How to enable Guided Access on iPhone and iPad

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.

How to enable Guided Access on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Scroll down towards the bottom of the screen and tap on Accessibility.
  4. Under the Learning section, tap on Guided Access.
  5. 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.

How to enter Guided Access mode

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.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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There are 3 comments. Add yours.

kataran says:

already to use and lots of options

like that I can leave it on and quickly use it when I want

I was scared to try it when I came across it for fear I might get stuck in one app but felt secure after reading this

thank you for putting me at ease :-)

asuperstarr says:

I keep forgetting about this service, it's good information, I plan to set up on my next gathering, when people are always asking to use the phone.

maryssamendoza says:

But how do you scroll?! I know how to enable it but idk how to scroll down...