What is DEP?

DEP stands for Device Enrolment Program is Apple’s approach to automate device enrolment process.

The benefits are automatic MDM installation and lock MDM on the device.

The difference between DEP and non-DEP devices can be summarised as below:

DEP Non-DEP (Just Supervise)
Preparation Require Apple Education Reseller to mark the devices as DEP none
MDM installation Automatic during device activation process Require Apple Configurator 2 to add MDM onto the devices
MDM removal Cannot be done manually, must be done via ASM Can manually remove MDM from the device