Apple has introduced Guided Access in iOS 6. It keeps your device in a single app and allows you to control which features are available.
Locking a mobile device into a single app has been a request of parents and educators for some time. Using Guided Access to limit an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to one app can be handy when you want a child to remain on task and focused. It is also nice for youngsters who might accidentally click the Home button.
To start Guided Access:
- Launch the Settings App.
- Go to General and choose Accessibility.
- Turn Guided Access On.
- Set a passcode.
- Launch the app you want lock the device into.
- Triple-click the Home button.
- You can choose to disable touch or motion in addition to disabling the Home and volume buttons.
- Tap the Start button.
To exit the app, triple-click the Home button and enter the Guided Access passcode.
iOS 6 is now available as a free upgrade for iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation, and iPhone 3GS and newer.