Release Notes for iPhone®

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iPhone Version 6.2.10

Released February 1, 2024

  • Reduced app size

2023 Releases

iPhone Version 6.2.9

Released November 22, 2023

  •  Set the stage for future app improvements
  •  Fixed an issue with the Safari® extension

iPhone Version 6.2.8

Released November 3, 2023

  • Added an “Enable Beta VPN” toggle switch to the Settings menu
  • Added an “Install Safari® Extension” button to the browser omnibar

iPhone Version 6.2.7

Released October 31, 2023

  • Upgraded AI for improvements to monitoring
  • Improved behind-the-scenes onboarding logic
  • Added an “Install Safari® Extension” button to the Covenant Eyes Settings menu

iPhone Version 6.2.6

Released October 9, 2023

  • Implemented the use of device model rather than device name for our iOS 17 reporting
  • Improved logging for our Safari® extension
  • Updated onboarding for iOS 17

iPhone Version 6.2.5

Released July 12, 2023

  • Upgraded AI for improvements to monitoring
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Safari® Extension
  • Under-the-hood onboarding and Safari® extension improvements
  • Improved onboarding experience
  • Squashed onboarding bugs

iPhone Version 6.2.4

Released April 14, 2023

  • Squashed a bug with the VPN that was causing some members to experience connectivity issues while browsing

iPhone Version 6.2.3

Released March 29, 2023

  • Improved onboarding experience for the Safari® Extension
  • Resolve issue preventing signup
  • Improved filter user experience
  • Under-the-hood VPN improvements

iPhone Version 6.2.2

Released February 20, 2023

  • Squashed some sign up bugs
  • We added username and password autofill for iCloud Passwords & password management apps
  • Enhanced diagnostic data collection

iPhone Version 6.1.4

Released January 4, 2023

  • Squashed a bug that prevented our Safari® Extension from working on some iOS versions

2022 Releases & Prior

iPhone Version 6.1.3

Released December 21, 2022

  • Set the stage for future improvements in reporting
  • Minor UI fixes
  • Squashed some bugs
  • Minor visual updates to onboarding

iPhone Version 6.1.2

Released October 31, 2022

  • Enhanced onboarding for iPad
  • Improved presentation of screenshots from Safari®
  • Upgraded AI for improvements to monitoring
  • Zapped some minor bugs

iPhone Version 6.1.1

Released October 24, 2022

  • Covenant Eyes upgrades are no longer reported as installs
  • Updated the Web Chat link for our new chat service
  • Under-the-hood reporting improvements

iPhone Version 6.1.0

Released September 8, 2022

  • Members with free accounts can now upgrade to subscriptions

iPhone Version 6.0.0

Released September 6, 2022

  • Upgraded AI for improvements to monitoring
  • Big upgrade to accountability in Safari®! Our extension brings Screen Accountability to the iPhone’s most popular browser (iOS 15.1 is required)

iPhone Version 5.5.2

Released July 27, 2022

  • Suggest Victory for ally accounts

iPhone Version 5.5.1

Released July 7, 2022

  • Improved authentication security

iPhone Version 5.5.0

Released June 28, 2022

  • Enhanced accountability

iPhone Version 5.4.18

Released June 22, 2022

  • If allies attempt to sign-in to the Covenant Eyes app, we’ll display a link to sign-in to the Victory app

iPhone Version 5.4.17

Released June 1, 2022

  • Updated URL to My Account after a server-side change

iPhone Version 5.4.16

Released February 1, 2022

  • Added a Privacy screen to the Settings menu

2021 Releases

iPhone Version 5.4.15

Released December 8, 2021

  • Updated advertising framework

iPhone Version 5.4.14

Released November 30, 2021

  • Fixed an installation issue where iPad users weren’t prompted to set Covenant Eyes as the default browser
  • Fixed an issue where the app version number was not correct in some places

iPhone Version 5.4.12

Released November 23, 2021

  • Fixed text and icon graphics on the history and bookmarks screens
  • Fixed an issue where the Blocking Level wasn’t updating after switching users

