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Information covering use of Guided Access added 4/22/2014.

For more information concerning Guided Access see

Setting up Guided Access on the iPad for the NCTest app (iOS 6+ only)

Guided Access is a feature found in iOS 6 and above that restricts use to a single app and where exiting from the app requires entry of the code used to place the iPad into  Guided Access.  Use of Guided Access is an option LEAs/Schools have to prevent accidental exit from assessments by touching the "home" button and to make meeting security requirements easier.  LEAs and schools must research this option to determine if it is appropriate.

Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access to set up Guided Access.

  • Turn Guided Access on
  • Set a passcode to control the use of Guided Access and prevent someone from leaving an active session

Start a Guided Access session (for the first time on each iPad) - this could be on the first day of testing or before.

  • Open the NCTest App
  • Triple-click the Home button.
  • Tap “start” in the top right corner

Guided Access app controls

  • Touch : On
  • Motion : On
  • Hardware Buttons> Sleep/Wake : Off
  • Hardware Buttons> Volume Buttons: On

Note: After the initial setup Guided Access will not require the app controls to be set again.

On test days after the initial Guided Access setup: open the NCTest App then Triple-click the Home button to put the device straight into Guided Access without a prompt.

To change the options after the initial Guided Access setup: triple-click the Home button and enter your passcode after the device has been put into Guided Access.

End a Guided Access session

  • Triple-click the Home button.
  • Enter the Guided Access passcode.
  • Tap “End” in the top left corner

For more information see


iPad Restrictions (when not using Guided Access)

Please refer to documentation by Apple on iPad/iOS Restrictions, Enterprise and Configurator Support

Functionality restrictions REQUIRED for use of iPads for online testing using NCTest
(see NCTest Technical Requirements

  • Allow use of camera: Off
  • Allow FaceTime: Off
  • Allow screen capture: Off
  • Allow Photo Stream: Off
  • Allow Shared Photo Stream: Off
  • Allow Passbook notifications while locked: Off
  • Allow iMessage (Supervised Only): Off
  • Allow voice dialing: off
  • Allow Siri: Off
  • Allow Siri while device is locked: Off
  • Enable Siri Profanity Filter (Supervised Only): On
  • Allow Bookstore (Supervised Only): Off
  • Allow Erotica (Supervised Only): Off
  • Allow installing apps: Off
  • Allow removing apps (Supervised Only): Off
  • Allow in-app purchase: Off
  • Require iTunes password for all purchases: On
  • Allow iCloud document sync: Off
  • Allow iCloud backup: Off
  • Allow automatic sync while roaming: Off
  • Force encrypted backups: NA
  • Allow Location Services: Off
  • Allow users to accept untrusted TLS certificates: Off
  • Allow Configuration Profile Installation (Supervised Only): NA
  • Send diagnostic and usage data to Apple: Off

Application restrictions

  • Allow use of YouTube: Off
  • Allow use of iTunes Store: Off
  • Allow use of Game Center (Supervised Only): Off
  • Allow multiplayer gaming: Off
  • Allow adding Game Center friends: Off
  • Allow use of Safari: On (until August 16, 2013) / Off for 2013-14
  • Enable autofill: Off
  • Force fraud warning: On
  • Enable JavaScript: On
  • Block pop-ups: Off
  • Accept cookies: All

Media content restrictions

  • Ratings region: US
  • Allowed content ratings: NA
  • Allow explicit music, podcasts & iTunes U: Off


Last modified: Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 11:26 AM