Approve Hours in the Mobile App

Purpose: We have made approving hours easier by giving you access to do this in the BambooHR mobile app. This help guide will show you how you can approve hours within the mobile app.


To approve hours, tap on the inbox.

Select a notification in the inbox on which you would like to take action.

Review the hours for each employee. You can see any time off taken, paid company holidays, and the employee's total hours worked during the pay period.

Tap Approve All Hours to complete the approval.

Can I approve hours for an individual employee?

To approve an individual employee's hours:

  1. Tap People to open the directory and search for the employee whose timecard you want to approve. 
  2. Tap on the Timesheet tab. 
  3. Review the entries, and then tap Approve All Hours.
What if an employee is still clocked in when I approve the hours?

If an employee is currently clocked in when you are approving hours, you will see the total time in orange with a running timer next to it. Once you tap Approve All Hours, you will see the option to update the clock-out time for the employee (see below).

Adjust the employee's clock-out time and tap Clock Out & Approve to continue with approving hours. If there are multiple clocked-in employees, you will need to set a clock-out time for each employee on their Timesheet tab in the mobile app.