"Guided Access" - to limit access to a single app

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bread, May 8, 2013.

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    Bread Guest

    Wow - I just learned this (via RSS feed of MacWorld's MacOSXHints.
    It's going to be *very* helpful with certain kids I let use my iOS
    devices:

    Lets you limit access to certain portions of the screen, lets you
    require a PIN to get out of the app (by triple-clicking).

    Prevents switching to any other app -- so that when some stupid kids
    app pops up an ad for something or for another one of their apps, the
    kid cannot tap on the ad and accidently end up in the web browser or
    the app store.

    Wish I'd known about this sooner!

    Apparently, it was added in iOS6.

    Hope you all find that as helpful as I expect I will.

    Apple's placement of this feature, and description, are a little odd:

    <http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/#accessibility>

    It's not the same as the "guest" mode that I wish we could have, too,
    but it's a nice subset and will be very helpful for me.
     
    Bread, May 8, 2013
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    Lewis Guest

    In message <kmeie9$86c$>
    I do this every day to lock my ipad into iBooks so I can read without
    having to worry about accidentally hitting the home button.
     
    Lewis, May 9, 2013
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