Apple Highlights Guest and Travel Modes on Vision Pro

In a press release outlining entertainment options on the Vision Pro, Apple also briefly highlighted Guest User and Travel Mode features on the headset.

Apple Vision Pro Guest
With the Guest User mode, you can let family and friends use your Vision Pro with limited access to certain apps, such as Photos and Safari. Apple says the primary user's Apple ID account settings, Optic ID, passcode, passwords, Apple Pay, Persona, and health data will be restricted while the Guest User mode is active.

Guest User mode was discovered last year in the visionOS simulator, part of Apple's app development tool Xcode. Once the mode is turned on, it will automatically shut off if the headset is not worn within five minutes, the simulator showed.

Apple Vision Pro Travel Mode
When turned on via Control Center, Apple says Travel Mode stabilizes visuals on the Vision Pro for users wearing the headset on an airplane. Travel Mode was first discovered by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser last year in visionOS beta code, with more details about this feature outlined in our coverage at the time.

In fine print related to Travel Mode, Apple warns that the Vision Pro should obviously not be used while operating a moving vehicle.

Vision Pro can be pre-ordered in the U.S. starting Friday, January 19 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, and it launches on Friday, February 2.

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Top Rated Comments

Timo_Existencia Avatar
23 weeks ago

Until Vision Pro efficiency (or amped up battery) can handle 6 hours on a plane, it’s a non-starter for most.
In my recent travel experiences, all long haul flights I've taken had power outlets available for use.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vertsix Avatar
23 weeks ago
Expect to be laughed at.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zach-coleman Avatar
23 weeks ago
I’m glad they thought of this. I was beginning to think there was going to be no way to show this off to someone else without letting them go through all your stuff with zero supervision. Bad luck for people with glasses, though.

Also how long before someone violates that warning and drives while wearing one? Surely on launch day, right?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
23 weeks ago
Dammit i wanted to drive my car with multiple screens showing my rear view cams?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
23 weeks ago
Further proof that Apple never bothered to integrate a Guest Mode into iPadOS to sell iPads to each family members while you can’t expect a family to buy multiple Vision Pro at 3,5k each
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
23 weeks ago

Until Vision Pro efficiency (or amped up battery) can handle 6 hours on a plane, it’s a non-starter for most.
Plane seats usually have a power outlet you’ll be able to use.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)