You can also create new profiles to further organize your devices and their rules.
Newly detected devices are assigned to the Unmanaged profile by default. If you also have the Bark parent app installed, you'll get a push notification about the new device being discovered:
Unmanaged devices get the following baseline level of protection:
- Apps and sites categorized as Sexual Content are automatically blocked.
- SafeSearch on Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo is automatically turned on.
- Other search engines that don't support SafeSearch are automatically blocked (like Yahoo).
To block more apps and sites, you should re-assign Unmanaged devices to a different profile.
Devices that you don't want filtered at all should instead be assigned to the Ignored profile.
Here's how to identify and rename your devices for easy management.
Sometimes, there's a section under Unmanaged that is labeled Anonymous Devices. Here's what you should do with those devices:
- Click on one of the "unknown" or "anonymous" devices.
- Look to see if there's a notice at the top about "private address."
- Repeat these steps for all other devices under the Anonymous section.
If there's a device you don't want to filter, assign it to Ignored. Parents and guardians will often ignore their personal phones, for example.
To prevent issues with your internet speeds, we suggest assigning the following types of devices to Ignored as well:
- Network extenders or repeaters
- Network switches
- Mesh units
- Smart thermostats
- Security cameras
How to stop ignoring a device
Because each family has different needs, we offer the flexibility to create custom profiles.
Create a custom profile
- Open up your parent app / dashboard.
- Scroll down to the bottom.
- Tap +Add child / profile.
- Select the profile type and give it a name.
Customize blocked apps and screen time schedules