Ensure 'Allow managed apps to store data in iCloud' is set to 'Disabled'


This recommendation pertains to managed apps storing and syncing data through iCloud.

This recommendation addresses data leakage. It prevents a user from installing the app that is managed by the organization on a personal device and having iCloud sync the managed app data to the personal, non-managed app.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


1. Open Apple Configurator.
2. Open the Configuration Profile.
3. In the left windowpane, click on the Restrictions tab.
4. In the right windowpane, under the tab Functionality, uncheck the checkbox for Allow managed apps to store data in iCloud.
5. Deploy the Configuration Profile.

Data created on the device may be lost if the end user has not transferred it to another device.

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