Schedule routines for the Bark Phone

Schedule Routines

  1. From your dashboard, tap the Screen Time tile.
  2. Scroll down to Routines and tap 📅 Schedule.
  3. Tap the ➕ button.
  4. Schedule a routine.
  5. Changes may take a few minutes to take effect.

Customize Routines

  1. From your dashboard, tap the Screen Time tile.
  2. Scroll down to Routines and tap 📅 Schedule.
  3. Find and tap the routine you'd like to customize.
  4. Tap on Edit to change the date or time of that routine.
  5. Select Rules to change what apps and sites they can access during that routine, including texting, emergency contacts, the camera, and browsers.
  6. Tap trash.svg Trash to delete that routine.
  7. Changes may take a few minutes to take effect.

Types of Routines

Prefer to stick to one solid ruleset to keep it simple? Just focus on the Default Rules routine!

Otherwise, use these routines to schedule automatic rules throughout the day or week. 

For example:

  • 🟦 Bedtime: Limit device usage when it’s time for lights out. Customize what kids can access during Bedtime. 
  • 🟩 School time: Limit what can be accessed during the school day. Customize the apps/sites they need for school or homework, like Zoom or Google Workspace. 
  • 🟨 Free time: Dedicated time to use devices just for fun. 
  • ⬜️ Any other time (Default rules): The default rules when other routines aren't scheduled.

Daily Time Limits vs. Routines

As discussed in this article, routines help you set schedules for your kid's app and site time. You can pick specific blocks during the week when they can dive into their favorite apps.

But sometimes you don't care when they use those apps, you just want to make sure they don't go overboard. That's where Bark Phone's daily time limits come in!

You can set a maximum number of minutes or hours per day for app usage. It's an easy way to keep things in check without worrying about the clock.

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