Network usage device policy

You can set network usage rules to specify how iOS devices use networks, such as cellular data networks. The rules apply to managed apps and specified SIMs. Managed apps are apps that you deploy to users’ devices through Endpoint Management. They don’t include apps that users have downloaded directly to their devices without being deployed through Endpoint Management. They also don’t include apps already installed on the devices when the devices were enrolled in Endpoint Management. This policy applies to SIMs for iOS 13 devices. You can configure app rules, SIM rules, or both. SIM rules apply to all managed apps on that device.

To add or configure this policy, go to Configure > Device Policies. For more information, see Device policies.

iOS settings

  • Application Rules
    • Allow roaming cellular data: Select whether the specified apps can use a cellular data connection while roaming. The default is Off.
    • Allow cellular data: Select whether the specified apps can use a cellular data connection. The default is Off.
    • App Identifier Matches: For each app you want to add to the list, click Add, and then configure the following:
      • App Identifier: Type an app identifier.
    • Click Save to save the app to the list or Cancel to not save the app to the list.
  • SIM Rules
    • SIM Wi-Fi assist policy: Enabling Switch from poor Wi-Fi makes the Wi-Fi assist policy switch from poor Wi-Fi to cellular connections more aggressively. This setting can increase cellular data use and impact battery life.
    • SIM ICCIDs: For each SIM you want to add to the list, click Add, and then configure the following:
      • ICCID: Type the 19- or 20-digit number for the SIM card to add.

Network usage device policy