Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:45 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
iOS 6: Guided Access, Also for Kids and Kiosks







Guided Access is a new feature in iOS 6 that makes it easier for users with vision, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities to use their iOS devices. The feature allows parents or teachers to limit an iOS device by disabling the physical buttons or limiting user controls on certain areas of the screen.

This could also be useful for parents with younger children who want to prevent them from leaving a particular app or game. Insanely Great Mac has put together a nice video showing how the feature works.


Article Link: iOS 6: Guided Access, Also for Kids and Kiosks
MacRumors is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:53 PM   #2
JDee
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ireland
This could come in useful for the Safari history button.
__________________
MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iPhone 5s
JDee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:54 PM   #3
840quadra
Moderator
 
840quadra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Land of Free outdoor Freezers
So many of the coolest features in iOS are hidden within the Actability options. In many cases, they have dual purposes that make the phone a little bit more unique or your own. I love the idea of using guided access this way when I bring my iPad out to show clients photos and such. I am hoping I can get good at using it in this way.

Some of the other cool accessibility features I love are..

- Triple click home to enable voiceover.
I turn on voiceover when my phone is in the car and I am driving. It will speak my texts to me, or the first part of my email. I can quickly toggle it on and off with triple click. I can't count how many times I have been asked how I got siri to speak my emails without prompting her, and I only have an iPhone 4

- LED light notifications
sounds strange, but having the phone muted, and on a smooth surface the bright light is a nice way to tell me I received a text or email when I want to be quiet.

- custom vibrations
silly, but just cool, I can tell who is calling me just by the vibration I feel
840quadra is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:56 PM   #4
jayducharme
macrumors 68020
 
jayducharme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The thick of it
That's really cool. The interface is simple and functional. I've been planning to upgrade our old kiosk at work. This is indeed be a perfect tool to allow an iPad to be used instead of a standard computer.
jayducharme is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:17 PM   #5
truettray
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
This is one of the best features of iOS 6.
truettray is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:55 PM   #6
needfx
macrumors 68020
 
needfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: sizing things up, or down
MR should construct a ramp in order for disabled people; the majority of its visitors, to be able to access sensitive articles
__________________
flickr
needfx is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:31 PM   #7
nickm81us
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayducharme View Post
That's really cool. The interface is simple and functional. I've been planning to upgrade our old kiosk at work. This is indeed be a perfect tool to allow an iPad to be used instead of a standard computer.
Was thinking the exact same thing.

Except for the fact that even the cheapest bargain-basement PC is anywhere from 100-150 dollars cheaper than the most inexpensive iPad.
nickm81us is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:56 PM   #8
lumpy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
anyone know how the presenter captured the mirrored display video? Would love to be able to produce iOS help videos for my workplace.
lumpy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:04 PM   #9
bilboa
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
I love this feature too. I had actually been wishing for something like this, and was pleasantly surprised to see it in iOS 6. I've tried letting my 9 month old daughter play with the Koi Pond app on my iPad, but she always ends up putting swiping with several fingers and switching to another app. This lets me disable that, plus disable the on-screen settings button, so she can just play with the water and fish.
bilboa is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please Help With Guided Access! Smallchef iOS 6 2 Dec 4, 2012 06:56 PM
iPad: Guided Access Bug in 6.0.1 rahul247rocks iPad 0 Nov 24, 2012 11:33 PM
Got kids? Guided access is awesome! UASteph iOS 6 2 Sep 20, 2012 01:36 PM
Guided Access frostbit3 iOS 6 1 Jun 13, 2012 08:58 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC