Locking down iPad to only run Square Up Register app

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  1. BMHA

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    Greetings:

    I just ordered a used first gen iPad for our small business for the sole purpose of running "Square Up" register app (the credit card swipe app) so we can accept credit card payments. I have not received the iPad yet (It's coming on Tuesday)

    Here's what would be ideal for me: iPad boots up and automatically loads Square, employee CANNOT close it, minimize it, access the desktop, or any other application (ESPECIALLY system settings or itunes) without a password. I'm thinking along the lines of "Demo mode" or "Kiosk mode" if there is such a thing.

    And if my ideal situation isn't possible, then what I absolutely need as a bare minimum is: Password protecting or somehow restriscting ALL apps (including settings & itunes) except for the Square register app.

    I don't mind paying a bit of money for some high quality apps to accomplish this. I'm also very capable with coding (I'm an IT director and a programmer), but iOS is completely new to me. Can any of you gurus point me in the right direction? Give me the lead on a good app or two, or tell me how to configure the iPad to do this?

    Greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance. Cheers!
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You don't need to purchase an app, if you go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Guided Access, and turn it on. Here is the Apple page on guided access.Guided Access
     
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    Thank you very much!
     
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    OK From what I've been reading, you cannot update a first generation iPad to iOS6. The ipad I ordered was first generation, so this puts me squarely back at step 1.
     
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    Have you thought about using an iPad 2 instead, or is it too late to change.
     
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    I just ordered a used (like new) iPad 2. When the other one arrives, I'll just send it back.
     
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    Let us know how the guided access feature work for your business.
     
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    Will do! Now, is it ABSOLUTELY SURE that I can run ios6 on the ipad 2???
     
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    Yes, the iPad 2 will run the latest version of iOS, which at this time is iOS 6.1. Here is a screenshot from my iPad 2 on iOS 6.1.

    image-2094567483.jpgAs you can see, guided access is available.
     
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    Yes it is (I do) and I checked - the Guided Access option is available.
     

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