There's lots of ways to do this: Two listed above.I am working on a project and I want to have an iPad start/open with a video or kiosk mode that goes directly to play a video. Is there a way to make this happen? I am open to jailbreaking if necessary.
No, not guided access.Guided access?
I don’t think the article I linked alludes to that in any way so I just wanted to make it explicit for OP. If physically blocking off the home buttons is part of the set up, guided access is definitely the easiest option. If it isn’t, it’s not a good one although certain pitfalls can be avoided if it is backed up regularly to the cloud, has also been connected to and backed up to a computer that’s easily accessible in the past and anyone who might need to maintain it has their fingerprint registered in touchIDThat is correct. They are in a locked kiosk stand which covers the home button.
With accessibility single app mode the home button is used to escape single app mode and brings up a password dialog. A guessed password = full access. Successive failed passwords increase the time before you can enter a new one which can be a PITA if someone needs to maintain the kiosk and is locked out (using Touch ID overrides this timer, hence the suggestion above).With accessibility single app mode the home button is disabled.