Disable apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ompah, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. ompah macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    I wanna use my iPad in an exhibition and I would like to hide/disable ALL icon on it except one or two apps that I will use.
    When I use restrictions I still have apps like mail, calendar etc.

    I dont want to jailbrake it ofc.

    I'd be greatful for any help!

  2. eq2675 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    You could just backup your iPad and delete all the 3rd party apps and go here

    Settings -> General -> Restrictions

    Will enable you to disable several of the default apps.
  3. ompah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    Yes, but as I said, Im still stuck with some of the apps.

    I still have: videos, notes, calendar, ipod, photos, mail, contacts, maps, setting + my own apps.

    Since others will be using my iPad I wanna hide those things.

    I wanna have only my own apps + Settings.

  4. prot0type macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    How long is this exhibition, more than one day?

    Maybe just back up and erase all content and add the 2 apps you need. Exhibition is done, load everything back to your ipad? You'll still have the default apps, but there wont be any information for anyone to snoop around in.
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  6. caubeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    Create six pages of icons. Put all your personal ones on page 6. Place dummy icons on the 4 pages you're using as a spacer. These can be pure black: surf to a webpage with a black space, pinch to zoom so the black covers the screen, then add to Home screen as a link. The text can be a single dot. Your exhibition icon can be on page 1 for show. Otherwise, backup, jailbreak and then unjailbreak the next day. Or, as you rightly protested, masking tape. There is no other way.
  7. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    Create and deploy a configuration to the iPad with the configuration editor tool? This should let you remove most of these items.

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