Here at Ivanti, we are excited about iOS and iPadOS 14.5. Im pleased to share that we offer zero-day compatibility and key feature support across the Ivanti product portfolio for the new features built into Apples updated OS.

Apple is bringing a major change to the integration between the iPhone and the Apple Watch. iOS 14.5 introduces the ability to unlock your Face ID enabled phone with an associated Apple Watch. While this is a great feature for the end user, enterprise admins may want to control this to ensure the security of the managed device and data. Apple originally debuted Auto Unlock for Mac, and with its arrival in iOS 14.5 admins have the ability to disable Auto Unlock for iPhone on a managed device.

In addition to supporting the allow Auto Unlock for iPhone restriction, Ivanti also supports additional security restrictions such as:

  • Unpaired External Boot To Recovery restriction where devices can be booted into recovery by an unpaired device.
  • Force On Device Only Dictation restriction that allows the admin to prevent dictated content from being sent to Siri servers for processing.

Apart from support for the above features, Ivanti is also working actively to make other new iOS and iPadOS14.5 features available in our upcoming releases so customers can take advantage of the new capabilities.

At Ivanti, we are committed to providing excellent customer service and support. We look forward to helping our customers leverage the full potential of the updates in iOS and iPadOS14.5.

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.