How to disable iOS Update on my MDM Device


#1

Hello,

if somebody know, its possible to disable iOS Update in Airwatch (Version 9.2). We have App, which doesnt work on ios 11.x

Regards,

Dimitrij


#2

iOS updates cannot be disabled and there is no way we can stop devices being updated to available versions of iOS from airwatch, However for DEP Devices\Supervised devices in airwatch there is an option to control iOS updates


#3

You can create a bogus proxy config (requires supervised device) that takes Apple Updates to the non-working proxy. Vola.

.pac file proxy sample:

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {
if (host ==“mesu.apple.com”)
return “PROXY 127.0.0.1:8080”;
return “DIRECT”;
}


#4

True !!

and yes it still has to be a supervised device and I dont think this works on non supervised device, Or is there a way make this work on non supervised device.
per my knowledge non supervised device updates cannot be controlled.
Thanks.


#5

there’s now way on non-supervised devices. And in general I don’t recommend this setup anyway :slight_smile:


#6

As of iOS 11.3 it is now possible to delay iOS updates on Supervised devices for up to 90 days.