How do I restrict or lock my iPad to only use the Greenhouse Events App?


When at an event - you'll want to make sure that the only app being used is the Greenhouse events app.

Apple refers to this as "Guided Access" - when you enable "Guided Access" for your iPad - the only app that will be available is the Events app. 

Set up "Guided Access"

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

  • Turn Guided Access on or off
  • Set a passcode that controls the use of Guided Access and prevents someone from leaving an active session
  • Set whether the device can go to sleep during a session
  • Start a Guided Access session

Start a "Guided Access" session

  1. Open the app you want to use.
  2. Triple-click the Home button.
  3. Adjust settings for the session, and then tap Start.
  4. Control apps, screen sensitivity, and motion sensitivity

End a "Guided Access" session

If you're using Touch ID on your iOS device, you can use it to end a Guided Access session.

  1. First, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access > Passcode Settings and turn on Touch ID.
  2. Now, when you're using Guided Access, you can end the session by following these steps:
    1. Press the Home button once.
    2. Use Touch ID.

If you're not using Touch ID on your device, follow these steps to end a Guided Access session:

  1. Triple-click the Home button.
  2. Enter the Guided Access passcode.


For more information you can view Apple's documentation here: 

Use Guided Access with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch