The Device Enrollment Program (DEP) helps businesses easily deploy and configure Apple devices. DEP provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy organization-owned iPad and iPhone devices, Mac computers, and Apple TV purchased directly from Apple or participating Apple Authorized Resellers or carriers.
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DEP simplifies initial setup by automating mobile device management (MDM) enrollment and supervision of devices during setup, which enables you to configure your organization’s devices without touching them. To further simplify the process, you can skip certain Setup Assistant screens so users can start using their devices right out of the box.
Mandatory and Lockable MDM Enrollment
All iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices added to DEP will be enrolled automatically in MDM. Automatic enrollment ensures that devices are configured based on your organization’s requirements, and guarantees that all users receive those configurations on their devices. Your users’ devices are also locked in MDM for ongoing management.
Supervision provides a higher level of device management for organization-owned iOS devices. It allows additional restrictions, such as turning off iMessage, AirDrop, or Game Center, and it provides additional device configurations and features, such as web content filtering and Single App Mode. With DEP, supervision is wirelessly enabled on a device as part of the setup process.
Zero-touch configuration for IT
With DEP, large-scale deployments of iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV are seamless. Once devices have been activated, you can immediately configure account settings, apps, and access IT services over the air. You don’t need to use staging services or physically access each device to complete the setup.
Streamlined Setup Assistant
DEP also makes it easier for your users to set up their iOS devices, Mac computers, and Apple TV. Using an MDM solution to configure your organization’s devices, users are guided through the activation process with the built-in Setup Assistant. You can streamline the Setup Assistant even further by specifying that certain screens be skipped.