Families occasionally get a message asking them update their accounts even though it appears that they've followed the proper steps. The message looks like this:

If you've already downloaded and installed iTunes and are getting this message, it means that you have an outdated version of iTunes that doesn't contain the Apple Drivers (or communications services) Bark needs to monitor your child's iOS device! But don't worry — we'll help you fix it in just a few steps!

Step 1: Uninstall the Incorrect iTunes Version

iTunes is a pretty intricate application, and there may be several related components we will need to uninstall in a particular order.

Don't uninstall these components in a different order or only uninstall some of them. Doing so might have unintended consequences! After you uninstall a component, you might be prompted to restart your computer, but let's wait to do this until you're finished removing all of the components!

Uninstall iTunes and its related software components in the following order (if present):

STEP 1:
Uninstall iTunes.

STEP 2: Uninstall Bonjour.

STEP 3: Uninstall Apple Application Support 32-bit.

STEP 4: Uninstall Apple Application Support 64-bit.

NOTE: On some systems, you might see two versions of Apple Application Support or iTunes. This is expected! If you see two versions, be sure to uninstall both.

Step 2: Restart the Computer

This will ensure that the components are properly removed.

Step 3: Download the 64-Bit Version of iTunes

NOTE: If you get a message about the 32-bit version of Windows, that means you need to use the version linked here!

Step 4: Install iTunes

You may now see that the iTunes download has completed. You can click on the iTunes64setup.exe file to run the installer or click Run if prompted!

The installer will start by asking you to accept its terms and conditions.

You will see a progress bar as you go through the prompts.

After some time, you will see that iTunes has successfully installed! Click Finish to close out of the installer.

Step 5: Restart Your Computer

This ensures that the changes to the Apple Drivers (or mobile communication services) have taken effect on your Windows computer.

Step 6: Re-Open the Bark Desktop Application

Bark should look like this now!:

You can then continue with the rest of the iOS setup instructions here!

Additional Reading

Need additional assistance?

If you have any questions about iOS device setup or anything else, don't hesitate to reach out to us!

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