Guided Access (Kiosk Mode) Setup

When preparing a QuickTest iPad for use in a standalone kiosk, there are certain settings you need to enable to make sure that your participants have a streamlined and easily accessible experience. These settings are referred to as, "Guided Access," and they prevent the user from accessing anything on the iPad other than QuickTest.

Note: when using a QuickTest iPad in a standalone kiosk, ensure that your iPad is plugged in to prevent the battery from draining.

To set up guided access:

  1. Go to your iPad's Settings
  2. Once there, go to General > Accessibility > Guided Access, then tap the switch to enable Guided Access
  3. Once Guided Access is enabled, more Guided Access options will appear. Tap on Mirror Display Auto-Lock to enable it. Ensure that Mirror Display Auto-Lock is ON before continuing
  4. Once your Guided Access settings are enabled, tap on Display and Brightness > Auto-Lock
  5. Set your Auto-Lock to "Never"
  6. To start a Guided Access session:

    1. Open the app that you would like to use in Guided Access mode
    2. Press the Home button three times to turn on Guided Access
    3. Tap "Start"

    Your iPad is now configured to run as a standalone kiosk.

Last Updated: 2020-07-07

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