i like the idea of using my old IPad
just to control the Sonos without the faff of having to load up the app etc ?
I know you can lock it into Sonos mode but this just goes back to the standard I pad menu once you unlock to shutdown .
Best answer by AjTrek1
If I understand your question you're asking if an iOS device can be programed to do nothing except act as a Sonos controller. The answer is YES and NO.
iOS devices have been used in specialty markets such as medicine for example wherein all other functions are locked-out so that only medical information/programing is available. The catch is that a special API (Application Programing Interface) is required. Click the link for more info on API's.
Unless you can develop and integrate an API specific to Sonos into iOS programing
I hope this answers your question. Cheers!