Block sites & apps on the Bark Phone

Allow or Block Apps

  1. From your dashboard, tap Bark Phone.
  2. Tap Sites & Apps. bark_phone_site_apps_rules.png
  3. Allow or block apps.
    I don't see an app here. Your kid probably hasn't downloaded it from Google Play yet. Once they download the app, refresh this page to manage access or look for an app approval request. If you're looking for system apps, tap the Bark Phone tile on your dashboard to manage access to the texting, browser, and camera apps. 
  4. If an app is blocked, it will be grayed out and inaccessible.greyed_out_app_sites_apps_rules.jpg

Allow or Block Sites

  1. From your dashboard, click on the Screen Time tile.
  2. Tap on Apps & websites.
  3. Use the search bar to find the site.

  4. Allow or block the site.

    Why do I see two options for the same site? The top option blocks internet access to the platform, while the bottom option blocks access to the app itself. When in doubt, make both options match.
  5. Wait a few minutes for changes to take effect.

Add URL exceptions

If you don't see a toggle for a particular app or site, it's likely covered by a category like Social Media or Games.

  1. Search the website at the top (e.g. "") and Bark will show its category.
  2. If that URL is not categorized in our system, you will see the option to add it as an exception:
  3. You also have the option to set how Bark handles future uncategorized sites with the Unknown Sites & Apps category.
  4. Wait a few minutes for changes to take effect.

App Block vs. Category Block

You can block specific apps or you can block all apps and sites within a category.

Our categories cover tens of thousands of apps and sites. If you don't see a particular app listed, it is likely covered by a category rule.

You're also able to block a category while allowing an app within that category. For example, you can block the Social Media category and also allow the Discord app.


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