After you confirm that mobile devices meet minimum system requirements for tablets, use the sections below to set up iPads in your testing environment.
You can set up TestNav on an iPad for secure testing using one of the following methods:
To enable single app mode on iPad using Apple Configurator, you first back up the device to retain any data or applications. You, then, turn on Supervised mode (which wipes the device) for your organization.
You may restore the iPad after testing by placing the iPad in Supervised mode to put data and apps back on the device.
- Connect the iPad to a Mac OS X machine using a USB connection.
- On the Mac OS X machine, launch Apple Configurator.
- On the Configurator's Prepare tab, turn on Supervision.
- Click the Prepare button at the bottom of the window.
- If prompted, enter the appropriate organization information and click Done.
- When you are asked to confirm that you want to apply the settings, click Apply.
- Wait while the Configurator completes the updates. When complete, click the Supervise tab.
- From the Lock to App drop-down menu, select TestNav.
- To release a device from the single app mode, confirm that the device is connected to the Mac OS X Server. Then select None from the same menu.
Administrators can use Mobile Device Manager (MDM) to push a profile to devices to wirelessly turn on/off single app mode.
Profile Manager is Apple's MDM solution for Mac OS X. You can select the TestNav app from the Lock to App menu and push the profile to supervised devices.
You can also use Autonomous Single App Mode (ASAM) mode (Lock to App) to set up iPad for secure testing. ASAM is the recommended solution for LEAs to manage single app mode because it reduces administrator workload.
The ASAM feature requires BOTH a Supervised iPad (which you enable only from Apple Configurator) and an MDM (either Profile Manager or third-party). With ASAM, TestNav turns Guided Access on and off, as each testing scenario requires.
Administrators do not need to push profiles to devices to turn on/off single app mode, but grant TestNav the ability to turn on Single App mode on-demand.
- Rotate the iPad to landscape orientation.
- Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access.
- Turn on Guided Access.
- Set Passcode.
- Tap Accessibility Shortcut.
Using TestNav with Guided Access (iOS 7 and iOS 8)
- Launch TestNav app.
- Triple click the Home button and enter the passcode.
- Tap Options.
- Turn off Sleep/Wake.
- Turn on Volume Buttons setting.
- Turn off Motion to lock iPad to landscape mode.
- Turn on Touch setting.
Exiting TestNav/Closing Guided Access mode
- Triple-click the Home button.
- Enter the passcode.
- Tap end in the upper left-hand corner.
Find and Update Release Versions
- Tap Settings on the Home screen.
- Locate TestNav in the list and select it.
- The version and build number, such as 1.0.4 (0037), displays to the right of TestNav.
After you install TestNav from the app store, it should automatically update. However, if your technology environment does not allow for automatic updates, you can manually update the application using one of the following methods:
- Over-the air (MDM-managed iPads)
- Apple App Store
- iTunes (tethered iPads)
If you cannot update with the above methods, manually remove the outdated version and install the latest version from the Apple App Store.
When using iPads on iOS 7 and iOS 8 for secure testing, turn off Auto-Correction and Predictive text:
- Tap Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto-Correction, and slide left to turn off.
- See Predictive on the same screen, and slide left to turn off.