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.


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


Open Apple Configurator.

Open the Configuration Profile.

In the left windowpane, click on the Passcode tab.

In the right windowpane, set the Maximum Auto-Lock to 2.

Deploy the Configuration Profile.

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