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The Best Parenting Feature On A Phone

If you are like me and have a child obsessed with Bing or angry birds I am sure you will have at some point handed over your phone to your little one. Now those little ones also come with teeny tiny fingers that roam into all sorts of setting apps and features.

Before you know it your Wi-fi has been turned off, your apps have been rearranged, they’ve randomly deleted emails and they are screaming at you because Bing has disappeared!!

Well, lets enter stage right ……Guided Access!!!

Guided access allows you the parent to decide what parts of the phone will work and what parts wont work. So for example when my youngest is watching Bing I make the screen unresponsive and all the buttons unresponsive (except when I press it in the sequence guided access needs me to)

This prevents her from turning up the volume, changing apps, turning the phone off yada yada yada.

When my oldest wants to play angry birds I can stop the buttons from working and only the screen works so that he can’t change apps or do anything other than play angry birds without me again pressing the home button a certain number of times and inputting my password.

So, Are you all still with me….????

Ok, everyone grab your iPhones.

Head to settings

Click on General

Click on Accessibility

Scroll all the way down to Guided access and click on that and turn it on.

Now, whenever you are in an app you want to use guided access in triple click the home button. Choose which areas of the screen you wish to disable, click on options to decide which buttons you want disables. Click start and voila! Hand your device to your little one and know that they can’t do anything you don’t want them too.

To turn guided access off all you need to do is triple click the home button again, enter your phones passcode and you will be back to normal.

It’s the ultimate iPhone (or iPad) lockdown feature, and your device already has it. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!

About Vicky Barbour-Andrews

The Baby Experts - All round crazy lady, owner of two businesses, two little people and a husband. I am one of those people who just doesn't stop. On both of my maternity leaves I have chosen to start up a new businesses with my new 'spare time'. Some may call me crazy, some may call me stupid but to me I am just me, take me as I am as I do anything for a hassle free life as I believe it is for the living and enjoying - grab it by the balls people as we don't know how long we have here!

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