I want the ability to block updating to the newest iOS version. I have users who don't listen when I send out an email blast to not update their devices but I still get users who either don't read or just ignore the email. I want the ability to set the highest version that I want available and to disable updating to the newest version until I release it. Same type of deal as when I have to approve Windows updates.196 votes
I know it’s not a total, perpetual block, but as of the week of August 27 you can configure the days and times when you don’t want devices to install any updates. In a future update, you’ll be able to delay when a software update is visibly shown on the device, from one to 90 days.
When we deliver the 90-day delay, is that good enough to call this complete? As @Daniil points out, that’s what’s Apple is offering now. And it’s not great to get yourself too out of date with updates.
With iOS 9.3, EMM providers can work with Apple’s DEP servers to enforce activation lock on the device and override the activation lock if necessary.
Please enable this iOS 9.3 feature.36 votes
As of the Oct 2018 release, when a device is not compliant, you can create an action on the compliance policy that locks the device remotely. This is supported on iOS, as well as Android, MacOS, Win10 Mobile, and WinPhone 8.1 and later.
Does that get you want you need or is there something else still missing?
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