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Restrictions for iOS

Restriction configuration profiles are described thoroughly in the About restrictions article. It explains how to configure and deploy restrictions for managed devices, and also how the restrictions can be lifted.

This article focuses on introducing what restrictions are supported for Apple iOS devices and whether there are any platform-specific requirements for the use of restrictions.

 

Requirements

Restriction configuration profiles can be applied to all Apple iOS devices that are managed with Miradore. Some restrictions may require that devices are Supervised. In Miradore's user interface, these restrictions are marked with the symbol. For more information, see the descriptions below.

Restriction configuration profiles are available in the Miradore Business and Enterprise plans. The restriction configuration profiles are not included in the Miradore Free plan.

 

Available restrictions

Below you can find a list of all restrictions supported on the Apple iOS platform. Tab names are underlined.
 
 
Applications
 
Deny Camera
 
Defines if the camera is completely disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. Users are unable to take photos.
 
Deny Dictation
 
Defines if the user is able to use the dictation input method.
 
Deny FaceTime
 
Defines if FaceTime and video conferencing is disabled. This restriction is deprecated on unsupervised devices.
 
Deny Game Center
 
Defines if Game Center is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. Available in iOS 6.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Game Center: Deny adding friends
 
Defines if adding friends to Game Center is denied. This restriction is deprecated on unsupervised devices.
 
Game Center: Deny multiplayer gaming
 
Defines if multiplayer gaming is denied. This restriction is deprecated on unsupervised devices.
 
Deny iBookstore
 
Denies the store functionality of iBooks. The user will not be able to purchase books from iBooks but can read and open the books that he/she already owns. Available in iOS 6.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
iBookstore: Deny adult content
 
Defines if the user will not be able to download adult media content from the iBooks. Available in iOS 6.0 and later.
 
Deny iTunes Store
 
Defines if the iTunes Music Store is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. Users cannot preview, purchase, or download content. This restriction is deprecated on unsupervised devices.
 
Deny iTunes Radio
 
Defines if the iTunes Radio is disabled and its icon is removed from the users. Available in iOS 9.3 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny iMessages
 
Defines if iMessages are denied. Users can’t send or receive messages using iMessage. If the device supports text messaging, the user can still send and receive text messages. If your device doesn’t support text messaging, the Messages icon is removed from the Home screen. Available in iOS 6.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny News
 
Defines if Apple News is denied. Available in iOS 9.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny Safari
 
Defines if the Safari web browser is disabled and its icon removed from the Home screen. This also prevents users from opening web clips. This restriction is deprecated on unsupervised devices.
 
Safari: Disable autofill
 
Defines if Safari auto-fill is disabled.
 
Safari: Force fraud warning
 
Defines if Safari fraud warnings are enabled.
 
Safari: Disable JavaScript
 
Defines if JavaScript is disabled in Safari.
 
Safari: Block popups
 
Defines if popups are blocked in Safari.
 
Safari: Accept cookies
 
Controls when Safari accepts cookies. Possible values are:
  • Never
  • From visited sites
  • Always
Deny Siri
 
Defines if Siri assistant is disabled.
 
Siri: Deny user generated content
 
Prevents Siri from querying user-generated content from the web. Available in iOS 7.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Siri: Deny while locked
 
Defines if the user is unable to use Siri when the device is locked. This restriction is ignored if the device does not have a passcode set. Available in iOS 5.1 and later.
 
Siri: Force profanity filter
 
Defines if Siri profanity filter is forced. Requires that devices are Supervised. 
 
Deny system app removal
 
Defines if system apps can be removed from the device. Available in iOS 11.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny YouTube
 
Defines if the YouTube application is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. This restriction is ignored in iOS 6.0 and later because there is no built-in YouTube app.
 
 
Device functionality
 
Deny AirDrop
 
Defines if AirDrop is denied. Available in iOS 7.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny AirPrint
 
Defines if AirPrint is denied. Available in iOS 11.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
AirDrop: Force unmanaged drop target
 
Defines if AirDrop is forced to be considered an unmanaged drop target. Available in iOS 9.0 and later.
 
Deny application installation
 
Defines if the App Store is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. Users are unable to install or update their applications. This restriction is deprecated on unsupervised devices.
 
Deny application installation from App Store
 
Defines if the App Store is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. However, users may continue to use Host apps (iTunes, Apple Configurator) to install or update their apps. Available in iOS 9.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny application removal
 
Defines if application removal is denied. This restriction is deprecated on unsupervised devices.
 
Deny automatic app downloads
 
Prevents automatic downloading of apps purchased on other devices. Does not affect updates to existing apps. Available in iOS 9.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny automatic sync while roaming
 
Denies automatic data synchronization and global background fetch activity when an iOS phone is roaming.
 
Deny cellular data usage changes for apps
 
Defines if changes to cellular data usage for apps are denied. Available in iOS 7.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny definition lookup
 
Defines if definition lookup is denied. Users can’t double-tap to search for a word’s definition. Available in iOS 8.1.3 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny Handoff
 
Defines if users can’t use Handoff with their Apple devices.
 
Deny host pairing
 
Defines if host pairing is disabled with the exception of the supervision host. If no supervision host certificate has been configured, all pairing is disabled.  The users can’t pair their iOS device with anything but the Mac with Apple Configurator installed, where the device was first supervised. Available in iOS 7.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny in-app purchase
 
Defines if in-app purchases are denied.
 
Deny installing configuration profiles
 
Defines if configuration profiles can’t be manually installed by users. Available in iOS 6.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny Internet search results in Spotlight
 
Defines if Spotlight won’t return any results from an Internet search. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny keyboard auto-correction
 
Defines if keyboard auto-correction is denied. Available in iOS 8.1.3 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny keyboard prediction
 
Defines if keyboard prediction is denied. Available in iOS 8.1.3 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny keyboard shortcuts
 
Denies keyboard shortcuts. Available in iOS 9.0 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny keyboard spellcheck
 
Defines if keyboard spellcheck is denied. Available in iOS 8.1.3 and later. Requires that devices are Supervised.
 
Deny lock screen Control Center
 
Prevents Control Center from appearing on the Lock screen. Users can’t swipe up to view Control Center. Available in iOS 7.0 and later.
 
Deny lock screen Notification Center
 
Denies Notifications view in Notification Center. Users can’t receive notifications if the screen is locked. Available in iOS 7.0 and later.
 
Deny lock screen Passbook notifications
 
Defines if Passbook notifications will not be shown on the lock screen.  Available in iOS 6.0 and later.
 
Deny lock screen Today View
 
Denies Today view in Notification Center. Users can’t swipe down to see Notification Center using the Today View in the Lock screen. Available in iOS 7.0 and later.
 
Deny paired Apple Watch
 
Denies pairing with an Apple Watch. Any currently paired Apple Watch is unpaired and erased. Available in iOS 9.0 and later.
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