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What is Bark and how can it help my family?

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Written by Brandon Hilkert, Brian Richards, and Paola Rivera

What Bark Monitors on the Different Platforms

What we monitor on Android devices, Apple devices, Amazon devices, and computers
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Pricing

How much does Bark cost?
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What does Bark Monitor on Android and Amazon devices?

Apps, social media, and other services that Bark monitors on Android devices
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What does Bark Monitor on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch?

Apps, social media, and other services that Bark monitors on iOS devices
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What Does Bark Monitor on Mac, PC, and Chromebook?

Social media, photos, videos, and web browsing that Bark monitors on computers
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Compatibility

Minimum versions of devices compatible with Bark
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Supported Chromebooks

Learn if your child's Chromebook supports Bark
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Do you monitor...

Our free Bark-o-matic service helps you set up essential parental controls for many platforms and devices!
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How does Bark work?

How does it actually detect problems? Does it just look for certain keywords?
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The Bark Difference

What makes you different from other products that claim to keep children safe online?
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FAQ: Text Messages

How does Bark monitor text messages?
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FAQ: Photos/Videos

Does Bark analyze media like pictures and videos?
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FAQ: Detecting New Accounts or Apps

How can Bark alert on new social media accounts?
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Reviewing Potential Issues

Why can't I review all my child's activities?
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Is Bark available outside of the United States?

From another country or moving to another country soon?
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Will my child know that Bark is installed?

Is Bark able to be used discreetly?
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How do I talk to my child about using Bark?

Some suggestions for starting conversations with your child about using Bark
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Does Bark work if I have an iPhone and my child has an Android device?

Bark works no matter what mobile devices your family is using
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How to Bookmark the Bark Website onto Your iPhone Homescreen

Instructions on making a shortcut to your Bark parent dashboard on iPhone and iPad.
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iOS Jailbreaking / Android Rooting

Does a child's phone need to be jailbroken (or rooted) to use Bark?
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FAQ: Apps from Unknown Sources

Your questions answered on enabling apps from unknown sources
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What is monitored on TikTok?

Does Bark support the iOS or Android Tik Tok (formerly known as Musical.ly) app?
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What is monitored on Spotify?

How Bark analyzes your child's Spotify account for worrisome activity
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What is monitored on LiveMe?

How Bark analyzes your child's LiveMe account for worrisome activity
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Troubleshooting Android Device Monitoring

Optimization in Android can periodically affect monitoring, but we have included solutions to prevent this from happening going forward!
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Battery Optimization on Samsung devices

Optimization in Android can periodically disable Accessibility
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Battery Optimization on Huawei devices

Optimization in Android can periodically disable Accessibility
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Battery Optimization on Nokia devices

Optimization in Android can periodically disable Accessibility
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Battery Optimization on OnePlus devices

Optimization in Android can periodically disable Accessibility
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Battery Optimization on Sony devices

Optimization in Android can periodically disable Accessibility
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How to Set Up Google Family Link

A free complement to Bark that allows you to block apps, set time limits, and more on your child's Android device or Chromebook.
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How to Set Up Screen Time for iOS

A free complement to Bark that allows you to block apps, set time limits, and more on your child's iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
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How to block apps on Apple / iOS devices

Learn how to use Apple's built-in parental controls pre-iOS 12
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I want to use Bark but I can’t afford it ⁠— can you help?

We would hate for this to impact your child's online safety. Speak to us about getting help with the cost of Bark!
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Supported Languages

What languages do you support?
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Security

Is my child's data secure?
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Accuracy

Is Bark 100% accurate?
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