Starting with Covenant Eyes iPhone® app version 6.0, we use a Safari extension to screen-monitor the Safari app! If you update the Covenant Eyes app, you may need to manually turn on our Safari extension to experience Screen Accountability in Safari. We then recommend safeguarding the extension so the user can’t remove it.
Before You Begin
- Update Covenant Eyes: You need to update the Covenant Eyes app to at least version 6.0 before you can turn on the extension.
- Check Safari via Screen Time: If you set up Screen Time (Apple’s device controls) and disabled Safari, you need to check Safari and turn it on.
Turn on the Covenant Eyes Safari Extension
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap “Safari.”
- Tap “Extensions.”
- Tap “Covenant Eyes.” [If Covenant Eyes is greyed out, skip to The Covenant Eyes Safari extension is greyed out. How can I turn it on?]
- Turn the toggle switch for Covenant Eyes on (the toggle switch should turn green).
- Tap “All Websites.”
- Tap “Allow.” Great job! You turned on the Covenant Eyes Safari extension.
Safeguard the Covenant Eyes Safari Extension
You need to set up Apple’s device controls, Screen Time, on the iPhone® to protect our extension.
- If you don’t set up Screen Time, the iPhone® user can turn off the Covenant Eyes Safari extension, and we can’t screen-capture Safari. Then the user’s allies won’t be able to see their Safari activity.
- If you set up Screen Time, the user won’t be able to remove our Safari extension, and Safari accountability will be on 24/7. Allies can then have peace of mind that accountability is enabled in Safari all the time.
- Read How do I set up Screen Time with iOS 15.1+ on my iPhone®? for detailed instructions on setting up Screen Time.
The Covenant Eyes Safari extension is greyed out. How can I turn it on?
[Note: This section is only for members if their Safari extension is greyed out.]
Apple’s device controls, Screen Time, protect the Safari app and some of its settings. Specifically, Screen Time’s Web Content filter locks down Safari’s extensions. You must set Web Content to “Unrestricted Access” to turn on the Safari extension.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone® or iPad®.
- Tap “Screen Time.”
- Tap “Content and Privacy Restrictions.”
- Tap “Content Restrictions.”
- Tap “Web Content.”
- Tap “Unrestricted.” The blue checkmark should now be next to Unrestricted.
- Now go back to step #4 in the previous section and turn on the Covenant Eyes Safari extension.