iOS 11.3 - Force Bluetooth on/off

iOS 11.3 comes with the option to forcefully turn on/off Bluetooth on an iPad. This article explains how to do this, and some of the best practices around this.

Where do I turn Bluetooth on/off?

Bluetooth can be turned on/off for devices in both Xinca and the iOS app for Admins;

Xinca Management System:

For a single device this is possible in the device overview with the new turn Bluetooth on/off button: 


It is also possible to do this in bulk on the overview of every device:


Xinca Admin iOS App:

It is also possible to turn Bluetooth on/off in version 4.3+ of our iOS app for Admins, this is done in a class for every user or for a specific users with the Bluetooth button:


Best Practices

Profile restrictions and pairing with devices

Normally with the "turn Bluetooth on" option, users will be able to turn off Bluetooth themselves again. With the option "Allow modifications to Bluetooth settings" checked off in a restrictions profile, users will be unable to disable Bluetooth again.

Keep in mind: users will not be able to pair new Bluetooth devices when this restriction is enforced.

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