FAQs

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iOS Monitoring

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Android & Amazon Fire Monitoring

  • How to Monitor an Android Device

    Get Started We're proud to be able to cover the most devices and platforms on the market. Due to our compre...

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  • How To Set Up the Bark Phone™

    The Bark Phone™ is our brand new all-in-one solution. This article discusses the initial setup process. If ...

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  • Managing Rules for the Bark Phone™

    Background The Bark Phone™️ delivers even more tools to the existing Bark Premium experience that has made ...

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  • Transferring Contacts and Media

    If you are going from a different smartphone to a Bark Phone™, you may be wondering about the best method t...

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  • How to Monitor Other Android Phones & Tablets

    This article is for compatible Android devices on the Bark Premium plan. For monitoring Android devices on ...

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  • How to Monitor an Amazon Fire Tablet

    This article is for Bark Premium subscribers. If you'd like to set up screen time & web filtering on an Ama...

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Account Management

  • How to Add a Child or Home Profile

    One of the great features of Bark is that you can add as many profiles and devices as you like to your Bark...

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  • How to Monitor Accounts and Devices

    Connecting Accounts and Devices for Monitoring You get an unlimited number of apps and devices you can moni...

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  • Notifications / Alert Settings

    We built Bark to help families work with their children to stay safe online, and we are excited to provide ...

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  • Adjust the Sensitivity of Monitoring Alerts

    We completely understand that there are instances where you may not be concerned about certain things such ...

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  • Parent/Guardian App

    Managing your Bark account from your phone is easier than ever with our parent/guardian apps available for ...

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  • Referral Program

    If you believe in Bark, take a moment to tell your friends — it could change their lives. For every person ...

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Screen Time & Web Filtering

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Social Media and Email Monitoring

Computer Monitoring

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Troubleshooting Android & Amazon Fire

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Troubleshooting iOS

  • Troubleshooting iOS Device Monitoring

    This article discusses troubleshooting solutions for issues encountered with monitoring the content of iOS ...

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  • Update the Bark Desktop App

    Bark is committed to constantly adding new features and ways to make monitoring your children's devices eas...

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  • Update the Bark Desktop App (Mac)

    Bark is committed to constantly adding new features and ways to make monitoring your children's devices eas...

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  • Update the Bark Desktop App (Windows)

    Bark is committed to constantly adding new features and ways to make monitoring your children's devices eas...

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  • Update Apple Software on Windows

    Families occasionally get an alert asking them update their computers with Apple software. These updates wi...

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  • Update Apple Software on Mac

    Families occasionally get an alert asking them update their computers with Apple software. These updates wi...

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Location Features

  • Calibrate Location on the Bark Phone™

      Bark Phone™ If your child's location alerts or check-ins are showing your child's location as farther awa...

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  • Location Alerts

    No more having to open a map app to see where your kid is — we’ll automatically alert you when they arrive ...

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  • Calibrate Location

    Check-Ins and location alerts are two of Bark's location features. Both require the Bark Kids app to be ins...

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  • Calibrate Location on iOS

      iOS (Apple) To calibrate the GPS on your child's iOS device, please see the instructions below: Calibra...

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  • Calibrate Location on Android

      Android To calibrate the GPS on your child's Android device, please see the instructions below: Calibra...

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  • What are check-ins?

    Check-Ins are a great addition to Bark to minimize the number of text messages we might exchange with our k...

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