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New 'guided access' feature on IOS6 - IPad related

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dev9aug Tue 25-Sep-12 21:12:26

An apple employee pointed out this new feature on the IPad for 'Autistic' kids. It seems really good for young children where you want to limit their control on the iPad. It basically allows certain areas of the iPad to be disabled to touch. link here

P.S. I should warn you before you download the update that you will lose YouTube App as I found out to my own cost. <bangs head on the table for that> off course you can download replacement YouTube apps but it might not be as familiar to your dc so will have to relearn how to use it.

SallyBear Wed 26-Sep-12 09:55:10

Not only that its only the app for the iPhone! The iPad app is due out in a few months!!

Where did you find the limited access. Was. It in settings??

dev9aug Wed 26-Sep-12 10:03:46

There is an app called Jasmine for Ipad which does the same thing as youtube.

The guided access is in Settings>>General>>Accessibility>>Guided Access

willowthecat Wed 26-Sep-12 10:25:38

Is not simpler just to turn permissions off for deleting apps ? Or is the issue that you want to stop attention wandering to other apps ? You can also get sticky things to put over the home button to 'enforce' attention on to one particular app . I might have one or two lying around if anyone would like to try it.

dev9aug Wed 26-Sep-12 11:12:30

willow, you are probably right, it is more useful if your attention spans wanders off and you start pressing random buttons on the ipad.
Part of this is a feature where you have to press the home button 3 times in quick succession to exit the app.

zzzzz Wed 26-Sep-12 12:28:08

Dh and I were discussing just his issue this weekend.

This is what I think is needed.

A "play pen" area you an drop apps into at will, so your dc can't get out and take several hundred photos of their left nostril or email you clients. If there could be a hierarchy of play pens so much he better (eg if you play Montessori Maths for x minutes/levels you can access the games pen ooooooooooh).

The only way out should be touching all 4 corners of the screen at you need adult hands! grin

I think it would be useful for nt kids too.

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