There are many questions on online IPad forums concerning the ipad kiosk app. The queries mainly center on how one can configure their device so as to use it. Here is a detailed guide on how to achieve this.
Understanding more about IPad for kiosk
Guided Access is enabled
Guided access remains the most effective way to get your IPad on the single app mode. This prevents any unwanted users from exiting the current app without entering the right password. In the process is all your hardware button are disabled. There are other things that you can do such as disabling motion or touch sensors, as well as certain areas of your screen.
It’s advisable to have a passcode so that no one can interact with the kiosk. With a passcode, there will be no case of someone having left a session actively running. You can also set your device to sleep as the session carries on. If the power button on the edge of the iPad as well as the home button is accessible, any user can restart your device and bypass the Guided Access. To prevent this from happening, you can buy an enclosure that conceals those buttons or use an IPad unlock passcode.
Upgrade your operating system
Users of the iPad 2 should upgrade it to iOS 7 or 8. Apple came up with several IOS 7 features that manage the iPad when publicly used. This ensures that it remains easier and robust when using Mobile Device Management platform configurations. You can easily push content to the iPad kiosk.
During the creation of the IOS 7, IPad listened to several concerns on app and data management ease in use. Several improvements have been made so far that are applied to the kiosk management.
Simple distribution of apps
Apps are quietly pushed to the background of the iPad kiosk without anyone having to do issue commands. The application self-installs. Apps that are purchased outside the app store can be distributed effectively.
Manage access to files
One can use the MDM settings to assist the app access cellular data. Using the MDM administrator setup you can give direction on which apps are permitted to open specific files or URLs. This helps when the iPad is on a corporate network which does not allow sensitive corporate data to be accessed by the public.
Single app mode capabilities
You can have your app request for single app mode rather than having to set it manually and exit the single app mode. Here are some of the helpful ways of managing app switching in the public context.
Ease of use with the MDM device
Apple iOS7 has eased the way in which iPads are managed using MDM solutions. When a company buys IPads directly from Apple, they assign them to the Apple Enrollment Service. Once the IPad is out of the box, it auto downloads the right MDM solution and proceeds with the custom setup.