iOS/iPadOS enrollment types in Intune

Hello Readers! The purpose of this post is to talk about the current methods to enroll Apple devices in Intune, specifically for iPhones and iPads. You can set up enrollment for those devices to access company resources and let users enroll personally-owned devices and company-owned devices.

The following slide represents the different methods to secure your workforce in Intune depending on device’s ownership. Take a moment to look at it closer …

Great! Now, let me explain it.

You can let users enroll their personal devices for Intune management, also known as BYOD. There are three options for enrolling users:

App Protection Policies

Give you the lightest BYOD experience, providing management at an app level only.

User Enrollment

A more streamlined enrollment process that provides admins with a subset of device management options. This method will be using Managed Apple ID’s to push applications.

Device Enrollment

It provides admins with a wide range of management options. Company Portal app is used to enroll the device.

For corporate-owned where organizations buy devices for their users, Intune supports the following enrollment methods:

Automated Device Enrollment

Organizations can purchase iOS/iPadOS devices through Apple’s Automated Device Enrollment (ADE). ADE lets you deploy an enrollment profile “over the air” to bring devices into management. If you have worked with Microsoft Autopilot, this may sound familiar for you.

Apple School Manager

Apple School Manager is a device purchase and enrollment program for schools. You can deploy a profile to enroll devices in management.

Apple Configurator

You can use Apple Configurator, program that should be install on a Mac computer. To prepare devices, you USB-connect them and install an enrollment profile. This method is helpful for testing corporate devices if you are not part of an apple device program.

Those are the methods currently available to manage your Apple devices in Intune. We will be testing each method and posting the results in this blog, so stay tuned… Don’t forget to post your comments or questions! ♥


You can also enroll company-owned iOS/iPadOS devices with a device enrollment manager account. Click here for more info!


Microsoft docs: Enroll iOS/iPadOS devices in Intune

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