To learn more about Bark's screen time & filtering features, 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 3: Grab the child's device, open the Bark Kids app, enter in the device code, and tap Get Started.
STEP 4: When asked about Location permissions, tap Always Allow or Allow While Using App.
STEP 5: When asked about installing a VPN, 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 / VPN needs to remain installed. Don't worry, if we detect the app or VPN stops working, 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 Apple's 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 dashboard. Click here for more information on managing your child's Screen Time & Web Filtering:
How do I monitor the texts, photos, videos for worrisome content?
If you are on Bark Premium, you need to 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.