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UIGuidedAccessRestrictionDelegate

Adopting the UIGuidedAccessRestrictionDelegate protocol in your application delegate allows you to add custom restrictions for the Guided Access feature in iOS.

Custom restrictions are represented by string identifiers provided by the developer in the guidedAccessRestrictionIdentifiers method. Each identifier represents an operation in the app that the developer wishes to allow users to restrict using Guided Access. The default for all operations is allow. Users can deny operations using the normal Guided Access user interface. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5509 for a description of how to enable and configure Guided Access on iOS.

Apps describe their custom restrictions by implementing the textForGuidedAccessRestrictionWithIdentifier: and detailTextForGuidedAccessRestrictionWithIdentifier: methods to return appropriate localized, human-readable strings.

For example, a photo editing app might allow users to disable deleting photos. The app would return an identifier representing this restriction in its guidedAccessRestrictionIdentifiers method. It would also implement textForGuidedAccessRestrictionWithIdentifier: to provide a human-readable description of the restriction. Finally, the app would implement guidedAccessRestrictionWithIdentifier:didChangeState: to notice when a user indicates that they want to enable the restriction. When the app sees the state change to “deny”, it would configure itself to prevent the deletion of photos by any means. Similarly, when the app sees the state change to “allow”, it would configure itself to allow photo deletion.

Apps can use the UIGuidedAccessRestrictionStateForIdentifier function to check the state of a restriction at any time.

  • The state of a restriction, either allow or deny.

    Declaration

    Swift

    enum UIGuidedAccessRestrictionState : Int { case Allow case Deny }

    Objective-C

    typedef enum : NSInteger { UIGuidedAccessRestrictionStateAllow, UIGuidedAccessRestrictionStateDeny } UIGuidedAccessRestrictionState;

    Constants

    • allow

      UIGuidedAccessRestrictionStateAllow

      The app should allow the user to perform the action controlled by the restriction.

      Available in iOS 7.0 and later.

    • deny

      UIGuidedAccessRestrictionStateDeny

      The app should deny the user from performing the action controlled by the restriction.

      Available in iOS 7.0 and later.

    Import Statement

    Objective-C

    @import UIKit;

    Swift

    import UIKit

    Availability

    Available in iOS 7.0 and later.