How to stop kids from deleting videos?

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    Does anyone how to protect video from deleting in Video app?

    I know the deleted videos can be restored by syncing with iTunes. But it's quite annoying when kids find the way to delete videos.

    Thanks
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    I'm not sure you can but I'm definitely sure someone will log in soon!

    Welcome by the way!

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
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    There is no direct way of protecting Videos against deletion using the standard Videos app.

    The only way of stopping kids to delete videos is by hiding the movies. If you go to Settings->General->Restrictions->Allow Content:Movies->Select 'None'. This will hide all movies from being displayed in the Videos app, so they cannot be deleted, nor can they be played. So for watching a movie, you would temporarily change the restriction back to 'Allow all movies'.

    This may not be a great solution, but it is the only one Apple gives.
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    I didn't know that! Thanks a bunch DUMI, you learn something new everyday!

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    Sell the kids, keep the iPad.:D

    Are we awake now?
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    I've got eight kids all boys - so I'm in the market for buy one get one free...:D

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    You must bring a few next weekend, Tim.;)
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    Yes - we could have an auction - I might make enough to pay for a couple of beers....

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    Just protect your iPad with a password... and when you place your kids in front of your iPad to watch a movie, just ducktape their hands to the chair.
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    thanks for your solutions. I may think about sell the kids. :D

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