I am looking into seeing if there is a way to possibly have contacts pushed to iOS devices that are not in the phone contact list currently. I have seen the email contacts however it doesn't put them in the contacts on the phone. From what I have seen was that you would have to manually add them as they come in from emails and get recognized by the system.
So what I am trying to get to is if there is a way to have a list of main contacts that you want pushed to the iOS devices and placed into the phone contacts or not. If not is there anything that would be recommended to use that would help resolve that kind of issue?
Thanks in advance for any kind of help.
Hi Kevin Bruner,
Thank you for reaching out to the Community. Can you please check if the suggested steps here helps - https://community.sophos.com/sophos-mobile/f/discussions/133807/sharing-of-contacts---ipad ?
Let us know if this helps or if you have further questions. Thank you.
No it does not. That is going into Android Policies not with iOS. What I am asking is there a way to put a list of contacts in a phone using Sophos and not anything to do with email.
If you wish to synchronize contacts on an iOS device without interacting with the email accounts or synchronizing email contacts, you can configure the CarDAV settings with server connection settings. This will also require you to have a CarDAV server set up in your environment. - docs.sophos.com/.../index.html
Ok so I do have one other question about CardDAV. It seems like that will be the best option but I would like to know that if I have a local CardDAV server, for the server how would I go about doing that part. So for example if my NAS that is hosting the CardDAV and the IP address to that NAS is for example 192.168.1.5. Would I Just use that IP address or how would that work. The reason I am asking this part is because I know the Sophos is a cloud based management system. Please let me know if you may be able to help me understand this part. Thanks in advance again for all the help. And so the NAS is a Synology NAS that has Synology Contacts placed on it.
I found further details in the following Synology KBA outlining details to populate in the client application to allow contact sync. The steps relevant to you will be under "Sync to iPhone". You can use this section along with the link sent earlier.- https://kb.synology.com/en-ca/DSM/tutorial/How_to_use_CardDAV_to_sync_Synology_Contacts
Once the MDM configuration is applied to your mobile devices, the mobile devices will communicate directly with the CarDAV server hosted on the Synology NAS to obtain the contacts list. This sync does not go through Sophos Central at all, it’s strictly between the CarDAV server and Client Application.