Release Notes for Android™

Android Version

Released June 2, 2020

  • Rebuilt App Lock feature – it’s easier to use and harder to break!
  • Brand new! A two-minute waiting screen after five incorrect App Lock passcode attempts
  • Fixed a few crashes, including one that occurred under poor network conditions
  • Fixed a crash on startup for some Android 6.0.1 users
  • Improved reliability by enlisting the Accessibility feature
  • Improved performance with some “spring cleaning”

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™:

  • Improved client-server communications

Android Version

Released April 6, 2020

  • Zapped a blocking bug

Android Version

Released March 24, 2020

  • Fixed crashes that occur under poor network conditions
  • We no longer ask for any permissions until a user has signed in
  • Fixed some scenarios where users are unexpectedly signed out

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™:

  • Fixed some cases where duplicate screenshots were not captured

Android Version

Released February 4, 2020

  • Fixed several issues related to Screen Cast permissions (unnecessary requests should no longer appear)
  • Fixed a crash in filtering relative to multiple user profiles on a single device
  • Removed the save button from the app lock settings screen (settings save immediately on any change)

Android Version

Released January 14, 2020

  • Improved stability when switching networks
  • Improved behavior of the password field
  • Improved connectivity
  • Fixed a broken “Contact Us” feature; “Tell Us How We’re Doing” now works
  • Zapped some smaller bugs

Android Version

Released December 4, 2019

  • New logos!
  • Squashed some bugs.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™:

  • We added the Allow list to enhance your Filter experience. Learn more here.

Android Version

Released October 23, 2019

Starting with this version, we will no longer support Android 5 or below. Please upgrade your operating system to Android 6 or above.

  • Squashed some pretty big bugs with Android 10.

Android Version

Released September 24, 2019

  • Zapped some bugs.
  • Improved connectivity in poor network conditions.

Android Version

Released August 15, 2019

  • We added a counter to show how many screenshots we take.

Android Version

Released July 30, 2019

  • You’ve been asking for it, and now it’s here: Screen Accountability™ users with Filtering can now create custom block lists. Learn more here.

Android Version

Released July 10, 2019

  • We fixed some layout issues and crashes.
  • We made backend improvements to make Screen Accountability™ even better.

Android Version

Released May 7, 2019

Updates for all members

  • Dramatically revamped UI (Go check it out!).
  • Improved VPN re-connectivity.
  • Improved the notification when an account switches between Internet Accountability and Screen Accountability.
  • We also made some language improvements to give you a more consistent experience.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability™

  • Improved reporting via improved handling of lock screen captures.
  • Crash fixes.

Android Version

Released March 19, 2019

  • Fixed an issue with an update notification.
  • Other miscellaneous fixes.

Android Version

Released February 27, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Added a notification when an account switches between Internet Accountability and Screen Accountability.
  • Various UI and general usability enhancements.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Fixed crash that occurs in Screen Accountability mode.

Starting with Android Version, all versions support either Internet Accountability or Screen Accountability™, depending on your account settings.

Android Version

Released February 13, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Improved notification system.
  • Miscellaneous other fixes.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Improved screen analysis.
  • Added app names and window titles to reported images.
  • Added porn blocking through CleanBrowsing.
  • Covenant Eyes servers only receive blurred images.

Android Version

Released December 13, 2018

  • Added a custom Filter Block page.

Android Version

Released October 31, 2018

  • Added CleanBrowsing Adult Level DNS filters as default DNS servers.

Android Version

Released October 18, 2018

  • Fix to prevent DNS entries from being logged while screen is off.

Android Version

Released October 10, 2018

  • Fixed an App Lock issue experienced by some users after upgrading to

Android Version

Released October 4, 2018

  • DNS Settings are now found under the App Lock Settings menu at the bottom.

