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On a current iDevice, such as an iPhone 6 or an iPad Air 2, is it possible to deactivate the Lightning port? I don't want to break it, just temporarily disable it, similar to how Settings > Bluetooth can be used to temporarily disable Bluetooth.

Edit: Why? To prevent data exfil in an enterprise setting. So I'm looking to prevent data sync and data transfer. Charging is still ok.

  • to what end? Stop it from charging, stop it from syncing, connecting as a data port...? – Tetsujin Dec 11 '14 at 18:13
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    Exfiling data, so stop syncing and data transfer. Good question; I should have included that in my OP. – james.garriss Dec 11 '14 at 18:21
  • You can edit your question. FWIW I do not know of a way to do that, but it would be an excellent security feature. – Tyson Dec 11 '14 at 18:39
  • interestingly, if you plug it to a Win machine, you get the option to 'trust'. No trust == charging only. idk of any Mac equivalent. – Tetsujin Dec 11 '14 at 20:00
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No, any version of iOS doesn't allow the deactivation of the Lightning / 30-pin port.

Plugging an iOS device into a new computer will prompt a message on the device whether or not to "trust" that computer or not. "Trusting" a computer allows normal access, otherwise the device would only charge and disallow any data transfer... although it seems in your environment that would be of little benefit.

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