What’s new and coming next in Sophos Mobile?

Read on for details of what’s new and coming next in Sophos Mobile.

Web content filter on non-supervised iOS devices

Customers can now use the web content filter configuration to filter the network traffic of individual apps on non-supervised iPhones and iPads. This requires iOS 16, iPadOS 16.1, or later.

Please see this section of the Sophos Mobile admin guide for more details.

Intercept X for Mobile foreground service

The next version of Intercept X for Mobile for Android will leverage a foreground service. This means users will see a system notification on their device.

Users can choose to hide this notification. There are two methods of hiding the system notification, although the exact steps may vary slightly per device model.

  • Long press the system notification:
    • Disable ‘Protection status’ and click Save


  • Go to Settings> Notifications> App settings> Sophos Intercept X for Mobile> disable the ‘Protection status’ setting 

Nb Disabling this notification does not affect protection functionality. Notifications will still be displayed for threat detections and other security events detected by Intercept X.

Administrators cannot remotely change these settings on behalf of users. The next version of Intercept X for Mobile for Android is scheduled for release in early 2023.

Sophos Chrome extension

The next version of the Sophos Chrome extension is scheduled for release in January. Version 2.0 includes backend optimization and enhancements.

Upcoming end of support for Android 7

In early 2023 we will end support for Android 7 devices. Any customers with remaining devices are encouraged to move to newer versions of the OS through upgrades or via hardware refreshes at the earliest opportunity.

Intune Mobile Threat Defense permissions

Microsoft has adjusted the permission model of its Intune Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) connector. This means that Sophos Intercept X for Mobile with Microsoft Intune customers must log in and accept the updated permissions.

Please see this article for more details.