iOS 9.3 Adds Message When Work is Managing a Device

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Posted on: March 30th, 2016 by Matthew Clover

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The latest iteration of iOS aims to make whether or not a device is being managed by a company very clear. The lock screen will now say “This iPhone/iPad is managed by your organization” and when you go into Settings>General and look at the About screen the message will read “This iPhone/iPad is supervised. [Company Name] can monitor your internet traffic and locate this device.” Transparency appears to be the main goal here. There is some confusion out there as to whether or not the message can be turned off, although I did find a post from Meraki, a free MDM solution provided by Cisco, implying that it could. That post can be found here. As a whole it is an interesting move by Apple as they continue to make security and privacy a main focus.