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Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

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Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

Is there any way to disable the Personal Hotspot option in iOS 11? With organization owned devices using data paid by the company, I would prefer not to allow the user to use the hotspot feature to browse the internet or stream data intensive media on the company's dime. Maas360 is capable of this feature so apparently it is feasible. Am I overlooking it?

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Re: Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

Hi,

 

At the moment, it is not possible to restrict the hotspot feature using Cisco Meraki EMM solution.

 

However, it can be turned off for clients individually.

 

In Dashboard, you would need to go to System Manager > Monitor > Clients, then select a client, and in the MDM commands you will find "Data Settings", which will give you the option to Enable/Disable Personal Hotspot.

 

A few things to take into consideration:

-The device needs to be supervised.

-Clients have the option to turn it back on manually in the device itself.

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Meraki Employee

Re: Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

Hi,

 

At the moment, it is not possible to restrict the hotspot feature using Cisco Meraki EMM solution.

 

However, it can be turned off for clients individually.

 

In Dashboard, you would need to go to System Manager > Monitor > Clients, then select a client, and in the MDM commands you will find "Data Settings", which will give you the option to Enable/Disable Personal Hotspot.

 

A few things to take into consideration:

-The device needs to be supervised.

-Clients have the option to turn it back on manually in the device itself.

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Re: Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

Are there plans to implement this in a future update?

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Re: Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

We would second the creation of this feature. Maybe something like "Automated Management" so every time the device checks-in it will turn off. We could also see this being useful for setting wallpapers (currently I have a time tag to allow users to fall in and out of the configuration each day).

 

Jared

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Re: Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

You could enable 3G data monitoring.  Not a great solution, but at least you would know if someone was going through a lot of data.

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Re: Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

Hi,

While I'm not able to confirm right now if and when that option will be available, I do invite you to leave a feature request on the "Make a wish" section of your Dashboard.
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Re: Disable Personal Hotspot iOS 11

Hello-

 

Has there been any traction on this? Limiting the data connection and turning it off on a per device basis isn't a solution.

 

Looks like this is a feature for Android devices, but not iOS. Why is that?

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