Calibrate Location on the Bark Phone

If location alerts or check-ins are showing your child's location as farther away than they actually are, let's check their location settings. Many of these location settings are enabled by default on a Bark Phone, but they may need some fine-tuning.

  1. Open up your parent app / dashboard.
  2. Tap on the Bark Phone tile.
  3. Tap Settings and enable it — this will allow the settings app to be used on your child’s Bark Phone for these steps.
  4. Now grab your kid's Bark Phone.
  5. Open their Settings app.
  6. Tap Location.
  7. Tap Location Services.
  8. Turn on Emergency Location Service, Google Location Accuracy, Wi-Fi scanning, and Bluetooth scanning.
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  9. Tap < back.
  10. Tap on Bark Guard Dog under the Recent Access section.
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    🤔 Don't see Bark there? No worries, let's go this other route: Settings app > Apps > Bark Guard Dog > enter a device code when prompted > Permissions > Location > Allow all the time.
  11. Enter a device code when prompted (it will grant access to these settings for 5 minutes).
  12. Tap Permissions > Location > select Allow all the time.
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  13. Tap < back twice.
  14. Tap Apps > Bark Guard Dog .
  15. Tap Mobile Data.
  16. Toggle on Allow background data usage and Allow data usage while Data saver is on.
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  17. Tap < back
  18. Tap Battery > select Unrestricted.
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  19. Tap < back.
  20. Tap Notifications.
  21. Toggle on Allow notifications.
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  22. Tap < back twice and tap the bark kids app.webp Bark Kids app. mceclip2.png
  23. Tap Mobile Data.
  24. Toggle on Allow background data usage and Allow data usage while Data saver is on. mceclip4.png
  25. Tap < back
  26. Tap Battery > select Unrestricted.
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  27. Tap < back a few times to get to the home page of the Settings app.
  28. Tap Battery.
  29. Tap Background usage limits.
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  30. Turn off Put unused apps to sleep.
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That's it! You've now checked that they have the best settings for location alerts accuracy.