How Do I Add a Device to Apple Business Manager?

You can add devices to Apple Business Manager using one of three methods: via the web, using Apple Configurator, or using a mobile device management solution.

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Introduction

Adding a device to Apple Business Manager is a simple process. You will need the device’s serial number and an enrollment token, which can be generated by an administrator from the Apple Business Manager console. Once you have these two pieces of information, you can follow the steps below to add the device.

What is Apple Business Manager?

Apple Business Manager is a web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV devices in their organization. With Apple Business Manager, you can buy and distribute apps and books in volume to meet your business needs.

How to add a device to Apple Business Manager?

Before you can distribute content, apps, and books using Apple Business Manager, you need to add devices. You can add devices in bulk using a CSV file or one at a time in the Apple Business Manager web interface.

To add devices in bulk, you’ll need to create a CSV file with the following headers: Serial Number, Asset Tag Number, and Device Type. The Device Type should be set to “iOS”, “iPadOS”, “tvOS”, or “macOS”. For example:

Serial Number,Asset Tag Number,Device Type
C8QH9CCGFFVL,0011223344,,iOS
C8QH9CCGFFVM,,iPadOS

You can then upload the CSV file by going to Devices > Add Devices in Apple Business Manager.

The benefits of adding a device to Apple Business Manager

Adding a device to Apple Business Manager has a number of benefits. It allows you to track and manage your devices, as well as deploy apps and content to them wirelessly. It also makes it easier to keep your devices up to date with the latest software releases.

How to use Apple Business Manager

Apple Business Manager is a web-based portal for IT professionals to deploy iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV in their organizations. Businesses can use this site to enroll devices, distribute apps and books, and manage licenses. If your organization has an existing mobile device management (MDM) solution, you can continue using it to manage Apple devices.

Tips for using Apple Business Manager

Assuming you have an Apple ID already (if you don’t, you can create one here), simply sign in to Business Manager with your Apple ID. If you’re not an administrator, you’ll need to ask one for access.

From there, you should see a page that looks like this:

Image of the Apple Business Manager homepage

To add a device, click on the Devices tab in the left sidebar and then select “Add Devices.” You’ll see a page that looks like this:

Image of the “Add Devices” page in Apple Business Manager

If you have an device enrollment profile, you can upload it here. If not, you can create one by clicking on the “Create Profile” button.

Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble adding a device to Apple Business Manager, here are some tips that might help.

First, make sure that the device is running the latest version of iOS. To do this, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there’s an update available, install it.

If you’re still having trouble, try restarting the device. To do this, hold down the power button until the “Slide to Power Off” slider appears. Once the device is off, press the power button again to turn it back on.

If you’re still unable to add the device, please contact Apple support for further assistance.

FAQs

Apple Business Manager is a web-based portal that helps you deploy iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices in your organization. You can also use it to purchase apps and books in bulk for your employees, as well as to manage Apple IDs and access for your organization.

Here are some frequently asked questions about adding devices to Apple Business Manager:

How do I add a device to Apple Business Manager?
To add a device to Apple Business Manager, you first need to enroll it in the program. To do this, you’ll need the device’s 12-digit Serial Number or IMEI/MEID. Once the device is enrolled, you can assign it to an employee and specify what type of access they have to company resources.

What if I don’t have the 12-digit Serial Number or IMEI/MEID for the device?
If you don’t have the 12-digit Serial Number or IMEI/MEID for the device, you can look it up in Apple Business Manager. To do this, go to the Devices page and click on the “Look up” link next to the “Add” button. From there, you can search for the device by its name, model number, or order number.

Can I add multiple devices at once?
Yes – you can add multiple devices at once by importing a CSV file containing their Serial Numbers or IMEI/MEIDs. To do this, go to the Devices page and click on the “Import” link next to the “Add” button. From there, you can download a CSV template and then upload it with your list of devices.

Conclusion

Adding a device to Apple Business Manager is a simple process. First, you need to sign in to the Apple Business Manager website. Then, click on the “Devices” tab and select the “Add Devices” option. Next, you will need to enter the serial number of the device you wish to add. Finally, click on the “Add” button and your device will be added to Apple Business Manager.

Resources

Adding a device to Apple Business Manager is easy! You can use the ‘Add Devices’ feature in the Apple Business Manager console to add devices in bulk, or you can add them individually.

If you’re adding devices in bulk, you’ll need to provide a file with a list of the devices you want to add. This file can be in CSV or XML format, and it should contain the following information for each device:
-Serial number
-Asset tag (optional)
-Device type (iPhone, iPad, etc.)
-Model name
-Model identifier (e.g., iPhone6,1)
-OS version
-UDID (unique device identifier)

Once you have this file ready, you can upload it to the Apple Business Manager console and select the ‘Add Devices’ option. After your devices have been added, you can then assign them to users or groups.

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