How to Set up the Nowsta Timeclock app on a Tablet

Modified on Fri, 20 Oct, 2023 at 12:14 PM


The Nowsta Timeclock app allows staff to check into scheduled and unscheduled shifts using an iPad or Android tablet.

This time tracking method allows you to set up a stationary Timeclock in your facility. Staff can clock in on the tablet without the supervision of a manager. When staff clock in and out, the app automatically records a picture of them to ensure no buddy-punching or time theft occurs.

You can use the stationary Timeclock in your office, kitchen, and warehouses to track your hourly staff’s time. You can also set up for your event staff at your venues.

To set up a Tablet Timeclock, follow the instructions below:

Setting up the Nowsta Timeclock

Download the app

The Nowsta Timeclock is available as a Standalone app in the Nowsta mobile app in the App Store and Google Play Store.

In the Apple or Android store, type “Nowsta” into the search bar to find the “Nowsta Timeclock" app. Click on the download button to store the app on your phone.


Once you’ve downloaded the app, you must assign Tablet Timeclock Manager access to specific team members.

To do so, navigate to the Role Manager page and select Set Role to assign the Tablet Timeclock Manager role to a specific worker. For reference, Owners, Coordinators, and Coordinator (Hide Rates) Roles already have the Tablet Timeclock Manager assigned to them.

Congrats! Your managers can turn on the Timeclock when they open the Nowsta Timeclock app. See the image below to learn how to assign access.

Switching to Timeclock Mode

Your authorized managers and select employees now have access to the Timeclock.

When they open the Nowsta Timeclock App on the Tablet, the app will display the login screen, where they’ll enter their login and password information.

Note: If your manager or employee has not activated their account, they may do so by clicking the Activate Your Account button at the bottom of the login page.

Locking the App on Timeclock Mode

Once the Timeclock app is opened, you’ll want always to set your tablet device up to stay on and remain locked. Locking the app will prevent employees from tampering with your tablet and closing the Nowsta Tablet Timeclock.

For instructions on how to lock the app on timeclock mode for iOS and Android devices, please see our help article here.

Instructions for Employees

For printable instructions you can share with your employees, please see here.

Issues with the Tablet Timeclock?

If workers have issues with the Timeclock app, please instruct them to submit an Instabug report.
We created this printable PDF (attached below) for you to post near the Tablet Timeclock that instructs your staff on how to do so.

Please note that the Timeclock app is supported only in portrait mode. If you are using landscape mode, you may encounter issues with the interface.

We’re always available to help! Please reach out to with any questions.

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