Today I noticed that some nice features were added to the device restriction profiles in the new Intune on Azure portal. As from now you are able to block managed apps from using cellular data via the iOS device restriction profiles.
You can either block the usage for all cellular data or just if you are roaming. Configuring apps can be done for all Managed apps or just specific apps from which you know they “use” a lot of data and you only want to allow Wi-Fi to be used for those apps.
Managed apps mean that the apps is either being deployed via Microsoft Intune or the management is “taken over” by Microsoft Intune, like you see below in the App Management Change of Outlook.
After installing and starting the Remote Desktop Client the following message will be shown.
Looking at those mobile data settings in the settings menu of iOS learns us that the settings are disabled and the user is not able to enable mobile data for both apps.
Controlling the mobile (cellular) data is done by the Network Usage Profile in the Management Profile of Microsoft Intune.
When tapping the Network Usage Profile you are able to see what apps are being blocked for using the mobile cellular.
Nice that Microsoft Intune is able to manage this feature of iOS.
Till next time!