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Restrictions for macOS

Updated on October 10th, 2022

Restriction configuration profiles are described in detail in the About restrictions article. It explains how to configure and deploy restrictions for managed devices, and also how the restrictions can be lifted.

This article focuses on introducing what restrictions are supported for Apple macOS devices and whether there are any platform-specific requirements for the use of restrictions.


Restriction configuration profiles can be applied to all Apple macOS devices that are managed with Miradore.  Restriction configuration profiles are available in the Miradore paid plan. The restriction configuration profiles are not included in the Miradore Free plan.

Available restrictions

Below you can find a list of all restrictions supported on the Apple macOS platform. Tab names are underlined.


Deny Camera

Defines if camera devices are disabled from the device. Users won't be able to use, for example, the Photo Booth app with a built-in web camera.

Deny Game Center

Defines if users are denied to configure Game Center accounts.

Game Center: Deny adding friends

Defines if adding friends to Game Center is denied.

Game Center: Deny multiplayer gaming

Defines if multiplayer gaming is denied.

Deny iTunes file sharing

Defines if iTunes application file-sharing services are denied.

Deny Safari auto-fill

Defines if Safari auto-fill is denied.

Device functionality

Deny AirDrop

Defines if AirDrop is denied.

Deny content caching

Defines if content caching is denied. Available in macOS 10.13 and later.

Deny definition lookup

Defines if definition lookup is denied. Users can’t double-click to search for a word’s definition. Available in macOS 10.11.2 and later.

Deny Dictation

Defines if the use of dictation input is denied.

Deny Handoff

Defines if users are denied of using the handoff clipboard.

Deny Internet search results in Spotlight

Defines if Spotlight won’t return any results from an Internet search.

Deny music service

Defines if the music service is disabled and the Music app reverts to classic mode. Available in macOS 10.12 and later.

Security and Privacy

Deny auto unlock

Defines if macOS auto-unlock is denied. Available in macOS 10.12 and later.

Deny diagnostic data upload

Defines if the device is prevented from automatically submitting diagnostic reports to Apple.

Deny erase all content and settings

Disables the "Erase All Content And Settings" option in the Reset UI. Users can't erase their device and reset it to factory defaults. Available in macOS 12 and later.

Deny fingerprint unlock

Defines if fingerprint unlock is denied. Users must use a passcode to unlock the device. Available in macOS 10.12.4 and later.

Deny passcode modification

Denies device passcode from being added, changed, or removed.

Deny password auto-fill

Defines if users will not be able to use the auto-fill passwords features, and will not be prompted to use saved passwords in Safari or apps. Available in macOS 10.14 and later.

Deny password proximity requests

Defines if the device will not request passwords from nearby devices. Available in macOS 10.14 and later.

Deny password sharing

Defines if users cannot share their passwords with the Airdrop Passwords feature. Available in macOS 10.14 and later.

Deny wallpaper modification

Denies changes to the wallpaper.


Deny address book

Defines if iCloud address book services are denied.

Deny bookmarks

Defines if iCloud bookmark sync is denied.

Deny calendar

Defines if iCloud calendar services are denied.

Deny desktop and documents

Defines if iCloud desktop and document services are denied. Available in macOS 10.12.4 and later.

Deny document sync

Defines if document and key-value syncing to iCloud are denied.

Deny keychain sync

Denies keychain synchronization to iCloud. Available in macOS 10.12 and later.

Deny mail

Defines if iCloud mail services are denied

Deny notes

Defines if iCloud notes services are denied.

Deny Photo Library

Defines if iCloud Photo Library is denied. Any photos not fully downloaded from the iCloud Photo Library to the device will be removed from local storage. Available in macOS 10.12 and later.

Deny reminders

Defines if iCloud reminder services are denied.

Software updates

Force delayed software updates

Allows the admin to set how many days Software updates on the device will be delayed. The device user will not see a Software update until the specified number of days have passed after the release date. Supported values are 1-90 days. Available in macOS 10.13 and later.

Force delayed major OS updates

Defines the delay of major OS updates in days. Supported values are 1-90 days. A user has no visibility of major OS updates before the end of the defined delay. Available in macOS 11.3 and later.

Force delayed application updates

Defines the delay of application updates for macOS devices. Supported values are 1-90 days. A user can not see the application update until the specified delay is past.

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