Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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Covenant Eyes is not compatible with Linux. Do not try to install our Android™ or Mac® app on Linux because Covenant Eyes will not run properly.

Covenant Eyes does not work on Linux for various practical and technical reasons. To keep things brief, we’ll share two specific reasons here:

  • There are a lot of operating system variants based on the Linux kernel. So making one Covenant Eyes product compatible with them would be challenging.

  • Linux fans are typically a passionate group, but the market isn’t big enough to justify the cost of research & development to create a Covenant Eyes Linux product.

Other Options

Ultimately the decision is up to you, but here are three options to consider:

  1. Create device stations in public areas in your home.
    We recommend you set up and use your devices in a shared space, like the family room. For example, you can set up a “gaming desk,” “homework computer station,” or “work desk” in your living room. When you take away the secrecy of device usage, people make better, healthier choices with their devices.

  2. Protect your home by adjusting the settings on your router (the device that sends and amplifies your WiFi).
    You can decrease the availability of inappropriate content by changing your router’s connection settings. CleanBrowsing and OpenDNS are free filtering companies. If you change your connection settings on your router to one of them, they’ll filter explicit content on any device that connects to your WiFi.

  3. Consider a different device.
    If you are experiencing the temptation to look at inappropriate content on a Linux-based device because Covenant Eyes isn’t monitoring it, consider switching to Windows or Mac® computer so Covenant Eyes can monitor it.

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