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Can you lock the Home button and the delete app functionality?

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    Can you lock the Home button and the delete app functionality?

    I doubt the answer is yes, but it's worth a try.

    My 18 mo old son loves to press the Home button. That means whenever I give him an app to play with, he exits out of the app by pressing the Home button. Now he's free to flick the screens and sometimes I've caught him at the "delete this app?" phase.

    So is there a way to disable the Home button and/or disable the wiggle&delete functionality (maybe in iOS 4 due out this summer)? There should be Childproof settings next to Accessibility settings!
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    Great issue to bring up.....after poking around, it doesn't seem like it's possible. There seems to be restrictions for purchasing, but nothing for deleting.

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    No you cant.

    If you jailbreak the ipad you do have the option to hide icons though. Icons that you hide from the home screen can still be found by the search screen.

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    Yeah, I could only find the hide icon restrictions (doesn't have to be jailbroken). Guess I should go look for the Apple suggestion box.

    Thanks anyway!
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    I have looked everywhere for an app like this and can't believe that no one has created a way to keep little fingers from pushing the wrong button. If ther home button can't be "locked down" how about needing to double or triple push it to move away from specific apps? IE Elmo video to my email??!!

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    I'm looking for a case that locks onto the iPad, that will hide the buttons. Haven't found one yet.

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    Ways to lock home button & restrict app deletion

    Or, if you are up for jailbreaking your device, IncarcerApp reportedly disables the home button in a way that is very helpful.
    Last edited by leelai; 07-14-2012 at 08:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterdna View Post

    Or, if you are up for jailbreaking your device, IncarcerApp reportedly disables the home button in a way that is very helpful.
    IncarcerApp does not work on Ipad 4, just tried

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    Kids learn very fast.
    Just restrict deletion and the rest is robust enough to cope with any mishandling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasty View Post
    Kids learn very fast.
    Just restrict deletion and the rest is robust enough to cope with any mishandling.

    You are so smart. Well said!
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