Apple Business Essentials release notes

Learn about the updates and changes we're making to Apple Business Essentials. Updates are cumulative, so when you launch Apple Business Essentials, it has all the latest features. You can see all the features included with each release below.

June 2024

Organizations can now turn off Activation Lock on devices they own. Learn More

March 2024

Added support for allowing Managed Apple IDs to add employee badges to Apple Wallet in iOS 17.4 and later. Learn more

February 2024

Added the ability to manage the availability and installation of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS software updates. Learn more

January 2024

Added support for federating with Custom Identity Providers. Learn more

November 2023

  • Access Management for Apple Services is now available and allows organizations to control which Apple services and features users can access. Learn more

  • Admins can select which account-driven enrollment method they would like for Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices. Learn more

October 2023

Mac computers can now enroll in Apple Business Essentials using account-driven device enrollment. Learn more

September 2023

Added the ability to distribute Web Clips. Learn more

August 2023

Added the ability to deploy custom settings. Learn more

March 2023

  • Added support for configuring content caching settings. Learn more

  • Added the ability to automatically install apps assigned to users and automatically remove apps unassigned from users. Learn more

February 2023

Added support for managing login items and background tasks in macOS. Learn more

January 2023

  • Added Get Started page

  • Added Web Content Filter. Learn more

  • Added support for new AirPlay settings. Learn more

October 2022

  • Added support for Sign in with Apple at Work & School. Learn more

  • Added support for enabling beta features. Learn more

  • Added the ability to configure Data Management settings. Learn more

September 2022

  • Added the ability to configure App Access settings. Learn more

  • Added the ability to configure Software Update settings for macOS. Learn more

August 2022

Added support for installing application packages on Mac. Learn more

June 2022

Administrators can now choose to use repair credits to pay for a repair, or add the cost to their monthly bill. Learn more

April 2022

Added support for federated authentication with Google Workspace. Learn more

March 2022

Apple Business Essentials is a new subscription for small businesses that seamlessly brings together device management, 24/7 support,* and cloud storage, so your small business can easily manage every employee’s iPhone, iPad, and Mac — every step of the way. Learn more

Administrators and content managers must sign in to Apple Business Essentials and accept the Volume Content Services Terms and Conditions before they can sign in on a device. 24/7 support requires AppleCare+ for Business Essentials.

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