YOUR boss may be spying on you through your iPhone.
Many workers allow employers to remotely access their devices without even realizing it – here’s how to keep your messages secure.
What is Mobile Device Management?
Mobile device management (MDM) is a tool installed by some schools or workplaces on Apple mobile devices.
It gives employees’ iPads, iPhones, and Macs the ability to remotely access protected and sensitive content.
To do that, the gadgets are placed on an employer-controlled mobile device management system.
It allows you to access content and features normally locked to your work PC system, from home or on commutes.
That could mean software locked behind a paywall, sensitive corporate data, or even something as simple as your work email account.
Limitations of MDM
What some employees don’t realize is that remote management gives your superiors access to a lot of things on your device.
The system can allow your boss to set up and manage email accounts, install apps, and manage your settings.
They can even lock your device with a password and wipe all data if they fear it falling into the wrong hands.
Of course, most employers wouldn’t dream of secretly invading your privacy, and you may decide that the rewards outweigh the risks.
However, you may decide that you don’t want your data exposed anymore. If that is the case, follow the steps below.
In some cases, you may not be able to do your job properly if your employer doesn’t have remote access to your device.
If you are still adamant that you want to remove permissions, we recommend that you discuss it with your boss or human resources department.
In addition to privacy concerns, there are some circumstances that may require you to remove MDM from your device, such as:
- Your workplace required MDM and you left it
- You bought a used iPhone and it has an MDM key on it
- You forgot your MDM password on your own device
How to remove MDM from your device
You can remove MDM from your device in the settings.
Open the “Settings” app. Scroll down and then tap “General” > “VPN and Device Management”.
Select “MDM Profile” and tap “Delete Manager”. If it asks for a passcode, enter your passcode.
From now on, the device will no longer be remotely controlled.
If your device is locked behind an MDM username and password that you don’t know – for example, if you bought a second-hand device – try a factory reset.
If that doesn’t work, some apps available on the App Store will remove the MDM key for you.
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