What is the default guided access password?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

The default Guided Access password is the same as the password for your device. When you activate Guided Access for the first time, it will prompt you to set a password. If you haven’t set a password for your device, the default password will be used for Guided Access as well.

It’s important to note that using the default password for Guided Access may not be the most secure option. If someone knows your device password, they will also have access to Guided Access. Therefore, it is recommended to set a unique password specifically for Guided Access to ensure better security.

To change the Guided Access password or set a new one, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your device.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility.”
3. In the Accessibility settings, scroll down and select “Guided Access.”
4. Here, you can toggle Guided Access on or off using the switch at the top.
5. To change the password, tap on “Set Passcode.”
6. Enter your current device password to proceed.
7. You will then be prompted to set a new Guided Access password. Enter a new password of your choice.
8. Confirm the new password by entering it again.
9. Once the password is set, you can exit the settings.

By setting a unique password for Guided Access, you can ensure that only authorized individuals can access and modify its settings. This can be particularly useful if you want to restrict access to certain apps or features on your device temporarily.

In my personal experience, I have found it helpful to set a separate Guided Access password, especially when sharing my device with others. It provides an added layer of control and allows me to limit access to specific apps or content without worrying about others tampering with the settings.

Remember, it’s important to choose a password that is secure and not easily guessable. Avoid using common or easily identifiable combinations, such as birth dates or simple number sequences. Opt for a unique and strong password to ensure the best protection for Guided Access and your device overall.