Apple Business Manager release notes

Learn about the updates and changes we're making to Apple Business Manager. Updates are cumulative, so when you launch Apple Business Manager, it has all the latest features. You can see all the features included with each release below.

June 2024

Organizations can now turn off Activation Lock on devices they own. Learn More

March 2024

Added support for allowing Managed Apple IDs to add employee badges to Apple Wallet in iOS 17.4 and later. Learn more

January 2024

Added support for federating with Custom Identity Providers. Learn more

November 2023

Access Management for Apple Services is now available and allows organizations to control which Apple services and features users can access. Learn more

October 2022

  • Added support for Sign in with Apple at Work & School. Learn more

  • Added support for enabling beta features. Learn more

April 2022

Added support for federated authentication with Google Workspace. Learn more

March 2022

  • Updated user interface for Preferences, Users, and Devices.

  • See the total amount of storage for users, including how much is used and available.

  • Administrators in the United States can now sign up for Apple Business Essentials. Learn more

June 2021

Administrators in the United States can now update tax status for their organization in Settings > Enrollment Information. Learn more

May 2021

Administrators in Canada can now update tax status for their organization in Settings > Enrollment Information. Learn more

August 2020

  • Support for System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM). Learn more

  • Updated user interface for managing devices, including improved filtering and bulk device management.

June 2020

Added support for two new privileges to provide access to the AppleSeed for IT beta testing portal.

May 2020

Administrators can configure collaboration to automatically accept sharing between users in the same organization.

April 2020

You can now remove federated domains from Apple Business Manager.

March 2020

  • New domains added to Apple Business Manager will have to be verified before Managed Apple IDs can be created using that domain. Learn more

  • Shared iPad can now be configured on iPads in Apple Business Manager.

October 2019

Support for Federated Authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. Learn more

September 2019

  • User Account Lookup allows users to search for the contact information of other users and groups in your Apple Business Manager organization. Requires iOS 13, iPad OS 13, or macOS 10.15. Learn more

  • You can choose who users can share with using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents, Notes, Reminders, and other files in iCloud Drive. Learn more

June 2019

Apple Business Manager can now be used on iPad.

February 2019

  • The MDM Servers section is now located in the Settings tab.

  • You can now configure Default Device Assignment in Settings > Device Management Settings and in Settings > MDM Servers.

September 2018

tvOS apps are now available in Apps and Books.

May 2018

Apple Business Manager is a place that lets IT administrators manage people, Apple devices, and content. Along with improved device and role management, it includes Apps and Books — the new location–based license transfer system.

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