IF you ever hand your iPhone to your children, make sure you're not making a big mistake.
There's a simple trick that all parents should know – and it's handy for anyone else who lets others handle their phones.
You can lock someone onto a specific app, so they can't roam freely around your phone.
It's handy if you want to avoid a child ending up in your texts, photos or an app where they might accidentally spend money.
The trick was shared by TikTok star @dnay1.0 in a video that has earned hundreds of likes.
"So this one is going to be used if you go into a specific app and you cannot get out of that app whatsoever," the TikToker explained.
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"And what I mean by this is if you have a kid or anybody else touching or playing with your phone.
"And you don't want them to be able to exit out of that app and go into anything else in your phone.
"This is what this will be used for."
The feature keeps the screen turned on, but deactivates touch-settings completely.
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This is great for youngsters who often like to poke and prod the screen.
It's also perfect for anyone with a cat and an iPad – you can let them play with "virtual fish" apps safely.
How to enable Guided Access on iPhone
First, you'll need to open the iPhone Settings app.
It's the one with an icon made up of cogwheels.
Then scroll down to Accessibility, which is in the section under the General header.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Accessibility page and tap into Guided Access.
From there, you'll be able to toggle Guided Access on as a feature. You can leave this toggled on safely.
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Then whenever you want to lock the touchscreen, you can simply triple-click the Home button quickly.
If you've got a newer iPhone without a Home button, triple-click the side button instead.
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