Ensure 'Allow setting up new nearby devices' is set to 'Disabled'


This recommendation pertains to Apple's Quick Start setup feature.

This recommendation prevents an institutionally owned device from transferring configuration and content to another device.

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 setting up new nearby devices.
5. Deploy the Configuration Profile.

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