Guided Access is a setting that allows you to temporarily lock an iPad into one App at a time. This is particularly useful if you are using the iPad with children; they can stay focused on the activity and won’t be able to exit the game or access other features of the iPad until you unlock this feature with a pass code.

Note – This Tip is based on an iPad 2 IOS 7, different versions may vary. Guided Access is available in IOS 6 onward.

Enabled Guided Access on an iPad

  • Open the Settings App
  • Tap on “General”, then tap “Accessibility”

  • Scroll down to “Guided Access” and switch it on. Tap “Set Pass code” and type a 4 digit pass code (This can be different to your iPad lock screen pass code).

Turn on Guided Access on an iPad

  • Launch the App that you want to use, such as a game or story book
  • Triple-click the Home button (press the Home button 3 times quickly)
  • After triple-clicking the Home Button you will see the Guided Access screen, tap “Start” in the top right corner.

Turn Guided Access off on an iPad

  • Triple-click the Home button again
  • Enter the pass code to turn Guided Access off, tap “End” in the top left corner of the Guided Access Screen.