Guided Access helps you stay focused on a task by temporarily restricting your iPad to a single app and allowing you to control which app features are available. 

Enable Guided Access:

  1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Guided Access.
  2. Turn on Guided Access.
  3. Set a Guided Access Passcode (you can also enable Face ID or Touch ID as a way to end a Guided Access session).
  4. Configure other settings like Time Limits, Accessibility Shortcut, and Display Auto-Lock.

Start a Guided Access Session:

  1. Open the app you want to use.
  2. To turn on Guided Access, you can:
    • Triple-click the Home Button
    • Use Siri: Say something like “Turn on Guided Access.”
    • Use Control Center if you’ve added it there.
    • Use Accessibility Shortcut if you’ve set it up.
  1. Circle any areas of the screen you want to disable.
  2. Tap Options and turn on/off features like Top Button, Volume Buttons, Motion, Keyboards, and Touch.
  3. Set a Time Limit if needed.
  4. Tap Start to begin the Guided Access session.

End a Guided Access Session:

  1. Use the Guided Access passcode:
    • Triple-click the Home button or top button (depending on your iPad model), then enter the Guided Access passcode.
  1. Use Touch ID (on an iPad with Touch ID):
    • Double-click the Home button or top button, then unlock with Touch ID.
  1. Use Face ID (on an iPad with Face ID):
    • Double-click the top button, then unlock with Face ID.