Bark is compatible with most devices. If your phone or computer is on the older side, check to see if it's still supported below!
Is my child's iOS device compatible with Bark?
Bark supports devices with Apple's iOS 11 or later. At this time, Bark is not compatible with Beta versions of iOS and some jailbroken iOS devices.
Tap on their Settings app > General > Software Update.
Is my computer compatible with the Bark Desktop App?
If you are on the Bark Premium plan and one of your children uses an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, the Bark Desktop App is used to monitor their texts, photos, and videos.
The Bark Desktop App is compatible with Mac Operating System versions 10.11 or later and Windows Operating System versions 7, 8, 10, or 11 (64-bit).
Is my child's Android device compatible with Bark?
Bark supports monitoring on devices with Android 5.0 or later.
Bark supports mobile screen time and filtering on devices with Android 6.0 or later.
Tap on their Settings app > System > Advanced > System update. If you don't see Advanced, tap About phone.
Are Smart TVs, gaming consoles, phones, tablets, etc. compatible with Bark Home?
When you activate the Bark Home™ or a router with Bark firmware built-in, Bark allows you to manage screen time and filter content on all of the internet-connected devices in your home (like Smart TVs, computers, gaming consoles, phones, tablets, and more). This allows you to enforce screen time on more than just mobile devices.
If you are on the Bark Premium plan and your kids use Apple/iOS devices, you can also use the Bark Home to monitor their texts and photos.
Learn more about the Bark Home and our in-home filtering features.
Is my router compatible with the Bark Home device?
The Bark Home device is compatible with most routers. Check this article to see if your router model is listed as incompatible or requires settings adjustments.
Does my router come with Bark filtering built-in?
Some routers have embedded our Bark software directly into their router firmware, which allows you to take advantage of our in-home filtering features without needing a Bark Home device.
Bark Extensions Compatibility
If you are on the Bark Premium plan, the Bark extensions monitor* your child's Google Chrome and Edge web browsing, web searches, and even incognito browsing.**
The Bark extensions are compatible with any Windows, Mac, or Chromebook*** computer that has the Google Chrome app and/or the Microsoft Edge app installed.
*If you'd like to set up screen time & web filtering on a computer, you will need the Bark Home device.
**Bark is able to monitor the Chrome app automatically on connected Android or iOS phones and tablets.
***If you cannot install a Chrome extension on a Chromebook that is supervised by Family Link, it may be because you're on an older version of Chrome OS. Chrome OS 83 supports Chrome extensions on Chromebooks supervised by Family Link. Learn how to check for updates to Chrome OS here. If still no luck, it's likely due to your child's Google account being managed by a school or work, or due to the child's Google account being under 13 years old.
Bark for Chromebooks App Compatibility
If you are on the Bark Premium plan, the Bark for Chromebooks app monitors the Chromebook's saved photos and videos and also filters Chrome browsing according to your Screen Time rules.
If you are on the Bark Jr plan, the Bark for Chromebooks app only filters Chrome browsing according to your Screen Time rules.
All Chromebooks that have launched in or after 2019 will support the Bark for Chromebooks app. The Chromebooks that were launched before 2019 that are able to install the Bark for Chromebook app are listed here: Supported Chromebooks
Is my child's Amazon Fire tablet compatible with Bark?
Bark supports monitoring on any Amazon Fire tablet that can download the Bark for Kids app from the Amazon App Store.
Order the Bark Home device today! Then follow these steps.
What if my kid's devices are incompatible with Bark?
Then, consider the Bark Phone™ — it comes with Bark built-in!
If you are on the Bark Premium plan, you can also connect many of your kid's email and social media accounts. This allows you to get alerts about potential issues on those platforms even if they have an incompatible device for our other features.
Learn more about what makes Bark different.