Device eligibility for Apple School Manager
Eligible devices are available for assignment to your mobile device management (MDM) solution through Apple School Manager. After you enrol them, you can assign and manage them using that MDM solution.
Requirements for adding devices purchased through a participating Apple Authorised Reseller or carrier
To be eligible, devices must be running an operating system that meets the following requirements:
iOS 7 or later
OS X 10.9 or later
tvOS 10.2 or later
After the operating system versions are verified by your IT administrator, the following conditions must be met in order to enrol devices:
The device must have been ordered after 1 March 2011, whether it was purchased directly from Apple or from a participating Apple Authorised Reseller or carrier.
If the device was purchased directly from Apple, the purchaser must have used an enrolled and verified Apple customer number.
If the device was purchased directly from a participating Apple Authorised Reseller or carrier, the device must be linked to that reseller’s Reseller ID. The actual date of eligibility is determined by the participating Apple Authorised Reseller's or carrier's sales history.
Requirements for adding devices using Apple Configurator 2
You can add iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV to Apple School Manager using Apple Configurator 2, regardless of where the devices were purchased. The devices must be running an operating system that meets the following requirements:
iOS 11 or later
iPadOS 13.1 or later
tvOS 11 or later
See Prepare a device manually in Apple Configurator 2 on Mac in the Apple Configurator 2 User Guide.
Assign purchases to an MDM Server
After new orders ship, you can search for them by serial number or order number. Or you can manually upload a comma-separated value (.csv) file. You may also choose to automatically assign eligible devices to a specific MDM server.
After you are enrolled, you can view your institution’s Organisation ID and any Apple customer numbers in the Device Purchases section of your institution’s parent location. To facilitate the enrolment of your devices in Apple School Manager, do the following:
Provide your participating Apple Authorised Reseller or carrier with the institution’s Organisation ID.
Add their Reseller ID to your list of approved suppliers.