Posted on 02-28-2023 06:59 AM
With recent discussions of the Canadian Government blocking and removing TikTok from mobile devices, I would like to explore how this can be accomplished in case our institution decides to do the same. While researching this topic, I came across articles that suggest flagging the device as non-compliant or "restricting" the app through its bundle ID, but these methods do not actually remove or block the app.
When you add a restriction, it only hides the icon from launching the app. The app can still be downloaded from the App Store, and although it will hide the icon, it will still be present on the device.
Posted on 03-01-2023 06:46 AM
Following this thread - experiencing the same thing.
Posted on 03-01-2023 08:17 AM
You will have to remove the app store from their device and publish all apps you want them to be able to download via self service.
Posted on 03-01-2023 08:32 AM
Keep in mind that app likely can't execute in that case, so you might have to present the "they can't click it" as a solution to your superiors. It will be very difficult to remove the app without user consent under most scenarios if end users were the ones who installed it. If you really want to be able to remove them from iOS devices, you will need ADE and VPP set up and the devices supervised. Untested, but my inclination would be to:
Posted on 03-21-2023 08:19 AM