The key to a successful mobile strategy is to strike a balance between IT control and user empowerment. Users gain greater ownership and responsibility of their iOS devices by customizing them with their apps and content, resulting in improved levels of engagement and productivity. This is made possible by Apple’s management system, which offers intelligent ways to handle corporate data and apps while keeping personal data separate. Users also trust that their privacy is secured since they understand how their gadgets are managed with Apple device management.
Requirements for Apple business manager
A supported browser, an initial account and verification contact, and information about the company are all required by Apple Business Manager. Companies must make sure that they are using a supported browser and that they have all of the information they will need to set up an account before beginning.
Browsers that are supported are
- On iPad, Safari with iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS 13.1
- On macOS, Safari 12 or later is required.
- Chrome 35.0 or later is required.
- Microsoft Edge is a browser for Windows.
Devices must run an operating system that meets the following criteria to be eligible:
- iOS 7 or later is required.
- iPadOS 13.1 or later is required.
- OS X 10.9 or later is required.
- tvOS 10.2 or later is required.
After the IT administrator has validated the operating system versions, the following conditions must be completed before devices can be added to Apple Business Manager:
- Whether acquired directly from Apple or through a participating Apple Authorized Reseller or carrier, the device must have been ordered after March 1, 2011.
- If the gadget was purchased directly from Apple, the purchaser must have used an Apple customer number that has been enrolled and validated.
- The device must be linked to the Reseller ID of a participating Apple Authorized Reseller or carrier if it was purchased directly from them.
Management of devices
Apple Business Manager is a simple, web-based gateway for IT admins that enables users deploy Apple devices that a company has acquired directly from Apple or a participating Apple Authorized Reseller. Companies can enroll devices in the mobile device management (MDM) system without physically touching or preparing them before giving them to consumers and they can also use MDM to streamline user setup, manage device settings, and distribute apps and books purchased through Apple Business Manager.
Apple’s iOS unified management framework is adaptable and provides a balanced approach to managing both user-owned and company-owned devices in an organization. While utilizing a third-party MDM solution with iOS, they have a range of device management options, from using a very open methodology to being as granular as required.
Apple’s iOS unified administration architecture combines the greatest features of both worlds: IT admins can configure, manage, and secure devices, as well as control the corporate data that flows through them, while users are free to do great work on the devices they want to use.