How to Fix an iPhone X Stuck in Guided Access Mode

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The iPhone X is an impressive device, packed with features and boasting a sleek design. But sometimes, you may encounter a problem where your iPhone X gets stuck in Guided Access mode. This can be incredibly frustrating, as it disables key functions of your device such as the Home button and touch screen.

Guided Access is a feature that allows you to restrict access to certain parts of your iPhone X. You can use it for various purposes, such as to prevent kids from accessing certain apps or areas of your phone. It’s great for parental control but can also be used for other things such as restricting an app to only one user.

Unfortunately, if you enable Guided Access and forget the passcode or Face/Touch ID you’ve set up, then you won’t be able to exit the mode and will get stuck in it. If this happens, there are several solutions that you can try in order to fix the problem:

1. Force restart your iPhone X: To force restart your iPhone X, press and hold both the Side button and either volume button until the Apple logo appears on your display. This should exit Guided Access mode without needing to enter a passcode or use Face/Touch ID.

2. Use another passcode or Face/Touch ID: If you’ve set up another passcode or enabled Face/Touch ID for Guided Access before, then you can try using them instead of the one that’s currently enabled on your device.

3. Reset All Settings: You can also try resetting all settings on your iPhone X by going into the Settings app > General > Reset > Reset All Settings option and following the instructions on the screen. This should allow you to exit Guided Access mode without needing to enter a passcode or use Face/Touch ID.

Hopefully one of these solutions will help you get out of guided access mode on your iPhone X so that you can start using it again without any problems!

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Troubleshooting Guided Access Stuck on iPhone

If your iPhone is stuck in Guided Access mode and you can’t get out of it, there are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue. First, go to the Settings app on your device and then select Accessibility. Next, choose the Passcode Settings option followed by the Set Guided Access Password. From there, you can either set up a new passcode or enable Face/Touch ID for Guided Access. Once that is done, your device should no longer be stuck in Guided Access mode.

Exiting Guided Access Mode

To exit Guided Access, triple-press the side button on your iPhone, then enter the passcode that was previously set up. If Face ID is enabled, you can double-press the side button to authenticate exiting Guided Access. If you are still stuck in Guided Access, force restart your iPhone by pressing and holding both the side button and one of the volume buttons until you see the Apple logo.

Unlocking Guided Access on an iPhone X

To unlock Guided Access on an iPhone X, triple-click the side button to bring up the Guided Access menu. From there, tap End to end the session and unlock your device. You may be prompted to enter your passcode or use Touch ID in order to complete the process.

Forcing an iPhone to Turn Off in Guided Access

To force your iPhone to turn off in Guided Access, press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears. This will shut down your device, allowing you to exit Guided Access. Be aware that any unsaved data or changes may be lost when the device shuts off.

Does Guided Access Turn Off When Phone Battery Dies?

No, Guided Access will not turn off if the phone dies. If the device runs out of battery or is shut down completely, then Guided Access will need to be put back on. To enable Guided Access, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access and toggle the switch to the on position.

Exiting Guided Access on an iPhone Without a Home Button

To get your iPhone out of Guided Access without a Home button, you’ll need to triple-press the Side button on the right side of your device. After entering your passcode, you’ll be prompted to tap End. Once that is done, quickly swipe up from the bottom of the screen to remove any restrictions previously set in the active session. This will take you back to the home screen and free your device from Guided Access mode.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.