iPhone Version 5.4.11

Released October 13, 2021

  • private/var/container will no longer appear in a report
  • It’s now easier than ever to set Covenant Eyes as your Default Browser

iPhone Version 5.4.10

Released September 29, 2021

  • Improved in-app purchase experience

iPhone Version 5.4.8

Released July 13, 2021

  • Zapped a bug that occurred during diagnostic troubleshooting

iPhone Version 5.4.7

Released June 25, 2021

  • Fixed an in-app sign up bug
  • Improved the in-app sign up experience

iPhone Version 5.4.6

Released June 16, 2021

  • Improved installation stability

iPhone Version 5.4.5

Released June 14, 2021

  • Added support for in-app payments

iPhone Version 5.4.2

Released April 20, 2021

  • Improved app stability

iPhone Version 5.4.1

Released April 6, 2021

  • You can now set Covenant Eyes as your default browser! Just go to your Settings app, select Covenant Eyes, and change “Default Browser App” to Covenant Eyes.

iPhone Version 5.4.0

Released March 22, 2021

  • Improved connectivity for some members on a Sprint network
  • Integrated tech for future connectivity improvements

iPhone Version 5.3.16

Released March 5, 2021

  • We’re always working to improve your experience.
  • This version fixes a bug with screenshots, and paves the way for a future fix for connectivity issues.

iPhone Version 5.3.15

Released March 1, 2021

  • Updated links to My Account
  • Fixed a minor stability issue

2020 Releases

iPhone Version 5.3.13

Released October 14, 2020

  • Fixed a bug that may have caused the device name to be reported incorrectly
  • Added some support for iOS 14
  • Backend updates and stability improvements
  • Updates for members using Screen Accountability:
    • Image recognition now uses half the CPU power it previously used.

iPhone Version 5.3.11

Released June 16, 2020

  • Added support for Multitasking
  • Under-the-hood improvements

iPhone Version 5.3.10

Released April 6, 2020

  • Zapped a blocking bug

iPhone Version 5.3.9

Released April 1, 2020

  • Improved performance of app launch in poor network conditions

iPhone Version 5.3.8

Released February 26, 2020

  • Need help? We added live chat to the login screen!

iPhone Version 5.3.7

Released February 20, 2020

  • Squashed bugs

iPhone Version 5.3.6

Released January 16, 2020

  • Security improvements
  • Fixed a bug preventing tabs from being saved
  • Fixed a crash that may occur upon swiping away tabs
  • Improved performance and usability

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • We added the Allow list to enhance the customization of your Filter service. Learn more here.


iPhone Version 5.3.5

Released December 9, 2019

  • Fixed a problem with filtering for some users

iPhone Version 5.3.4

Released December 5, 2019

  • New logos!
  • Improved model recognition of devices.
  • Improved support for iOS 13.

iPhone Version 5.3.3

Released September 23, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • UI improvements
  • Zapped a small bug in order to improve performance.

iPhone Version 5.3.2

Released September 10, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • We fixed a display bug.
  • We improved iCloud synchronization.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • We improved screenshot reporting.

iPhone Version 5.3.1

Released August 28, 2019

  • We added a counter to show how many screenshots we take.
  • We launch faster when the network speed is slow.
  • We fixed a bug to improve screenshot reporting.

iPhone Version 5.3.0

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.
  • We made a few other interface improvements.

iPhone Version

Released May 21, 2019

  • We made our browser better with some improvements to our tab view and a fix to some loading issues.
  • We also made improvements to screenshot storage.
  • Finally, we did some backend updates for future improvements to reports.

iPhone Version 5.2.2

Released May 1, 2019

  • Resolved a problem that was interfering with Device Wide Monitoring.
  • Performance improvements.

iPhone Version

Released April 24, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Updated onboarding.
  • Fixed bug preventing sign in while in landscape orientation.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Fixed crashes.

iPhone Version

Released April 3, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Added a menu to more easily view the report, sign in to My Account, and more.
  • Other design updates.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Miscellaneous screen monitoring improvements.

