New Restrictions in iOS 9

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iOS 9 contains many new restrictions, especially for devices supervised by GroundControl. These are documented in Apple’s Configuration Profile Reference.

Each of the following restrictions comes with a downloadable example which enables the restriction on your device. If you are using GroundControl, you can upload these using the Add Configuration Profile action. You may find the restrictions “allowWallpaperModification” and “allowDeviceNameModification” particularly useful with GroundControl.

These restrictions have no effect on iOS 8 and earlier.

iOS 9 Restriction Key &
Configuration Profile Download
Description
allowNews
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, disables News. Defaults to true.
forceAirDropUnmanaged
Download Example
Optional. If set to true, causes AirDrop to be considered an unmanaged drop target. Defaults to false.
allowUIAppInstallation
Download Example
Supervised only. When false, the App Store is disabled and its icon is removed from the Home screen. However, users may continue to use Host apps (iTunes, Configurator) to install or update their apps. Defaults to true.
allowScreenShot
Download Example
Optional. If set to false, users can’t save a screenshot of the display and are prevented from capturing a screen recording as well. Defaults to true.
allowKeyboardShortcuts
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, keyboard shortcuts cannot be used. Defaults to true.
allowPairedWatch
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, disables pairing with an Apple Watch. Any currently paired Apple Watch is unpaired and erased. Defaults to true.
allowPasscodeModification
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, prevents device passcode from being added, changed, or removed. Defaults to true.
allowDeviceNameModification
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, prevents device name from being changed. Defaults to true.
allowWallpaperModification
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, prevents wallpaper from being changed. Defaults to true.
allowAutomaticAppDownloads
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, prevents automatic downloading of apps purchased on other devices. Does not affect updates to existing apps. Defaults to true.
allowEnterpriseAppTrust
Download Example
If set to false, prevents trusting enterprise apps. Defaults to true.
allowEnterpriseAppTrustModification
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, prevents the enterprise app trust settings from being changed. Defaults to true.
allowMusicService
Download Example
Supervised only. If set to false, Music service is disabled and the Music app reverts to classic mode. Defaults to true.
allowCloudPhotoLibrary
Download Example
If set to false, disables iCloud Photo Library. Any photos not fully downloaded from iCloud Photo Library to the device will be removed from local storage.