How to create a Kiosk profile for iOS devices?


Kiosk is an advanced security feature that enables IT Admin to allow/restrict users to one or a few preselected applications. This helps in device management by locking down the device to display a single app or the chosen apps and prevents the user from accessing any other feature of the device.  This feature can be applied only to Supervised devices running iOS 6 or later versions. Kiosk is applied to devices immediately if the specified apps are already installed in the device. If the apps are installed after the Kiosk profile has been applied, the mobile device must be restarted for the Kiosk to function. To know more about Kiosk mode in iOS, refer this.


To create a Kiosk profile, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Device Management tab.
  2. Select Profiles from the left pane.
  3. Click Create Profile and select iOS profile. Provide Name and Description for the profile.
  4. Click Continue and select Kiosk Mode.
  5. Choose Single App or Multiple Apps as the Kiosk Mode choice.
  6. Type the App Name(s) (any App Store or enterprise app) and select the required app(s) from the suggested apps list. The Bundle Identifier is filled in automatically.
  7. Configure the the other Settings (Requires devices with iOS 7 or higher) for the Kiosk profile.
  8. Click Save to save the profile.
  9. Click Publish to make the profile to be ready for association.

 When a device is locked in the multiple app mode, the device settings icon will be available on the screen as Apple does not allow MDM to remove the setting icon from the screen. Apply the following restrictions by navigating to Device Mgmt -> Profiles -> iOS Profiles -> Restrictions.

  1. Prevent users from adding/ modifying accounts - Apple ID, iCloud, Mail
  2. Prevent users from connecting to Wifi networks other than those pushed from MDM MSP
  3. Prevent users from changing device name.
  4. Prevent users from installing apps by themselves, or deleting apps
  5. Prevent users from adding fingerprint passcode on shared devices
  6. Prevent users from erasing the device to factory settings.