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Overview of Managed Apple IDs

When deploying Apple products within your child’s school, it is important to understand how Managed Apple IDs support the services that students and staff may need. Managed Apple IDs are accounts designed specifically for schools, they enable students and staff to personalise their device and access key services from Apple. 

Managed Apple IDs are for education purposes only, certain features are disabled to protect the personal information of both students and teachers. Commerce is disabled for Managed Apple IDs, therefore App Store, Apple Books, iTunes and Apple Music purchases are not supported. However, teachers may be given access to purchase apps and books in Apple School Manager for their organisation, if the school grants permission.

Email is not available with Apple School Manager. The Find My iPhone feature is deactivated for Managed Apple IDs. For institution-owned devices, your school can use MDM Lost Mode to find a lost device and play a recovery sound. Services like Apple Pay and Wallet cannot be accessed with a Managed Apple ID. FaceTime and Messages are disabled by default. However, your school may choose to enable them through Apple School Manager.

Many countries and regions have laws that require schools to protect student data and restrict the ways in which it can be used. Managed Apple IDs are designed to help primary and secondary schools (or equivalent) comply with student data privacy requirements. These accounts are built for students of all ages and are intended to make it easy for schools to create and manage accounts at scale.

Jamf Parent can use the power of Mobile Device Management to provide management controls for parents, giving them the ability to limit apps and device functionality. this will also allow you to restrict games, apps and social media, or set up rules that restrict social media use to certain periods of time throughout the day. You can also receive a notification when your child arrives safely at school. Apps and notifications can be turned off whenever the student is riding a bike or walking in traffic (available soon). You will also be able to create custom rules with the simple step-by-step wizard.


Apple believes that privacy is fundamentally important when using technology, therefore they build products from the ground up with privacy at the forefront. Apple and MCC Digital follow GDPR laws to protect people’s privacy and security around data at home and at school. You can feel confident that Apple products and services comply fully with GDPR.

Apple doesn’t sell student information, they never share it with third parties to use for marketing or advertising, and they don’t build profiles based on their email or web browsing.

Student information is purely used for educational purposes and, to that end, they also limit access to certain features like the App Store and leave it up to the school whether or not to enable Messages and FaceTime.


Apple makes a lot of decisions about how they make their products and where they get their energy. Their mission is to leave the earth better than they found it. 100% of their facilities are powered by renewable energy. Apple also cares deeply about the people who build their products, and the planet we all share. Apple works with suppliers, from mining to recycling, to verify that their requirements are being met for the people and communities in our supply chain.

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