How to Whitelist or Blacklist Applications on iOS

For a corporate owned device it is quite important to control the set of applications that the users have access on the iOS devices. The Device Profile feature of MobiLock Pro gives you a quick way to achieve this. Moreover, you can make as many Device Profiles you want to create different types of configurations depending upon your organization structure.

Follow the steps below to understand how to Whitelist or Blacklist applications,

  1. Login to MobiLock Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Device Management > Device Profile.
  3. Click on CREATE to create a new profile.
  4. In the dialog choose Apple and give a name for your profile.
  5. Click SUBMIT.
  6. You will be shown a page with Select Apps as the first tab as shown below.
  7. Choose if you want to Whitelist or Blacklist applications.
    1. Whitelisting - Strictly allows the selected applications to be visible on device.
    2. Blacklisting - Strictly disallows the selected applications. All other applications will be visible to user.
  8. The list of applications that you can choose from are,
    1. A pre populated list of common applications on iOS devices starting iOS 9.3.
    2. All App-Store applications that are currently installed across your iOS devices that are already enrolled.
    3. The Applications that you have added to your Dashboard from Enterprise > My Apps > Apple App Store.
    4. The Applications that you have uploaded to your Dashboard from Enterprise > My Apps > Enterprise Store.
  9. In this screen, if you have selected the option of App Whitelisting then Enable the applications that you want to allow.
    1. Note that if you want to publish Whitelist Websites, then selecting Safari is mandatory.
  10. In this screen, if you have selected the option of App Blacklisting then Disable the applications that you want to block.
  11. Once you are sure about the selection, click NEXT to configure Whitelist Websites.

In case you are Whitelisting the applications that you have added to your Enterprise Store or Apple App Store in Enterprise > My Apps section, will be automatically installed on the devices where you apply this profile. However, in the case of Blacklisting, they will not be installed automatically installed even if you don't block them. They need to be published explicitly to the Device profile from Enterprise > My Apps section.

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