How do I use the Screen Time Web Content filter with Covenant Eyes on a Mac®?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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If your Mac® is on macOS® 10.15 Catalina or above, parental controls are called "Screen Time." Please read this article to adjust the Screen Time Web Content filter, so it doesn't conflict with Covenant Eyes.

  1. From your Mac® desktop, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and select "System Settings."
    Apple icon - System Settings.png
  2. Click "Screen Time" and "Content & Privacy."

    If you previously created a Screen Time passcode, you will be prompted to enter that now. If you forgot the passcode, please refer to Apple Support.

    Screen Time - Content & Privacy Restrictions.png
  3. Click "Content Restrictions."
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  4. You have two options: A) If you'd like only to use Covenant Eyes' filter, make sure Access to Web Content is set to "Unrestricted Access" and no further action is needed, or B) If you'd like to use Access to Web Content alongside Covenant Eyes, select "Limit Adult Websites."
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  5. If you chose "Limit Adult Websites," select the "Customize…" button.
    Customize Web Content on macOS.png
  6. Under the Allowed section, click the "+" button.
    Allow Website in Content & Privacy.png
  7. Type in "" and then click the "Done" button.
    Add CE to macOS Screen Time.png
  8. Under the Allowed section, you'll see
    Added to macOS Screen Time.png
  9. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to allow the following websites, and click the "Done" button. (You can only add one website at a time.)
    All Sites Allowed on maOS Content & Privacy Restrictions.png
  10. Please restart the Mac® and then Screen Time's Web Content feature, and Covenant Eyes will filter the internet on the Mac® without conflicting. Great work!

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