How to add an Apple retail-like demo video to your iOS device


Three weeks ago, reader Sean Webber sent us a tip about enabling the kiosk mode on the iPhone using an extremely simple method. If you’ve ever been inside an Apple retail store and looked at the iPhones or iPads that have been sitting idle for a while, you know what I’m talking about.

Although we don’t have access to the videos that Apple uses, we can still enable the kiosk mode using our own properly named and stored video. Check inside as I show you how to enable iOS’ kiosk mode on your device.

In order to do this, you’ll need to be jailbroken, as you’ll need to use iFile or some other type of file browser in order to place a properly named video in the right location.

Step 1: Add any .mov file to your device, and name it

Step 2: Move the video file to the private/var/mobile directory.

Step 3: Wait approximately five minutes and don’t touch your iPhone as you wait. The video should begin playing automatically.

It’s not a huge deal, but we thought this little trick was cool nonetheless. Thanks for sharing, Sean. What do you guys think?