Setting up a Tablet Timeclock

Modified on Fri, 09 Sep 2022 at 05:56 AM


The Nowsta Tablet Timeclock allows staff to check-in into scheduled and unscheduled shifts using a iPad or Android tablet.

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

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

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

Setting up the Tablet Timeclock

Download the app

The Tablet Timeclock is available as a Standalone app in the Nowsta mobile app available 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’ll have to assign Tablet Timeclock Manager access to specific members of your team.

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! Now, your managers have the ability to 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 in 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 on the Activate Your Account button at the bottom of the login page.

Locking the App on Timeclock Mode

Once the Tablet Timeclock app is opened, you’ll want to set your tablet device up to always 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.

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