Device Enrolment Program


What is the Device Enrolment Program (DEP)?

DEP assists educational institutions to streamline the initial setup of iOS, MacOS and AppleTV devices by automating Mobile Device Management (MDM) enrolment and supervision of devices during activation. This enables you to manage the devices without having to touch them.

What are the key benefits of DEP?

Zero-touch MDM enrolment

With the Device Enrolment Program from Apple, school-owned devices can be unboxed and easily enrolled into MDM without having to go through the traditional enrolment process.

Wireless supervision

Choose to supervise enrolled iOS devices and unlock advanced control features such as single app mode or web content filtering. Supervision is an iOS-only feature and provides a higher level of device management.

Lockable MDM profiles and Mandatory MDM enrolment

With the Device Enrolment Program, devices are locked into MDM, forced to maintain compliance and thereby ensure device security. Mandatory MDM enrolment guarantees that any device activated and in use is enrolled into MDM.

Streamlined Setup Assistant

Using an MDM solution to configure your institution’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.

How do we implement the Device Enrolment Program?

The best place to start is here

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DEP is available through Think Ahead.  Let us assist you with the setup of DEP as well as support you through the stages required to deliver DEP.