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Topic # 150722 31-Jul-2014 20:45
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With my kids I'm using some apps on the ipad to help them with basic teaching stuff, colours, numbers etc. (sometimes a good distraction for us).
They quite happily tap away with it when we let them, using some of the fisher price apps and so on.
As I have a few of my TV series that I watch throughout the day when I get a chance (inbetweeners etc not kid friendly stuff), I want to know if there is an app can drag these files into to make sure my kids can't accidentally open then and learn a few choice new words..... Any suggestions or advice?

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  Reply # 1099655 31-Jul-2014 20:49
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On an iPhone you can do this in Settings > General > Restrictions > Films/TV Programmes. I assume that you can do the same on an iPad.

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  Reply # 1099657 31-Jul-2014 20:56
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There are others (YMMV) but here's one to start you off:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ilock-pro+-ultimate-photo+video/id896326039?mt=8

Haven't tried that one, but can't locate the one I tried before that did this very thing, will update if I find the one I trialled last year

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  Reply # 1099659 31-Jul-2014 21:00
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Behodar: On an iPhone you can do this in Settings > General > Restrictions > Films/TV Programmes. I assume that you can do the same on an iPad.


I use this in class, but wish an attempted access promote for a password, rather than just totally 'hiding' the app/content and forcing a visit back to settings to unlock (and relock) in settings.

OP: have you looked into guided access yet? This lets you lock them onto a desired app, needing a password to LEAVE the set app instead...?

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  Reply # 1099662 31-Jul-2014 21:03
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PhantomNVD: I use this in class, but wish an attempted access promote for a password, rather than just totally 'hiding' the app/content and forcing a visit back to settings to unlock (and relock) in settings.

That would indeed be better, although the frustration level is proportional to how often it happens :)

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  Reply # 1099663 31-Jul-2014 21:07
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This is one of the things I love about Windows - my kids each have their own logon, and they are restricted to whitelisted apps, websites, and the time they are allowed to be logged on is limited.  I also get a weekly reporte emailed to me listing what they've done.  (You can also limit apps/websites by 'rating' if you wish)
http://www.microsoft.com/security/family-safety/default.aspx
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Regs: <hijack>
This is one of the things I love about Windows

Well then, maybe you should get onto making a version of Windows for iPad ;)

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  Reply # 1099678 31-Jul-2014 21:21
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You can put a pin on OPlayer HD. It plays pretty much everything.

Also guided access is incredibly useful when you give the iPad to kids - you can lock out buttons and parts or all of the touch screen. I use it a lot when I give my iPad to the 2 1/2 year old.

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  Reply # 1099687 31-Jul-2014 21:36
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Regs: <hijack>
This is one of the things I love about Windows

Well then, maybe you should get onto making a version of Windows for iPad ;)


Yup, done. :-) http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/remoteapp/




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  Reply # 1099694 31-Jul-2014 21:44
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VLC media player allows you to set a pin to access.  You could load your movies and TV series into that app via iTunes.  Added bonus is it plays just about everything without having to convert it into apple's propriety format.





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  Reply # 1099698 31-Jul-2014 21:47
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scuwp: Added bonus is it plays just about everything without having to convert it into apple's propriety format.

The only proprietary format that Apple uses for video is FairPlay, and I don't believe that there is even a converter for it because converting to it is utterly pointless.



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  Reply # 1099724 31-Jul-2014 22:25
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Holy moly!
Thanks for the tips.
I'm going to try the restrictions setting first off, with a view to guided access as this looks like it will be better in the long run.
I do like the idea of a pin required to view videos option as well as an additional setting.

I completely forgot about VLC as well, makes it easy to load my shows without having to make sure I have a converge copy.

Thanks for the advice, will test it out on the twins tomorrow and see how it pans out.
Thanks again.



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  Reply # 1099727 31-Jul-2014 22:26
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A quick play on my wife's ipad shows that guided access may be the way to go. I didn't even know there was that setting on the device :-)

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  Reply # 1100258 1-Aug-2014 18:50
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Loismustdye: A quick play on my wife's ipad shows that guided access may be the way to go. I didn't even know there was that setting on the device :-)


Yup! Incredibly useful for sub 5 yr olds, or in class when I want al the kids to stick to one set app.



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  Reply # 1100267 1-Aug-2014 19:22
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Thanks for the heads up n guided access. It's fantastic!
Does exactly what I want it to, and saves me a few $$ not having to get any paid app that will lock things down.
Thanks again.

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