Here’s How Guided Access Works In iOS 6 [Video]

Here’s How Guided Access Works In iOS 6 [Video]

Apple is heavily promoting accessibility features in iOS 6.

With every iteration of iOS, Apple provides more and more accessibility features to its users to make iOS devices open to more people than ever before. iOS 6 includes something big. Guided Access is essentially a tool that allows you to restrict certain areas of your screen and physical buttons in order to make the device easier to use for someone with a disability, or for younger children.

Guided access can even be used in the classroom, to stop children from exiting the current app while taking a test. It’s a really neat feature, and in my opinion, one of the most overlooked. With iOS 6 beta 2, the feature is finally functional, so in this video I’ll show you how it can work.

  • theobserving

    i think this is a brilliant feature. one question: i notice you have airplane mode on. how does the phone handle things like a notification or phone call in guided access mode? are notifications and incoming calls disabled?

  • Demonstr8r

    I want a similar feature where I feel comfortable handing my iPad to a colleague who needs to check a website, web based email, check in for a flight, etc. limiting use to Safari blocking access to bookmarks, reading list, recent Google searches, and list of recently visits pages. Similarly, it would be equally helpful to feel comfortable handing a colleague my iPhone and only allowing them to make a call, blocking access to voicemail, contacts, recent calls, favorites, etc.

  • Alva Cottingham

    Thanks for making this video, I was hoping this is how it would work. Very little information about it on Apple’s site. It will be great to limit my non-verbal son to proloquo2go on his ipod touch.

  • Alva Cottingham

    Thanks for making this video, I was hoping this is how it would work. Very little information about it on Apple’s site. It will be great to limit my non-verbal son to proloquo2go on his ipod touch.

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Michael SteeberMichael Steeber is a student who is obsessed with everything Apple. He enjoys making videos and runs the MSComputerVideos YouTube channel in his free time. You can follow him on Twitter as well.

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