Calibrate location on iOS devices

Having issues with your kid's iPhone location not being accurate? Here's how to fix it.

  1. First, on your kid's iPhone or iPad, let's try to calibrate GPS using the Google Maps app.

    wifi_question_mark.png Is your kid's phone"Wi-Fi Only"?
    Bark will only be able to get location information whenever it's connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Next, open the ios settings app.jpg Settings app.
  3. Tap on Privacy.
  4. Tap on Location Services.
  5. Make sure that Location Services is toggled on.
  6. Scroll down and tap bark kids app.png Bark Kids.
  7. Tap Location.
  8. Tap While Using the App or Always.
    (We recommend choosing "Always" option to take advantage of our location alerts)
  9. Enable Precise Location (if present):
    📌 Want to lock down the location settings?
    Use Apple Screen Time to lock them down with an Apple password only you know. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content and Privacy Restrictions > Location Services > Don't Allow Changes.
  10. Tap < back on the top left until you reach the Bark Kids app settings again.
  11. Toggle on Cellular Data.
  12. Toggle on Background App Refresh.
    🚫 Background app refresh setting is greyed out?
    Turn off Low Power Mode.