You control the app store to restrict or allow device users to access the public applications available therein. AirWatch supports native iOS restrictions and an in-house developed restriction that control access the app store.

Find out if you can set the Allow App Store icon on Home screen as the restriction for your deployment.

Restriction

Supported

Device

Supervision

Status

Configuration Description

Allow App Store icon on Home screen

The best option for iOS 9+ devices because it uses the latest technologies and can push applications through several systems.

Supervised Disable

Restrict the Apple App Store from being installed on the device so the device user cannot install public free applications using the App Store.

However, push public free applications using AirWatch, iTunes, or Apple Configurator.

Enable

Allow the Apple App Store on the device and the device user can install any public free applications using the App Store.

Allow installing public apps

An option for many iOS versions but does not offer the ability to select the system that restricts the installation of non-enterprise applications.

Supervised

Unsupervised

Disable

Restrict the device user from using the Apple App Store.

Enable

Allow the Apple App Store on the device and the device user can install any public free applications using the App Store.

Restricted Mode for Public iOS Applications

AirWatch developed ways to allow the installation of enterprise-approved free public applications when this option is enabled.

When you configure this option, you do not need to configure and apply a restriction profile with Allow installing public apps.

Supervised

Unsupervised

Disable

Allow the Apple App Store on the device and the device user can install any public free application using the App Store.

Enable

Block the device from installing free public applications from the Apple App Store.

Push free public applications using AirWatch.

For the steps to use the restriction for iOS 9+ devices, see Configure the Apple App Store Restriction.

For the steps to use the restriction for older iOS devices, see Enable Restricted Mode for Free Public iOS Applications Older Than iOS 9.