As companies seek to keep company data from unauthorized individuals, they constantly look for simple ways to view and manage all company-owned devices on the same admin console.
One such tool is AirWatch Mobile Device Management, a service that allows a company to enroll all devices to the service and control their mobility from the same place.
But you happen to purchase a device with AirWatch on it or you choose to take your company-owned device with you when you leave your current employment, you may find it hard to use the device.
In this guide, we will show you how you can overcome the restrictions that AirWatch can impose on the iPhone and get your device working normally.
What is AirWatch?
AirWatch Mobile Device Management is a service that allows companies to manage numerous devices on a central administrative console.
This can give the company that owns the device a lot of power over the device including the ability to control and supervise the data used on the device, monitor how the device is used, and even remotely erase or update the device.
From a company’s perspective, AirWatch is a very beneficial solution as it allows for the easy access of company information even from hundreds of devices.
But the configuration that it presents can make it very difficult for the ordinary person to use the device if they don’t want to be monitored by the company that used to own it.
Therefore, there may be a need to remove this configuration. And while most people think that this is not easy: there are ways that you can remove the AirWatch configuration from your iPhone or iPad. Keep reading to find out how.
Remove AirWatch on iPhone and iPad without Password
If you are not the administrator and therefore don’t have the login information you would need to remove the AirWatch Configuration from the iOS device, you will need help from an MDM bypasser tool designed for this purpose.
One such solution is Unlockit, an iPhone MDM bypass software solution that is designed to remove AirWatch and other MDM configuration software such as Jamf, MaaS360, MobileIron, and Lightspeed from iOS devices.
One of the main benefits of choosing Unlockit is that it is very easy to use. You can easily remove AirWatch in a matter of minutes.
Its user interface is simple enough to use that you can use it to bypass AirWatch configurations even if you have never used similar software before.
The following are the main advantages of using Unlockit:
- It will remove AirWatch and other MDM Configuration Profiles from any iOS device.
- All restrictions that were imposed on the device because of the MDM will be lifted instantly.
- You can also easily bypass the MDM login screen during the device activation process.
- Once the MDM profile has been removed, it will not be re-imposed on the device. There will be no MDM/DEP profile in the settings.
- You will have the freedom to use every feature and setting on the device after activating it.
Remove AirWatch on iPhone by Passcode
One of the most common problems that people who have MDM configured devices face is application settings that keep appearing even after you have deleted the application in question.
When this happens, you may find that you are requested to enter the passcode to remove the MDM profile from the device.
The passcode requested in this instance is the PIN that the administrator used when creating the profile.
If you have access to the passcode, you can use these simple steps to use it to remove the MDM configuration from the device:
Step 1: Go to the Settings on your iOS device and then tap on “General.” Look for the “Device Management” option and tap on it.
If you are not able to see the settings on the new device, they will only be accessible under the “General Settings” after installing the MDM profile application.
Step 2: You should see all the profiles that are associated with the device under “Mobile Device Management” Tap on the MDM profile that you would like to remove.
Step 3: Take a look at the options that appear to confirm that this is the profile that you would like to remove.
Once you are certain that this is the profile to remove, click on “Remove Management.”
Step 4: You will then be prompted to enter the passcode that was used to create the profile.
Enter the passcode and then click “Remove Management” and the MDM profile will be removed from the device. You can then continue to use the device normally.
MDM Profiles like the one provided by AirWatch can be very restrictive and when you don’t know the PIN used to create the profile in the first place, almost impossible to remove.
But as we have seen Unlockit can help even if you don’t have the initial PIN.