How to Set Up Guided Access

How to Set Up Guided Access

Guided Access helps students stay focused on a task while using an iPad. Guided Access limits the device to a single app and controls which app features are available.

You can use Guided Access to:

– Temporarily restrict your iPad to a single app.

– Disable areas of the screen that aren’t relevant to a task in order to reduce distraction.

– Disable the hardware buttons (sleep/wake button, home button).

Set up Guided Access:

Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access. From there, you can:

– Turn Guided Access on or off.

– Set a passcode that controls Guided Access and prevents someone from leaving an active session.

– Set whether the device can go to sleep during a session (LightSail will still log a student out after 10 minutes of inactivity).

Start a Guided Access session:

1. Open the app you want to use.

2. Triple-click the Home button.

3. Adjust settings for the session, and then tap Start. 

End a Guided Access session:

1. Triple-click the Home button.

2. Enter the Guided Access passcode.


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