How to Connect Your Child’s iOS Device for Monitoring

Note: If you aren't a Bark user yet, you can learn more about our iOS parental controls here!

What Youll Need

How It Works

Because of Apple’s restrictions, Bark can’t monitor texts, photos, and videos directly. Instead, we use an app that lets us do it.

1. Download the Bark Desktop App

2. Install It

For windows:
For Mac:

3. Connect Your Child’s Device

Don’t Have a Home Computer? We’ve Got You Covered!

Why Is Monitoring iOS Devices Different?

Need to Update the Existing Desktop App?

The latest version of the Bark Desktop App should update automatically.

If you're running an older version, these guides will help you get up to date.