Disable airplay?

Fernandez21

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So my 2 year old has been using my gen 1 iPad mini for a couple of months and loves it, but recently she has discovered the airplay button and is constantly streaming everything to the tv, so much so that my wife ended up unplugging our Apple TV.

Is there anyway to disable air play on her iPad? I've looked through the restrictions menu and didn't see that option, nor have I found any settings for airplay in the settings menu.

Thanks.
 

beernut

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You can use guided access (in accessibility settings) to restrict what's actually clickable
 

beernut

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You can set multiple disabled zones in guided access, including the clickable areas in full screened video view.

Alternatively, you can can try setting up a separate wifi connection (maybe one under 2.4 and one under 5ghz) and have the iPad and Apple TV on the separate connections)
 
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hungx

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Under the Apple TV settings, I believe you can set a password for AirPlay. Your devices will remember the password, but this shouldn't be an issue if you don't use your daughter's iPad to AirPlay to the TV.
 

Wackery

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You can set multiple disabled zones in guided access, including the clickable areas in full screened video view.

Alternatively, you can can try setting up a separate wifi connection (maybe one under 2.4 and one under 5ghz) and have the iPad and Apple TV on the separate connections)
All suggestions here are great, but I like this one
 

doboy

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(maybe one under 2.4 and one under 5ghz) and have the iPad and Apple TV on the separate connections)
This will not work unless you use different routers, even then it may still not work.
 

Rok73

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This will not work unless you use different routers, even then it may still not work.
If you mean setting up separate networks with one being on the 2.4 GHz band and the other on 5 GHZ isn't possible then you're wrong. I can assign two different network names for each of the bands in my router settings. I can then tell connected devices to which network they should connect.

It is not necessary, though but might be a possible solution for the OP IF his router supports it.
 

doboy

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If you mean setting up separate networks with one being on the 2.4 GHz band and the other on 5 GHZ isn't possible then you're wrong. I can assign two different network names for each of the bands in my router settings. I can then tell connected devices to which network they should connect.

It is not necessary, though but might be a possible solution for the OP IF his router supports it.
Yeah, I wasn't 100% sure that setting up separate routers would work, but I know using different frequencies won't work when using a same router for both.
 

Rok73

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Yeah, I wasn't 100% sure that setting up separate routers would work, but I know using different frequencies won't work when using a same router for both.
But what I said is that it DOES work. One router - two frequencies - different network names for each.