How to enable Guided Access on iPhone and iPad
The iPhone and iPad come native with lots of accessibility options that can make using them a lot easier for people with impairments. That isn't the only reason Apple gives many accessibility options though. Guided Access is a perfect example of how you can lock down an iPhone or iPad for use by children or even to create a guest user mode so others using your devices can't access things you don't want them to.
Follow along and we'll show you how to enable and start using Guided Access.
- Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad
- Tap on General.
- Scroll down towards the bottom of the screen and tap on Accessibility.
- Under the Learning section, tap on Guided Access.
- If it's not already, turn the toggle next to Guided Access to the On position.
That's it, Guided Access is now enabled and ready for you to use.
To enter Guided Access mode on your iPhone or iPad, just enter the app you'd like someone to be locked into and triple click the Home button. If you have multiple shortcuts set up for triple clicking the Home button, you'll be given the option to choose between them. Just tap on Guided Access. You'll now be launched into Guided Access mode and you can begin setting it up.