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How to set up restrictions for Apple devices used in education?

Certain functionalities on Apple iOS devices used in classroom settings must be restricted to ensure uninterrupted attention for the students. Using Hexnode, you can remotely set up restrictions on Apple devices used for education with the Education Restrictions policy. With this, you can minimize the disruptions and force students to request permission prior to committing critical actions such as leaving the class.

How to set up restrictions?

To set up the restrictions policy in Hexnode,

  1. On your Hexnode console, navigate to Policies.
  2. Create a new policy or edit an existing one. If you are creating a new policy, provide a policy name and a description.
  3. Go to iOS > Restrictions > Education.
  4. Click on Configure to set up the policy.
  5. Click on Save.

Here are all the restrictions supported by Hexnode UEM.

Restrictions Description Supported versions
Force unprompted screen observation for managed classes If enabled, instructors can remotely view the students’ devices in the managed classroom. Supervised iOS 10.3+
Allow unprompted app and device lock in unmanaged classes If enabled, instructors can restrict access to apps and devices in an unmanaged class. Supervised iOS 11.0+
Allow automatic joining of unmanaged classes If enabled, students can join an unmanaged class automatically. Supervised iOS 11.0+
Force students to request permission to leave unmanaged classes If enabled, students who are a part of an unmanaged class in the classroom app have to request permission from the teacher to leave the class. Supervised iOS 11.3+

Associate the target iOS devices

There are two ways by which you can associate restrictions to the devices in bulk.

If you haven’t saved the policy yet,

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets.
  2. Select the devices/device groups/users/user groups/domains to which the policy has to be attached.
  3. Click on Save to apply the policies to the devices.

If you’ve already saved the policy and you’re taken to the page which displays the policy list,

  1. Select the required policy
  2. Click on Manage > Associate Targets.
  3. Search and select the devices/ users/ device groups/ user groups/ domains to which you need to apply the policy.
  4. Click Associate.
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