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Assistive Touch

LRS strongly recommends using our metal enclosures to mount your iPad to a wall or counter top. In addition to many other advantages, the metal enclosures protect your device from damage and theft.

If you're using a metal enclosure you may have noticed that the on/off button on the top of the iPad is inaccessible. This is yet another way of protecting your iPad from damage or improper use.

We've found the Assistive Touch feature on the iPad to be very helpful in replicating the functionality of the On/Off buton. Here's how it works.

Turning Assistive Touch On

  1. Access Settings from the home screen.
  2. Select General from the left navigation.
  3. From the General menu, select Accessibility.
  4. Under the Physical & Motor section, select Assistive Touch.
  5. Toggle the switch to the right of the Assistive Touch label until it turns green.

Using Assistive Touch

Now that you've turned the feature on, you will notice a light gray square with a circle in the middle floating around your iPad screen. It is designed to be unobtrusive and you can drag it to different corners of your iPad as needed.

When your iPad is in a metal enclosure and you want to turn it off, you can use the Assistive Touch by following these steps:

  1. Select the Assistive Touch icon from the screen.
  2. Select Device.
  3. Select Lock Screen.
  4. Your iPad is now asleep.

If your iPad is in a metal enclosure, you'll need a pin to turn it back on. Put a pin in the narrow hole near the home button to wake your iPad.

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