Display Asset Tag or Device Name on Lock Screen


Display Asset Tag or Device Name on Lock Screen

Migrating from a competitor MDM solution.  Previously I was able to display the device name/asset tag on the lock screen of our iPads.  Is this an option in the Systems Manager MDM? I can't find it anywhere...


Thanks for your help.

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Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Not to the best of my knowledge.
Kind of a big deal

We are struggling with the same exact issue. You could go into Apple Configurator and create custom assets tags for each of your devices and upload/scope them out. I have been bugging Meraki to bring in variable support so I could use the lock screen message payload with some variables and allow them to autofill based on the device record.

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Yeah, it's a real pain as we us in class and have to place a sticker on each iPad to identify them easily.  The lockscreen text is allowed with Lightspeed MDM so it should really be a feature in Meraki as it's available to other providers.  I'm migrating one of our schools over to Meraki as a test.  It's not the end of the world but just a pain that the feature set isn't similar.

Yes this is a must for ease of management. Even if Meraki doesn't support customizing lock screen information within itself, the ability to upload a profile with these variables that Meraki should support is a great plan B.

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To all who would like to see this feature - please please submit it on the "Make a Wish" section at the bottom of dashboard! 


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For anyone (like me) who read this to find out how to do it, there's a new payload available in the profile section named "Lock Screen" and you can use variable.


Start type with "$" and it will list you all available variable you can set.

^^^^^^  He is right !!!

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