Apple device enrollment program: Apple IT innovation

Apple simplifies Enterprise IT with Automated Device Enrollment which allows you to configure and customize Apple devices without ever having to touch the device.

October 11 2022 by

Sean Smith

Boxes of MacBook Pros are stacked on a desktop awaiting enrollment into MDM with Jamf.

Apple Automated Device Enrollment is a key component of successful enterprise IT management.

By taking advantage of Apple's device enrollment program, you can easily automate Mobile Device Management (MDM) enrollment and simplify initial device setup.

Automated Device Enrollment allows organizations to automatically enroll iOS, iPadOS, macOS and tvOS devices in MDM without having to physically touch or prepare the devices before users get them.

An evolution of the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), Automated Device Enrollment is available to businesses, schools, and organizations who are enrolled in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager, allowing you to configure any Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV purchased from Apple or an Apple authorized reseller and customize each device for your users -- all without ever having to touch the device.

When paired with an Apple management tool like Jamf Pro or Jamf School, Automated Device Enrollment focuses on delivering a great user experience. It allows you to automatically download Jamf Pro management settings to Apple devices upon activation, from the moment a new Apple device is unboxed and powered on.

Enrollment automation: How does it work?

To set up Automated Device Enrollment, log in to your Jamf Pro account and select Automated Device Enrollment.

Hardware purchases associated with your Apple customer number or reseller ID will automatically enroll new devices into management under your Apple management solution (Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager.)

Automated Device Enrollment enables you to provide a great zero-touch experience for end users. They simply open up the box, turn on the device and get to work - regardless of if your employee is on-site or remote.

It's the enrollment process recommended by Apple because it gives IT admins the capability to manage new devices without the tedious work of unboxing and configuring each device.

Users like Automated Device Enrollment because it matches their experience with a new Apple device at home: unbox, power on, and walk through a few activation steps.

At Jamf, we like Automated Device Enrollment because it offers the best user experience for both IT and the staff or students they support.

To learn more about Automated Device Enrollment, check out Apple Device Management for Beginners.

Simplify enterprise IT with Jamf Pro and Apple Business Manager.

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