Meraki Systems Manager is Cisco Systems' Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that allows you to manage all of your iOS devices from a central web dashboard. Installing this app on an iOS device provides enhanced MDM and MAM functionality that includes features such as a managed app store, content delivery with backpack, and GPS location reporting.
Note: continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life.
Enrollment with a semantic name
Fixes some enrollment and UI bugs
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Two big things - location and control - are suspect. On stolen/lost devices, trying to locate them - even last location - has been way off.
There is also moderate tax/hit on battery life for this merely average visibility and control.
Location Services isn’t working
After updating to the latest versions, location services has stopped working on our devices. It used to be fairly reliable, but recently I cannot get it to use GPS to locate over half of our iOS devices. The timing is bad too - we’ve had 2 iPads go missing since 2.5.1 was released and I wasn’t able to locate either. Not only do I have 2 devices gone, I also look rather incompetent as the IT manager with a tracking system that failed.
The system was great, and can be 5 stars again once location is fixed, but an MDM without working GPS is not so great.
No more manual profile reinstall or reporting LAN IP?
I use Meraki Systems manager to manage over 3000 iOS devices for a school district. I mostly like it.
However, two latest versions of the iOS app removed some useful functionality:
1) Removed the option in the app to manually reinstall the management profile. This was very useful for the occasional device that just stops communicating with the MDM server for no apparent reason. Since we're using Meraki in conjunction with Apple's Device Enrollment Program, this means if a device needs the profile reinstalled, I now have two choices: wipe the device completely, or if it's not on the current iOS version, put it in recovery mode, upgrade it with iTunes, and hope that fixes it.
2) Even with the app open in the foreground, it no longer reports the local LAN IP to the Meraki management console website - just the public IP. When our WAN has 16 campuses all on separate subnets, that was a useful functionality for tracking device location in the console. Since the app won't give GPS location unless it's in the foreground, I have to assign the device to a profile that puts it in single app mode locked into the Meraki app in order to even say more than, "Yup, it's somewhere on our network."
- Meraki, Inc
- 58.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.