How to lock the ipad to a single app
iOS 6 allows you to lock the iPad to a single app, thus preventing users from accessing other apps. A great way to ensure pupils remain on the app that you want!
This feature is called ‘Guided Access’ and you will find it by going to
Settings : General : Accessibility : Guided Access
Ensure that the Triple Click Home is set to Guided Access
You will need switch the function on, and then set a passcode (make a note of it!)
Once this has been done, load the app you wish to lock the device to, then triple click the home button. You will now have 3 choices:
Options: Allows you to turn off the touch sensitivity and the motion sensors
Drawing a circle on the screen will also allow you to disable certain parts of the screen.
Start: This will lock the app and the features you have added.
To unlock the Guided Access lock, triple click again, enter the Pin then choose End.
This also applies to any device using iOS 6.
If you are looking for more help and ideas in using your iPads or other iOS devices in the classroom, contact us!