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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 14, 2014
Orlando, FL
Is there an MDM solution that works well for families?

I have 20 Apple devices in my home (and growing), supporting a family of five. Keeping all those devices updated and managed is a constant, often stressful undertaking.

If it helps, I’m a registered Apple dev and am enrolled in Apple Business Mgr.


Staff member
Aug 9, 2009
A sea of green
Another tool I'm aware of is Apple Configurator. It's free on the App Store.

It has online docs, readable without installing the app first. Here's one example of a search result for apple configurator in DuckDuckGo:

I have no idea how it compares to Apple Business Manager. I don't know if they overlap, one is a subset of the other, or they're intended for completely different things.


macrumors 68020
Aug 27, 2015
on the land line mr. smith.
Takes a bit to set up, but as a dev, you might like the free/opensource Munki. Macs only iOS.

Profile Manager in Server is useful for smaller groups, and handles iOS. While it is not loved, typically it falls down in enterprise environments. I have not used it for a couple OS revs, so no idea if it is better or worse in the current version than say about 10.14 or so. Overview here.
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