Is iOS now better than Android for CE? It used to be the other way around?

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I'm eligible for a phone upgrade. I've been on Android because CE was previously useless on iOS. Has that changed? Android had accessibility issues, but those are fixed. However, filtering is gone. I need CE that can't be bypassed and a filter.
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Posted 11 months ago

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I know what you mean, the CE Android Integration used to be nice before Google changed everything.

Neither IOS nor Android have filtering right now. If you want filtering on IOS you turn off Safari using Restrictions and use the Covenant Eyes Browser. But you can do that on Android as well.
One nice thing in IOS 12 is Covenant Eyes Browser can now be your default browser (or another filtered browser).

The advantage we have is that the VPN catches the activity and traffic very well. I personally do not see a big difference between IOS and Android anymore in regards to Covenant Eyes.
In Android you still have App Blocking. On IOS you can use restrictions to disable most Apps or actually most IOS Apps can be uninstalled now as well (like News, Apple Music, etc...)
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Thanks. The issue with iOS before was that you COULDN'T use the CE browser as the default browser. It's good to know that has changed.
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Unfortunately, your question is literally subjective. That is - it's a purely opinion based question in the title. If you question is actually "Is there a mobile option that locks me into only the CE browser?" then that's a different question.

Note that on iOS, [I believe] all activity is captured by the CE VPN, such that if you were to circumvent the browser somehow, your activity would still be logged.
If you are looking for something to filter browsing actively, the VPN activity logging should still be useful, although it's different than your needs.

Hopefully @John or one of the CE staff can reply with an official response with a clear comparison of the two options (Android CE vs iOS CE). {Hint hint, CE team: easy comparisons really help us customers, especially when selling our friends/family/co-workers on your service.}
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Hello,
     As requested, here is a comparison of Android vs iOS features:

iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad):
Android:
I hope this helps!

Syd

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Thanks Syd, that was perfect.
If I have a specific question about the iOS app, should I email the support team directly? Is there an iOS-specific email, or a bug-specific email I should use?
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Thanks! I forgot that there was no CE browser on Android. Family Link in Chrome has been filling in for us.
@Syd any plans for a filtered CE Brower on Android?
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Tony

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Thanks, Syd. That answers my question.
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Steel,
    As always, it's a pleasure communicating with you on this forum. I know the questions you ask help others learn, as well as challenge Covenant Eyes to adhere to Covenant Eyes brand standards. 
    Feel free to email support@covenanteyes.com to get in touch with an email Customer Service Representative. We do not have bug-specific emails, unfortunately. 

Best Regards,

Syd
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Thanks; I'll email them shortly...
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tekFranz,
     At this time, Covenant Eyes is not developing a browser for Android users.