Has your Alfred ever been dismissed because of notifications from other apps? Guided Access for iOS is the solution!
What is Guided Access?
Guided Access temporarily restricts your device to running one single app. The device wouldn’t react to anything, including pop-up notifications from other apps, or even you (or someone else. Think about your kid’s lil nimble fingers, cat’s paws, or dog’s nose) accidentally touching the screen/Home button. Find Apple’s official introduction here.
Why should you enable Guided Access on your Camera device?
Not only does Alfred need constant access to the device’s cameras, he also needs your device to focus. Notifications from other apps could distract your device and disconnect your Camera, which could lead to Alfred crashing (especially because most Camera Phones are old phones. You absolutely do not want especially if you are thousands of miles away!
How to enable Guided Access
Step 1: go to General
Step 2: go to Accessibility
Step 3: go to Guided Access
Step 4: enable (1) Guided Access (2)Accessibility Shortcut and (3)Mirror Display Auto-Lock
Step 5: go to Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock, and change the screen-off time to NEVER
Step 6: go to Phone > Calls on Other Devices, and disable Allow Calls on Other Devices
Step 7: go to Alfred and triple-click the Home key
Step 8: tapping Start on the upper right corner
Step 9: set a passcode. You will need this passcode when you enable/disable Guided Access
Step 10: you’re all set! Alfred will be running smoothly as silk on your Camera device!
If you have an Android Camera, please activate Alfred’s Passcode Lock feature. We would also like to remind you again NOT to press the power/home key after locking your screen. That could cause a world of problems!