The supervised mode in iOS devices enables to differentiate institution/company-owned devices from personal devices. The iOS supervised mode gives institutions and businesses better control over the iOS devices which they own.
By default, the devices are not supervised, it can be set when you set up a new device. Organizations can then install a profile to control what all features can be accessed on that device.
With the growing enterprise market for iOS, supervision was introduced in iOS 5 as the enterprise market was growing and introducing supervised mode was a way for the organization to gain more control over corporate-owned devices. And ever since then, it has been progressively adding and refining restriction with every release.
Watch how to make an iOS device supervised …
Unsupervised iOS devices pose a bigger risk to the organizations due to the issues that arise with activation lock. Supervised devices offer more granular management, particularly for MDM platforms.
MobiLock Mobile Device Management for iOS facilitates the enterprise to granularly control the company-owned iOS devices in supervised mode.
Whitelisting OR Blacklisting of Applications – The control by which device either allows strictly the whitelisted applications or allows all applications except the blacklisted ones.
Whitelisting Websites/URLs – The control which allows only the given set of URLs to be opened in Safari.
Branding –You can choose a Lock screen message for your devices and apply a Home screen and Lock Screen wallpaper.
Home Screen Layout – You can create multiple pages and/or order the icons on the iOS Home Screen.
Know in detail, how to make an iOS device supervised. You can find out more on MobiLock Help as to how you can set different features available in supervised mode and enforce better management of the iOS devices in your organization.
Nema Buch is a Research & Marketing professional, also writes for MobiLock Pro on Enterprise Mobility trends, SaaS, and different Industry Verticals.