How to know if your iPhone or iPad is being tracked by your employer

iPhone Company Monitoring

It has always been known that Apple allows employers to use its MDM deployment program to lock or track an employee's device, but the iPhone maker plans to make the program more transparent with the release of iOS 9.3. Any iPhone or iPad being tracked by an employer will soon display a message on the Lock screen that reads, "this iPhone is managed by your organization." Users with a company owned device can also navigate to Settings > General > About to see if their internet traffic is being watched and if their device can be tracked. From here you can see the name of the company tracking your device and the type of control they have over it.

The new feature was discovered by 9to5Mac, who also took the screenshot posted above, in the fifth iOS 9.3 beta.

As 9to5Mac points out, the Lock screen warning is good reminder for those who switch between company owned and personal devices. The About screen information allows an employee to know if an employer is tracking their device and just how much control their employer has over it. The new feature comes at the same time Apple has been battling the FBI over privacy rights.

Apple is expected to launch the final public version of iOS 9.3 in March after it announces its rumored iPhone SE. iOS 9.3 also brings several new features, such as Night Shift mode, a password option for the Notes app and more.