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Using Kiosk Mode on iPads with Flow Kiosk

Using Kiosk Mode on iPads with Flow Kiosk

Flow Kiosk was built with the objective of setting up kiosk mode on iPads as easy as possible for any user.  You do not need to be an expert with iPads or computers to enable kiosk mode and security with Flow Kiosk. Beyond the information and interactions of a kiosk, security is the primary feature of kiosk software. In the ‘kiosk software‘ article on Wikipedia, the authors says “kiosk software locks down the application in order to protect the kiosk from users.”

With Flow Kiosk, we have two levels of security. We have our own ‘kiosk mode’ which locks Flow Kiosk into the ‘view’ mode of a specific presentation (of Flow).   Additionally, Flow Kiosk  leverages the iPad’s Guided Access feature. Guided Access restricts the user to single app so when enabled and activated, the user cannot leave Flow Kiosk (in this case).

Kiosk Mode on iPad in Flow Kiosk

The below presentation goes into more details on kiosk mode. Also, the presentation has screen shots that show the interfaces and a video that shows how to exit kiosk mode.

How Guided Access Works with Flow Kiosk

This next presentation explains more detail on the iPad Guided Access feature.  Flow Kiosk integrates and utilizes Guided Access to achieve maximum kiosk security. Additionally, this presentation includes videos on how to enable and activate Guided Access.  It is important to understand that you can have Guided Access enabled, but not activated. To activate Guided Access, you need to triple tap the home button when you are in Flow Kiosk. 
If you think there areas that need more instruction on kiosk mode and Guided Access, please leave us a comment below or send us email.
Other useful links:
 – A step by step guide on how to create and deploy an interactive kiosk on an iPad
 – Don’t have Flow Kiosk yet, download it now!

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