JAMF iOS questions, App autolaunch, and turn on Location Services?
Can JAMF enforce a policy that can autolaunch a specific application on installation? The application could be an App Store app or custom developed app.
When an a phone is initialized can it turn on Location Services? The question is not if JAMF can track a phone's location, but can it ensure that location services are available to other applications.
thx in advance, john
Short answer to both: no.
The only way for JAMF to launch any application on an iOS device is to send a Single App Mode profile to the device, but this will lock the device to that app, and the app has to be present on the device when the profile is installed for it to work at all.
There is, unfortunately, no way to turn on Location Services through either JAMF or Apple Configurator 2. Both can allow you to skip that step in the setup, but skipping any of the on/off steps(i.e. Siri, Diagnostics, etc) sets them to off. The only way to turn on Location Services is to physically touch the device. Also, the on/off state of Location Services is not collected in inventory, so there's no way to know which devices have it turned off using JAMF.