How to Install Hoverwatch for Android

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1. Preparing your device to install the Hoverwatch app

Prevent Android from asking questions about the activity of the monitoring program:

  • Tap the Google Play Store app.
  • Press the account symbol in the upper right corner.


  • Tap Play Protect.
  • Press the gear symbol in the upper right corner.


  • Deactivate Scan apps with Play Protect.
  • Press the Turn OFF.



  • Press the Back button to exit.



We recommend disabling notifications from Google Play Protect (How to disable Notifications from Google Play Protect) and Disabling warnings for antivirus.


Disable notifications from the Google Play Store

1. Long-press the Play Store icon.

2. Tap the "i" (info) icon.



3. Select "Notifications".

4. Turn off "All notifications".



3. Press Back to exit.



2. Open your account

1. Open your Internet browser (Turn on "incognito mode" if you want).

2. Type Tap Sign up free (or tap Menu > Log in).



3. Enter your email and password. Tap Sign up free (or Login).



3. Download the Hoverwatch installer


If you install the app on your device:

1. Click the button next to the link to copy the application's installation address.

(If the app is already on a device, click the device name at the top and choose "Add Device.").

2. Paste this address into your web browser's address bar and press Go.



If you install the application on the target device:

1. Scan the QR code with the camera to get the app's download link for the target device.

2. Click on the Open link.



3. Respond "Download anyway" to the "File might be harmful" alert.

4. Wait for the download to finish, then press "Open."



If prompted, go to Settings to enable installation:

5. Select Settings.

6. Activate «Install unknown apps» for the web browser.



7. Press Install.

8. If prompted with "Turn on Play Protect?" respond by selecting "Decline."



9. Press Open.

10. When prompted "Allow Sync Service to send you notifications?" click "Don't allow."


4. Installing the Hoverwatch app


1. Press Next.

2. Choose the installation option and press Next.



3. Accept the legal terms.


5. Set Up App Requirements


Turn on Basic Permissions

  • Turn on Basic Permissions.
  • Tap Allow confirming basic permissions.



Turn on Access to Notifications


1. Turn on Access to Notifications.

2. Tap OK.


3. Activate «Notifications access» for Sync Service.

4. Tap the Allow.



Turn on Accessibility Service


1. Turn on Accessibility Service.

2. Tap the OK.



3. Tap Installed (or Downloaded) apps.

4. Tap Sync Service



5. If a "Restricted setting" alert appears, grant permission to continue the app's installation.



How to turn off the "Restricted setting" alert

6. Tap the system Back button until you return to the setup app.

7. Tap the system Back button.



8. Turn on Accessibility Service again.

9. Tap the OK.



10. Find and open Sync Service in the list of apps.

11. Click the three dots in the upper right corner next.



12. Tap 'Allow restricted settings'.

13. Tap the system Back button until you return to the setup.



14. Turn on Accessibility Service again.

15. Tap the OK.



16. Tap Installed (or Downloaded) apps.

17. Tap Sync Service.



18. Turn on Sync Service.

19. Tap the Allow.



20. Tap the system Back button until you return to the setup app.

21. Tap the system Back button.



Turn on Access to Usage

1. Turn on 'Access to Usage'.

2. Turn on Sync Service.



Turn on the Overlay Permission

1. Turn on the Overlay Permission.

2. Turn on the switch.



Turn on the Disable Battery optimization

1. Turn on Disable Battery optimization.

2. Tap Allow.



3. Tap Next.



6. Activate the App

1. Enter your Hoverwatch account email and password.

2. Tap Activate.



7. Choose Activities to Track

1. Turn on the activities you want to track.

2. Tap While using the app or Allow confirming permissions.



3. Tap Next.



8. Select Additional Activities to Track

1. Select additional activities to track.

2. Tap Next.



9. Select Screenshots to Record

1. Select the types of screenshots you want to record.

2. Tap Start now.



3. Tap Next.


10. Set Up Your PIN

Set up your PIN to protect the app.

1. Remember the PIN.

2. Tap Next.



Installation completed.

Tap Finish installation.




Check additional settings


In 5 minutes information from the device will show up in your Hoverwatch account.


show up Hoverwatch


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