If you work for a company that deals with information technology or any other form of communication technology, it is easy to see why the company may want to track your iPhone.
This is particularly true if the iPhone is company-provided or it is part of the company’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Your company is obligated to tell you if they are tracking you.
But if you think that they are and they haven’t shared their intentions with you, the information contained in this article will help you figure out if your company is tracking your iPhone.
Can Your Company Track Your iPhone?
Yes, it is possible for your company to track your iPhone using Mobile Device Management (MDM).
Your iOS device has a built-in framework known as MDM that your company can use to wirelessly configure devices by sending profiles and commands to the device.
Among other things, MDM can be used to update the software and devices settings, monitor the device’s compliance with organizational policies, and even remotely wipe or lock the device.
Users can choose to enroll the devices in MDM or the company can enroll the device in MDM automatically using Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager.
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How to Know If My iPhone is Supervised or Managed by the Company?
There is an easy way to find out if your iPhone is Supervised or Managed, just use these simple steps to find out;
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iOS device and then tap on “General.”
Step 2: Tap “About”.
If the device is managed or supervised, you should see the message “This iPhone is supervised and managed by [company name].
How to Check What Your Company is Supervising
You can also easily check what your administrator is supervising on your iPhone from the device’s settings.
To do that, go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management.
If the admin is using a profile to control the device, you can tap on the profile to see the features and data that they are managing or supervising.
Normally, your admin can track a lot of different types of data and features in your iPhone.
Here’s a list of the most common types of activities that can be tracked on your iPhone using MDM;
- The location of your iPhone.
- How you use the internet and your overall internet traffic.
- The apps on your device. An admin may also be able to install or remove apps from your device remotely.
- The time you spend using your device.
How to Remove the Supervision from iPhone
It can be very hard to remove supervision from your iPhone, particularly if you don’t know the credentials used to install the MDM profiles in the first place.
But there are tools that are designed to help you get rid of MDM supervision on any iPhone even if you don’t know the password used to manage the profiles.
One such MDM bypass tool is Unlockit. Its main benefit is that it is a very simple solution, allowing you to remove any supervision from the device in a matter of minutes.
Here’s how to use Unlockit to bypass MDM profiles on your iPhone;
Step 1: Download and install Unlockit onto your computer and then open it after installation.
Step 2: In the main window, click on “Bypass MDM Lock” to select the function that we will be using.
Step 3: Connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Ensure that the computer is able to detect the device. If you must, tap “Trust” on the device to “Trust this Computer.”
Step 4: Once the computer and Unlockit are able to detect the connected device, click on “Start” to allow the program to begin removing the MDM profiles from the device.
In a few seconds, Unlockit will be able to remove any MDM profiles on the device and your iPhone will no longer be supervised or managed.
To Sum Up
A lot of companies are choosing to remotely monitor or supervise devices used by their employees.
But this can raise a lot of privacy concerns for most users. If you think that your organization may be tracking your device, you now know that you can be able to remove the MDM profile they use to do that.
In this way, a tool like Unlockit gives you back the control of your device by preventing someone else from monitoring it.