Android Version

Released August 22, 2018

  • Filter users: YouTube Restricted Mode can now be turned off or on by Filter Guardians.
  • Resolved conflicts with assorted apps.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Android Version

Released July 18, 2018

  • Fix to address customers unable to download files in Gmail.
  • Fix to address customers unable to download files in Google Drive.

Android Version

Released June 27, 2018 in a phased rollout

  • BRAND NEW, PATENTED: We now monitor which top-level domains were accessed across all apps.
  • BRAND NEW: Forced safe search on both Google and Bing across all apps.
  • Parents, take note: If you use the Covenant Eyes Filter, “restricted mode” is enforced in YouTube.
  • Removed Filtering service for Android.
  • Added a feature to allow custom DNS service.

Android Version

Released October 26, 2017

  • Fix to prevent rebooting from breaking monitoring.
  • Fixed issues preventing app locking from functioning.
  • Fixed issues preventing monitoring and filtering from functioning.
  • Fix to better maintain accessibility services.
  • Fix to more reliable prompt to re-enable accessibility after upgrade if needed.

Android Version

Released October 19, 2017

  • Fix for sign in status screen constantly opening.
  • Fix to better determine default text app and not block it when panicked or disabled.
  • Fixes to make Panic function correctly.

Android Version

Released October 12, 2017

  • Fixed an issue causing excessive battery usage.
  • Fixed issues causing devices to lag.
  • Fixes to improve performance on Android 8 devices.
  • Assorted stability fixes.

Android Version

Released September 27, 2017

  • Fixes for issues with crashing on Android 4.
  • Fixes for compatibility issues with Android 8.
  • Assorted stability fixes.

Android Version

Released September 22, 2017

  • Fixes to prevent freezing and lagging.
  • Fixes to allow text message apps to function when panicked.

Android Version

Released August 22, 2017

  • Fix to prevent double logging “device accountability turned on” messages.
  • Fix to reduce memory footprint.
  • Stability and security fixes.

Android Version

Released February 23, 2017

  • Improved battery usage.
  • Fixed YouTube monitoring.
  • Fixed bugs in app lock overrides.
  • Stability and security fixes.

Android Version

Released January 18, 2017

  • Fixes for reoccurring accessibility popups.

Android Version

Released December 8, 2016

  • Assorted stability fixes.
  • Removed blocking of password managers/security software apps.

Android Version

Released November 2, 2016

  • Added Filtering to both Google Chrome and Internet browsers.
  • Removed support for and blocked access to browsers other than Google Chrome and Internet.
  • Battery consumption improvements.
  • Improved URL reporting.
  • Assorted stability and security fixes.
  • Added dynamic app blocking based on Filter Sensitivity Level.
  • Improved Panic functionality.

Android Version

Released February 11, 2016

  • Improved monitoring across apps.
  • Improved the app’s speed and responsiveness
  • Decreased the occurrence of the accessibility pop-up.
  • Added a menu option to leave us feedback.

Android Version

Released December 8, 2015

  • Installs are now reported correctly.
  • Fixed an issue causing frequent sign ins.
  • The app no longer sends prompts to enable Accessibility service.
  • Crash fixes.

Android Version

Released December 4, 2015

  • Squashed some bugs.

Android Version

Released December 3, 2015

  • Improved battery usage.
  • Shortened install process.
  • Improved monitoring.
  • Security fixes.

Android Version

Released October 22, 2015

  • Improved battery usage.
  • Fixed crashes.
  • Improved URL reporting.
  • Added swipe function to activate Panic Button.

Android Version

Released September 9, 2015

  • Fixed issues with enabling app usage and the accessibility service.
  • Added additional monitoring on older Android devices.

Android Version

Released August 28, 2015

  • Fixed compatibility with certain Samsung and LG phones running Android 5+.

Android Version

Released August 26, 2015

  • Fixed compatibility with Android versions 5.1.1, 4.2, and 4.1.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Android Version

Released August 6, 2015

  • Bug fixes.

