Restricting access of your iPad to just one App – iPad Lessons for Seniors

Restricting access of your iPad to just one App

What do you do when the Grandkids come to visit and want to use your iPad? You might not think twice about letting them use your own device but what if they accidentally delete some of your photos? How can you give a child your device without letting them do anything they want. Well, once set up a simple triple click of your home button can restrict your device to just one application and you can also set time limits!​

The feature is called Guided Access and it is built into every iPad and iPhone. Every parent should be using this but you would be very surprised that most parents don't even know this exists! The next time you have the grandkids visit try this little trick and watch your own kids say "How do you do that?". There is no better feeling than teaching your kids about technology!

Colin Dunkerley

Colin Dunkerley, better known as The iPad Man - has been helping seniors learn how to use the iPad and iPhone since 2012. More than 1800 seniors have either enjoyed his one on one tuition or participated in small group courses to improve their iPad skills. Plus more than 12,500 people follow his tips & updates on Facebook. (