Install or Update Bark on Androids Supervised with Family Link

In our Android setup instructions, we show you how to install the bark_kids_app.png Bark Kids app by allowing apps from "unknown sources" in your kid's phone settings.

If you use Family Link, you also have to adjust the "unknown sources" setting inside of your Family Link parent app. Here's how to do it!

Allow "Apps from unknown sources" in Family Link app

  1. Open the family link logo.png Family Link parent app on your phone.
  2. Tap the ☰ menu.
  3. Tap your child's name.
  4. Tap Controls.
  5. Tap on their phone (near the top):
    family-link-choose-device.png
  6. Tap on Device Settings.
  7. Turn ON Apps from unknown sources.
  8. Turn OFF Developer Options and Add/Remove User:
    Google Family Link unknown apps on and other stuff off.png
  9. Continue setting up your kid's Android.

My app doesn't look like that

If your Family Link parent app does not look like the options above, let's try this:

  1. Open up a web browser on your parent device.
  2. Navigate to families.google.com.
  3. Log in as the family supervisor if prompted.
  4. Select your child's name.
  5. Scroll down to Device Settings and select the applicable device:mceclip0.png
  6. Turn ON Apps from unknown sources.
  7. Turn OFF Developer Options and Add/Remove User:
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  8. Continue setting up your kid's Android.