Restrictions for Apple Devices

Jamf Now supports a number of restrictions for iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV that can help you keep your data secure and your users on task.

Some restrictions require supervising the device. Restrictions that require supervision will be indicated with a icon. To learn more about supervising devices, see Supervision.

Restriction

Description

iPad

iPhone

Mac

Apple TV

Apps

Disable Installing Apps (all methods, not including Jamf Now)

Users cannot install or update iPad or iPhone apps using any method other than Jamf Now. The App Store app is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Installing Apps (on device)

Users cannot install or update iPad or iPhone apps except using Apple Configurator, iTunes, and Jamf Now. The App Store app is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Adding App Clips

Users cannot add App Clips on iPad or iPhone and existing App Clips are removed. Requires iPadOS or iOS 14 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Deleting Apps

Disables the ability to remove apps from iPad or iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Deleting System Apps

Disables the ability to remove default system apps (Safari, Calendar, Mail, etc.) from iPad or iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Camera

Disables the Camera app and removes its icon from the Home screen on iPad or iPhone. This also disables all other camera functionality in all iPad, iPhone, and Mac apps. Users are unable to take photos or video. Supervision required.

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X

X

Disable FaceTime

Disables the FaceTime app and removes its icon from the Home screen. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Safari

Disables the Safari app and removes its icon from the Home screen. This also prevents users from opening web clips that are not in full screen mode. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Safari JavaScript

Disables executing JavaScript within Safari. This will make many websites unusable. 

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X

Disable Safari Popups

Disables showing pop-up tabs within Safari.

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X

Disable Safari Auto-Fill

Disables auto-fill of usernames, passwords, addresses, etc. within Safari. Supervision required.

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X

Block All Cookies in Safari

Blocks all cookies in Safari on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Prevent Cross-Site Tracking in Safari

Prevents Cross-Site Tracking (third-party cookies) in Safari on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Disable Messages

Disables the Messages app and removes its icon from the Home screen. If the device has cellular capabilities, the Messages app will stay installed for SMS accessibility. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Podcasts

Disables the Podcasts app and removes its icon from the Home screen. Supervision required.

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X

Disable News

Disables the News app and removes its icon from the Home screen. Supervision required. 

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X

Disable iBooks Store

Disables the Book Store in the Books app. Users cannot preview, purchase, or download books. Supervision required.

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X

Disable iTunes Store

The iTunes Store app is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. Users cannot preview, purchase, or download content. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Explicit Content in iTunes Store

Prevents purchasing or previewing explicit content in iTunes Store on iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Apple Music

Disables the Apple Music streaming service on iPad or iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Apple Music Radio

Disables the Apple Music Radio service on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable In-App Purchases

Prevents In-App purchasing in apps on iPad or iPhone.

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X

Disable Automatic App Downloads

Disables automatic app downloads for apps purchased on another device with the same iCloud account. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Game Center

Disables the Game Center app and removes its icon from the Home screen. Supervision required.

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X

App Usage

Allow All Apps, Hide Some Apps, or Only Allow Some Apps

Choose which iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV apps are available on devices. Supervision required.

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X

X

Security & Privacy

Managed App Data Segregation

Documents in managed apps and email accounts (deployed by Jamf Now) only open in other managed apps and email accounts on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Unmanaged App Data Segregation

Documents in unmanaged apps and email accounts will only open in other unmanaged apps and email accounts on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Treat AirDrop as an Unmanaged Destination

Airdrop will be treated as an unmanaged destination on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Allow USB Accessories when Locked

Allows USB accessories to connect to devices while locked. Supervision required.

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X

Prevent access to USB Drives

Prevents the Files app from accessing files on USB drives. Requires iOS 13 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Prevent access to Network Drives

Prevents the Files app on iPad and iPhone from accessing files on Network drives. Requires iOS 13.1 or later, or iPadOS 13.1 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Screenshots and Screen Recordings

Prevent users from taking screenshots or screen recordings on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Requires macOS 10.14.4 or later for Mac.

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X

X

Disable Connecting with Computers

iPad and iPhone supervised with Configurator can only connect with the Mac that supervised it. Auto-Enrolled devices cannot pair with any computer. Supervision required.

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X

Disable “Enable Screen Time”

For devices with iOS 12 or later, this disables the "Enable Screen Time" option in the Screen Time section in the Setting app, and disables Screen Time if already enabled. Supervision required. For devices with iOS 11 or earlier, this disables the “Enable Restrictions” option in the Settings app. Supervision required.

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X

Disable “Erase All Content and Settings”

Disables the “Erase All Content and Settings” option in the Settings app on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Face ID and Touch ID for unlock

Prevents Face ID and Touch ID from being used to unlock iPad and iPhone.

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X

X

Disable Apple Watch for unlock

Prevents Apple Watch from being used to unlock a Mac.

X

Disable Apple Watch Pairing

Disables pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone. Supervision required.
Warning:

This also unpairs and erases any currently paired Apple Watch.

X

Require Wrist Detection on Apple Watch

Requires any paired Apple Watch to use wrist detection to lock when the user takes it off.

X

Prevent Manually Installing Configuration Profiles and Certificates

Prevents installing a configuration profile or certificate manually, such as via a web browser or AirDrop, on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Reject Untrusted HTTPS Certificates

Automatically reject untrusted HTTPS certificates on iPad and iPhone without prompting the user.

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X

Force Encrypted Backups

Requires that all backups be encrypted on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Prevent Changes to Device Name

Prevents changing the name of iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV. Supervision required.

