Ensure 'Allow Erase All Content and Settings' is set to 'Disabled'


This recommendation pertains to the factory reset functionality of iOS devices.

An institutionally owned device should not allow an end user to destroy data.

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 Erase All Content and Settings.
5. Deploy the Configuration Profile.

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