Updating the Bark for Kids app on Amazon Fire

This article is for compatible Amazon Fire tablets on the Bark Premium plan. If you use the Bark Home device, check out these instructions.

This article discusses how to update the Bark for Kids app on your child's Amazon Fire tablet. For information on updating Bark for Kids on an Android device instead, see here.

When viewing the Amazon Fire device in your dashboard, you may have seen an update was available. Bark sometimes has to release important updates and bug fixes to the application, so you will want to follow these steps to get your child's Bark app updated.

How to update the Bark for Kids app:

STEP 1: Grab your child's Amazon Fire tablet.

STEP 2: From the Home screen, select Library at the top of the screen.

STEP 3: Select Updates at the top.
You will see apps that have recently been updated as well as any updates that are currently available for the Bark for Kids app.

STEP 4: Tap on Update next to Bark.

STEP 5: Open the Bark for Kids app.

Look for the Bark for Kids app on the device's home screen with this icon:

STEP 6: Tap Test Monitoring in its Settings to make sure it's working properly.

  • First, tap on the bottom right gear or cog icon, as indicated below:
  • Then, tap on Test Monitoring.
    NOTE: Do NOT logout of the Bark for Kids app, or monitoring will be impacted.


STEP 7: You can now return the device to your child!

On your dashboard, you should see the "Update Available" notice for your child's Amazon Fire device has disappeared, indicating you successfully updated the app.

That's it! You can now rest assured that your child's Amazon Fire tablet is using the very latest version of the Bark for Kids app. 


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.