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Lock iPad to One Website to Deploy it as a Kiosk

  • August 10, 2018

iPhones and iPads are used by organizations for the official purpose to showcase the product or service offering in an interactive and interesting manner to prospective customers. It can be a B2C or a B2B product, iPads are convenient to display the necessary information to your customers.

Your customers might be looking to use iPads in public environment, to integrate into a booth display or mounted as a kiosk in their retail stores, or in restaurants and hotels, hospitals or at conferences. And, iPads provide the utility for that purposes as Apple provides outstanding features to cater to such requirements.

However, your customers might not want that the customers at retail stores or restaurants, to have complete access to all the other iPad’s functionalities. Even, they do not want their employees to check their Facebook account or play Angry Birds on those devices which they use it to display product or service offering or any other business presentation. Many times, intentionally or unintentionally, the devices get stolen, misplaced or lost, which is a threat if accessed by any person outside the organization. As a result of which, data, content, and devices are on a high risk.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to lock your iPad in kiosk mode that locks down device access to a single application or one website. So, if your business is planning to use iPad/iPhone in public environment, you probably need a simple solution to prevent app switching or altering setting access, so that users are focussed on the information which is being displayed.

How can you Lock iPad to One Website?

It may sound difficult initially, but it is very easy to lock iPad to one website with an iOS MDM Solution – MobiLock Pro. So, how MobiLock does that? The answer is very simple, it provides a feature of the whitelisting website.

Whitelisting of websites gives you the flexibility to allow only certain websites to be functional on your iOS devices. Additionally, you can choose to place shortcuts (Web-clips) for the whitelisted websites and choose to open them in full screen and run as a default website.

You get other additional settings as well like,

1. Home Screen Settings in which you can control,
2. Whether you want to show or hide the bottom navigation bar
3. Set your preference to show it in full-screen mode or not and
4. Whether you want to keep the exit option visible or not
5. Allow/ Restrict users to use Touch Id for unlocking the device
6. Set the screen timeout settings according to your requirements
7. Set a constant screen brightness

And the number of other features, which help you to turn your iPads or iPhones into a kiosk by locking into a single website and restricting the number of features.

The greatest advantage of MobiLock is that you can do all these remotely from a central web-based dashboard over Cloud. It enables this control for the multiple numbers of devices which may be deployed at various location.

Further, you can know in depth on whitelisting website

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Additionally, restrictions on iOS will guide you step by step on what all restrictions you can provide to lock the iPad to one website.

About the Author

Nema Buch is a Research & Marketing professional, also writes for MobiLock Pro on Enterprise Mobility trends, SaaS, and different Industry Verticals.

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