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Control network usage for apps on
iOS
devices

You can use a network usage profile to control how apps on
iOS
and
iPadOS
devices use the mobile network. To help manage network usage, you can prevent specified apps from transferring data when devices are connected to the mobile network or when devices are roaming. A network usage profile can contain rules for one app or multiple apps.
The rules in a network usage profile apply to work apps only. If you have not assigned apps to users or groups, the network usage profile does not have any effect.
Add apps to the app list and assign them to users and groups.
  1. In the management console, on the menu bar, click
    Policies and Profiles > Networks and connections > Network usage
    .
  2. Click The Add icon.
  3. Type a name and description for the profile.
  4. Click The Add icon.
  5. Perform one of the following actions:
    • Click
      Add an app
      and click on an app in the list.
    • Select the
      Specify the app package ID
      option and type the ID. The app package ID is also known as the bundle ID. You can find the App package ID by clicking the app in the app list. Use a wildcard value (*) to match the ID to multiple apps. (For example,
      com.company.*
      ).
  6. To prevent the app or apps from using data when the device is roaming, clear the
    Allow data roaming
    check box.
  7. To prevent the app or apps from using data when the device is connected to the mobile network, clear the
    Allow cellular data
    check box.
  8. Click
    Add
    .
  9. Repeat steps 5 to 9 for each app that you want to add to the list.
If you created more than one network usage profile, rank profiles. Select a profile and click The Rank icon to move the profile up or down the ranking. Click
Save
Assign the network usage profile to user accounts, user groups, or device groups.