Approve Hours in the Mobile App

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

iPhone

Notification

To approve hours, tap the inbox icon or the Hours are ready for approval notification on Home.

Select a notification in your inbox that you would like to take action on.

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 specific 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 Employees to open the directory and search for the employee.
  2. Tap Personal to get the pull-down menu and select Timesheet.
  3. Review the entries, then tap Approve All Hours, and you have approved your employee's hours! 
What if an employee is clocked in when I approve their hours?

If an employee is currently clocked in when you are approving hours, you will get a notification.

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

Android

Notification

To approve hours, tap the inbox icon or the Hours are ready for approval notification on Home.

Select a notification in your inbox that you would like to take action on.

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 Employees to open the directory and search for the employee.
  2. Tap the employee's Timesheet tab.
  3. Review the entries, then tap Approve All Hours, and you have approved the employee's hours!
What if an employee is clocked in when I approve the hours?

If an employee is currently clocked in when you are approving hours, you will see their total time worked in orange.

If you try to approve hours for a clocked-in employee, you will see an error that does not allow you to approve hours until the employee clocks out.

To submit a clock-out entry for an employee, you can go to the employee's profile in the mobile app to adjust the time entry or go to their employee profile on the web and approve hours on their timesheet. In both ways, you will see an option to enter a clock-out time and approve hours for the employee. 

What's next?

Do you want to learn more about approving hours in BambooHR on the web?

Want to see how employees can enter hours worked in the mobile app?