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  • Latest Post - ‏2014-03-20T00:46:54Z by jgstew
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Pinned topic iOS7 - Restrict Apps?

‏2014-03-19T17:09:17Z |

I find it hard to believe with all of the control MDM provides via profiles, there isn't a way to restrict what apps can be launched via some type of whitelist/blacklist.  But dammed if I can find a way...  Is there any way to either restrict certain apps or only allow a whitelist of apps?

I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of this...


  • rheng
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    Re: iOS7 - Restrict Apps?


    Unfortunately, Apple does not have an API for MDM vendors to blacklist or whitelist arbitrary apps. There is only an option to app lock a device to a single app or to restrict the use of specific apps (YouTube, Safari, etc) through iOS Profiles. You can create and deploy iOS Profiles in the iOS Device Profile Configuration Dashboard.

  • jgstew
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    Re: iOS7 - Restrict Apps?


    I believe you can sort of do this by Supervising a device using Apple Configurator, then not allowing the end user to install apps themselves. This is not really the answer you are looking for, but this is not a limitation of the IEM MDM, but of the Apple APIs.