Android Version

Released August 4, 2015

  • Websites are now correctly reported as “Visited.”
  • Improved browser monitoring.
  • Crash fixes.

Android Version

Released July 28, 2015

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Improved security.
  • Improved monitoring across all supported browsers.
  • Added support for older Kindle Fire tablets.
  • Added Pinterest app monitoring.
  • Added Tumblr app monitoring.
  • Added Google photos app monitoring.
  • Added Dolphin browser monitoring.
  • Added Opera browser monitoring.
  • Added Opera mini browser monitoring.
  • Added Opera mini beta browser monitoring.
  • Added APUS browser monitoring.
  • Added Google Play monitoring.
  • Added Vine app monitoring.
  • Added Google+ monitoring.
  • Improved Facebook app monitoring.
  • Improved YouTube app monitoring.

Android Version

Released June 29, 2015

  • Improved security.
  • Simplified the uninstaller.
  • Simplified setup pages.
  • Added Instagram app monitoring.
  • Added monitoring to the Youtube tablet app.
  • Added Netflix app monitoring.
  • Added Hulu app monitoring.
  • Added Firefox app monitoring.
  • Added Silk browser app monitoring for Kindle Fire.

Android Version

Released June 22, 2015

  • Added monitoring for Chrome, “Browser,” and “Internet” in regular and incognito modes.
  • Added Facebook app monitoring.
  • Added Twitter app monitoring.
  • Added Google Search app monitoring.
  • Added YouTube app monitoring.
  • Added compatibility for Lollipop.
  • Many app lock bug fixes for security and stability.
  • Multiple user interface updates.
  • Simplified the installer.

Android Version 1.8.3

Released July 1, 2014

  • Fixed sign in issues present in 1.8.1.
  • Improved stability.

Android Version 1.8.1

Released June 26, 2014

  • Improved specificity and clarity of URL reporting.
  • Improved alerts for users who have pressed the panic button.

Android Version 1.7.5

Released May 8, 2014

  • Added the ability to override a locked app one time or permanently.
  • Added the ability to set a default app lock setting for newly installed apps.
  • Improved security and stability.

Android Version 1.6.2

Released April 24, 2014

  • Fixed several crashes affecting users running Android 2.2.x.
  • Improved accuracy of reporting duration of app usage.

Android Version 1.5.7

Released April 17, 2014

  • Improved security on the passcode entry screen.
  • Fixed a crash upon login for users running Android 2.2.

Android Version 1.5.5

Released April 15, 2014

  • Hardened app locking (improved its security).

Android Version 1.5.4

Released April 1, 2014

  • Added a new app locking feature.
  • Added a feature to detect and display which browser is the stock browser.

Android Version 1.3.3

Released August 3, 2013

  • Fixes to address conflicts for some users who run app locking software.
  • Fixes for some conflicts users experienced while getting the app installed and set up as device administrator.
  • Added a button to uninstall (uninstall code required) from within the app.

Android Version 1.1.8

Released January 17, 2013

  • Fixed multiple frequent crashes.
  • Added support for the Kindle Fire HD.

Android Version 1.1.2

Released December 4, 2012

  • Fixed multiple frequent crashes.
  • Significantly improved battery/CPU usage.
  • Added monitoring for Chrome browser on devices where Chrome is the stock browser (e.g. Nexus 7).
  • Added monitoring for the Kindle Fire web browser (not Kindle Fire HD).
  • Added monitoring for Skyfire web browser.
  • Added alert to prevent non-customers from installing.
  • Added a warning to notify about enabling non-market apps and included a button to get to the setting.
  • Added monitoring for Dolphin Browser (not Dolphin Browser Mini).
  • Fixes for consistency and stability among various families of Android devices and versions of Android OS.
  • Multiple stability fixes to prevent the app from becoming unstable after low/no connectivity issues.
  • Fixes to allow users to be able to sign in at wireless hotspots that require authentication/terms of service acceptance.