Installing or Updating Bark for Kids on Androids Supervised with Family Link


Watch this video to learn how to install or update Bark for Kids on Android devices supervised with Family Link. If you'd like some additional tips — or if the video doesn't play — follow the step-by-step instructions written below.


When installing the Bark for Kids app, you may have come across a security prompt warning you about installing apps from "unknown sources," as seen below: 

(What are apps from unknown sources?)

If you've already enabled this setting on your child's Android device, you may have to enable the setting on your parent Family Link app as well! This article discusses how to enable the setting on your parent Family Link app so that you can install the Bark for Kids app on your child's Android without the need to uninstall Family Link!

Get Started

STEP 1: Open your parent Family Link app on your phone.

The app can be found by the following icon:


STEP 2: Scroll down to your child and tap their name:

STEP 3: Scroll down to the device settings and tap on Settings:

STEP 4: Tap on Apps from unknown sources.

Tap the slider next to Apps from Unknown Sources so that it is enabled:


That's it! You may reference the rest of the Android connection instructions here: Android Connection Instructions

Feel free to disable the Apps from Unknown Sources setting after you've successfully installed Bark for Kids on your child's phone, if you like.


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.