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Mobile Device Management on iOS 11: Mosyle Manager Ready on Day One

Mobile Device Management on iOS 11: Mosyle Manager Ready on Day One

Mosyle Team
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Apple has presented the new version of its mobile operating system – the iOS 11 – to be released September 19, and Mosyle Manager is ready to meet all mobile device management (MDM) needs, right now. In fact, we’re already configured and updated for iOS 11, which makes your favorite MDM ready to go from day one.

An Apple device management solution for education, Mosyle Manager offers major improvements and brand new features to help you get the most of managing, monitoring, and protecting iPads in your school. In addition to all the new iOS 11 capabilities, Mosyle Manager is now also fully integrated with ScreenGuide Parental Control App – making it the perfect solution for managing devices at school and at home.

Read on to learn more about how Mosyle Manager works with new iOS 11 capabilities, and how its integration with ScreenGuide Parental Control App can enhance iOS 11’s management features.

Be sure your iPads support iOS 11:

iPhone

  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPad

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first-generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second-generation)
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5 inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (fifth-generation)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 2

iPod Touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

Mosyle Manager and iOS 11: New features

AirPrint

iOS 11 made a lot of improvements possible for remotely managing AirPrint printers. Now, you can use Mosyle Manager MDM to configure a custom port and define whether TLS is required. Create the profile by navigating to Management > AirPrint.

Check out all the new AirPrint restrictions available with iOS 11:

To apply these restrictions, navigate to Management > Restrictions, and select the desired restrictions.

Apple Classroom App

iOS 11 also introduces the following new Classroom restrictions that can be applied using the Restrictions management profile. All of them require Supervision:

VPN Connection

Mosyle Manager is fully prepared to help you set up the new VPN restriction available with iOS 11. Now, school admins can disable users from creating their own VPN configurations.

To control this type of network connection in iOS 11, navigate to Management > Restrictions.

Wallpaper

We’ve improved our Wallpaper management profile to make it easier to identify your school’s iPads. If you would like to upload an image as wallpaper, you are able to use a personalized Lock Screen Message. This message may contain variables such as current device name, student’s full name, User ID, or even the Managed Apple ID.

You can also choose the Wallpaper ID option within Mosyle Manager, creating a wallpaper image with the selected variables such as student name, Managed Apple ID, and more. Select the background color and text color, as well as the variables desired. Both wallpaper types can be scheduled. The profile will be applied every day, according to the time you set it up.

DNS proxy extension

iOS 11 also supports a new extension using which apps can provide a DNS proxy. Using Mosyle Manager, you can create a DNS management profile and configure the bundle ID of the extension, and also set up any other custom configuration.

ScreenGuide: The perfect balance between school and home

Don’t stop with simply monitoring devices at school! Also powered by Mosyle Corporation, ScreenGuide Parental Control App is fully integrated with Mosyle Manager. The integration, launched in this new update, helps parents by allowing them to manage their children's devices after school and at home. With Mosyle Manager and iOS 11 working at the school level, and ScreenGuide working at home in collaboration with both, devices will be safe every second, day, and week.

ScreenGuide Parental Control App empowers parents to get closer to their children's digital experience, protect them from inappropriate content, control screen overexposure at home, and understand what their children are doing with mobile devices.

Get Started

Mosyle admins can set up ScreenGuide access for parents by configuring the parental control management profile on Mosyle Manager Preferences. Just define the days and times parents are able to manage the devices, and select which students the profile will be assigned to.

You can download the parent instructions and share them with other parents to make it easier for them to connect their kids’ device(s) to their ScreenGuide account.

You can spread the word of ScreenGuide by sharing this article with parents! Within Mosyle Manager, you also can download the parent instructions and share them with parents to make it easier for them to connect their kids’ device(s) to their ScreenGuide account.

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