This article is for updating compatible Android devices. Monitoring Amazon Fire tablets and Chromebooks require the Bark Premium plan and different steps.
Watch this video to learn how to update the Bark for Kids app on an Android device. If you'd like some additional tips — or if the video doesn't play — follow the step-by-step instructions written below.
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 Android app updated.
Whenever there is an update available to the Bark for Kids app, we will let you know on your dashboard:
How to update the Bark for Kids app:
STEP 1: Grab hold of your child's Android device.
STEP 2: Open the web browser app, which is most commonly the Chrome app, and type in the following: bark.us/android
STEP 3: Tap on Download Bark Kids app on that page.
STEP 4: Wait for the download of the app to complete, and then tap Open, as seen below.
STEP 5: Tap on Install, as indicated below.
Don't see "Install" but instead a notice about downloading "from Unknown Sources"? Bark is not an unknown source, so don't worry. Continue with our walkthrough here instead! Read more on "What are apps from unknown sources?"
STEP 6: Open the Bark for Kids app.
Look for the Bark for Kids app on the device's home screen or App Drawer with this icon:
STEP 7: 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 in red:
- Then, tap on Test Monitoring.
NOTE: Do NOT logout of the Bark for Kids app, or monitoring will be impacted.
STEP 8: You can now return the device to your child!
Now, on your dashboard, you should see the "Update Available" notice for your child's Android device has disappeared, indicating you successfully updated the app.
That's it! You can now rest assured that your child's Android device 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.