Cannot turn on Airplane Mode on Bark Phone

Airplane Mode is disabled by default on Bark Phones. This is to ensure that the settings you set as a parent get deployed to the phone as quickly and reliably as possible.

In some regions, such as the European Union, Airplane Mode is not mandatory on flights. Therefore, your child can continue using their device while in the air.

In other regions, you can allow your kid to turn on Airplane Mode within your parent dashboard:

  1. Open up your parent app / dashboard.
  2. Tap the Bark Phone tile under your kid.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Set Allow airplane mode to Yes.
  5. Then, your kid can enable Airplane Mode on their Bark Phone by sliding their finger down from the top of their screen twice and tapping on Airplane Mode.
  6. Once the flight lands, remember to disable Airplane Mode again within your parent app / dashboard.
    Airplane Mode toggle in parent app dashboard shows it's set to Yes and has a note below in yellow that says When airplane mode is allowed, enabling it on your child's device will prevent any changes to settings, including those set by Bark such as parent screen time schedules. We recommend keeping this disabled unless your child is traveling by plane.