[2024 Updated] 2 Ways to Remove MDM from School iPad

Clare Weaver
Last updated: Mar 27, 2024
Summary: This post covers what is MDM and how to remove MDM from iPad in 2 ways. Choose the free one if you know the passcode, or try the cost-effective MDM removal software without the passcode requirement.

Nowadays, more and more schools offer students iPads for studying. Organizations and companies also give employees iPads for work use.

Setting MDM makes the school/company manage multiple devices at the same time easily. However, it may be inconvenient for students/employees who already graduated/left the office.

Have you got an iPad distributed by your school or company? After graduation/dimission, it's time to remove MDM from your iPad. Here are two effective ways to help you remove MDM from iPad.

Remove MDM from iPad

What is MDM?

MDM - Mobile Device Management, also called remote management, is mostly used by schools and companies to monitor and manage their students'/employees' usage of the device.

It can prevent students from using iPads to play games while studying/employees doing things unrelated to their work while working. What matters most is that while the device is lost, they can lock the device via MDM, preventing misuse and data breaches.

Here is how to check whether there is iPad remote management:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. There will be This iPad is supervised and managed by XXX message on the top if you are under MDM control.
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  1. Any misuse of MDM removal is strictly forbidden.
  2. To permanently remove MDM from iPad, you'd better not perform actions like the upgrade, reset, etc. after the removal, or there may be an occurrence that you will get locked with the Activation Lock.

The following Apple devices have a built-in framework that supports MDM: iPad with iOS 4.3 or later or iPadOS 13.1 or later.

How to Remove MDM from iPad

There are mainly two ways to remove MDM from iPad. In the case that you know the passcode/security credentials, you can remove MDM from iPad via Settings which is free.

In the case that you or your manager forgot the passcode/security credentials, you can remove MDM from iPad via BuhoUnlocker which is cost-effective. Now, let's move to the detailed information about each method below.

How to Remove MDM Profile from iPad

Sometimes, you may get an iPad distributed by your school/company or a second-hand iPad with MDM control. And after graduation/dimission, you'd better remove the MDM control if they give the iPad to you. After all, no one wants to be spied on.

If your manager gives you the passcode/password and user's name, it's easy to remove MDM from your iPad via Settings without a computer.

Here is how to remove MDM profile from school iPad via Settings:

  1. Open Settings on your iPad.
  2. Tap GeneralVPN & Device Management(Device Management).
  3. Tap Remove Profile(Leave Remote Management).
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the passcode, security credential, etc.
Or, if it's convenient, ask the manager to remove your iPad from MDM via Apple School Manager.

How to Remove MDM from iPad without Password [Cost-effective]

Removing MDM from iPad via Settings is suitable for those iPads that are not set with an MDM password or with a known password. If your manager sets one, it may be hard to remove it.

With time, you and your manager may forget the passcode, or you don't want to/can't contact the manager and ask for the passcode. In this case, it is recommended that you try professional third-party MDM removal software.

BuhoUnlocker is one of the best MDM removal tools. It is dedicated to helping Apple users solve the iPhone/iPad locked issue.

Whether it asks for a passcode or not, it can help you remove the MDM profile effectively. And after removing the MDM, you will be free from the spy eyes. Updating apps, connecting the Wi-Fi, and playing games will all be available for you.

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Here is how to remove remote management from iPad with BuhoUnlocker:

  1. Free download, install, and launch BuhoUnlocker.
  2. Click Remove MDM.
  3. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer.
  4. Click Start and wait for the MDM removal process.
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  5. Once completed, click Completed.

What BuhoUnlocker offers you is more than MDM removal. Screen passcode unlocker, screen time passcode unlocker, Apple ID remover, etc. are all at your fingertips.


To ensure a high success rate, the following preparations before removing MDM from iPad are recommended:

  1. Back up your iPad.

  2. Ensure there is enough power for your iPad to complete this process.

After removing MDM from your iPad, you'd better change your passcode.

Besides the two ways above, there are many other solutions to remove MDM from iPad, like jailbreak, etc. But it may be of high risk. So just try the two methods mentioned in this post. If these two methods fail to solve your problem, then skip to other solutions.

Final Words

In this post, two practical ways to remove MDM from iPad are introduced in detail with tutorial steps. Choose one according to your actual situation. Hope it works!


  1. Is It Possible to Remove MDM from iPad?

    The answer is yes. In this article, two ways to remove MDM from iPad are introduced in detail. Both of them can help you remove MDM from your iPad. Just try the one suitable for your actual situation!

  2. Will I Lose Data if I Remove MDM from iPad?

    You don't need to worry about this. If you remove MDM from your iPad via Settings, it will just remove the MDM profile from your iPad and will cause no data loss. And if you remove MDM from iPad using BuhoUnlocker, it will keep the data intact maximally too. But it is a better and safer choice to back up your iPad before you remove MDM.

Clare Weaver

Clare Weaver has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.