I would like my children to have unlimited access to a Sonos device in their room so as to listen to Pandora or Audible audiobooks or whatever.
However, controlling Sonos requires a device with an app and I don't want my children on the web or using apps, etc. I would like to lock the tablet to only the Sonos app.
I see two methods of doing this - Guided Access and Single App Mode.
Guided Access appears to be just what I am looking for - and further, is described by Sonos as the correct way to do this:
... however, all you have to do to jump out of guided access is force reboot the ipad with power+home for 15 seconds and you get a freshly rebooted ipad, and are not locked in the guided access app. It is my understanding that the latest versions of iOS behave that way ... and my kids will figure that out in an hour.
What about "single app mode" ? I think this is also known as "kiosk mode" ?
I think you need to have a MDM account and a controller system and ... that's not something I'm going to setup for my two kids at home, right ? Should I just ignore "single app mode" and pretend it doesn't exist ?
All this to ask:
How can I lock the ipad to a particular app and not have it trivially (laughably) easy to break out ?