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How to Remove Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP)

Posted by Brian Davis on Aug 31, 2023 9:00 AM • Category: Unlock iOS
5 mins read

"I got a DEP-enrolled iPhone from my company where I no longer work. Is it possible to remove it on my own?"

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The Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) is a program provided by Apple to help IT administrators supervise a device. If your Apple device is enrolled in DEP, there are lots of restrictions around configuration and function. Don't worry, we will guide you on how to remove Apple DEP.

Part 1. What is Device Enrollment Program (DEP)

Before we discuss how to remove devices from DEP, let's take a closer look at what is it. DEP is part of the Apple Deployment Programs (ADP), which is commonly applied to businesses and educational institutions. DEP simplifies the device setup process, protects the information, and enables administrators to manage a large number of Apple devices. It supports iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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Briefly, it is a tool to enroll Apple devices. When the supervised device is on, the administrator can configure the device with zero-touch, such as deploying applications, locking and wiping the device remotely, device tracking, etc.

Part 2. How to Remove Devices from Apple DEP

Method 1. Remove DEP in Settings

If you have the password of the admin account, you can remove DEP from your Apple device in settings directly:

1. Go to settings and navigate to General>VPN & Device Management.
2. Click the profile and tap on Remove Management.
3. Enter the password to remove.


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Method 2. Remove DEP from the Apple DEP Portal

If you have the account and password, you can also finish it from the DEP portal platform. Or if possible, you can ask the administrator to remove your device from DEP in this method:

1. Log in to the DEP portal. Enter the admin account and password.
2. Click Manage Devices on the left sidebar and select Serial Number.
3. Click Unassign Devices under the Choose Action.

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Method 3. Remove DEP Without Password

If you cannot have access to the admin, or you forgot the password, you need a professional DEP removal tool to remove it without password. In this case, we strongly recommend the TunesKit iPhone Unlocker.

To get rid of the DEP on your Apple device, you do not need to jailbreak your iPhone with the TunesKit iPhone Unlocker. It allows you to remove DEP easily without any passwords or expertise. TunesKit iPhone Unlocker is a powerful all-in-one tool, that helps users remove MDM restrictions, unlock their iPhones without password, reset Screen Time without passcode, and so on. What's more, it is compatible with most iOS device models.

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Here are simple steps to remove DEP without password:

Step 1Connect Device to Computer

Install the TunesKit iPhone Unlocker on your computer and connect your device to it. Then, hit on the Remove MDM option.

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Step 2Remove DEP Without Password

Click the Start button and the program will start to remove DEP on your Apple Device. Then you can take full control of your device.

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Part 3. Related Questions About DEP

Can jailbreak remove DEP?

Jailbreaking can help you remove the profile of DEP. But it needs skills and it has risks.

What if I wipe a device on DEP?

Wiping your device will not remove DEP. The restriction prevents users from wiping the device. Even though you can wipe it, the device will get re-enrolled automatically. Only during the 30-day provisional period set by Apple Configurator, removing the management profile from the device will work.

Is MDM the same as DEP?

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a security software solution that allows IT administrators to configure and monitor devices. DEP is a service that helps administrators enroll devices into MDM solutions, and skip the steps when a device is set up for the first time.

The Bottom Line

With the tips provided above, you can remove DEP on your Apple device and use it without any restrictions. You can choose the one that meets your condition. If you cannot contact the administrator, TunesKit iPhone Unlocker is worth a try.

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