iPhone Version

Released March 5, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Added a notification when an account switches between Internet Accountability and Screen Accountability.
  • Improved circumvention protection.
  • Report blocked domains.
  • Various UI and general usability enhancements.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Fixed crash that occurs in Screen Accountability mode.
  • Enforcement of Safe Search on Google and Bing for all Screen Accountability users.

iPhone Version

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

Released February 12, 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.
  • Reincorporated domain monitoring: Uses the VPN to monitor which top-level domains were accessed across all apps.
  • Blocked domains are reported in the Detailed Browsing Log.


iPhone Version 4.1.8

Released October 11, 2018

  • Updated compatibility with iOS 12 and newer device models.
  • Improved app launch time.
  • Service improvements.
  • Design updates.

iPhone Version 4.1.7

Released August 22, 2018

  • Filter users: YouTube Restricted Mode can now be turned off or on by Filter Guardians.
  • General design improvements.
  • Fixed a bug where deleting a bookmark would cause a crash.
  • Improved browsing ability immediately after launching the Covenant Eyes browser.
  • Added a feature to view the desktop version of the website.

iPhone Version 4.1.6

Released June 19, 2018

  • Various user interface improvements.
  • Increased the max tab count to 40 for iOS 11+ devices.
  • Improved monitoring even if the Covenant Eyes app has not been opened for a few days.
  • Miscellaneous other bug fixes.

iPhone Version 4.1.1

Released May 8, 2018

  • Added option for users to set custom DNS servers.
  • Removed some superfluous notification requirements (sounds).
  • Fixed an issue with device model number reporting.
  • Added notification if the diagnostic logs fail to send.

iPhone Version 4.1.0

Released April 4, 2018

  • Removed Yahoo! as a default search engine.
  • Removed the prompt asking to open a copied URL.
  • Changed “Sign Out” option to “Switch User.”
  • Addressed an issue that caused network interruption after prolonged use of the device without launching the Covenant Eyes browser app.
  • Miscellaneous improvements.

iPhone Version 4.0.2

Released January 18, 2018

  • Added more options for the default search engine.
  • Added copy, print, and AirDrop options when sharing a URL.
  • Fixed a bug where tabs would incorrectly display a certificate error or a Sign In page.


iPhone Version 4.0.1

Released December 19, 2017

  • UI improvements, especially for iPhone X.
  • Improvements to the search bar behavior.
  • Added support for inline media playback.
  • Added support for more Apple Wallet items.
  • Internal enhancements for faster browsing.
  • Fixed crashes on app launch.

iPhone Version 4.0.0

Released November 14, 2017

  • BRAND NEW, PATENT-PENDING: Uses the VPN to 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 the YouTube app.

iPhone Version 3.3.3

Released September 29, 2017

  • iOS 11 updates.
  • Added iCloud bookmark backup and syncing.

iPhone Version 3.3.2

Released August 22, 2017

  • Now you can add passes to your Apple Wallet.
  • iPad users can now use keyboard shortcuts. Try holding Command.
  • Added support for 1Password and LastPass.
  • Added ability to clear website data.
  • Enhanced user experience.
  • Various bug fixes.

iPhone Version 3.3.1

Released July 18, 2017

  • Variety of stability improvements.
  • Support for more file types that can be viewed in other apps.
  • Various user experience enhancements.

iPhone Version 3.3.0

Released June 13, 2017

  • You can now view PowerPoint, Excel, and e-book files easily.
  • Fixed a crash caused by saving images on the web.
  • Security improvements.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes and performance enhancements.


iPhone Version 3.1.4

Released June 2, 2016

  • You can now search for terms on web pages. Look for the button in the sharing menu.
  • We fixed a problem with authentication and alert boxes that was causing the app to crash for some users.
  • We fixed a problem affecting your ability to edit web addresses.
  • We improved reporting accuracy on iOS.

iPhone Version 3.1.3

Released April 19, 2016

  • We fixed a couple of issues that were causing instability for some users.

iPhone Version

Released March 24, 2016

  • Fixed a crash that was causing some users to be unable to launch the app.

