We are excited to announce that our latest iOS update now enables Accountable2You to see the names of apps on the device that access the internet. What does this mean for accountability? While it is still not possible to see the activity that happens inside of these apps, the ability to see what apps are used is a great way to stay accountable for the apps installed on your device, as well as how often they are used.
While the new Accountable2You VPN monitoring method is a tremendous step forward in monitoring more of the iOS device, there are still limitations to be aware of with iOS monitoring.
The VPN expands Accountable2You's ability to be able to monitor internet browsing on the device. This means that browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. can now be monitored. In addition, internal/embedded browsers (browsers that are built into other apps, such as Facebook) can also be monitored for websites visited.
The VPN does not allow Accountable2You to see your general application activity. This means that apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, E-mail, etc. cannot be fully monitored (except for embedded browsers within those apps). We can see that these apps were used, however we cannot see any details of the activity within those apps.
In order for all browsers to be monitored, the VPN monitoring must be enabled. Click here for instructions on enabling this monitoring feature.