LockDown Browser 4+

Respondus Inc.

    • 1.2 • 2.4K Ratings
    • Free

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LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the exam environment within specific learning and assessment systems. When LockDown Browser is used during an online exam, you are unable to go to other URLs, switch applications, take screenshots, copy questions or print. It essentially locks you into the exam until it’s submitted for grading.

Important: This application can only be used with certain learning systems and ONLY if your instructor has enabled the use of the “iPad edition” of LockDown Browser for the exam. If your instructor hasn’t enabled the use of the iPad edition of LockDown Browser, this application will NOT be of use to you.

While LockDown Browser isn’t the most exciting app available, it does make online assessments possible. And, hey, you can download it for free.

This is NOT a limited-feature version and there are NO advertisements of any type.

What’s New

Version 10.4

- Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.2 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

entripic nic ,

Might as well not take the exam

This is the first app review I’ve ever made and I’ll just start off by saying that using lockdown browser was the absolute worst test taking experience I have ever had. I started logging into canvas to take a 30 minute quiz just so the app would freeze and crash over a dozen times, effectively taking more time than the quiz allowed for, granting me a 0 on it. Considering most professors in this online day and age don’t trust students when test taking at home, they didn’t buy that this garbage app was the culprit and not my iPad or WiFi which has never had any problems to date. I might as well have just gone to a public bathroom and flipped through pages of an STD textbook for 2 hours instead of going through the immeasurable suffering that was trying to make this app work. The former would even be preferred at this point. And here I am, a straight A student getting the first B in my college career all because of an embarrassing excuse of a mobile test proctoring application. The quiz was an easy 10 questions long and would have taken me no more than 10 minutes to complete. Screw this app and its Neanderthal developers.

Kalysa D. ,

It ruins AP exams

Because of distance learning, college Board requires AP students to download this app for the exams. While I was taking a practice exam(I was on question 43 out of 60), I was randomly kicked out of it and brought back to the sign in screen. It at first didn’t bother me since I usually get kicked out of practice test on the college board site, however, because I had the LockDown browser open, I was not able to login again. I also couldn’t use the home button or the power button either, so I was stuck on the sign in screen. I spent 20 minutes stressing out because I had other assignments I had to work on. I had to fully shut down the IPad to exit out of the frozen screen. While I was able to access my other applications now, it still didn’t allow me to finish my practice exam. I had to ultimately email my teacher so I don’t get points take away for not completing this assignment. I partially blame this on college board as well since I get kicked off of practice test all the time. I really hope this situation does not happen during the actual test and ruin my chances of passing.

TheForce24 ,


After reading the one-star reviews of this app, I was very nervous to use it. I needed it for an astronomy final I had to take while on vacation, and I was only given a 6 hour timeframe to complete it. Thankfully, no crashes or freeze-ups occurred during the half-hour it took me to complete the test, but there was a bit of a fiasco that occurred beforehand. When I first tried to take the test. I got a notification saying that my teacher hadn’t allowed the use of the iPad app to take the test. This freaked me out, because it was 10:00 already and I only had 2 hours left to take the final. I emailed my teacher explaining the situation, and he was able to remove the restriction in time for me to take the test. To prevent this from happening to you, I would recommend emailing your teacher a week or so beforehand to let them know you will be using the iPad app to take the test.

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The developer, Respondus Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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