Android equivalent of iOS Guided Access Mode


ios guided access mode

iOS Guided Access Mode

Guided Access Mode was introduced in iOS 6.0 and is used to help you to stay focused on one task while using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This feature limits your device to a single application and lets you control which application features are available to the user.

Guided Access can be used to
  • Restrict your iOS device to a single application
  • Disable areas of the screen that are not relevant to a task
  • Disable hardware buttons

Guided Access makes it easy to lock down iPads and create kiosks, dedicated display devices, or digital signage.

Guided Access Mode for Android

For Android devices, Single Application Mode in SureLock is the equivalent to iOS Guided Access Mode. However, with SureLock’s Single Application Mode, you can do much more. SureLock allows for a more secure lockdown of your device and gives you more control over what the user has access to.

Introducing SureLock Single Application Mode

  • Locks your Android device to just one application
  • Hides bottom navigation bar
  • Prevents access to device settings and notifications
  • Disables hardware buttons such as Volume or Power On/Off
  • Password protects the lockdown

Setting up Single Application Mode in SureLock

  1. Download and Install SureLock on your Android device
  2. Access SureLock Admin Settings by tapping on SureLock Screen 5 times within 3 seconds
  3. On password prompt, enter your SureLock Admin Settings password
  4. Tap on Allowed Applications and select the application you wish to be in Single Application Mode
  5. Go to SureLock Settings and enable Single Application ModeNow your device is in Single Application Mode

How to launch other applications in Single Application Mode

If you want to allow access to applications other than the main application, go to SureLock Settings -> Allowed Applications, select the applications and hide them from home screen by selecting Hide Icon option. Icons for those applications will not be visible to users. However, the main application in Single Application Mode can launch them.

Learn more about SureLock for Android.


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