This article is for compatible Chromebooks on the Bark Premium and Bark Jr plans.
In order for the Bark for Chromebooks app to monitor your child's Chromebook, we will need to have the Accessibility setting enabled for Bark. This ensures we're monitoring the Chromebook's saved photos and videos.
For a full walkthrough video and instructions on how to set up a Chromebook, check out this article.
STEP 1: Access your child's Chromebook and log in with your child's user account.
STEP 2: Click on the time on the bottom right.
STEP 3: Select the gear icon to access the device Settings.
STEP 4: Type "play store" in the Settings search bar, or scroll down until you find Google Play Store.
STEP 5: Select Manage Android preferences.
STEP 6: Select Accessibility in the window that appears.
STEP 7: Click on Bark under Services and turn it on.
- When prompted, select Ok.
STEP 8: Click on the bottom left O symbol and open the Bark for Chromebooks app from your app list. It has this icon:
STEP 9: Tap on the bottom right gear icon.
STEP 10: Tap on Test Monitoring.
Descriptions of other settings:
- Upload over Wi-Fi only: If your child's Chromebook has a cellular plan and needs to conserve cellular data use, then you may consider turning on the setting of "Upload over Wi-Fi only." Otherwise, leave disabled.
- Test monitoring: If you want to make sure the Chromebook monitoring is set up properly, tap on "Test monitoring." A message will then pop up letting you know if it looks good!
That's it! 🎉
Even if the Bark for Chromebooks application is X-ed out or not on the bottom taskbar, rest assured that it is monitoring.
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.