iPhone Supervision

When navigating the settings of your college-funded iPhone or tablet, you may see a field that informs you the device is being supervised by Kalamazoo College.

Supervision allows greater control over college-owned iOS devices. In our case, we have encountered problems with returned devices still locked by a personal iCloud account. Activation lock prevents the device from being reused or repurposed.

The Help Desk will have elevated privileges when the device is physically in their possession. These elevated privileges are not accessible remotely. The college does not apply any restrictions or configuration changes to the devices beyond supervision. Supervision will allow a wipe if the device is returned with a personal account still activated. The college respects your privacy, and no information (including location data) is shared remotely due to supervision.

Supervision will be enabled on all devices allocated after 02/14/2019.