We use the GPS inside of your child's phone along with the help of Google Maps to send you your child's location. We even include directions to your child's location!
Check-Ins rely on the accuracy of your child's Android device GPS chip. There are a number of variables that can temporarily throw off the GPS on your child's Android device.
To calibrate the GPS on your child's Android device, please see instructions below:
Understanding the location settings available on your child's Android device
Google has a number of location-based services, including:
Location Accuracy for your Android device (a.k.a. Google Location Services)
To get a more accurate location for your child's device, learn how to turn on Location Accuracy on their device.
Location Sharing for Google Maps
To let others (including yourself) see where your child's device is, learn how to enable the sharing of their real-time location via Google Maps.
Need help or have additional questions?
We are happy to assist! Reach out to Bark Support, and we'll help every step of the way.