Shared iPads for Business is a solution developed by Apple to enable users based on their Managed Apple IDs. Multiple users can check in and check out of the iPad. User's Managed Apple IDs are created in Apple Business Manager often through federation to a third-party Identity Provider such as Azure Active Directory.

As users log in with their Managed Apple ID, the managing MDM provider is notified of this change and can perform personalized actions to only show the resources needed by the targeted user.

When a user signs into an iPad, the user is automatically provisioned with a separate partition of the device's disk space. This ensures that the user's data is separated from all other users and data saved by the user is captured to their Managed Apple ID iCloud storage.

Deployment Prerequisites

Know about the software and hardware requirements for deploying Shared iPads for Business.

Minimum Device Requirements

  • iPads with 32 GB storage or higher and iOS 13.4 and later. To know more about device requirements, see Apple documentation here.

Integration Requirements

The following tasks must be completed before you configure Workspace ONE UEM Shared iPad functionality.

Accounts

  • Apple Business Manager - Register your user id with Apple Business Manager and create an administrator account. See, Apple Documentaion here. For information on integrating DEP with Workspace ONE UEM, see Apple Business Manager Device Enrollment Program in Integration with Apple Business Manager Guide.

  • Managed Apple IDs - Credentials required to sign into Shared iPads to access Apple services. For more information, see Managed Apple IDs.

    For more information on Configuring Shared iPads, see Shared iPads for Business in How Do You Share Devices in UEM guide.