• iOS: About Guided Access

    Guided Access helps you to stay focused on a task while using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Guided Access limits your device to a single app and lets you control which app features are available.

    Use Guided Access to:

    • Temporarily restrict your iOS device to a particular app
    • Disable areas of the screen that aren’t relevant to a task, or areas where an accidental gesture might cause a distraction
    • Disable the hardware buttons

    Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access to set up Guided Access. From there you can:

    • Turn Guided Access on or off 
    • Set a passcode that controls the use of Guided Access and prevents someone from leaving an active session
    • Set whether the device can go to sleep during a session

    Start a Guided Access session

    • Open the app you want to run.
    • Triple-click the Home button.
    • Adjust settings for the session, then click Start.

    Disable app controls and areas of the app screen

    • Circle any part of the screen you want to disable.
    • Use the handles to adjust the area.

    Ignore all screen touches

    • Turn off Touch.

    Keep iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from switching from portrait to landscape or from responding to any other motions

    • Turn off Motion.

    End a Guided Access session

    • Triple-click the Home button.
    • Enter the Guided Access passcode.