Bark Home Profiles

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Background

When you purchase and activate the Bark Home, you will now have the opportunity to assign devices to different profiles. These profiles represent a set of screen time rules that will apply to any device assigned to that profile. You can always reassign devices to a new profile.

Unmanaged

This is the profile that newly detected devices are assigned to by default.

In our efforts to have a baseline level of protection for any device joining your Wi-Fi network for the first time, it blocks Sexual Content apps/sites and enforces SafeSearch.

If you need help identifying a device, see here for more information.

Anonymous Devices

You may one day notice a sub-section of the Unmanaged profile that is labeled "Anonymous Devices." This is a profile only present for Bark Home users that have "unknown" devices that Bark couldn't automatically identify.

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Click into each device and look to see if it has a notice at the top about "private address." If it does, follow these steps.

Otherwise, use this guide to identify the unknown device(s).

Ignored

If there's a device you don't want to filter, you can assign it to Ignored. Parents and guardians will often ignore their personal phones, for example.

If you ever need to re-assign an Ignored device, click In-Home > scroll down to Ignored Devices > click into the device in question, then change what profile it is assigned to.

Shared

If there are devices that are used by multiple people, you may wish to assign them to Shared. Families will often assign shared computers, gaming consoles, and/or Smart TVs to this profile.

However, if a family wants to break that down even further to be able to assign different rules to different shared devices, families can create a custom home profile.

Custom

Because each family has different needs, Bark grants you the ability to create custom profiles. You can choose to create a child profile and/or a home profile.

To do so, navigate to the In-Home page and select +Add on the top right. You will then select the profile type and name the profile. 

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