Always-On Protection for Mac

On macOS Ventura, Lock icon is no longer in use, Please reffer to the end of this guide for specific macOS Ventura step by step


This feature offers an extra layer of protection from inappropriate content even for online content or when offline


Once enabled, Canopy will scan the screen every second, filtering on the go, allowing you to either close the current app, disable the feature, or send the content to be checked in case you disagree.


If you have recently installed Canopy Child you have had the option to activate the new feature in the installation process.


If you are already using Canopy Child on your Mac please activate the Always-On Protection by granting permission to record the screen:



  1. Click System Preferences.
  2. Select Security & Privacy.
  3. Scroll to select Screen Recording.
  4. Allow changes by clicking the lock icon and entering the admin’s password.
  5. Grant Canopy the permission to record the screen.
    Note: if Canopy is not shown in the list, Go to Canopy icon on the upper menu bar and click “Enable Offline Protection”
  6. Approve the action by clicking Quit & Reopen.

Click the lock icon to prevent further changes. Always-On Protection is now active. to disable it, revoke Canopy permission for Screen Recording


macOS Ventura users:

  1. Open System Settings.
  2. Select Security & Privacy.
  3. Scroll down to find Screen Recording.
  4.  Toggle the button to turn on permission for Canopy
  5. On the pop up window enter your password and click Quit & Reopen

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