How to secure an iPad from improper use?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ramon82, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. ramon82
    Offline

    ramon82 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Malta
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    How to secure an iPad from improper use?

    Hi everyone - We are thinking of providing our sales reps with iPads to use as product catalogs (by opening a PDF file) however we wish to restrict them from doing anything else. Is there an app or something which would enable us to restrict the tablet in this way?

    Thanks a lot
  2. KevinJS
    Offline

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,266
    Thanks Received:
    762
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +864 / 0
    You don't need an app. You can use "Guided access". This is part of iOS and locks the iPad into one app, requiring a password to return to normal.

    There are also restrictions available in Settings which may be thorough enough for your requirements.

    You can prevent apps being deleted and installed, and restrict access to most native apps in this manner.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. ramon82
    Offline

    ramon82 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Malta
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Ok I managed to setup GA but this is not exactly what I want - I want that when the ipad is turned ON the user is immediately redirected to Dropbox and thats all [with wifi enabled]! Then he should be able to turn off the ipad once he's ready using it.

    With the turn off hardware buttons option this is a problem...help!!
  4. Mickey330
    Online

    Mickey330 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,473
    Thanks Received:
    1,729
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Western NY state (USA)
    Ratings:
    +1,856 / 0
    Could you not have Dropbox opened on the iPad at all times (and use the Guided Access option to prevent it from being closed)? Then, the user can put the iPad to sleep after they are done. This way, when they wake the iPad, it'll still be in the Dropbox app.

    Marilyn

Share This Page