The Twinkl Symbols App features a Parent Lock, which intentionally limits what you can do when viewing a board/quickchat - it is designed to allow a parent/guardian/caregiver to ensure a child stays only within a specific section of the Twinkl Symbols app.
For example, as a parent I might want my child to only be able to communicate using a specific board, and not make changes to the board or be able to access other parts of the Twinkl Symbols app.
Please note: Parent lock does not prevent a learner from quitting the Twinkl Symbols app, if you want to stop the learner from exiting the whole app and you are using an Apple device you can set up Guided Access.
Parent Lock is enabled by default and can be disabled and enabled via the app settings area. This can be found by tapping the cog icon in the top right of the screen in the main menu.
You can quickly see whether a board is locked or unlocked via the padlock icon at the top corner of the screen. A locked board has an open padlock icon. When a board is locked, you are unable to make changes, print it or change audio settings. An unlocked board has a closed padlock icon. When a board is unlocked, you can edit it, print it or change audio settings.
If you tap on the padlock icon to unlock a board you will need to pass the parent lock. To do this, follow the instructions presented to you on the screen - typically, you need to double tap the numbers in the order they are written, then press confirm.
The board below is an example of a locked board - note, the board must be unlocked to exit:
The board below is an example of an unlocked board - note, the user can lock, toggle audio, print, save and exit:
Press the settings cog in the top right of the Twinkl Symbols App main menu to access the settings menu:
Parent Lock settings can be found in the settings menu:
Below is an example of the parent lock, in order to pass this parent lock a user would need to double press the numbers 10, 9 and 6 then press Confirm. For example, press: 10, 10, 9, 9, 6, 6, Confirm.
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*We are constantly improving and adding to our app offerings. Information contained within this article is accurate as of April 2021*