How will the Covenant Eyes app work on an old iPhone®?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
  • Updated

We're removing the browser portion of the Covenant Eyes app for iPhone® in 2024. We encourage you to set Safari® as your default browser and turn on our Safari® extension so we can screen-capture your activity!

On iPhones with iOS (iPhone® operating system) 11-14, Covenant Eyes uses Screen Accountability within the Covenant Eyes browser app, device-wide domain (website) monitoring, and optional device-wide filtering.

The Covenant Eyes Browser

Instead of using Safari® or Google Chrome, you can use the Covenant Eyes browser to search the web, check the weather, watch YouTube videos, and more!

  • On older iPhones and iPads, we only take screenshots inside the Covenant Eyes browser app.

  • Inside our iPhone® browser app, our monitoring service, Screen Accountability, randomly screen-captures and scans your screen for mature content.

  • Regardless of your reporting method, screenshots from the Covenant Eyes browser appear in email reports and the Victory app.

Domain Monitoring

  • Covenant Eyes cannot screenshot your apps' activity on iPhones and iPads. So instead of taking screenshots of your apps, we monitor all your domains (web traffic) with a VPN-like background process.

  • A domain is a website, like or Covenant Eyes reports the root of the domain (i.e., instead of the entire website URL (i.e.,

Website Filtering & Blocking

The filter is an optional service that runs in the background of your iPhone®/iPad® and blocks explicit websites across all browsers (Google Chrome, Safari®, etc.) and apps on your device.

  • There are two Blocking Levels: Standard (default) and Strong.
  • Each level has a Custom Website List, so you can block or allow specific websites.

Add More Protection

  • With Screen Time, Apple's device controls, you can:

    • Disable Safari®
    • Disable the ability to install and delete apps
    • Use Downtime to set a time limit for your device

  • In the Settings app on your iPhone® or iPad®, set Covenant Eyes as your default browser!

    If you set Covenant Eyes as your default browser, you can automatically open links from text messages or emails in Covenant Eyes.

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