FAQ: Apps from Unknown Sources

Brandon Hilkert

Why do I need to enable apps from Unknown Sources?

To install apps that are not present in the Google Play store, Android requires you to enable the Unknown Sources / Unknown Apps setting. Not all apps available for Android are present in the Play Store.

🚧 NOTE: Bark takes the safety and security of customers' devices extremely seriously. We recommend that you take care to only download apps or content from websites that you know (such as Bark).

Why does the Bark for Kids app say .APK at the end?

An Android Package Kit (APK for short) is the file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. Just like Windows (PC) systems use an .exe file for installing software, the .apk file does the same for installing Android apps. This is essentially our Bark for Kids app in its original Android format, available at your convenience! Install the Bark for Kids app on a child's Android phone or tablet by navigating to bark.us/android on the child's device.


Need additional assistance?

If you're have any questions while setting up your child's Android devices, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!