Apple’s iOS 16 brings a number of device management enhancements. Highlights include:

  • Identity and security: Managed Apple ID, User Enrollment
  • Device management: Cellular updates, Shared iPad management updates
  • Apple apps: Apple Configurator for iPhone, Classroom, Schoolwork
  • MDM Framework Update: Declarative Management

Ivanti’s UEM solutions are day-zero compatible for iOS 16, so customers won’t have to wait to take advantage of new enhancements. Let’s look at the key iOS 16 features that Ivanti will support from day zero.

Remote authentication on Shared iPad

Earlier versions of iPadOS require a Shared iPad to occasionally connect to the internet when a user tries to sign in. In iPadOS 16, Shared iPad defaults to using the local passcode for existing users on the device, requiring no network connection.

MDM administrators can also choose to always enforce remote authentication or to define a grace period before remote authentication is required, providing the flexibility to determine when remote passcode changes take effect on existing cached sign-ins.

How Ivanti users can access this feature: To change the remote authentication settings from the default local passcode, go to the DEP profile under Shared iPad settings.

Default domains setting on Shared iPad

The latest iOS also allows admins to include default domains, making signing into a Shared iPad even easier – particularly for those with a lengthy Managed Apple ID. After entering the username portion of a Managed Apple ID, users can select their account’s domain from a list in the QuickType keyboard.

How Ivanti users can access this feature: Under the Shared iPad setting, admins will find a new section where they can input a list of domains for the user to select from when logging in.

Other features with day-zero support

  • A new field to populate enablexlat464 in Cellular Payload.
  • The ability to add the new Apple Business Manager skip key to Terms of Address.

What else is coming?

Beyond the features above, we are diligently working to make sure our customers can enjoy the full set of iOS 16 features. New features coming soon include:

  • Managed device attestation.
  • Declarative management.
  • OAuth 2.0 support for account-based enrollments.

Device compatibility: iPhone SE (2022), SE (2020), iPhone 13 Pro Max, 13 Pro, 13, 13 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, 12 Pro, 12, 12 mini, iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, X, iPhone 8 Plus, 8

Support discontinued: iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPod touch


Statements in the blog concerning future product availability and plans are forward looking statements, and they are subject to change. They do not represent a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.