iOn iOff Daily enabling and disabling iMessage for students with Meraki MDM.

I have requested an automated way to do this from Meraki, like, every M-F between 8-3, disable iMessage but nothing yet. That would also introduce problems with holidays and summers. So, I have a reminder set to tell me to turn it on and off every weekday and using the Mercury Browser on my iPad a Bookmark Bar link to quickly get in and out. (Mercury is good at saving passwords).

Opening the right set of settings.

From the settings menu I’ll choose Students and scroll down to iOS Supervised Restrictions. Uncheck Allow iMessage and touch Save. At the end of the day, (3:00 pm), I’ll reverse the process.

Using Mercury Browser on my iPad, this is a 10 second process.

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4 thoughts on “iOn iOff Daily enabling and disabling iMessage for students with Meraki MDM.

  1. Hello. I assume that you had to “Supervise” the devices with Configurator before Meraki MDM let you do this?

    • No, as long as the Meraki Profile is installed you will have this control. Configurator has no part in this process. I began the school year with all the devices being “Supervised” but the problems that come with that has me removing the devices from the supervised state each time I have a chance to plug one in to Configurator.

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