Guided Access Settings - Apple® iPhone®

Note Notes:

  • Guided Access:
    • limits device to a single app.
    • allows users to disable areas of the screen which aren't relevant to the task.
    • allows users to disable the hardware buttons (Home, Volume, Power).
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
    • iPhone 4 / 4s

 

  1. Ensure Guided Access is turned on.
  2. Open an app, then triple press the side button (right-side).
    Note For iPhones with a Home button, open an app then quickly triple press the Home button (at the bottom).
  3. Using your finger, circle areas of the screen to disable.
  4. Tap Options (lower-left).
  5. Tap the switch(es) to turn the following on Switch On or off Switch Off then tap Done:
    Note The options presented may vary.
    • Sleep/Wake Button
    • Volume Buttons
    • Motion
    • Keyboards
    • Hardware Button (Always off when Guided Access is enabled)
    • Touch
    • Time Limit
  6. Tap Start (upper-right).
    Note If prompted, to 'Set Passcode':
    1. Enter a passcode.
    2. Re-enter passcode.

 

Note Notes:
  • To end a session for iPhones without a Home button, triple press the side button, enter passcode then tap End (upper-left).
    NoteFor iPhones with a Home button, quickly triple press the Home button, enter passcode then tap End (upper-left).
  • To remove previously set restrictions from an active session:
    1. Quickly swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
      Note For iPhones with a Home button, triple press the Home button.
    2. Enter 4-digit passcode.
    3. Tap the X symbol next to any areas of the screen that have been disabled.
    4. Tap Options.
    5. Ensure the desired option switches are turned on then tap Done.
    6. Tap End (upper-left).
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