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    I believe this would be where I should post this.. I was wondering if there was anyway or tweak that would allow me block input from touchscreen or home button while in an application? I ask because I at times hand my phone to my toddler (I know, I am brave) to watch a movie, or play a game and he exits the app inadvertently (or maybe its on purpose). It may not be not that I think about how you would restore accepting input it the touchscreen is disable; but I was thinking power button volume keys. If this is not available does it even sound possible??

    Thanks for any response/help....
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    Default Block input

    You may not need an app. I found this on another forum:

    Go to Settings
    Then to General
    Scroll down to Accessibility
    Click Learning On for Guided Accesss
    Go to whichever video or App that you want to control
    Triple Click the Home button in that video or App
    Voila!
    You can designate an area of the screen that you do not want to be touched
    The Home bottom and Sleep buttons will be disabled by default
    Just triple click the Home button again to go back to normal
    Works wonders for my 2-year old
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    That is exactly what I wanted! Thanks for the quick reply. I will be ready for my 19 month old when he gets home today
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    Default Block input

    Sweet bananas that is the greatest thing ever

    is this an ios6 thing??

    i dont seem to have the learning on for guided access under accessibility
    Last edited by 3cit; 02-22-2013 at 03:46 AM.
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    It was great for a lil while, but my lil genius of a child figured out how to mess with something. I had to turn it back off. Watching a video, set the area I did not want him to mess with, and this lil guy figured out some way to get back to home screen!? I am not even sure what he did, because I was sure I played around with it before I gave it to him.

    But when I tried to triple-click, it would not respond. So I was stuck look at a 'greyed' out home screen that would not allow me to do anything. I finally gave up and held power and home key to reboot. Apple needs to hire him to work out kinks lol!

    But this was still the closest thing to what I was trying to accomplish. I just need to out-smart a 19 month old genius!!

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