iPhone Version 3.1.0

Released March 23, 2016

  • Increased speed and reliability for reporting and filtering.
  • Added a new sign in experience.
  • Added a list of “favorites” that appear when the search bar is selected. These favorites are drawn from the most frequently accessed bookmarked sites, as well as the most common items in the user’s history.
  • Added a new feedback tool.
  • Numerous bug fixes.

iPhone Version 3.0.3

Released January 14, 2016

  • Resolved additional issues that were causing instability.

iPhone Version 3.0.2

Released January 8, 2016

  • Resolved several issues that were causing severe instability and other problems.


iPhone Version 3.0.1

Released December 16, 2015

  • Resolved an issue that was causing crashes when accessing pages with certain forms of authentication.

iPhone Version 3.0.0

Released December 8, 2015

  • New Safari®-like tab switching.
  • Improved bookmarks experience, with iCloud syncing.
  • More responsive browsing across the board.

iPhone Version 2.7.7

Released October 28, 2015

  • Fixed a crashing issue some users experienced.

iPhone Version 2.7.6

Released October 15, 2015

  • This version is compatible with iOS 8 and above.
  • Added a sharing menu.  
  • Fixed a PDF “Open in…” button affecting all iOS 9 users.
  • Accountability Reports will now show when web content was accessed via iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

iPhone Version 2.7.5

Released October 1, 2015

  • We fixed a couple of problems related to the Filter.
  • We resolved several issues that were causing undesired behavior.

iPhone Version 2.7.4

Released September 16, 2015

  • Improved compatibility with iOS 9.

iPhone Version 2.7.3

Released September 8, 2015

  • Fixed an issue that was causing crashes for some users.

iPhone Version 2.7.2

Released September 1, 2015

  • Say goodbye to inappropriate search results! Our browser has now enabled safe search by default for Google, Bing and Yahoo.

iPhone Version 2.7.1

Released July 28, 2015

  • Stability improvements for users on older iOS versions.

iPhone Version 2.7.0

Released July 8, 2015

  • Improved performance under poor network conditions.
  • Improved filtering and reporting capability.
  • Numerous bug fixes.

iPhone Version 2.6.1

Released April 9, 2015

  • Users who change their password or enable Panic mode, or become deactivated will now be presented with a sign in screen.
  • Fixed a few reporting issues.
  • Fixed a few freezing and crashing issues.
  • Fixed an iOS 7 issue with old links opening in tabs.

iPhone Version 2.6.0

Released February 18, 2015

  • Fixed issue with opening links in new tabs.
  • A new animation provides clarity when opening a link in a new tab.
  • Fixed several minor bugs.
  • Improved security.

iOS 8 users receive the following additional features:

  • Page load progress bar.
  • Massively enhanced page rendering and scrolling performance.
  • Several instability fixes.
  • More accurate reporting of YouTube and other dynamic sites.


iPhone Version 2.5.4

Released October 29, 2014

  • Fixed a visual issue that was occurring on some iPads.

iPhone Version 2.5.2

Released October 23, 2014

  • Improved stability throughout the app.
  • Fixed several visual issues in iOS 8.
  • Improved compatibility with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone Version 2.5.0

Released September 11, 2014

  • Updated the Covenant Eyes App to be more visually appealing.
  • The Search bar has been integrated into the navigation bar.
  • Implemented search suggestions from bookmarks and history.

iPhone Version 2.4.1

Released August 21, 2014

  • Fixed an issue that was causing delays when opening the app.
  • Fixed an issue with certain users being unable to sign in.

iPhone Version 2.4.0

Released August 19, 2014

  • Added the ability to open PDFs in external applications.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some forms to be submitted twice.
  • Accountability Reports will now include more detailed information.

iPhone Version 2.3.5

Released July 10, 2014

  • Fixed several issues with device rotation.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the keyboard to cover certain text fields.
  • The “Sign in” popup on secured pages now presents proper username and password fields.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented certain links from opening.

iPhone Version 2.3.4

Released June 26, 2014

  • Fixed several issues with device rotation.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the keyboard to cover certain text fields.
  • Users can once again authenticate with secured pages.

