To learn more about Bark's screen time & filtering feature, click here.
Watch this video to learn how to set up screen time & filtering on an iOS device. If you'd like some additional tips — or if the video doesn't play — follow the step-by-step instructions written below.
STEP 1: Install the Bark Kids app on your child's iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It looks like this:
STEP 2: Open the Bark Kids app.
On the login screen, you will enter your Bark parent credentials to associate your child's device with your account.
STEP 3: Select the child that uses this device.
STEP 4: When asked about Location permissions, tap While using the app.
STEP 5: When asked about installing a VPN, review the prompt carefully, and when ready, tap Allow. You may be asked to enter your child's lockscreen passcode.
STEP 6: Consider enabling location alerts.
Our optional location alerts feature allows you to get a push notification every time your child arrives or departs a set location. In order to take advantage of this feature, you'll need to follow this guide:
From your Bark dashboard, you will now see the device under the child's profile by going to Screen Time > Devices:
Consider talking to your child about Bark and why the Bark Kids app needs to remain installed. Don't worry, if somehow the app stops working or is deleted, we'll notify you via email, text, and/or the parent app.
If you'd like to be proactive and prevent the Bark Kids app from being uninstalled, you can use iOS Screen Time to do so! Grab your child's iOS device and navigate to...
Settings app > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > iTunes and App Store Purchases > Deleting Apps > Don’t Allow
Managing Screen Time & Web Filtering Rules
Manage web filters, block apps, and more from your Bark dashboard. Click here for more information:
How do I monitor the texts, photos, videos for worrisome content?
If you have content monitoring included in your Bark subscription, then you will follow some additional steps to get your child's iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch texts and photos monitored. Click the button below for a guide and help video:
Need help or have additional questions?
We are happy to assist! Reach out to Bark Support, and we'll help every step of the way.