Manage Settings App Access for the Bark Phone

Block or Allow the Settings App

  1. Open up your parent app / dashboard.
  2. Tap the Bark Phone tile.
  3. Tap settings.
    bark_phone_settings_rules.png
  4. To block the Settings app, set it to No.
    To allow the Settings app, set it to Yes
    allow

When you allow the Settings app...

  • The Settings app is accessible from their apps list or quick access menu.
  • Your kid can connect to new Wi-Fi networks and new Bluetooth devices.
  • Your kid can access many advanced settings in the Settings app, though some are restricted. 
  • Restricted settings will ask for a device code that only you have access to as the parent.
    💡 We suggest only granting access to those settings if you've been directed to by our help articles or by our support team. 

When you block the Settings app...

  • The app is grayed out and inaccessible. 
  • Any other place that would open Settings would generate a message saying, "Can't open this app."
  • Your kid can still slide their finger down from the top of their screen to adjust some quick settings, like sound, brightness, auto-rotate, airplane mode, dark mode, and do not disturb mode.
  • Your kid can still slide their finger down from the top of their screen to quickly toggle on/off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but making new Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections (or adjusting their advanced settings) is blocked. Allow the Settings app if your kid needs that access.