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Choosing Restrictions

Restrictions is the most complex group of settings and the worst named. Restrictions. Really? This is the best Apple could come up with? Anyway, these settings enable and disable most of the basic hardware functionality on the device (Figure 4.6).

Figure 4.6

Figure 4.6 Restrictions settings

I’m not going to detail every one of these settings, as there’s a ton of them and they’re all pretty self-explanatory. However, a few are worth noting. For example, if you want to avoid the hideous roaming charges that both AT&T and Verizon love so well (in the U.S. at least), deselect “Allow automatic sync while roaming.” A user can still check her communications automatically, and a device that’s not being actively used won’t rack up a few thousand dollars of data charges because that user gets a lot of email.

Selecting “Force encrypted backups” just makes sense, and causes almost no noticeable problems on the user’s end. You may also want to deselect “Allow explicit music & podcasts” if the device is mostly used in a corporate setting. “Allow use of iTunes Music Store” applies only to the device. It’s not going to stop people from using iTunes on their Mac or Windows computers.

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