Supervision is a mode that allows Jamf Now to provide a higher level of device management capabilities over the air. This feature is intended for institutionally-owned devices. When an iOS device is supervised, Jamf Now is able to apply additional restrictions and configure additional settings.
Devices can be supervised in two different ways:
1. Sign up for Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP) for wireless Supervision
2. Connect iOS devices to a Mac running Apple Configurator 2 (View in Mac App Store)
Which Jamf Now features require Supervision?
- iOS Restrictions
- Lost Mode
- Activation Lock Bypass
Generally, an employee's personal device will not be supervised. An organization may choose to supervise existing company-owned devices to take advantage of these additional capabilities. Devices must be erased in order to make them supervised.
For future purchases of Macs, iPads or iPhones, Apple's Device Enrollment Program offers a compelling wireless workflow for supervision and streamlined enrollment. Contact your Apple Business Team to discuss the benefits of the Device Enrollment Program.