If Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager asks you to approve new terms and conditions

Apple sometimes updates the macOS, iOS, iPadOS, or tvOS Software License Agreement, often when releasing a new OS version. When a Software License Agreement is updated, an Apple School Manager Administrator or an Apple Business Manager Administrator must log into the program website to review and agree to the updated terms.

About administrators

The person who completes the initial program enrollment also accepts the following Terms and Conditions on behalf of the enrolling organization:

  • Apple School Manager Agreement or Apple Business Manager Agreement
  • macOS Software License Agreement
  • iOS Software License Agreement
  • tvOS Software License Agreement

After completing enrollment, this person becomes the administrator in Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager. In Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager, this person can also designate up to four more administrators.

Accepting updated agreements

After Apple updates one of these agreements, any Apple School Manager Administrator or Apple Business Manager Administrator must sign in to the program website to accept any new agreements.

If you don’t accept the agreements

Devices assigned to a Mobile Device Management (MDM) server in Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager won’t be affected. If you erase all content and settings on a device, the device is still assigned to the same MDM server, and the same settings are applied during setup.

However, these conditions apply until the new agreements are accepted:

  • Apple School Manager instructors and managers can reset user passwords and send or print login information, but other site functions will be disabled.
  • Apple Business Manager managers can reset user passwords and send or print login information, but other site functions will be disabled.
  • In Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager, you can’t assign new devices to your MDM server, even if you have selected the option to automatically assign new purchases to a specific MDM server.
  • Your MDM server might report an error message like "403 T_C_NOT_SIGNED” when communicating with Apple’s device management servers.
  • Schoolwork users won't be able to create, update, or delete classes.
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