iPhone Version 2.3.3

Released April 1, 2014

  • Fixed an issue that was causing navigation bars on web pages to float below the top of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue that made the bookmark edit button unresponsive.

iPhone Version 2.3.2

Released February 25, 2014

  • Fixed an issue which was causing the bottom bookmark to be hidden.

iPhone Version 2.3.1

Released January 9, 2014

  • Better compatibility with iOS 7
  • Improved reporting for https searches


iPhone Version 2.2.0

Released September 5, 2013

  • iOS versions prior to 6.0 are no longer supported
  • The page title is now displayed when switching tabs
  • Audio can now be played and controlled in the background
  • A new menu icon provides easier access to commonly used functions
  • Entering an invalid URL in the address bar will automatically trigger a search for the invalid term
  • Fixes to the sign in screen
  • Fixes for several rotation issues
  • Improved tab functionality

iPhone Version 2.1.4

Released July 16, 2013

  • Fix for issues some users had if their username or password contained special characters

iPhone Version 2.1.2

Released June 27, 2013

  • Fixed an issue causing users to not be able to browse if there are malformed URLs in their allow or block list

iPhone Version 2.1.1

Released June 19, 2013

Added Internet Filtering service to the browser app

  • Filter URLs based on block/allow list
  • Filter URLs based on sensitivity level of page and user
  • Blocked URLs displayed in Blocked Sites module on Accountability Reports
  • Blocked URLs displayed in the URL Log window

iPhone Version 1.6.2

Released February 25, 2013

  • Several bug fixes for crashing issues
  • Page load speed has been improved


iPhone Version 1.6.1

Released October 31, 2012

  • Fixed an issue that prevented some users from logging in
  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when importing bookmarks

iPhone Version 1.6.0

Released October 26, 2012

  • Added support for multiple search engines
  • Added fullscreen browsing mode
  • Added the ability to authenticate with secure servers and servers with invalid certificates
  • Navigation bar will now scroll out of sight
  • New sign in and sign out functionality
  • URL and Search bars now expand when selected
  • Added the option to clear cookies and history
  • Added the ability to import bookmarks through iTunes
  • Several bug fixes
  • Support for iPhone 5 and iOS 6

iPhone Version 1.5.3

Released July 24, 2012

  • Fixed an issue causing crashes when trying to open the tabs view

iPhone Version 1.5.2

Released July 20, 2012

  • Fixed bug preventing some users from entering a password in the login form
  • All screens now function properly in landscape mode
  • Improved stability
  • The reload and the stop loading button which appear in the url text field now function
  • Phone number, mail, map links now function correctly
  • Open new tab and remove tab behavior improved
  • Added the ability to save images from web pages to the photo library
  • Added AirPrint support
  • Added a feature that checks the pasteboard when the app is opened to see if a url is present and offers to open it if one is found
  • Added a menu item to e-mail a link to the current page being viewed
  • Added a menu item to tweet a link to the current page being viewed


iPhone Version 1.4.6

Released April 4, 2011

  • Fixed bugs causing the reported crashing issue.
  • Fixed bugs causing valid sign-ins to fail.


iPhone Version 1.4.1

Released December 15, 2010

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Significantly improved stability
  • Updated Google search box to use mobile optimized search results
  • Fixed a bug preventing Search box from accepting an “&” character
  • Increased frequency of saving user’s data

Known Issues

  • Cannot open links from e-mail
  • Cannot add links to the home screen
  • Cannot sync bookmarks
  • Cannot view secure sites with an untrusted/invalid certificate

iPhone Version 1.3.0

Released September 21, 2010

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented bookmarks from being saved on any multitasking device
  • Converted to Universal app to run native on both the iPhone® and the iPad®
  • Added new high resolution graphics and icons for iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod touch®
  • Resized app for the iPad
  • Improved stability in tabbed browsing
  • Improved performance of some landscape views

Known Issues

  • Cannot open links from e-mail
  • Cannot add links to the home screen
  • Cannot sync bookmarks

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