How do I use the Covenant Eyes browser on an iPhone®?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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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!

The Covenant Eyes iPhone® app screen-captures Safari® and monitors your domain traffic. But it’s also a browser!

Choose Your Search Engine

The Covenant Eyes app automatically sets Google as the default search engine but offers Bing and DuckDuckGo. To change the default search engine for the Covenant Eyes app:

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone® or iPad®.
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  2. Scroll down and tap “Covenant Eyes.”
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  3. Tap “Search Engine” and choose your preferred search engine.
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Create Bookmarks

You can’t import bookmarks from other browsers, but you can make your own! To create a bookmark:

  1. On the iPhone®/iPad®, find and open the Covenant Eyes app.
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  2. Go to the page you want to bookmark in the Covenant Eyes browser.
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  3. Click the share icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the browser.
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  4. Tap “Add Bookmark.” From the “Edit Bookmark” screen, you can adjust the title of the bookmark and/or click “Save.”
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Save Passwords

You can use Apple’s built-in password manager, Keychain, to save passwords for your favorite sites. To enable Keychain:

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone® or iPad®.
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  2. Scroll down and tap “Passwords.”
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  3. Tap “Passwords Options.”
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  4. Move the "AutoFill Passwords" toggle switch to the right to turn it on (the switch will turn green).
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  5. To use a password saved in Keychain, select “Passwords” from the bottom of the screen when you’re on the website in the Covenant Eyes browser. Keychain will then enter your password on the website.
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Clear History

Clearing history doesn't erase any activity from the Victory app or email report. Covenant Eyes will still report all your activity to your ally.

Clearing history clears website shortcuts and resets search engine result recommendations. To clear history:

  1. On the iPhone®/iPad®, find and open the Covenant Eyes app.
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  2. Tap the “Bookmarks” icon (the open book icon).
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  3. Tap “History” at the top of the screen.
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  4. Tap “Clear” in the bottom right-hand corner.
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  5. To confirm you want to clear history, tap “Clear.” After, you’ll see an empty History page. Tap “Done” to exit the History screen.
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Clear Browsing Data

Clearing browsing data doesn't erase any activity from the Victory app or email report. Covenant Eyes will still report all your activity to your ally.

Covenant Eyes will delete your cached pages, data, and cookies if you clear your browsing data. Clearing browsing data can help speed up the Covenant Eyes browser! To clear browsing data:

  1. On your iPhone®/iPad®, find and open the Covenant Eyes app.
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  2. Tap the profile icon (person silhouette) in the upper right-hand corner.
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  3. Tap “Settings."
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  4. Tap "Clear Browsing Data."
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  5. Tap the “Clear Browsing Data” button.
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  6. The screen will darken and say Clearing Browsing Data. Then you can exit the Covenant Eyes app.
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