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Configuring iOS Autonomous Single App Mode with MDM

Autonomous single app mode is a feature present in iOS 7.1 and above. The app which is configured as ASAM app will enter the kiosk/single app mode once logged in to and will exit the single app mode once the user finishes working with that app. This mode puts an app in foreground and makes sure that no other app, notification or action interrupt the functioning of this app.

Use cases

  • In class rooms while conducting a test or exam.
  • While testing an app in bulk

The feature have some special requirements

  • The iOS app should be configured to support this feature
  • The device must be supervised
  • The device must be enrolled in an MDM
  • Requires additional restrictions

Set up Autonomous single app mode policy

  1. Go to Policies > New Policy > Kiosk settings.
  2. Name the policy and select Autonomous Single App mode under iOS Kiosk Settings.
  3. Click Configure and click on the + icon to add apps.
  4. Click Save



The app that supports Autonomous single app mode needs to be associated with the Autonomous single app mode policy to work the way it is supposed to be. Associating this app to the device any other way, will not yield the same outcome.


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