How To Use Guided Access On iPhone 5

How To Use Guided Access On iPhone 5
How To Use Guided Access On iPhone 5

Guided Access helps someone using iPhone to stay focused on a particular task. Guided Access limits iPhone to a single app, and lets you control which app features are available. Continue reading on how to use it.

Use Guided Access to:

  • Temporarily restrict iPhone to a particular app
  • Disable areas of the screen that arent relevant to a task, or areas where an accidental gesture might cause a distraction
  • Disable the iPhone hardware buttons

Use Guided Access:

  • Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access, where you can:
  • Turn Guided Access on or off
  • Set a passcode that controls the use of Guided Access and prevents someone from leaving an active session
  • Set whether iPhone can go to sleep during a session

Start a Guided Access session:

  • Open the app you want to run, then triple-click the Home button. Adjust settings for the session, and then click Start.
  • Disable app controls and areas of the app screen: Circle any part of the screen you want to disable. You can use the handles to adjust the area.
  • Ignore all screen touches: Turn off Touch.
  • Keep iPhone from switching from portrait to landscape or from responding to any other motions: Turn off Motion.

End a Guided Access session:

  • Triple-click the Home button and enter the Guided Access passcode.


This article will work on all iPhones using iOS 6; including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5.

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