How do I install Covenant Eyes for Mac®?

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Before You Begin

Be sure you are on the administrator profile of the computer. Installing on a secondary profile may cause future issues. To switch profiles, click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of your screen and click “Sign Out.” Then, sign in as the administrator.

Also, before you download Covenant Eyes for Mac®, make sure that Screen Time (previously called Parental Controls) is disabled for all profiles on the computer. This will ensure a smooth installation. You can see which profiles, if any, use Screen Time by traveling to your System Preferences, choosing Users & Groups, and looking for any users in the left-side list that are labeled as “Managed.” Managed users have Screen Time  enabled and this must be unchecked.

Installing Covenant Eyes for Mac

Downloads and updates for Covenant Eyes software can be found in your online account.

  1. Once you are in the Downloads section of your online account, click the “Download Now” button to download Covenant Eyes and start the installation process.
  2. Open “Covenant Eyes Install.” When the Install dialogue opens, click “Continue.” (If you are using Mac OSX Mountain Lion or newer, you may have to adjust your Gatekeeper settings.)
  3. Read the Important Information, then click “Continue.”
  4. Read the Software License Agreement, then click “Agree.”
  5. Click “Install” to install Covenant Eyes. You may be asked to enter your computer’s username and password to continue.
  6. When you finish installing Covenant Eyes, you may be asked to restart your Mac. Once you have restarted, you can sign into Covenant Eyes and use the internet.

Updating Covenant Eyes

In order to update your Covenant Eyes software, simply follow the process outlined above. In most cases, you will not need to uninstall your current version of the software.

Checking Your Version Number

Click the Covenant Eyes icon in the menu bar. You’ll see the version number near the bottom of the drop-down menu.