MobileIron and iCloud Photos

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jalm1, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. jalm1 macrumors newbie

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    My company uses MobileIron for MDM on our iPhone and they have a lot of policies, one of which is to limit iCloud drive.

    In iOS 8.3 The iCloud drive is not even an option on my iPhone (as it is on my Non-work ipad), however, i CAN enable iCloud Photos. However, despite being able to enable iCloud photos, none actually seem to upload (i keep seeing XX items to upload - and the number keeps growing as i take more photos).

    From what i can find on the MobileIron website, the policy can be set at a granular level to enable photos and disable docs (it looks like there are a lot more settings available like disabling icloud for any managed asset (e.g., email) but still enable for non-managed personal stuff)).

    Does anyone have any knowledge if these are in fact available settings, or experience with a managed device where photos is enable but docs are not?

    Given 8.3 is new and took the beta label off photos i would like to build a case to change our policy to enable photos even with the restriction on other iCloud drive features (which i think is still stupid).
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Good luck with that. The reason these policies exist is that proprietary information doesn't find it's way into icloud, which can then be easily distributed. You might try ask some questions of the IT/Security group that manages this, and see what they say. But most of these MDM systems, have a ton of granular settings that control the phone; so I'm not sure why you can't ask the question directly.
     
  3. jalm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand the reason for the policy and accept it for things like documents where i could potentially place a document there. But, i'm failing the see the risk with photos.

    I may have to ask, but would rather know what is available to rebut the initial no response.
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The MobileIron website has a ton of information, but you have to register to download the whitepapers. Maybe an IT administrator with hands on will be able to list the policies.
     
  5. Stekki macrumors newbie

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    Not sure about MobileIron, but with AirWatch you have these restrictions:
     

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