Select and buy content in Apple School Manager
The Apps and Books feature provides a streamlined purchasing process. You can buy apps and books available in the App Store and in Apple Books. You can also buy custom apps tailored to your organisation’s specific needs from developers you work with directly.
Note: Some Apple Books content is not available in certain countries or regions. To learn whether certain Apple Books content is available in your country or region, see the Apple Support article Availability of Apple programmes for education and business.
Enable custom apps
In Apple School Manager , sign in with an account that has the role of Administrator, Site Manager or Content Manager.
Click Settings at the bottom of the sidebar, click Enrolment Information below Organisation Settings, then click Enable in the Custom Apps row.
You will see any previous purchases if you migrated from Apple Deployment Programmes (ADP) with an account that had already purchased any custom apps and also migrated your location to Apps and Books. If you did not migrate from Apple Deployment Programmes, proceed to step 3.
Give your Organisation ID to the app developer so they can add your organisation to their approved list.
To locate your Organisation ID, go to Settings, then click Device Management Settings below Organisation Settings.
You can now purchase any additional custom apps from the Custom Apps section. Custom apps are deployed using managed licences and have the same management options as App Store apps.
Search for an app or book
In Apple School Manager , sign in with an account that has privileges to buy content.
To view and edit who can buy content, see Role privileges.
Select the app or book you wish to buy in the search results list.
Select the location to which the app or book licences will be initially assigned.
Enter the number of licences and if necessary, change the payment method, then click Buy.
The time frame for processing app licences depends on how many you purchase:
5,000 or fewer licences are processed immediately.
5,001 to 19,999 licences are processed after 13:00 US Pacific Time daily.
20,000 or more licences are processed after 16:00 US Pacific Time daily.
In Apple School Manager , sign in with an account that has privileges to reassign apps.
To view and edit who can reassign apps, see Role privileges.
Select the location with the app you wish to reassign, then click Transfer.
Select the quantity and where you want to transfer the licence, then click Transfer.
Note: Books obtained from the Books app, once assigned, become the property of the Managed Apple ID and cannot be reassigned.