Notification when App is disabled

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There should be a notification to te accountability partner about the deactivation of the app.  I was able to go around the service because of this reason.  Alsomaybe a a warning to the partner about certain apps being downloaded as thay are a "high risk app" like Tinder.
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Harrison T. Cooper

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Hello Harrison,
        Thank you for your post; It is the heart of Covenant Eyes to always improve our software so that those we protect can remain safe while using the internet. Are you referring to the Covenant Eyes Android app? If so, the Covenant Eyes app for Android has a feature that may be helpful for you: app locking. App locking is an additional tool that comes built into the Covenant Eyes app. You can have an Accountability Partner / friend / family member set the app locking code for you, then lock apps that may be a temptation.

       However, I will pass along your "high risk app" rating suggestion. In the meantime, feel free to utilize app locking!

       Here is a link to a support article that may be helpful:
http://www.covenanteyes.com/support-articles/set-android-app-locking/

I hope this helps!

Syd
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Manny Jimenez

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That does help, but for android. For iPhone I’m not aware that there is the same feature and it does allow for one to get around the security without notifying the partner if you delete the app.
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Manny,
    Thanks for posting! Covenant Eyes does work a little differently on iPhones than Androids. If deleting the Covenant Eyes app is a temptation, you can utilize an Apple feature called Restrictions. Restrictions is Apple's version of device parental controls. In Restrictions, you can very easily disable a user's ability to delete apps from the device. Like App Locking on Android, it is best if you have a Accountability Partner / friend / family member set the Restrictions code for you, so that you don't have access to changing Restrictions. 

Here is a support article on how to enable Restrictions on an iOS device:
http://www.covenanteyes.com/2016/07/25/how-to-use-parental-controls-on-the-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touc...

Or simply follow these steps:

1. Go to the Settings app
2. Select General
3. Select Restrictions
4. Select Enable Restrictions at the top of the screen
5. Have an Accountability Partner / friend / family member type in a four digit pass code
6. Then turn the toggle switch for Deleting Apps from green, to white

Best Regards,

Syd