Adam Laycock


Featured Posts

Moving to Gatsby

4th December 2018

Ive moved my site over to Gatsby!

Everything an Option in the Theme

18th August 2016

My aproach to WordPress theme development.

RADIUS With Windows Server 2012R2

22nd July 2016

RADIUS authentication for wireless networks using NAP in Windows Server 2012R2.

Remove Guided Access Mode on an iPad

22nd December 2016

  • iOS

One of the jobs I get asked to do on a regular basis is remove guided access mode from the school iPads. If you don’t know about it guided access mode allows you to lock an iPad to a single app. It’s great in theory and some of my schools use it to keep the pupils on task but we occasionally get it turned on by pupils who don’t know what code they used. The big issue here is that if your iPad doesn’t have an unlock code guided access will start straight away with no ability to turn it off.

Remove Guided Access

The quickest way to remove guided access is to use find my iPad to put the device in lost mode. Once in lost mode, your iPad requires a passcode to unlock.

  1. Head over to iCloud.
  2. Login with the Apple account the iPad is bound to.
  3. Open Find iPhone.
  4. Find the iPad in your device list.

    1. Use Play sound on each iPad until you find the one in question.
  5. Hit lost mode and enter a code of your choice.
  6. Leave the phone number and message blank.
  7. The iPad will now be locked.
  8. Enter your lost mode code on the iPad.
  9. Open Settings, General, Accessibility, Guided Access and turn off Guided Access
  10. Open Settings, Passcode and turn off the passcode using your lost mode code.

Thats It!

Your iPad is now back to normal.

Other Posts

A PAC File System using Jekyll

20th December 2016

Creating easy to maintain pac files using Jekyll.

Screeps Part 9 – GCL3 and Another Respawn

2nd January 2017

Expanding into a third room after being forced to respawn.

Adam Laycock
Recent Articles

All content is my own unless otherwise stated.

My content is licensed under the CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

cc by-nc-sa