Still no way to hide settings?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Soundburst, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Surely this isn't the case?

    Every morning my little brothers iPad will have text to speech, inverted colours, and a whole host of other accessibility options pressed that take a good ten mins to sort out.

    All of which could be solved by being able to hide the settings app.

    Anyone have any tips?
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Set a pin/passphrase to your ipad, and make sure his fingerprint isn't one of the allowed fingers for touchid.
    That way he can't use it without your permission. Plain and simple.

    But no, there's not a restriction for accessibility or settings app.
  3. TETENAL macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2014
    If there were a setting in Settings to hide Settings, how would you unhide it again?

    And why do you care what settings your brother is changing on his iPad?
  4. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    I'm guessing it's because it's accessible through triple clicking the home button. Try disabling that.
    Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Accessibility shortcut (way at the bottom). Uncheck all of them.
  5. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Thank you for the useful answer.

    It's a huge oversight by Apple.

    The settings App is home to MANY MANY MANY customisable options - which he shouldn't be able to mess with - he should be playing his maths and science games. . . .and yet he's in messing around changing settings that an adult should be in control of.

    Setting's app should be pin protected at the very least.
  6. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    sounds as if with his interests some day he will be a billionaire computer wizard and then you'll thank Apple for no hiding or protecting settings.
    Knowing kids - if that were hidden he'd find some other method of doing something other than what he should be.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    You want to use Guided Access:

    This will lock the iPad into a single app until someone with the password switches to another one.

    It does sound like you want to give him access to multiple apps at once but, honesty, if he's not old enough to handle the settings app then I'd argue he's not old enough to be switching between random apps on his own and you should be staying in control of which app he's using at any given time.

    The link above will tell you how to do it.
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Small White Car has the best solution you can hope for in this case. If the device is owned by a child or a person with a disability then you want to use the restrictions and accessibility settings. Young children shouldn't use these devices completely unattended anyway, especially if they really don't understand how they work.
  9. S.T.A.R. Suspended


    Jul 1, 2012

    The parents should be.
  10. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    I don't think he intentionally went to the settings. Like I said, by default, those options to invert colors and enable voice over is easily accessible by triple clicking the home button, which anyone can accidentally do. After triple liking the home button, those options are simply a tap away. So before getting too upset, just disable that and see if the problem persists.

    I do agree in a sense that by now, Apple should have some sort of "kid mode" for iOS (or a simple setting to have a specific home screen with just few apps you set beforehand). Guided access is not really a solution in this case.
  11. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Are you sure? I don't think the accessibility shortcuts are enabled by default.
  12. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    It was on my iPad. :shrug: In any case, it seems to be a likely culprit vs the kid going to the setting and navigate the menus.

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