Got kids? Guided access is awesome!

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by UASteph, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. UASteph macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2008
    I know Guided Access was developed for educational reasons, and I can see how it will be great for that. For now, it is the perfect toddler lock for my iPhone/iPad. Buttons off, choose parts of the screen you don't want them to be able to click, and voila. My one-year-old can poke at his Fisher Price app while I change his diaper in peace. Thank you, Apple!
  2. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    Sounds terrific.

    Though I wouldn't try that on my 4 year old. She's too used to having full access to the iPad to have me suddenly lock out the home screen. Thankfully, we have an older iPad loaded with just her stuff.
  3. UASteph thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Oh, yeah - I could see older kids getting pretty annoyed. I'm just glad I can keep my little guy from deleting my emails and calling random people. For someone who hasn't even been walking very long, he has a knack for finding interesting places on the phone!

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