iOS7 - Restrict Apps?

written by Doood

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…


written by rheng

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.

written by jgstew

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.