Once you have your Apple Device Management account configured, you can start enrolling your Apple devices in Applivery. Let’s take a look at it.
Enrollment options #
Apple provides multiple ways to enroll devices depending on your use case and the Apple device you are enrolling. The most frequent are:
- Enrollment by link
- Enrollment with Apple Configurator (for Mac and iPhone)
- Apple Device Enrollment Program (automated enrollment with Apple Business Manager
- User enrollment (autonomous enrollment by the user for BYOD scenarios)
Under this article we will focus on the User enrollment and Manual enrollment processes since they are the most common ones:
|Enrollment method||Support||Procedure||Supports enabling Supervision mode?||Supports Unremovable MDM Enrollment?|
|Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP)||All Devices||Devices are automatically enrolled during the initial startup and setup process.||✅||✅|
|Apple Configurator for MacOS||iPhone, iPad, Apple TV||New device is connected to an Apple Device with macOS vía USB. Only available for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV.||✅||❌|
|Apple Configurator for iPhone||Mac||New device is connected to an iPhone running Apple Configurator App for iPhone. Only available for MacOS devices enabled with T2 Security Chip or Apple Silicon devices||✅ for Mac||✅|
|Enroll by link||iPhone, iPad, Mac||Link is shared vía email, SMS or in a QR format. The new device opens the link in Safari.||✅ for Mac||❌|
|User enrollment||iPhone, iPad, Mac||Link is sent to the new device. Link is opened in Safari and requests authentication with a managed Apple ID.||❌||❌|
Management methods #
There are basically two management methods available in Apple:
- Supervised devices
- Non-supervised devices
Supervision, was introduced by Apple in iOS 5. It provides a special management mode that gives an administrator more control over the device. It’s intended for company-owned devices. iOS supervised mode is also supported by iPadOS and tvOS.
We recommend reading more about how supervision can be activated in Apple devices.