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    I have left my employers. As it was out of contract they gave me my iPhone 8. But embedded into it is a control system that block it connecting to iTunes / etc , so work could limit what was downloaded onto it... fair enough , it was their phone.
    I have completely reset the phone - but cannot register it / set it up because of the nanny software.
    Is there anything I can do to remove it ?

    (BTW this is all legit - I just forgot about it / condo a virus came along )

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    Probably in Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management. Delete any profiles.

    Bear in mind that "If you delete a profile, all of the settings, apps, and data associated with the profile are also deleted."

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    Apparently it is MRM and slightly harder to get rid of. The phone will probably have to go back to HQ and be sorted. And they are not answering my emails!

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    Sell it and buy another.

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    Default Re: Freeing an iPhone from remote control?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    Sell it and buy another.
    Preferably something with a decent OS. Why people buy trendy phones packed with nannyware is a mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Preferably something with a decent OS. Why people buy trendy phones packed with nannyware is a mystery.
    Cos some of us don't like the other options?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Preferably something with a decent OS. Why people buy trendy phones packed with nannyware is a mystery.
    Good point - I didn’t buy it, i was given it for free ....

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    Default Re: Freeing an iPhone from remote control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Preferably something with a decent OS. Why people buy trendy phones packed with nannyware is a mystery.
    Wrong. Its a company phone with their own protective software, pretty much SOP with company IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Preferably something with a decent OS. Why people buy trendy phones packed with nannyware is a mystery.
    Do you honestly believe half the country buy phones based on 'trendiness'?

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    As much as I hate to say it, iOS is by far the most secure and easy to manage phone/tablet OS for business and education. Android is too open, you need 3rd party applications to get the same base level of management that's baked in iOS.

    Apple picked up the ball that Blackberry (BES) dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    As much as I hate to say it, iOS is by far the most secure and easy to manage phone/tablet OS for business and education. Android is too open, you need 3rd party applications to get the same base level of management that's baked in iOS.

    Apple picked up the ball that Blackberry (BES) dropped.

    This. Pretty much everyone I know that likes messing with software/changing how things work/is geeky has Android for those reasons

    I want to pick something up and have it work. If it talks to other things at home as well, that's a bonus.

    Yes, sometimes I have issues with Apple/the hardware, but in comparison to the one time I owned an Android, its very very rare!!! (And generally user error!! LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    As much as I hate to say it, iOS is by far the most secure and easy to manage phone/tablet OS for business and education. Android is too open, you need 3rd party applications to get the same base level of management that's baked in iOS.

    Apple picked up the ball that Blackberry (BES) dropped.
    In my experience IOS is by far the most baffling OS ever invented.

    Yes, it does allow you to do some stuff without worrying your head about what you are actually doing. However it also hides all the stuff you really need to know, and should you want to do something slightly more complicated, that the IOS designer has not anticipated, you are fucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    In my experience IOS is by far the most baffling OS ever invented.

    Yes, it does allow you to do some stuff without worrying your head about what you are actually doing. However it also hides all the stuff you really need to know, and should you want to do something slightly more complicated, that the IOS designer has not anticipated, you are fucked.
    Exactly, businesses and Education don't want the users fucking about with stuff they don't need too

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    Agree with all the comments about IOS being excellent apart from two issues. 1. The Books design is bloody awful. 2. Safari is bobbins. Not only can you not change it from being default, you can’t export the bookmarks - Firefox leaves it standing with its ability to sync across platforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slenver View Post
    Do you honestly believe half the country buy phones based on 'trendiness'?
    Yup.

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