Step One: Turn on the Passcode
Step Two: Turn off ERASE DATA
With the Passcode set, you can now come out of the SETTINGS. The only difference you'll notice is that you will need to enter the Passcode when you want to use the iPad.
Step Three: Set the time allowed
Open the 'CLOCK' app, the one that comes with the iPad. You don't have to download anything special. Touch the 'TIMER' button at the bottom of the screen. Set the time that you want the student to have on the iPad.
Step Four: Set the alarm
Touch the alarm sound (it's in the bottom centre of the screen) and scroll down to select 'STOP PLAYING'
That's it. All you need to do is start the timer and quit the 'CLOCK' app.
The student can now use the iPad in whatever way you wish. The timer will continue to run in the background. When the timer reaches zero. the iPad will stop and return to the Passcode screen
The correct Passcode must be entered to continue using the iPad.
I've been using this with many of the schools that I am working with for those students who find it difficult to finish or share an activity on the iPad.
It works great!
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