How to use Autonomous Single App Mode (ASAM) in iOS
Although Single App Mode gives the flexibility to lock-down the device to one app, it might not be useful in all the scenarios. Use-cases like time bound assessments, surveys or gathering information on demand might require the applications to run in Single App Mode for a specific duration and once done can be exited out of that mode.
MobiLock MDM supports such use-cases by adding the support for Autonomous Single App Mode (ASAM). By using this feature you can choose a subset of allowed applications to set themselves in single app mode whenever they want.
This document explains how to use the Autonomous Single App Mode feature.
Before you Begin
- Make sure to read our How to Create a Device Profile help document.
- Note that this feature works only on Supervised device.
How to use Autonomous Single App Mode
- Login to MobiLock Dashboard.
- Choose to Create or Edit an existing Apple device profile.
- In the Select Apps section enable the applications that you want to set up in Autonomous Single App Mode.
- Navigate to the Restrictions section and click on the SINGLE APP MODE tab as shown below.
- Choose Autonomous Single App Mode option as shown in the reference image.
- From the list of applications, enable the applications that you want to allow to use ASAM feature as shown below,
- Click on Create Profile or Update Profile to save the settings.
- On all the iOS devices this profile is applied, the selected applications will be allowed to enter and exit ASAM when they want.
- If the application has set itself to run in Autonomous Single App Mode, then further changes to the Device Profile are not applied until the application is out of ASAM mode.
- Uninstalling an application from Enterprise Store, that has set itself to Autonomous Single App Mode, sometimes causes undefined behaviour and the device might have to be restarted to function properly.