School administrators offer iPhones and iPads to the teachers and students so that they can do their work easily. This improves the learning process and provides an edge of technology. However, administrators set Mobile Device Management (MDM) on the devices to manage them remotely. If MDM is set on the device, the administrator can control the device and restrict the user from doing various things.  

Most of the time, the device is owned by the school; however, teachers and students can also use their own device and have an MDM profile set by the school. In both cases, there are restrictions that can be bothersome for the user. MDM is excellent for students, but sometimes it creates problems for teachers. In this article, we will help you get rid of the MDM profiles and their restrictions.

Part 1: About the MDM on School iPad

1. What is School Device Management (MDM)?

MDM on school devices is set to restrict the user from doing various things. The administrator can remotely control the device as he likes. No doubt it protects the files and confidential information, but it becomes a problem for the user. There can be restrictions on USB connections, hotspot, cellular plan, Apple watch, wallpaper, iTunes file sharing, auto-correction, spell check, notifications, and dozens of other things. These restrictions are set by the administrator, so they can be lenient or very strict. Even if you reset the device, you will be locked out of the MDM screen that will require ID and password.  

2. How does School Device Management (MDM) work?

Apple devices have the special feature of managing iPads and iPhones. The device has an MDM profile that is set by the administrator. He can restrict the user as MDM has various restrictions. It is up to the administrator which restriction he wants on the device. Once the profile is set on the device, the user is restricted from various things. The profile is usually managed by the IT departments of the school. It cannot be removed without entering the credentials; however, there are some third-party tools that can help you get rid of it.

3. Potential Risk of School Device Management (MDM)

School device management works well on devices. But because of the restrictions, the users cannot use the device freely. Often, they remove the MDM profiles using various methods, so the device has no restrictions in this case. Moreover, if the device is stolen, the data of the device can also be stolen if the device does not have all security features. For instance, if there is no passcode on the device, the data on the device can be seen.

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Part 2: The Most Direct Way to Remove MDM Profile from School iPad

It is difficult to remove the MDM profile from a school iPad because even if you reset the device, you will see the MDM lock screen, which cannot be bypassed without entering the credentials. You cannot remove the profile on your own. There is no way you can remove the profile from the phone without using any third-party software.

The most direct way to remove the MDM profile is by contacting the IT department of the school from where the device is being managed. They have the credentials, so they can easily remove the profile within a few seconds. The best part is that you will not lose any data, and your device will be free from restrictions. The best way to do this is by talking to the school management. You must explain the problems that you are facing because of the MDM profile. If they agree to remove the profile, it will be excellent. The profile will be removed in no time.

You can also ask the management to be lenient and remove some of the restrictions that are bothering you. This way, you can use the device in a better way.

Part 3: How to Delete Device Management on School iPad Yourself

There are dozens of third-party tools available that you can use to remove the MDM lock from your school iPad; however, we recommend WooTechy iDelock for this purpose. It is an excellent tool that works on all iOS versions without any hassle.

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Features of iDelock:

  • 1. iDelock is a simple tool that anyone can use. There is no experience needed, so anyone can use it. You can unlock the device without contacting anyone.

  • 2. You only need a few clicks to remove the MDM profile from the device. It will hardly take a few minutes. Your device will be free from all restrictions.

  • 3. iDelock works on all iOS versions. You can also use it on the latest iOS 14. For ease, you can check the compatibility of your device using the free version.

  • 4. You can use the same license again on the same device if not expired. So, when you reset the device and you have the MDM lock screen, you can use iDelock again.

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Steps to Delete MDM Device Management from iPad

Before you start the process, you need to know that your device will be reset if you use iDelock. You won't have any data, such as images, videos, apps data, or anything. Your device will be like a new device, and the iOS version will be updated to the latest one.

Steps 1: Open WooTechy iDelock on your computer. You will see six options on the screen. IDelock can be used to bypass other locks, such as activation lock, screen passcode, and screen time passcode. For now, you need to click on Bypass MDM.

select bypass mdm mode

Steps 2: Now, you need to connect your iPad to the computer via USB cable. Make sure the connection is perfect. The device should remain connected till the end of the process. After connecting your device, it will be recognized automatically.

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Steps 3:Before going further you need to make sure that the iPad is locked out of the MDM screen. If you are seeing the MDM lock screen on your device that requires credentials, click on Start to Bypass.

click start to bypass button

If your device is not locked out of the MDM screen, you need to reset the device first. First, you need to turn off Find My iPad feature on the device. Then, go to Settings>General>Reset. You will see the option of Erase All Content and Settings; tap on it. Your device will restart automatically. You need to set up the device as you set up a new device. You need to tap on Don't Transfer App & Data on the Apps and Data screen. Then you will see the MDM screen. Once you see the screen, click on Already Done on iDelock.

Steps 4: iDelock will start bypassing MDM. After a few minutes, the process will complete. You will see the message, "Successfully Bypassed". Click on Done and enjoy the device without any restrictions.  

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Final Words

MDM profiles can be a problem for the users. There are various restrictions that do not allow you to use the device as you like. Many people try to get rid of the MDM; therefore, we have explained two methods in this article. You can directly ask the school management or IT administrators to remove the profile from your device. But if you cannot contact them, you can also do it on your own. We recommend WooTechy iDelock because you can easily remove MDM within a few clicks. It works on all iOS versions and helps you use the device without any restrictions.

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