Deploying your school’s devices just got a whole lot easier.

Apple is committed to making it even easier for schools and institutions of all sizes to deploy iPad and Mac. With iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, we’ve enhanced the Volume Purchase Program and mobile device management to simplify deployment in both one-to-one and shared environments. Now your students can quickly get set up so they can access a world of new learning experiences.

Education Preview The best classroom experience is about to get better.

With the iOS 9.3 beta, we’ve made it even easier for schools to put iPad devices where they’ll have the greatest impact — in the hands of students.

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Setup and Configuration

Ready to go with one integrated set of tools.

Whether you deploy one-to-one or shared devices, you can manage iPad and Mac over the air using mobile device management (MDM). The Device Enrollment Program (DEP), Volume Purchase Program (VPP), and MDM work together so you can wirelessly configure all your devices — ensuring students and staff are ready from day one.

Preconfigure with more power.

With the completely redesigned Apple Configurator 2, you can save time and network bandwidth by installing apps and settings before putting devices in the hands of students. The all-new Apple Configurator 2 also integrates seamlessly with DEP and works with device-based app assignment. And after initial device setup, you can manage everything over the air using MDM.

App Distribution

Distribute apps in a brand new way.

Now you can distribute apps directly to iPad and Mac — no Apple ID on the device is required. The Volume Purchase Program and MDM work together so you can distribute apps easily and with full control.


Better controls for the classroom.

iOS 9 offers enhanced ways to control and secure devices using your institution’s mobile device management solution. Now teachers and staff can better manage iPad and Mac with control over AirDrop and restrictions that prevent changes to passcodes, device names, and wallpaper. Even if access to the App Store is restricted, you can still install and manage apps.

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iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan make deployment even easier, helping you bring powerful learning experiences to your school.

Managing Devices

Manage devices at scale with MDM.

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Device Enrollment Program

Automate set up for students and staff.

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Volume Purchase Program

Purchase and distribute apps and books.

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Deployment Resources

The following resources are available to support any size deployment. Get the information you need to make your deployment successful.

iOS Education Deployment Overview

iPad brings an amazing set of tools to the classroom. Explore an overview on deploying with iOS.

iOS Deployment Reference

Deploy iOS successfully with technical documentation and information. Use this guide as a detailed reference.

One-to-One Deployment Planning Guide

Explore best practices for a One-to-one iPad initiative to help you plan and run a successful deployment.

Volume Purchase Program Guide

Get started purchasing and distributing apps and books in volume.

Apple Deployment Programs Help

Learn about each of the Apple Deployment Programs.

Device Enrollment Program Guide

Learn about the features and benefits of the Device Enrollment Program.