A tech-savvy mom has come up with an ingenious way to stop her little one from messing around with her phone.
If you enable a setting, toddlers can hold their screens without pressing unwanted buttons.
Post on Instagram account @moms_gadgetswhich offers product reviews for parents, the mom said your toddler will no longer wreak havoc on your device.
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While many of us allow our little ones to watch videos or FaceTime on their iPhones, we don’t want them to start clicking buttons and leave the screen.
To prevent this, go to Settings, then click Accessibility and enable Guided Access.
Once that’s set, go back to the app you want for your child – be it YouTube or a game – and click your iPhone’s side button three times in a row.
You will see the screen shrink and a button that says “Options” appear in the bottom left.
On the options screen, make sure everything is turned off: motion, software keyboards, touch, and timeout.
Click Start and you’ll be taken back to the screen – but this time, touching it won’t take you anywhere.
To turn it off, simply click the side button three times again and click “Exit.”
Many viewers were grateful for the useful treat.
“Thank you. “My daughter always scolds her Ms. Rachel,” one person wrote.
“This will be great for video calls,” noted another.