Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Guided Access for iPads: A MUST for ALL Teachers

Okay Teachers, look no further!  Guided Access is an iOS feature that will blow your mind!  It allows you to lock your iPad into a specific app.  This not only keeps the younger students from getting frustrated every time they click the home button and don’t know how to reenter an app, but it also keeps the older students on task and out of trouble.  What a novel idea!

This feature is very simple to enable. 
Just follow these steps:

Turn on Guided Access in Settings
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Accessibility.
  4. Under Learning, Tap on Guided Access.
  5. Turn Guided Access On.
  6. Tap Set Passcode and create a 4-digit passcode.
Enable Guided Access in the App
  1. Click on your home button and enter the app you want the student to use.
  2. Triple Click the Home Button.
  3. Under the Hardware Buttons Options, you can choose whether you want the Sleep/Wake Button and the Volume Buttons to be enabled. 
  4. You can also choose whether you want Touch and Motion to be enabled.
  5. Circle areas on the screen you would like to disable.
  6.  Click Start in the top right hand corner.

Disable Guided Access in the App
  1. Triple Click the Home Button.
  2. Enter Passcode.
  3. Hit your home button to exit the app.

*If you do not turn off Guided Access in the Settings after use, you can Triple Click the home button to renter Guided Access Mode.  It may ask you to set the password upon entering.

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