In order for the Bark for Chromebooks app to monitor your child's Chromebook, we will need to have the Accessibility setting enabled for Bark.
Having Accessibility disabled may impact the monitoring of the Chromebook's saved photos/videos, and if applicable, the Android apps installed on the Chromebook that are on the list of Android apps we monitor.
For a full walkthrough video and instructions on how to set up a Chromebook for monitoring, check out this article.
Follow these steps to allow Bark to monitor your child's Chromebook:
STEP 1: Access your child's Chromebook and log in with your child's user account.
NOTE: If they have multiple user accounts they use to log in to the Chromebook, repeat these steps on the other user account(s).
STEP 2: Click on the clock on the bottom right.
STEP 3: Select the gear icon to access the device Settings.
STEP 4: Type "play store" in the Settings search bar, or scroll down until you find Google Play Store.
STEP 5: Select Manage Android preferences.
STEP 6: Select Accessibility in the window that appears.
STEP 7: Click on Bark under Services and turn it on.
- When prompted, select Ok.
STEP 8: Click on the bottom left O symbol and open the Bark for Chromebooks app from your app list. It has this icon:
STEP 9: Tap on the bottom right gear icon.
STEP 10: Tap on Test Monitoring.
Descriptions of other settings:
- Upload over Wi-Fi only: If your child's Chromebook has a cellular plan and needs to conserve cellular data use, then you may consider turning on the setting of "Upload over Wi-Fi only." Otherwise, leave disabled.
- Test monitoring: If you want to make sure the Chromebook monitoring is set up properly, tap on "Test monitoring." A message will then pop up letting you know if it looks good!
NOTE: Do NOT logout of the Bark for Chromebooks app, or monitoring will be impacted.
Last step: Breathe!
You have now made sure your child's Chromebook is monitoring its saved photos and videos and if applicable, the Android apps installed on the Chromebook that are on the list of Android apps we monitor.
Even if the Bark for Chromebooks application is X-ed out or not on the bottom taskbar, rest assured that it is monitoring.
Need additional help or confirmation that monitoring has resumed?
Bark Support is here for you! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.