cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Disable widgets on iPad

SOLVED
Highlighted
Getting noticed

Disable widgets on iPad

I would like to disable the widgets on the iPad. We use these as devices for our elementary students sometimes the widgets can be distracting or upsetting (e.g. news of violence, Momo, etc). I have not found a way to do this. Anyone else?

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
A model citizen

Re: Disable widgets on iPad

added to my profile, restrictions this. i.e. unchecked:

 

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 1.07.55 PM.png

and that appears to have done it for my test iPad 

 

R

View solution in original post

5 REPLIES 5
Highlighted
A model citizen

Re: Disable widgets on iPad

Isn't the widget just a linkage to the built in News app.

If so how's about you set up a security policy to blacklist that app.

https://documentation.meraki.com/SM/Tags_and_Policies/App_white%2F%2Fblacklisting_in_security_polici...

 

Oddly enough if you search for "News" you will not find it, however search for "com.apple.news" and it will find the right bundleID; which is what we searched for 😉

 

BundleID's I found here:

https://emm.how/t/ios-12-list-of-default-apps-and-bundle-id-s/790

Highlighted
Getting noticed

Re: Disable widgets on iPad

The news app is blocked, it still pulls in news. The same with the weather app and the other default widgets.

Highlighted
A model citizen

Re: Disable widgets on iPad

how's about this then:

 

Via profiles:

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 12.21.34 PM.png

Highlighted
Getting noticed

Re: Disable widgets on iPad

Nope. Didn't work. Still shows up by default in widgets. Only way I've found to disable it is to manually remove the widget from each profile. These are used on about 90 iPads each with 2-3 profiles. Manual is not an option.

Highlighted
A model citizen

Re: Disable widgets on iPad

added to my profile, restrictions this. i.e. unchecked:

 

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 1.07.55 PM.png

and that appears to have done it for my test iPad 

 

R

View solution in original post

Welcome to the Meraki Community!
To start contributing, simply sign in with your Cisco account. If you don't yet have a Cisco account, you can sign up.
Labels