How To Enable Guided Access On iOS

Out of all the new features that came with iOS 6, I think my favorite one is Guided Access. What is Guided Access, you ask? Well, its the ability to lock your iPhone or iPad into a specific app. For example, say one of your children want to use your iPhone, but you don’t want them getting into your Facebook or Twitter. With Guided Access, you won’t have to worry about that because they won’t be able to leave the app you lock the phone into without your password. Okay, so how do you enable it?

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Go to the General tab.
  3. Scroll down to Accessibility and tap on it.
  4. Scroll to Guided Access and tap on it.
  5. Flip the switch to the “On” position.
  6. Recommended but optional: set a pass code.

Now that you have enabled Guided Access from the settings, go to the app you want your iPhone or iPad to “lock” on, and do the following:

  1. Press the Home Button three times quickly. This should show you the Guided Access screen.
  2. Press Start in the upper right hand corner to begin.
  3. To exit Guided Access, triple click the Home Button again, enter your password if applicable, and press End in the upper left hand corner.


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