible app.

 Q: Can I tell what web content on my Report came from my phone?

A: Any Highly Mature domains visited on your Android phone or tablet will show up in a special mobile-only section of your Report.

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.

Q: Does this app support Filtering?

A: Filtering is currently unavailable for this app. We do, however, lock YouTube in Restricted mode for all Filter users, and set Google and Bing to safe search for everyone.

Q: Is this app a VPN?

A: While our app is not a VPN, it does use some of the functionality of a VPN, and will appear as one on your phone or tablet. This means you cannot use another VPN while using our app.

Feedback

If you have questions or comments regarding Covenant Eyes for Android, please let us know in our help forum.

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