Have you ever wanted to restrict access to just one app when you hand your iPhone or iPad to someone else to use? Or even block out parts of an app so they can’t go and mess with your settings or accidentally make purchases? Whether you’ve got kids with a tendency to press all the wrong buttons when they’re playing Angry Birds or you just want to stop your mates updating your Facebook status when they’re supposed to be checking footy scores, the Guided Access feature in iOS 6 is a pretty handy way to childproof your device.
How to use it 1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access 2. Slide the Guided Access button to ON 3. Tap Set Passcode to set up a 4 digit passcode 4. Open up the app you want to use with Guided Access 5. Press the Home button quickly three times 6. Configure the settings for the session, press Start and hand the device over 7. Once they’ve handed it back, press the Home button quickly three times 8. Enter your 4 digit passcode to stop the Guided Access session Want more info? Check out our support article on iPhone and iPad Parental Controls. There you’ll find a bit more detail about the Guided Access feature as well as other ways to childproof your device. We’ve also got this handy support video which takes you through setting up Restrictions settings and Guided Access on an iPhone.