Fantastic iOS feature for parents with young kids and iPhones and iPads - "Guided Access"

Parents with young kids and iOS devices (iPhones/iPads) - are you familiar with "Guided Access"? It's a fantastic feature which means that you can disable any of the iPhone/iPad physical buttons or even parts of the screen while your child is using it. You want them to be able to swipe through your photos or videos but not be able to delete any of them? Easy. Do you have an app that they love to use but you don't want them to close out of it or select one of the silly buttons the app developer placed on the screen? Easily fixed with Guided Access.

You can turn Guided Access on by selecting Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access. You fire it up by selecting the home button three times, and you close it by doing the same and entering a pin. Highly recommended if you let your kids use your iDevices. 



Sonnie Bailey

Sonnie is the founder and principal of Fairhaven Wealth.

Before founding Fairhaven Wealth, Sonnie worked in the legal and financial services industries for over a decade.

Sonnie first became involved with financial advice as a specialist financial services lawyer. For many years, he was an “adviser of advisers”, reviewing thousands of advice files prepared by hundreds of financial advisers, and providing feedback in relation to the quality and appropriateness of advice; industry best practice; risk management; and regulatory compliance. He has published work in industry publications and spoken at various financial advice conferences.

Sonnie has also worked with banks, investment management firms, insurers, and derivatives providers.

Sonnie has worked as a private client lawyer, focusing on succession, estate planning and trusts. He ran his own legal firm in Australia before relocating to New Zealand. He has also acted in independent trustee and company director positions.

Sonnie is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and manage the risks to which they are exposed.

He has written extensively on his blog, New Zealand Wealth and Risk, which can be found at

Sonnie is married to his wonderful wife Chrissy, and has two young children, Ben and Anna.