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How to disable the home button - Guided Access (iOS)
When you leave your child alone with the device, you might want to disable home button to prevent him/her to leave the app and mess with the other apps on the device and/or settings, mails, etc. As developers we do not have an ability to do that, but there is a setting to lock the device to a single app and disable access to other apps in IOS 6. Please know that these same instruction can be applied on all iOS 6+ devices.
  1. From the home screen of your device, find and open the Settings Folder.
  2. Then swipe up to find and open the General settings.
  3. Swipe up again, to find and open the Accessibility section.
  4. Swipe up once more, to find and enable right under-Learning. The Guided Access option of iOS 6.
  5. Once Guided Access has been turned on. You will be taken to the next-menu page to set up a 4-digit password and a toggle switch to enable Screen Sleep.
  6. Now go back to your home screen and open any app. To enable Guided Access within the app, quickly tab the home button 3 times.
  7. At the bottom of the screen there’s now an option to turn On/Off Touch or Motion. (By default touch is turned on, draw around any area on the screen you would like to disable.) (Turning Touch off will disabled the entire screen.)
  8. Once you’re done, select start at the top right hand of the screen to return to your app.
  9. That’s it! You have now successfully disable the home button, by enabling Guided Access on your iPad.
To deactivate Guided Access: just click the home button 3 times again and input your 4-digit passcode.

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