Profiles for Shared iPads differ slightly from profiles associated to typical one-to-one enrolled devices in that profiles configured to be automatically deployed are sent down during a user log in rather than immediately after enrollment. Each time a user logs into the Shared iPad the profiles assigned to that user are freshly installed on the device. This is to ensure that all profiles have accurate information relative to that user. For Shared iPads, there are two types of profiles that can be installed. These two types are device channel profiles and user channel profiles.
To deploy profiles to Shared iPads, there are no additional steps that must be taken from the typical profile assignment process. For more information on how to create and assign profiles to iOS device, see Device Profiles in Workpsace ONE UEM iOS Platform Guide.
Device Channel Profiles
Device channel profiles in Shared iPads are sent directly to the device. This means that any user that logs in will have all assigned devices profiles installed and applied. All profiles for non-Shared iPads are deployed as device channel profiles. For Shared iPads, not all profile payloads can be deployed in the device channel for which profiles are available.
User Channel Profiles
User channel profiles in Shared iPads are sent directly to a user instead of the entire device. This means profiles are applied to the users that are logged in. Workspace ONE UEM automatically sends any assigned user profiles to the assigned user when they log into the device.
To configure a profile for the device vs user channel, perform the following steps:
- Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add Profile.
- Select Device or User to configure the profile for the device channel or user channel, respectively.
- Configure the profile as normal. For more information on configuring configuration profiles, see Device Profiles in Workpsace ONE UEM iOS Platform Guide.