After activating the kiosk mode in your iPad settings (Article: Can I protect my device from unauthorized access?), open the viewneo Signage Player app. You enter the kiosk mode menu by tapping the home button three times. Here you can manage the settings for your current session. You have three main functions:
- Hardware buttons
- Access time
You are able to deactivate the hardware buttons like the on/off switch and volume switches. In case of playing content with sound, you might want to prevent people from turning the volume down. You can also prevent others from setting the iPad to sleep mode or switching it off. This is done by deactivating the on/off switch. The "off" mode means that the hardware buttons are not active and will not react if being used after activating "Guided Access".
Depending on the situation and intention of use, you can activate or deactivate the touch-function. If you want to use viewneo only for playing content, you can switch the touch function off. If you wish to enable your customers and visitors to engage with viewneo to surf on your website, you should activate this function.
When you open the "Guided Access" settings you will need the previously set PIN if it was set in advance. If you enter the wrong pin, you can only reenter the PIN after ten seconds. With the function "Access time" this time can be customized.
After finishing all settings, tap "Start" in the upper right corner. Viewneo will now run in "Guided Access" kiosk mode.
If a deactivated hardware button is used, a note will appear on the upper side of the screen notifying that guided access is activated. Tap the home button three times to exit and enter the PIN (if set).