iPad Home Button Child Lock

Computers & Mobile
iPad Home Button Child Lock

Next to duct tape, the binder clip has to be one of the more universal go-to items when improvising a short term solution to an interesting problem. If you’ve ever enjoyed the magic of child iPasification then you are also aware of the annoying little issue of said child clicking the home button and potentially wreaking havoc on your device. A software solution is not out of the question, but if you’re looking for a quick fix you might want to consider Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena‘s suggestion of using a binder clip as a makeshift child lock. It may not be foolproof since kids are pretty inventive when it comes to breaking into things, but at least you can take advantage of their poor motor skills as a deterrent. (Thanks, Carlos!)

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