Will the Covenant Eyes app work on an old iPhone®?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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On iPhones and iPads with iOS (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, the only place we take screenshots is 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.

The Victory App


Suggestive and Explicit screenshots from our iPhone/iPad browser will appear in the Victory app's Activity Feed. For general review, some non-explicit screenshots (Recap Screenshots) may appear in the Activity Feed.

Email Reports


Concerning Screenshots from our iPhone/iPad browser will appear in the report's Screen Activity to Review section. For general review, some non-explicit screenshots may appear in the Recap of Activity report section.

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 ad.google.com or nike.com. Covenant Eyes reports the root of the domain (i.e., facebook.com) instead of the entire website URL (i.e., facebook.com-user-profile-john-doe).

The Victory App


We'll list explicit domains as Explicit DNS Connections in the Victory app's Activity Feed. If you use our filter, you will see "blocked" for any explicit domains.

Email Reports


We'll list any explicit domains in the Mobile Background Data section of the report. If you use our filter, you will see "blocked" next to any explicit domains.

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 comes with 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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