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How to configure App Notification settings on iOS devices using Hexnode MDM

You will have many applications installed on your device and it would be beneficial if you could selectively enable notifications for specific applications. Hexnode MDM enables you to configure app notification settings for iOS devices.

Warning:

Notification feature is supported only on  Supervised iOS device 9.3 and later version.

Note:

Notification feature is available on Enterprise and higher subscription plans.

To set notifications for applications on iOS devices

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Go to Policies.
  3. Select an existing policy or create a new one by clicking on New Policy.
  4. From iOS Settings select Notification and click on Configure.
  5. Click on +Add Notification Settings and you will have the following options to be configured.

configure app notification settings on iOS devices using hexnode mdm

Settings Description
Select Application Choose the application whose notification is to be enabled.
Enable Notification Check this option to enable the notification for the selected application.
Show in Notification center
(Works only when notification is enabled)
Check this option to allow the notifications to be shown in the notification center.
Show Notification in Lock screen
(Works only when notification is enabled)
Enable this option to allow the notifications to be displayed on the lock screen.
Alert Type
(Works only when notification is enabled)
Choose the alert type as None, Banner or Modal Alert.

  1. None – No alert type selected.
  2. Banner – Allow the notification to be displayed on the status bar.
  3. Modal Alert – Allow the notification to be displayed on the lock screen.
Badges Enabled
(Works only when notification is enabled)
Check this option to allow the badges to be enabled for the selected application.
Sounds Enabled
(Works only when notification is enabled)
Check this option to allow sounds for notification.
Show notifications in CarPlay
(Supported on iOS 12+ devices)
Check this option to allow notifications to be shown on CarPlay display.
Notification Grouping Preferences
(Supported on iOS 12+ devices)
Choose the type of notification grouping to be enabled for this app. Available options are Automatic, Group by app and Off.

  1. Automatic: Select this option to allow notifications to be displayed into app specified groups. Allowed by default.
  2. Group by app: Select this option to allow notifications to be displayed into one group.
  3. Off: Select this option to disable group notifications.
Critical Alerts
(Supported on iOS 12+ devices)
Checking this option allows the app notifications to be displayed even though Do not disturb and ringer settings are enabled on the device.

Once these options are configured, you need to associate these policies to devices.

To Associate Policies to Devices / Groups.

If the policy has not yet been saved.

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets.
  2. Click on +Add Devices.
  3. Select the devices and click OK.

Click on Save to apply the policies to devices.

Apart from devices, you can also associate the policies to device groups, user and user groups from Policy Targets.

If the policy has been saved, you can associate it by another method.

  1. From Policies, check the policies to be associated.,
  2. Click on Manage → Associate Targets and select the device.
  3. Click on Associate to apply policy to the devices.

Here, once the policies have been applied, notifications will be enabled for the selected application.

The device will show notifications for the selected app based on the configurations applied.

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