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X

X

Prevent Changes to Passcode

Prevents adding, removing, or changing the passcode on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Prevent Changes to Accounts

Prevents adding, removing, or modifying accounts on iPad or iPhone. This includes email settings, calendar settings, Messages and FaceTime settings, and can prevent signing in or out of the Apple ID currently on the device. This does not affect the account logins for third party apps like Google, Microsoft, or social media. Supervision required.

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X

Prevent Password AutoFill

Prevents the AutoFill Passwords feature on iPad and iPhone. Requires iOS 12 or later. Supervision required.

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X

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Prevent Password Sharing

Prevents users from sharing their passwords with Airdrop Passwords feature. Requires iOS 12 or later. Supervision required.

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Prevent Password Proximity Requests

Prevents devices from requesting passwords from nearby devices. Requires iOS 12 or later, macOS 10.14 or later, or tvOS 9 or later. Supervision required.

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X

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X

Prevent Changes to Bluetooth

Prevents changing Bluetooth settings on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Hide Apple Wallet from Lock screen

Disables Apple Wallet notifications from displaying when iPad and iPhone are locked.

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X

Disable Internet Search Results from Spotlight

Disables internet search results from displaying in Spotlight searches. Supervision required.

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X

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Disable Diagnostic Reports

Disables iPad and iPhone from automatically sending diagnostic reports to Apple.

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X

Prevent Changes to Notifications

Prevents changing notification settings on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Hide Notifications from Lock Screen

Disables notifications from displaying in the Notifications history view when an iPad or iPhone is locked. New notifications remain visible when they arrive.

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X

Hide Control Center from Lock Screen

Disables the Control Center from displaying when iPad and iPhone are locked.

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X

Hide Today View from Lock Screen

Disables the Today view in the notification center when iPad and iPhone are locked.

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X

Disable Voice Dialing when Locked

Disables voice dialing when iPad and iPhone are locked.

X

X

Limit Ad Tracking

Limits ad tracking with Apple’s ad platform on iPad and iPhone.

X

X

Disable Find My Device

Disables the Find My Device app. Requires iOS 13 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Find My Friends

Disables the Find My Friends app. Requires iOS 13 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Prevent Changes to Find My Friends

Prevents changing the Find My Friends settings on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable QuickPath Keyboard

Disables the QuickPath Keyboard. Requires iOS 13 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Handoff

Disables Handoff on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Requires macOS 10.15 or later for Mac.

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X

X

Network & Cellular

Automatically Set Date and Time

Forces iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV to keep up-to-date date and time. Requires iOS 12 or later, and tvOS 9 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Disable AirDrop

Disables AirDrop file sharing on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable AirPrint

Disables AirPrint printing on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Supervision required.

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X

Wi-Fi Safelist

Only allow iPad and iPhone to connect to Wi-Fi networks configured by Jamf Now. Supervision required.

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X

Disable App Cellular Data Settings

Prevents changing the cellular data access settings for apps on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable Background Data Usage When Roaming

Disables background fetch activity for email, apps, etc. when roaming on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Disable VPN Configuration

Prevents configuring a VPN connection on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Force Wi-Fi On

Forces Wi-Fi to always be on. It cannot be turned off on the device. Requires iOS 13.1 or later, or iPadOS 13.1 or later. Supervision required.

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X

Prevent Changes to Personal Hotspot

Prevents changes to Personal Hotspot settings on iPad and iPhone. Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Supervision required.

X

X

iCloud

Disable iCloud Backup

Disables device backups to iCloud on iPad or iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Disable iCloud Keychain

Disables syncing the Keychain to iCloud on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Supervision required.

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X

X

Disable iCloud Documents Sync

Disables syncing document and app data to iCloud on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Supervision required.

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X

X

Disable iCloud Desktop & Documents

Disables syncing the Desktop and Documents folders to iCloud on Mac.

X

Disable iCloud Bookmarks

Disables Safari bookmarks syncing to iCloud on Mac.

X

Disable iCloud Email

Disables the iCloud Email service on Mac.

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Disable iCloud Calendar

Disables the iCloud Calendar service on Mac.

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Disable iCloud Reminders

Disables the iCloud Reminders service on Mac.

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Disable iCloud Address Book

Disables the iCloud Address Book service on Mac.

X

Disable iCloud Notes

Disables the iCloud Notes service on Mac.

X

Disable iCloud Photo Library

Disables the iCloud Photo Library service on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

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X

X

Disable iCloud Photo Stream

Disables the iCloud Photo Stream service on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Disable iCloud Shared Photo Stream

Disables the iCloud Shared Photo Stream service on iPad and iPhone.

X

X

Siri

Disable Siri

Disables the use of Siri on iPad and iPhone. If the restriction is turned off, Siri will remain off until users turn it back on.

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X

Disable Siri when Locked

Disables Siri on iPad and iPhone when locked with a passcode. This is ignored if the device does not have a passcode.

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X

Disable User-Generated Content in Siri

Disables user-generated content (like Wikipedia.org) from Siri responses on iPad and iPhone.

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X

Force Profanity Filter in Siri

Filters profanity from Siri responses on iPad and iPhone. Supervision required.

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X

Wallpaper

Prevent Changes to Wallpaper

Prevents the wallpaper from being changed on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Supervision required.

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X

X

OS Updates

Delay OS Updates

Delays OS updates until a specified number of days. Supervision required.

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X

X

X

Delay App Updates

App updates are not available until after the specified delay. Requires macOS 11 or later. Supervision required.

X