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Disable Android Home, Exit and Recently accessed apps buttons

Category: Utilities | 
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Description

A little boy aged 6 with autism I know might really learn a lot from some Android apps I found. So far he has improved his eye hand coordination. However his further development is hindered because he is distracted by the reaction from the Home, Exit and Recently accessed apps buttons. Instead of using the app he keeps pressing an app button and the exit button over and over, because it produces the most intense visual reactions. I have looked for an app to temporary disable the Home, Exit and Recently accessed apps buttons, but can’t find one. It would really help him focus on more educational things a tablet can do if the buttons were disabled. I would need a way to exit an app myself, for instance with the power button. If this is machine specific, I am using the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300. Would someone please write an app to make this possible? If advertised on the Google Play store as a possibility to help kids with autism, this might help others as well. Thanks in advance.

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Comments & Suggestions

  • Arek Lipiński on Dec. 04, 2015

    you can pinn an app so the kid wont be able to get out of the app, its available in sony devices

  • kiikie on Aug. 24, 2015

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kidscrape.king

  • kikkie on Aug. 24, 2015

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uDevel.BabyTouch

  • Anonymous on Mar. 12, 2015

    Since Android 5.0 this is possible through app pinning..

  • Anonymous on May. 21, 2014

    I don't know if you're looking for something like this, but I think this might work -
    SureLock Kiosk Lockdown - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gears42.surelock

    From a dev's perspective, this isn't easy, as there's no easy way to lock the buttons if it isn't your app that's running...

    Hope this helps!

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