Setting Up Shared iPads

You can set up Shared iPads using Apple School Manager and Jamf School.


To set up Shared iPad, you need:

  • Supervised iPads with iOS 9.3 or later enrolled via Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP)

  • Teachers and classes synced to Apple School Manager (For more information, see Synchronization.)

  • Education profile installed on teacher devices

  • An iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4

  • iPads with at least 32 GB of storage

    Note: On devices with 32 GB of storage, each user needs a minimum of 1 GB. On devices with 64 GB of storage, each user needs a minimum of 2 GB.

Enrolling Shared iPads

To enroll a Shared iPad, you must configure a Automated Device Enrollment profile (DEP profile) with Shared iPads enabled. For more information, see Automated Device Enrollment.

Configuring a Shared iPad Passcode

You can configure a Shared iPad passcode by using Apple School Manager. For more information, see Create Shared iPad passcodes in Apple School Manager in the Apple School Manager User Guide.

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