Single App Mode allows an iOS app to retain control over the device and prevent interaction with other apps or functions. This can be very helpful for:
*For information on configuring Apple Classroom with Systems Manager, see this article.
Systems Manager offers two options for supervised devices related to Single App Mode, located under Systems manager > MDM > Settings > Restrictions > iOS restrictions (supervised). Forcing an app into Single App Mode, and controlling which apps are able to place themselves into Single App Mode. Both options will be discussed below.
These options are only available on supervised devices. For more information on supervision, and how to supervise devices, refer to the articles on the Device Enrollment Program or Apple Configurator.
Particularly useful for kiosks, or devices that should only ever be used with a single app, the Single App Mode restrictions allows one app to be forced into Single App Mode. As long as this restriction is in place, the device will only allow this app to run, and will auto-launch it when not running. To enable:
Once applied to devices in question, the app will be automatically launched and locked in Single App Mode until the restriction is removed.
Some apps can place themselves in Single App Mode, such as a testing apps which prevents access to outside information. The Allowed Single App Mode restrictions controls which apps are able to perform this action. It does not limit which apps can be placed in Single App Mode manually by the user with Guided Access. To enable: