If you’re like me, you probably hand your iPhone or iPad to your toddler from time to time. Maybe it’s a specific app, a video, or the photos app. Either way, it’s pretty frustrating to launch something for them only to have them immediately exit it by pressing the home button – or worse, tapping an ad banner.
In iOS 6, there is a solution for this: Guided Access.
In short, you can configure (among other things) the following measures to prevent exiting an app via home button or ads. You can even lock down intra-app functionality. An example might be the “Done” button in the Videos app to prevent exiting a parent-selected movie or show.
Let’s look at setting up Guided Access with a real app example.
First, launch the Settings app and go to “General.”
Within Guided Access, slide the slider to “On.”
Tap “Set Passcode.”…
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