Questions tagged [mobile-device-management]

Also known as MDM, mobile device management is software that helps manage devices for reporting, policy compliance as well as saving labor and standardizing setup amongst many devices when used by the same company or group. iOS MDM uses a framework for device management and often involves third party management software if the company's needs exceed the MDM capabilities of Lion Server.

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Can unmanaged apps be updated with an InstallApplication command (or otherwise)?

On Apple's device management docs for the InstallApplication command, it states: If the app is a managed app, this command updates it. Presumably this means that if the app is not managed, then it ...
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Is there a policy/config that allows only specific Bluetooth devices on macOS?

From what I read until now, there is a "Modify Bluetooth Settings" policy for iOS. I'm trying to find a way to restrict Bluetooth Settings access, and only allow the user to connect specific ...
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Management requests on my MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro and all the time, I keep receiving this message about enrollment.(For anyone wondering if it’s stolen, I don’t think so because it belonged to my friends grandmother who had ...
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Turn Off Device Enrollment Notifications [duplicate]

I keep getting notifications about the Mac being able to be configured automatically. I have no profiles installed and there are no files in LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons. Tried turning off ...
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How to have our App Store listed app auto-upgrade to latest version on "supervised" iPads (or remotely upgrade the app to latest version)

We develop a b2b iOS app that is publicly listed on Apple Store. We lease our clients iPads so that they can use our app. We have full access and ownership of these iPads and we are able to "...
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Managing Mac users

I'm managing a group of MacBook users. Currently, the users are not allowed to install apps or change stuff without administrators involvement. I would like to have the users to be able to do certain ...
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How do I run diagnostics on an iPad Pro 11 with nonfunctioning screen and touch?

I have an 1st generation iPad Pro 11 with a broken screen with no video image and unresponsive to touching. I would like to run some hardware diagnostics on it before committing to replacing the ...
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Error deploying app with Apple management app could not be installed

I am using Apple Management and Meraki I am trying to add some new apps to IOS devices and I get two errors one "The App '' could not be installed" and "The AppleID can't be used to ...
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On ios how do i save the full url to home screen?

Safari iOS doesnt save the relative URL (start_url) due to / setting in the manifest json. Is there a way to fix this so that i get the full url (not header url) that i currently have open in Safari ...
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Apple ID not supported - Use a Managed Apple ID Error

When enrolling in MDM you may get this error if you had previously used the same email address as a non managed id. e.g. example.com was transferred to Apple Business managed ids, now your old my@...
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How does iOS device management work?

Under Settings -> Device Management I notice there are at least 3 different categories of items: Mobile Device Management Configuration Profile Enterprise App But documentation online seems sparse ...
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Is it ok to delete iOS Files from my macbook pro?

I have in my MacBook pro a folder called MyName iPhone. Which is taking up about 21gb of space. It seems like a backup of the phone. It says last accessed: 2 years ago which happens to be when I go ...
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"YouTube Kids" is cleaner than regular YouTube. Sadly, I haven't found any method of disabling autoplay. If it's possible, how can I disable autoplay?

My question How can I disable the YouTube Kids autoplay feature — on iOS, on MacOS, or on any other platform? Please assume: I own a non-jailbroken iPhone. I have administrator rights on my computer. ...
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Restoring an iPhone to its default state regarding allowing installation of custom applications

Someone installed a custom app store on my iPhone to do an experiment, the experiment is done and I want to remove this app store and whatever related to it. The app store can install apps on my ...
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Custom notification size on iPhone

I would like to receive customized notifications from any specific app on my iPhone so that I can never ignore it because they are super important. One solution I thought of is to show notification ...
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View Exchange ActiveSync profile on iOS 13

Is it possible to view the enabled Exchange ActiveSync profile on iOS 13? I know you see it when it is first enabled, but can it be viewed later as well?
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How to remove supervision from my iPad imposed by my school that I’m not attending anymore

My iPad is supervised by my school, but I’m not at that school anymore. Does anyone know how to remove the supervision without a factory reset?
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What are ".com.apple.backupd.mdmv" files for and which tool creates them?

I am comparing on macOS El Capitan via diff -r a directory with a the corresponding directory of a time machine snapshot (Note: the backup is made under macOS High Sierra.) diff reports a few files ...
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Can my admin manage my iPad without me knowing?

Can my admin manage my iPad (download programs, change settings, etc.) without me knowing? (Configuring it so that I cannot tell that it's managed.) My iPad is running iOS 12, and there are no ...
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Can promo code users update a 'custom app for business'

I've made a small app for the company I work at and I'm looking to distribute it. It isn't going to very many people, less than 100. I don't want to use it as a B2B app as then I'd need to setup a ...
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Guided Access Mode preventing iOS updates from MDM console?

Our organization uses an enterprise MDM product that features remote updating. All conditions specified by the MDM vendor are being met for this to work, but it doesn't. I discovered that as soon as a ...
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Using MDM alternative after apples MDM block

How can I create an app that can track location, regulate screen time by blocking access without using MD? What are some alternate ways of doing this after Apple has blocked the use of MDM feature.
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Same IKEv2 .mobileconfig profile works on macOS, but fails on iOS

I have an IKEv2 VPN server, and run my own CA. Clients authenticate using certificates. I have prepared a .mobileconfig profile (using Apple Configurator) that sets up the IKEv2 configuration, and ...
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Is paid Apple Developer Program subscription required to distribute test IPA file?

I am building an Ionic app, and I want to distribute it to a few people in my organization. Ionic Cordova iOS build command runs successfully. Now i need to generate the IPA file to install the app ...
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How can I tell that a certificate is a root certificate?

