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Hide and prevent installing and launching specific iOS, iPadOS and tvOS apps.

Hide and prevent installing and launching specific iOS, iPadOS and tvOS apps.

💡iMazing 3
This guide is not yet complete or updated for iMazing 3. An update will be available soon.

The purpose of this guide is to assist you in allowing or disallowing specific iOS, iPadOS, or tvOS apps using iMazing Configurator.


Your company wants to restrict the use of specific apps (in this example, Camera and Photos). As the IT administrator, you need to deploy a specific configuration to devices. To accomplish this, you will need to prepare a specially crafted blueprint.

Please note that this is only possible on devices that are already supervised or devices that will be supervised while applying this blueprint.

Before starting the procedure, we need to verify that all built-in apps are present on the device: Find My


  1. Launch iMazing and connect the device to your computer using a USB cable. Then follow the pairing steps: Connect your device

  2. In the iMazing menu bar, under Configurator, choose Blueprints: Configurator

  3. The iMazing Configurator window is now displayed on the screen. Click the '+' button to create a new blueprint: Create a Blueprint

  4. Under General, name your blueprint and add a description. You can leave the default device type (any) or select a specific device type: Name your Blueprint

  5. In the Organization & Supervision section, select a Supervising Organization that will be used to supervise the devices. If you haven't already created or imported one, do so now. Also, ensure you select the Supervise device option. Supervision Identity

  6. You can either allow a list of specific apps or disallow some. In our scenario, we will disallow the following two applications: Find My

  7. In the App Restrictions section, choose Don't allow the following apps (supervised only) and click the '+' button. App Restrictions

    💡 Note that you can even choose to Uninstall restricted applications by checking the checkbox in the lower right corner.

  8. In the search field, enter the name or bundle ID of the first app you would like to disallow. Select it and click Choose. Repeat the same operation for each app: Select apps Select apps

  9. Once done, click Save: Click Save

  10. Your blueprint is now ready to be applied to your devices. Click Apply Blueprint: Your blueprint is now ready

  11. Select your device (or several) and click Launch: Select your device and click launch to apply the blueprint

  12. Wait a few seconds until you see a green dot indicating that the operation finished successfully.

  13. Now you can see that the Camera and Photos apps' icons are no longer visible on the device home screen: iOS Camera & Photos apps are hidden

Congratulations! You have successfully applied your blueprint. Unauthorized apps are now invisible to the user and can no longer be launched.