Okay Meraki we expect these to be ready on day zero:
Also, please make sure you make how these are implemented within the dashboard/profiles well known beforehand so we can be ready. Not like when the change was made with Activation Locks.
The two I most care about are the following:
Modify whether Wi-Fi is on or off
Set the device name
Removing access to find my iPhone and friends can already be done by simply hiding access to the apps using restrictions.
@PhilipDAth an option for if you are having a few beers after work on a Friday could be "find my home"
@kYutobi I got this information directly from Apple in the What’s New for Enterprise and Education document from WWDC.
I was just hoping that Meraki will be on the ball and let us know if it will be ready on Day 0 when the new iOS and iPadOS come out.
I keep waiting for this video to show up as I'm hoping there is some answers in it. We will also have to wait and see how Meraki implements these new features.
Did the Set Device name get implemented into Meraki or did Apple just tease us with this during WWDC?
@Noah_Salzman Thanks for the confirmation on that. I hadn't seen any documentation from Apple so I suspected that was the case.
This was one of the biggest features I'm looking for in iOS 13 as then we can set the names and not have a small window where students can make changes before the dashboard overwrites again.
@Noah_Salzman I'll go poke the bear and ask Apple Enterprise support where is the feature that they said we'd have with iOS 13.
I'm still waiting for them to give us the ability to either force Bluetooth to always on or allow pairing while the Bluetooth setting is locked.
I've got two open cases with support on that ask, as if we let the students control Bluetooth it always seems to mysteriously turn off and then Apple Classroom doesn't work.
This new "Force Wifi power on" restriction seems to default to ON, I think?
Is turning Wifi off and then on again no longer a valid troubleshooting step?
@misterharrison Yes, if you turn on this restriction there is no more ability to turn WiFi off. It stays on during Airplane mode and there is no option to turn WiFi off. You can still add and change WiFi networks though.
@vassallon Yes, I understand the effect of the restriction.
What I'm wondering is whether, by enabling this restriction, we might be preventing the use of one of our recommended troubleshooting steps for our end users: namely, turning wifi off and then on again.
As a non-specialist when it comes to wifi connection issues, I don't know if this is even a valid troubleshooting step any more. Are there any wifi connectivity issues that can be solved with a wifi off/on cycle? (probably showing my ignorance here!)
Yes, it kills the ability to bounce WiFi as a troubleshooting step.
Though to bounce WiFi now you would need to restart the iPad, the famous two button salute or by power off and back on.
Lots of things can be resolved by restarting an iPad and while bouncing WiFi is a valid troubleshooting step, your better off doing a full restart on an iPad as a troubleshooting step.
A "hard restart" takes much longer, though, in the heat of a lesson!
We have decided to disable that restriction for the time being. We are just surprised that it seems to default to on.