Guided Access

Guided Access - Guided Access helps you keep students focused on a single app by disabling the home button and restricting parts of the screen.  To Turn it ON:

  • Tap Settings, Tap General - Scroll down and tap Accessibility
  • Under Learning, tap Guided Access and Slide Guided Access ON
  • Tap Set Passcode to set the passcode you will use to disable Guided Access. Make this something you can remember as it cannot be recovered!
  • Open the app you want to use with students and Triple-click the Home button to launch Guided Access.  Select the options for limiting students' interaction with this app.
    • If you also have triple-click VoiceOver enabled, the Accessibility Options menu appears, and you have to tap Guided Access.
  • If you are just trying to keep students from accessing other apps while using this app:
    • Tap the blue Start button in the top right corner
  • If you want to enable other restrictions within this app:
    • To prevent students from accessing parts of screen within the app, draw a circle/rectangle around that part of the screen
    • To turn off the accelerometer (e.g. automatic screen orientation when the iPad is turned portrait to landscape), slide the Motion slider to OFF
    • To turn off touch and prevent students from interacting with the iPad, slide the Touch slider to OFF
    • Tap the blue Start button in the top right corner

End Guided Access for an App

  • While you are in Guided Access for an app, triple-click the Home button.
  • Enter the passcode you selected when you set up Guided Access.
  • Notice that you can tap the Resume button in the top right corner to resume Guided Access for this app.
  • Tap the End button in the top left corner to end Guided Access for this app.

Turn Off (Completely Disable) Guided Access

  • Tap Settings, Tap General, Scroll down and tap Accessibility
  • Under Learning, tap Guided Access and Slide Guided Access OFF
  • The next time you want to use Guided Access, you will be prompted to set up a new Guided Access passcode