We’d be happy even if the Bark Phone was nothing more than the Bark app permanently installed on a smartphone. Uninstall protection is a major sticking point for parental control apps—including Bark.
On a normal smartphone, kids can end up uninstalling the controls or downloading VPNs to browse the internet without any filters. But the Bark Phone is tamperproof. There isn’t a “grown-up” iOS underneath the Bark controls. It’s all Bark, all day long.
And it gets even better—the Bark Phone does things the Bark app can’t:
- App download approvals
- App time limits
- Contact management
- Spam call blocking
- Improved location tracking
Plus, linking your child’s social media accounts to Bark is way easier on the Bark Phone than on the Bark app—you don’t have to ask your child to manually sign in to all of them during setup. Monitoring begins as soon as they log into an app that Bark monitors.
To learn more about the core Bark features—listed below—hop over to our Bark app review. They work the same in the Bark Phone.
- Social media monitoring
- Screen time usage reports
- Content filters
- Push, text, and email alerts for parents
- Remote internet shutdown