Setting Up Shared iPads

Shared iPad allows you to deliver personalized experiences on an iPad shared by multiple users. You can set up Shared iPads using Apple School Manager and Jamf School. For more information on how to prepare Shared iPads, see Prepare Shared iPad in Apple's Mobile Device Management Settings.


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. You can also configure the storage quota per user on Shared iPads with iOS or iPadOS 13.4 or later by using the Shared iPad User Storage Quota pop-up menu in the Automated Device Enrollment profile (DEP profile) settings. This overrides the Max. number of users setting when it is configured.

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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