Guided access allows you to control
exactly what your iPad is being used for by restricting your iPad to a single app. To activate guided access go to settings,
general, then accessibility, then scroll to guided access. Tap to turn it on and
then select password settings. The passcode is normally six digits and
should not be something easy to guess, like a birthday.
Open the app you wish to use with guided access. Now tap the home or power key
three times to bring up the guided access menu. Type in your passcode. Tap
options, to bring up the menu and select which features you would like to enable,
such as volume. You can also set a timer for how long you want this session to
last. If you tap in this shaded area, you are
able to draw on the sections of the iPad screen that you wish to disable, for
example around the settings menu. Now when you start guided access you
won’t be able to use that part of the screen.
If you have set a timer, when your session ends you’ll be alerted and then
prompted to re-enter your password. This will restore your iPad to normal use. If
you haven’t set a timer, simply tap the home button or power key three times, and
you’ll be prompted to re-enter the password and end guided access. The next
time you want to start a guided access session with the same app the app will
automatically remember your settings. For more information on controlling your
child’s apps see our video ‘Screen time’.