Create Chrome app configuration for iOS devices
  • 24 Nov 2023
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Create Chrome app configuration for iOS devices

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Article summary

Many users opt for the Chrome browser on their iOS devices for a seamless and integrated browsing experience. Chrome offers synchronization with Google accounts, ensuring a consistent browsing history, bookmarks, and preferences across multiple devices. Its user-friendly interface, quick navigation, and robust performance contribute to a smooth browsing encounter. Additionally, Chrome supports various extensions, enhancing functionality and personalization. Chrome on iOS seamlessly integrates with other services like Google Drive, making it a preferred choice for users seeking a cohesive and interconnected digital experience.

IT Admins can configure Chrome browser on their managed iOS devices to restrict access to non-productive websites.

Before you begin

  1. You must have a Scalefusion Dashboard account.
  2. You have created an iOS Device Profile and enrolled an iOS Device.
  3. You have published Chrome from the Apple App Store onto the device.

Creating app configuration

  1. From your dashboard, go to Application Management > Apple App Store.
  2. Select Chrome application. 
    1. In case you have not added the Chrome app yet, please follow our guide to add Chrome app on the dashboard. 
    2. You can also distribute Chrome as VPP application. Please follow our guide here to know more on VPP applications.
  3. Select the App Configs tab and click on the Create button. 

    Configure URLBlocklist

  4. The Create App Configuration window will appear.
  5. In the configuration creator window, start entering the details of the configuration as shown below:
    1. Enter a name for this configuration.
    2. Click on the Add button to add a key-value pair:
      1. Data Type: String Array
      2. Key field: URLBlocklist
      3. Value field: add the websites here. Use comma to add multiple websites.
  6. Once you have added all the keys and values, Click on Save to save the configuration.
  7. In the App Configurations tab > click on 3-dots > click on Publish.
  8. Select the Device Profiles and click PUBLISH. The configuration will be published to the devices.


  9. On the device re-launch Chrome app and you will be able to see that the websites as per the configuration (e.g. github.com and https://www.google.com) will be blocked.


Configure URLAllowlist

  1. From your dashboard, go to Application Management > Apple App Store.
  2. Select Chromeapplication.
    1. In case you have not added the Chrome app yet, please follow our guide to add Chrome app on the dashboard.
    2. You can also distribute Chrome as VPP application. Please follow our guide here to know more on VPP applications.
  3. Select the App Configs tab and click on the Create button.
  4. The Create App Configuration window will appear.
  5. In the configuration creator window, start entering the details of the configuration as shown below:
    1. Enter a name for this configuration. Click on the Add button to add a key-value pair:
      1. Data Type: String Array
      2. Key field: URLAllowlist
      3. Value field: add the websites that you would like to allow here. Use comma to add multiple websites.
  6. Click on Add button again and add key-value pair as shown below:
    1. Data Type: String Array
    2. Key field: URLBlocklist
    3. Value field: https://*
  7. Once you have added all the keys and values, Click on Save to save the configuration.
  8. In the App Configurations tab > click on 3-dots > click on Publish.
  9. Select the Device Profiles and click PUBLISH. The configuration will be published to the devices.
  10. On the device re-launch Chrome app and you will only be able access the websites as per the configuration and all other websites will be blocked.
Please note that you can either create a URLBlocklist configuration or a URLAllowlist configuration to apply on the devices.




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