Device eligibility for Apple Business Manager
Eligible devices are available for assignment to your mobile device management (MDM) solution through Apple Business 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 network provider
To be eligible, devices must be running an operating system that meets the following requirements:
iOS 7 or later
iPadOS 13.1 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 make devices available in Apple Business Manager:
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 network provider.
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 network provider, 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 network provider’s sales history. The Reseller ID must be added to your list of approved suppliers.
Apple Configurator 2 device requirements
You can add iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV to Apple Business 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
Assign purchases to an MDM solution
After new orders ship, you can search for them in several different ways or you can manually upload a comma-separated value (CSV) file. You may also choose to automatically assign eligible devices to a specific MDM solution.
After you are enrolled, you can view your organisation’s Organisation ID and any Apple customer numbers in the Devices section of your organisation’s parent location.