Are these certificates root certificates or not and how can I disable them if they are?
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Enable Guest User in 10.14.x Via the Command Line (without a MDM)?

Is there a way to enable the Guest user via the terminal in 10.14.x? I have tried... defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist GuestEnabled -bool YES On machines where the ...
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I get an error message when unlocking an APFS FileVault volume with an Institutional Recovery Key

I'm testing an MDM solution (with an in house Server.app MDM instance), which enforces FileVault. It's setup with both an Institutional Recovery Key (IRK) and a Personal Recovery Key (PRK). The last ...
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Do I need to renew the Institutional Recovery Key certificate with FileVault

We plan to roll out FileVault via Apple's own MDM (Server.app). I already have some test-computers enrolled. When I look at the certificate used for the Institutional Recovery Key, it expires in ...
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MDM software on iPhone - Monitoring hotspot use?

I have a company phone (iPhone 8) which I use as a hotspot for my personal phone sometime. My company uses Blackberry MDM. In "rights", it says they can "list network information." What does that ...
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Setting up multiple O365 organisation accounts on iOS

I was about to setup the mail account my customer provided me. Being a O365 Outlook account, I was approaching this with selecting Exchange as account type and signed in. This would have worked well, ...
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How to remove configuration profiles (.mobileconfig files) using MDM?

I am trying to remove a configuration profile that I previously installed on a device, using MDM. I am able to get the list of the installed profiles using the ProfileList command. I have no issues ...
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Prevent mobile data being turned off

Does anyone know how to prevent mobile data being turned off on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. I want to ensure my daughters data is not able to be turned off at any time. their other parent turns off the ...
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On managed Macs, how much can the admin see?

I have a Macbook that was given to me by my employer. The Macbook is managed by them as I can see the installed profiles. These profiles control things like how/when to set up my password, apps that ...
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Can you distribute an iOS app outside App Store using a single bundle identifier?

Is there a way to distribute an iOS application to customers with a single bundle identifier outside App Store? The software firm I work for is providing iPad software to several large companies. ...
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How to update iOS by using Profile Manager as mobile device management (MDM) service?

I cannot find a way to remotely update iOS version for iPads by using Profile Manager as mobile device management (MDM) service. All devices are enrolled in Apple's DEP program. I can choose Install ...
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A device named "iPhone" in Location Services on my iPad will not stay deleted

iPad/General/Restrictions/Location Services is on. Share my location is on. From this device - MyiPad (I named my ipad MyiPad) Then under that it shows the word iPhone. My iPhone is named lAiPhone ...
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Add Custom Files to a Package to be installed on specific paths with productbuild/pkgbuild?

I build my pkg with productbuild and pkgbuild. My root path looks like this: ROOT > Applications/Scripts/Library/private/ In Applications/ is my .app , which works. However in Library for example is ...
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What is a organizational device considered to be? [closed]

Would this be a device that is a organizational device because you get it from work? Or because of who makes the device? What is a organizational device. How can I find out.
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Can I remove the stock camera app from iOS 9 or later?

I would like to be able to remove the stock camera app from an iOS device without disabling the camera itself (because I would like to replace the camera app with a non-stock app). I know MDM ...
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How can I completely disable SW updates on iPhone?

As a QA engineer I have to maintain a bunch of iPhones to run my tests on them. I have to test on many OS versions, also the very old ones. The problem is that every once in a while someone(*) (from ...
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iOS - Restricting device to work with a single app only

I wish to lock my iOS devices into running a single app only. I have surveyed Guided Access Mode, but it doesn't persist between restarts, and have to be re-configured (by pressing the Home button ...
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What happens when MDM vendor certificate expires?

There is no way to renew the MDM vendor certificate,you just have to create a new one. After I create a new one, the devices have to be re-enrolled. Is there a way I can avoid re-enrollment of devices?...
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iOS - Photos & message access to MDM installed apps

In iOS, is it possible for apps managed via MDM to get access to photos and text/WhatsApp text messages of user stored on user's iPhone. If yes, what kind of permissions do these actions require?
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Family Sharing iPhone - Unique Question about purchases

I want to know if someone in my family share group still has an app downloaded on their phone. Is there a way to tell if they have deleted the app from their device? I know all about hiding apps and ...
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Configure 3rd-party apps using MDM or Apple Configurator on iOS?

I am using MDM to configure e-mail accounts on iOS devices using Mail/Exchange ActiveSync payload. Is there a way to configure 3rd-party iOS apps like OneDrive and DropBox using MDM or Apple ...
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iPhone photos size problem,

I am using iPhone 7.And total space is 32GB,and i duplicates 5000 photos into 50000.And when i went and see the iPhone storage, it's showing total capacity 32GB,free space 0 and photos part occupied ...
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Nested VPNs on iPhone iOS 11

I am developing a custom VPN client plugin for iPhone, working on iOS 11 devices. I am hoping to set up nested VPNs so that the traffic is double encrypted. I am working with Per-App VPN, as well as ...
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Control iPhone Remotely

Can you control an iPhone remotely using Mobile Device Management protocol? or any other protocol/service? Of course, the user's consent will be obtained before performing any actions. I am mainly ...
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Apple MDM settings won't go through because WiFi is always offline

I can manage settings, apps and updates from Apple's MDM but changes won't get applied because WiFi is always off if I don't manually start using the iPads. iPads are in charging cart whole night and ...
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Blackberry 10 not running on Mac

Connecting my Blackberry to my Mac I'm able to install the drivers that show up and install some software. But other than that nothing is working. No device is showing up in Finder. No Blackberry ...