3.4.3 Ensure 'Maximum Auto-Lock' is set to '2 minutes' or less


This recommendation pertains to the maximum number of minutes a device may remain inactive before auto-locking.
NOTE: This entry refers to maximum auto-lock, consistent with the interface language, but iOS devices treat it as auto-lock at 2 minutes.

Automatically locking the device after a short period of inactivity reduces the probability of an attacker accessing the device without entering a password.


1. Open Apple Configurator.
2. Open the Configuration Profile.
3. In the left windowpane, click on the Passcode tab.
4. In the right windowpane, set the Maximum Auto-Lock to 2.
5. Deploy the Configuration Profile.

This is not enforced during certain activities; such as watching movies.

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