You can deploy some or all your iOS devices in Supervised mode. Supervised mode is a device-level setting that provides administrators with advanced management capabilities and restrictions.

Certain profile settings are available only to supervised devices. A supervised setting is tagged using an icon displayed to the right, which indicates the minimum iOS requirement needed for enforcement.


For example, prevent end users from using AirDrop to share files with other macOS computers and iOS devices, by deselecting the check box next to Allow AirDrop. The iOS 7 + Supervised icon means only devices that are running iOS 7 and set up in Supervised mode using Apple Configurator are affected by this restriction. For more information, please see the VMware AirWatch Integration with Apple Configurator or the AirWatch Guide for Apple Device Enrollment Program available on AirWatch Resources. To see a complete list of the iOS system requirements and supervision options, see Appendix – iOS Functionality: Supervised vs. Unsupervised.