Asset Tagging lets you uniquely identify a device based on a set of distinct parameters. These parameters are displayed on the device lockscreen for easy identification without requiring the device to be even unlocked. MDM lets you display up to 4 parameters on the lockscreen of the devices, to ensure uniformity across multiple organizational iOS devices. Asset tagging for iOS devices in MDM also lets you display an optional message on the lockscreen. This is supported for Supervised devices running iOS 8.0 or later versions.
|Options to be displayed on screen||You can select the parameters to be displayed on device lockscreen. You can choose to display a maximum of three parameters from User Name, Groups/Departments, Organization Name and Device Serial Number. Further, you can choose to add the fourth parameter in the message box by providing the associated dynamic variable.|
|Message Box||Specify any additional details to be displayed on device lockscreen. The message length cannot exceed 70 characters.|
|Background Color/Custom Image||Specify the image/color to be used in the background, while the details are displayed on the foreground. You can also choose to also modify the color in which the asset tag information is to be displayed. In addition to adding a background, you can also preview how the text will be displayed on the selected background on various Apple devices.|
- You need to either have a message or a minimum of one parameter to be selected, for configuring this policy. If you want no text/message to be displayed, it is recommended to configure the Wallpaper policy.
- If you've distributed both Asset Tag and Wallpaper policies to a device, the lockscreen image/settings configured using Asset Tag supersedes the one configured by Wallpaper but doesn't affect the home screen image. Additionally, configuring Asset Tag prevents the users from modifying Wallpaper settings on the device.
- Even after the profile is disassociated, the asset tag information continues to be displayed on the lock screen and users have to manually change the lock screen wallpaper image through device settings.