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How to enable multiple app kiosk mode in iOS

Lockdown devices to a set of apps and restrict access to all other apps installed on the device. In iOS 9.3 the phone app and settings app will get added by default but from iOS 10 onwards any app that needs to show up on the device needs to be whitelisted.


This feature is only supported on Supervised iOS 9.3 and above.

Create multi-app kiosk policy

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Policies>New Policy>Kiosk Lockdown.
  3. Select Multi App under iOS Kiosk Lockdown and click Configure.
  4. Click on +Add and select Add Apps for adding apps individually or Add Group for adding an app group. Select the apps or app groups from the list.
  5. Click Save.

Associate target devices

If you haven’t saved your policy,

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets
  2. Click on +Add devices to add the devices you wish to associate the policy to.
  3. Click Save.

If you have saved your policy,

  1. Navigate to Manage > Devices.
  2. Select the devices
  3. Click on Actions > Associate Policy
  4. Select the policy and click on Associate.


  1. Navigate to Policies.
  2. Search and select the policy you wish to associate the devices to.
  3. Click Manage > Associate Targets.
  4. Select the devices you wish to associate the policy to. You can also associate the policy to devices groups, users, user groups and even domains.
  5. Click on Associate.


Apps to be added in the kiosk mode should be pre-installed on your iOS device.