Add Hours in the Mobile App

How do I Add my Hours Using the Mobile App?

Purpose: Clocking in and out is even easier now with BambooHR's mobile app. This help guide will show you how you can clock in and/or enter time worked in the mobile app. 

iPhone

Add Hours

There are two ways to enter time worked in BambooHR's mobile app:

  1. Clock In/Out: This button clocks you in or out immediately when you press it. This will only be available if the time clock has been enabled in your account.
  2. Add Manual Entry: If your account is set up for single daily entry, then you will simply enter the number of hours worked. If your account is set up for multiple daily enter, then you will be able to enter the time slots you worked that day, i.e. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Clock In/Out

Once you tap the "Clock In" button, the clock will immediately start tracking time. If the counter is green, that is an indication that it is currently tracking time. Right below the counter, you will be able to see the exact time you clocked in.

Once you tap the Clock Out button, the clock will immediately stop tracking time. The counter will change to black and show you a running total of the time you've worked today. Right below the running total, you will see the last clock out time.

What Happens if an Employee Forgot to Clock Out?

If an employee's clock in time was the previous day or earlier AND it has been more than 14 hours, the time worked will show in orange. Depending on the employee's access, they will have different options available when they click "Clock Out."

Additionally, the employee can navigate to their Timesheet tab to clock out.

View Only Access to Timesheet

If an employee only has view access to their timesheet, they will see the notification above letting them know they need to reach out to their manager in order to have their timesheet corrected. Tapping "OK" will enter the total hours worked from the original clock in to the current clock out time and the employee will need to reach out to the manager, or another user with edit access to timesheets, to modify the hours worked.

View and Edit Access to Timesheet

If an employee has view and edit access to their timesheet, they can tap "Verify & Clock Out" and they will see the option to change the clock out date and time. The employee can make modifications as needed, and then tap "Clock Out" to have the correct time entered.

Add Manual Entry

Single Daily Entry

Under "Today's Time," tap on the total time.

Select the number of hours and minutes you'd like to record. Then tap "Save Time."

Multiple Daily Entry

To add a manual time entry, tap on the clock + icon on Home.

Tap the Start Time and End Time in order to select the time segment you'd like to enter. Once the times are correct, tap "Done" and then tap "Save."

The amount you entered will now show in the day detail for today. If the time is in the future, you will not be able to clock in until the time segment is in the past. You can enter another future time segment by tapping the clock + in the top right corner.

What if I Need to Enter Time on a Different day During this Pay Period?

If you need to enter hours worked on a different day* during the pay period, tap the "Timesheet" button on Home or navigate to My Info and select the "Timesheet" tab. Then tap on the specific day you'd like to add time to.

*This option may or may not be available to you depending on the type of access your administrator has granted you.

Tap the add time button in the top right corner.

Select the Start Time and End Time (Multiple Daily Entry) and tap "Save."

The time will officially be added to your spreadsheet.

If you need to delete a time entry, simply tap on the specific day and then tap on the specific time entry. You will see an option to "Delete Time Entry" in order to remove the hours worked from your Timesheet.

Can I View my Timesheet for a Different Pay Period?

Tap on "My Info" and tap to view your Timesheet tab. At the top, tap "Show: This Pay Period" in order to view a previous pay period's timesheet.

Android

Add Hours

There are two ways to enter time worked in BambooHR's mobile app:

  1. Clock In/Out: This button clocks you in or out immediately when you tap it. This will only be available if the time clock has been enabled in your account.
  2. Add Manual Entry: If your account is set up for single daily entry, then you will simply enter the number of hours worked. If your account is set up for multiple daily enter, then you will be able to enter the time slots you worked that day, i.e. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Clock In/Out

Once you tap the "Clock In" button, the clock will immediately start tracking time. If the counter is green, that is an indication that it is currently tracking time. Right below the counter, you will be able to see the exact time you clocked in.

Once you tap the Clock Out button, the clock will immediately stop tracking time. The counter will change to black and show you a running total of the time you've worked today. Right below the running total, you will see the last clock out time.

What Happens if an Employee Forgot to Clock Out?

If an employee's clock in time was the previous day or earlier AND it has been more than 14 hours, the time worked will show in orange. Depending on the employee's access, they will have different options available when they click "Verify Time & Clock Out."

Additionally, the employee can navigate to their Timesheet tab to clock out.

View Only Access to Timesheet

If an employee only has view access to their timesheet, they will see the notification above letting them know they need to reach out to their manager in order to have their timesheet corrected. Tapping "OK" will enter the total hours worked from the original clock in to the current clock out time and the employee will need to reach out to the manager, or another user with edit access to timesheets, to modify the hours worked.

View and Edit Access to Timesheet

If an employee has view and edit access to their timesheet, they can tap "Verify & Clock Out" and they will see the option to change the clock out date and time. The employee can make modifications as needed, and then tap "OK" to have the correct time entered.

Add Manual Entry

Single Daily Entry

Under "Today's Time," tap on the total time.

Select the amount of time you worked and tap "Save Time."

The time entered will show on Home under "Today's Time."

Multiple Daily Entry

Tap "Enter Hours Worked" on Home.

Select the number of hours and minutes you'd like to record, then tap "OK." Once you've selected the time, tap the checkmark in the top right to save your entry.

The amount you entered will now show in the day detail for today. If the time is in the future, you will not be able to clock in until the time segment is in the past. You can enter another future time segment by tapping the clock + in the top right corner.

What if I Need to Enter Time on a Different day During this Pay Period?

If you need to enter hours worked on a different day* during the pay period, tap the "Timesheet" button on Home or navigate to My Info and tap the "Timesheet" tab. Then tap on the specific day you'd like to add time to.

*This option may or may not be available to you depending on the type of access your administrator has granted you.

Tap the add time button in the top right corner.

Select the Start Time and End Time and tap the check mark.

The time will officially be added to your spreadsheet.

If you need to delete a time entry, simply tap on the specific day and then tap on the specific time entry. You will see an option to "Delete Time Entry" in order to remove the hours worked from your Timesheet.

Can I View my Timesheet for a Different Pay Period?

Tap on "My Info" and tap to view your Timesheet tab. At the top, tap "Show: This Pay Period" in order to view a previous pay period's timesheet.

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