Configuring kiosk settings for Zoom Rooms iPad

When setting up Zoom Rooms on the iPad, you will need to ensure that some settings, including Guided Access and Night Shift, are configured correctly to set it for kiosk mode. Guided Access limits device usage to a single app, while Night Shift adjusts the display's colors and brightness based on time and geolocation. Both of these features are necessary to ensure that Zoom Rooms iPad kiosk mode runs optimally.

Note: There is a known issue with iOS 12 where the iPad will go to sleep when in Guided Access mode. Please update the device to iOS 12.1.11 or later and enable the Mirror Display Auto-Lock setting as noted in step 9 under How to set up Guided Access.

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Prerequisites for configuring kiosk settings for Zoom Rooms iPad

How to disable auto-lock

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Auto-Lock.
  4. Select Never.

How to set up Guided Access

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility .
  4. Under the Learning section, scroll to and then tap Guided Access.
  5. Tap the Guided Access toggle to enable it.
  6. Tap Passcode Settings.
  7. Tap Set Guided Access passcode.
  8. Enter the 6-digit passcode that you want to edit twice to leave Guided Access mode. 
    Note: For devices running OS 12.1.11 or later, tap the Mirror Display Auto-Lock toggle to enable it.

How to start Guided Access mode

  1. Open the Zoom Rooms app.
  2. Triple-click the Home button.
  3. At the bottom left, tap Options to enable or disable buttons on the device while in Guided Access.
  4. At the top right, tap Start.

Your iPad is now secured and Zoom Rooms is the only available application.

How to exit Guided Access mode

  1. Triple-click the Home button.
  2. Enter the Guided Access passcode configured in the iOS settings.

How to set up Night Shift mode

Note: Night Shift is only available on iOS 9.3 and later.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Night Shift.
  4. Tap the Scheduled toggle to enable it.
  5. Tap From To to adjust the times when Night Shift is enabled.

The brightness of your iPad will be reduced during scheduled night shift hours.