Tips and Tricks for your iPad Kiosk

Tip 1 - Use Guided Access

Guided Access limits your iOS device to a single app and lets you control which features are available. iPads all over the globe are now being used in a variety of application. From a commercial setting to a hospitality setting. Serving the role as information kiosks, digital displays and/or mobile Points of Sale.

Step 1 - Enable Guided Access

a. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access.

b. Turn on Guided Access.

c. Tap Passcode Settings, then tap Set Guided Access Passcode. (this password allows you to enter and exit guided access mode).

e. Enter a passcode, then reenter it. From here, you can also turn on Face ID or Touch ID as a way to end a Guided Access session.

Step 2 - Configure Guided Access

a. Open the app that you want, then triple-click the Home button. 

*If you’re using the 2018 iPad Pro, triple click the top/side button

b. If you want parts of your screen to stop responding to touch, use one finger to circle those areas. You can move or resize the circle, or tap the X to remove it.

e. Tap Start

Step 3 - Control which Features are available

a. To turn off features or set a time limit, triple-click the Home or side button, then tap Options. If you don't see Options, triple-click the Home or side button again and enter your passcode.

*To learn more about the "Options" please see below. 

Step 4 - End a Guided Access session

a. Triple-click the Home button or side button, enter your Guided Access passcode, then tap End. Or if you turned on Touch ID or Face ID for Guided Access, double-click the Home or side button.

Tip 2 - Disable screen time out

For the unfamiliar; the iPad will put itself to sleep and turn the screen off when it’s not in use after a short amount of time, this mechanism is the default because it helps to preserve battery life and can improve device security.

Step 1 - Turn Auto-Lock off

To disable auto-lock, head to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > Select "Never"

Tip 3 - To make your display jump out, turn the brightness right up.

iPads offer an auto-brightness option in the iOS settings, which uses the device’s ambient light sensor to detect the light levels in the room and automatically adjust the display brightness accordingly. But sometimes iOS’s “guess” at what the iPhone’s brightness should be isn’t what you want. 

Step 1 - Turn Auto Brightness Off

To disable auto-brightness, head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations.

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