Sophos Mobile: How to config Single app mode function to prevent users from changing to other apps

With the Single app mode configuration you define settings for the operation mode that locks devices into a single app and prevents users from changing to other apps

Guide to config

  • Login to Sophos Central by Admin account
  • If you do not have an Admin account, create a Sophos Central account
  • Mobile -> CONFIGURE -> Profiles, policies -> iOS -> Create -> Device profile


  • Enter Name -> Click Add configuration


  • Choose Single app mode -> Click Next


  • Select source: Select how you want to specify the app for the single app mode

App list: Select the app from a list of all available iOS apps

Custom: Manually enter the bundle ID of the app

  • App identifier: The app for the single app mode. Either select an app from the list or enter a bundle ID
  • Disable touchscreen: Touch gestures are unavailable
  • Disable rotation: The screen does not rotate
  • Disable volume buttons: Volume buttons are unavailable
  • Disable ringer switch: The ringer switch is unavailable
  • Disable sleep wake button: The wake button is unavailable
  • Disable Auto-Lock: The Auto-Lock feature that puts the device into sleep after an idle period is turned off
  • Enable VoiceOver: VoiceOver is available
  • Enable Zoom: The Zoom feature is available
  • Enable Invert Colors: The Invert Colors feature is available
  • Enable Assistive Touch: AssistiveTouch is available
  • Enable Speak Selection: The Speak Selection feature is available
  • Enable Mono Audio: The Mono Audio feature is available
  • VoiceOver: VoiceOver adjustments are available
  • Zoom: Zoom adjustment are available
  • Invert Colors: Invert Colors adjustments are available
  • AssistiveTouch: AssistiveTouch adjustments are available

-> Click Apply -> Click Save


  • MANAGE -> Devices -> Choose device which you want to apply that policy


  • Choose Profiles -> Click Install profile


  • Choose Policy and Click OK

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