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 organization’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 programs 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 Enrollment Information below Organization Settings, then click Enable in the Custom Apps row.
You’ll see any previous purchases if you migrated from Apple Deployment Programs (ADP) with an account that had already purchased any custom apps and also migrated your location to Apps and Books. If you didn’t migrate from Apple Deployment Programs, proceed to step 3.
Give your Organization ID to the app developer so they can add your organization to their approved list.
To locate your Organization ID, go to Settings, then click Device Management Settings below Organization Settings.
You can now purchase any additional custom apps from the Custom Apps section. Custom apps are deployed using managed licenses 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 in the search results list that you want to buy.
Select the location where the app or book licenses will be initially assigned.
Enter the number of licenses and if necessary, change the payment method, then click Buy.
Availability of app licenses depends on the amount purchased:
5000 licenses and under are immediately processed.
5001 to 19,999 licenses are processed after 1:00 PM Pacific daily.
20,000 licenses or more are processed after 4:00 PM Pacific 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 that has the app you want to reassign, then click Transfer.
Select the quantity and where you want to transfer the license, then click Transfer.
Note: Books obtained from the Books app, once assigned, become the property of the Managed Apple ID and can’t be reassigned.