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.
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.
- Operating System Requirement: You need at least iOS (iPhone® operating system) 15.1 to use our Safari extension.
- Check Safari via Screen Time: If you set up Screen Time (Apple’s device controls) and disabled Safari, you must check Safari and turn it on.
- Check Web Content via Screen Time: If you set up Screen Time, make sure Web Content is set to "Unrestricted Access," or the Covenant Eyes Safari extension will be greyed out.
Part One: Turn on the Covenant Eyes Safari Extension
- Open the Settings app on the iPhone® or iPad®.
- Scroll down and tap “Safari.”
- Tap “Extensions.”
- Tap “Covenant Eyes.”
- Move the "Covenant Eyes" and the "Allow in Private Browsing" toggle switches to the right to turn them on (the switches will turn green).
The "Allow in Private Browsing" option only appears on iPhones with iOS 17. If you don't have iOS 17, you won't see the "Allow in Private Browsing" option.
- Tap “All Websites.”
- Tap “Allow.” Great job! You turned on the Covenant Eyes Safari extension.
Part Two: Lockdown the Safari Extension
You must use Apple’s device controls, Screen Time, and its Limit Adult Content feature so the user can’t turn off our Safari extension.
- If you've never set up Screen Time, read and follow all the directions in How do I set up Screen Time with iOS 17 on an iPhone®?
- If you have already set up Screen Time, skip to and follow the Limit Adult Content & Lockdown the Covenant Eyes Safari Extension section of the Screen Time article.