Applications are purchased through the Apple Volume Purchase Program and assigned to devices. Assign and install all applications before allowing users to log in to devices. If new applications are added while a user is logged in, the user is automatically logged out new applications are installed.

For more information on integrating applications with education functionality, see: Deploying Content by Device Serial Number Using Managed Distribution and Deploying Public VPP Content Using Managed Distribution in the VMware Workspace ONE UEM Mobile Application Management Guide.

Pre-assignment for Shared iPads (Optional)

Pre-assign VPP apps to classes using Apple Configurator 2.


  • Apps using the class wizard and save the settings.
  • MDM management for apps in the UEM console and then assign them to devices Apple Configurator 2.
  • The Apple VPP portal with selected apps.

Workspace ONE UEM assumes management of applications upon enrollment of the device.

Manually Assign Apps on Shared iPads

Push VPP apps to groups of devices. Apps are shown or hidden based on the login credentials.


  • Apps using the class wizard and save the settings.

If a device cart is added or removed from a class, the apps in the cart are also added or removed from the class and must be reassigned if needed.

Note: When applications are removed from the class, the application is removed from any device associated with it and the license is automatically revoked for Shared iPads.

Apps on One-to-One Devices

Push apps to each device.


  • Apps through the Apps & Books tab in the UEM console.

Managed Apple IDs to Manage Books and Applications on Shared Devices

Managed Apple IDs are accounts that are tied to the same organization as the VPP Program Facilitator users who manage VPP licenses.

In such case, the MDM server chooses to instruct the VPP service to associate Managed Apple IDs with the given VPP users. When Managed Apple IDs are associated with the VPP users, the MDM server no longer sends out invitations (email or push) to users and wait for them to accept the device prompts.

Students with Managed Apple IDs created in Apple School Manager do not need to accept any prompts to install applications and books on devices. Workspace ONE silently accepts these prompts on the Managed Apple ID's behalf with no admin interaction.

For more information, refer the Managed Distribution by Apple IDs section in the Integration with Apple Business Manager guide.