Background

Check-Ins are a great way of getting your child's location via the Bark for Kids app available on Android devices.

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!

NOTE: Presently, this feature is only available on Android devices. For iOS devices, consider the free Find My Friends feature! It's called Find My on iOS 13.

Troubleshooting Check-Ins

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:

Additional Reading

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.

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