HowTo: Add iOS 11 devices to DEP

Starting with iOS11 EMM admins can add every iOS device to DEP (Device Enrollment Program). So you don´t need new devices purchased through eligible channels. With Apple Configurator 2.5 or later and a wired connection to the iOS device you can add the devices.


  • iOS11 or higher on the device
  • MacOS device
  • Apple Configurator 2.5 or higher
  • DEP Account
‎Apple Configurator
Price: Free


  • Ensure that iOS11 is installed on the mobile device
  • Connect iOS device to MacOS device via cable
  • Open Apple Configurator
  • Click “Prepare” button
  • Check “Add to Device Enrollment Program” and “Activate and complete enrollment”
    The other two points are depending on your preference.
  • Provide your MDM server Host name or URL
  • Define MDM server error message: ignore and click “Next”
  • Provide your DEP account
  • Configure the rest to meet your preference

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