Can the Settings app be blocked or hidden?

Apple does not currently allow the Settings app to be blocked or hidden from the user, under any condition.

Despite this, it is possible to create a home screen layout and place the Settings app on a separate screen or in a folder, making it less visible. Home screen layouts are available for supervised devices only. This page provides more information about home screen layouts.

If your desire is to prevent a user from modifying Apple ID or other account settings, it's possible to restrict the user from changing these. Simply uncheck "Allow account modifications" from the restrictions tab in the Group details screen. This feature is also only available for supervised devices.

Common Questions

  1. If I remove an app from an app group, will it delete it from the devices?
  2. How can I push/install iOS apps silently?
  3. Can I update apps on an iOS device without prompting the user?
  4. Can the Settings app be blocked or hidden?
  5. If I disable the App Store can I still install apps via SimpleMDM?
  6. Device name vs SimpleMDM name - what's the difference?
  7. Do you support Android?
  8. How do I disable location tracking?
  9. How do I change my account / company name?
  10. How can I install an iPod/iPhone app to iPad
  11. How do I update an enterprise iOS app while in Single App lock mode?
  12. How can I disable auto-deployment of the SimpleMDM mobile app?
  13. How does single app lock/mode work? What is autonomous single app mode?
  14. How do I add my existing devices to Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP)?
  15. How can I prevent the SimpleMDM profile from being removed from a device?
  16. Can I upgrade a device to the latest version of iOS?
  17. Why is a device quarantined when it shows no violations?
  18. Why aren't some of my devices installing an app store app?
  19. Why is installed app inventory outdated or incorrect?
  20. Why do I see a blank screen when I scan the enrollment QR code?
  21. Why isn't location tracking working?
  22. Why isn't the "Update iOS" feature working?
  23. Why hasn't my device checked in recently?
  24. Why won't a PPTP VPN account appear on a device?
  25. Why can't I unlock my device with Touch ID anymore?
  26. Can I automatically install an app and enable single app mode at enrollment?
  27. Why does the wallpaper image zoom in after a device is restarted?

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