Latest news

How to use Guided Access on iPhone and iPad to Lock Apps

How do I lock apps on my iPhone and iPad to one app? You can use Guided Access!

  • Care to share?

January 23, 2017

ibbleobble_paul wrote this

Have you ever given your iPhone or iPad to your child to play with only to find out that theyÔÇÖve sent a few iMessages to random friends, emailed your boss and even changed a few settings on your phone!?

Yes, I have too! Apple has a solution with Guided Access

WouldnÔÇÖt it be great if you could lock apps down on your device so the little terrors canÔÇÖt mess with your settings? Well, itÔÇÖs been built into iOS for years! If youÔÇÖve not used it yet youÔÇÖre probably just not aware of it. HereÔÇÖs step by step guide on How to use Guided Access on iPhone and iPad.

How to set up Guided Access?

How to use Guided Access?

Additional options

How to set up Guided Access

1. Open the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Go to General

3. Click on Accessibility

4. YouÔÇÖll see a Learning section, Click on Guided Access.


How to use Guided Access on iPhone and iPad | Step 1

5. Toggle the switch to turn on Guided Access

6. Click Passcode Settings

7. Click Guided Access Passcode

8. Set a passcode

9. Finally toggle the Accessibility Shortcut to On. Now you can triple click the home button when youÔÇÖre in an app to enable Guided Access.


How to use Guided Access on iPhone and iPad | Step 2

How to use Guided Access

1. Open the app you want to use. In this case weÔÇÖre using Multiplication with Ibbleobble

2. Triple click the home button and select Guided Access from the Accessibility Shortcuts.

3. YouÔÇÖll see your app shrink with Guided Access options at both the top and bottom.


How to use Guided Access on iPhone and iPad | Step 2

Additional options

1. You can also select areas to disable within the application. Simply draw with your finger a circle on the screen you would like to disable. This is very useful in apps that offer in-app purchases.

2. Select Options in the bottom left corner to choose whether or not you want to grant access to the Sleep/Wake button, Volume buttons, touch screen, and motion. Tap Done when youÔÇÖve finished selecting.

3. And finally simply select the Start button and youÔÇÖre done!


How to use Guided Access on iPhone and iPad | Step 4

Now you can give your child your iPhone or iPad with peace of mind that they can focus on their homework and not snoop around on your device or mess with other apps. Try it now with one of our apps and turn on Guided Access.

Categorised in:

This post was written by ibbleobble_paul

Crafted for kids... by [Big] kids