How to Install Hoverwatch for Android (Old)

This installation tutorial is deprecated. Please use a new one: 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:

  • Tap Google Play Store app.
  • Tap Menu > Play Protect > Settings.
  • Turn OFF Scan apps with Play Protect.



2. Download the App

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



3. Install the App

  • Tap the Download App link (If you can not find the "Add Device" page, click "Menu" button, then click "Add Device").
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap Open (also you can open File Manager > Downloads > setup.apk).
  • If prompted, tap Settings to allow installation.
  • Tap Install.



4. Make the Device Monitorable

  • Tap Open.


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



5. Set Up App Requirements

  • Turn on Basic Permissions.
  • Tap Allow to confirm basic permissions.




  • Turn on Accessibility Service.
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap Installed (or Downloaded) Services.
  • Tap Sync Service.
  • Turn on the switch and tap Allow.
  • Tap system Back button until you return to the app.




  • Turn on Access to Usage.
  • Tap OK.
  • Scroll down or use a search string to find Sync Service app.
  • Tap Sync Service.
  • Turn on the switch.
  • Tap 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 system Back button until you return to the app.



  • Turn on Disable Battery optimization.
  • Tap Allow.
  • Tap Next.



 6. Activate the App

  • Enter your Hoverwatch account email and password.
  • Tap Activate.



 7. Choose Activities to Track

  • Turn on activities you want to track.
  • Tap Allow to confirm permissions.
  • Tap Next.



 8. Select Additional Activities to Track

  • Select additional activities to track.
  • Tap Next.



 9. Select Screenshots to Record

  • Select types of screenshots you want to record.
  • Tap Start now.
  • Tap Next.



10. Set Up Your PIN

  • Set up your PIN to protect the app.
  • Remember the PIN.
  • 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

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