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Do you have an iPad that is distributed by your school? Many schools provide iPads for teachers and students for work and study. But to ensure your iPad is only for school classes and homework, it may be embedded with MDM(Mobile Device Management) restriction. But as you graduate, getting full control of the iPad is more convenient for your daily use. Or, if you accidentally buy a second-hand iPad which still has an MDM from schools, removing the restrictions is also important to access to its full functionality.

So, how to remove school restrictions on iPad? If you have the same questions and are looking for solutions, scroll down and you can get the answer.

What is School Device Management and How Does it Work

If your iPad is provided by the school, it is probably under MDM control and monitoring. It doesn't affect normal use but will implement restrictions on certain apps, websites, and functions, for focusing and productivity reasons.

What is Device Management (MDM Lock) on School iPad

MDM Lock serves to limit what you can do via your school-issued iPad. The administrator can remotely control your device, including WiFi networks, wallpapers, USB connections, applications, etc. It can also remotely ban specific functions. In all, MDM Lock on a school iPad is to monitor how you use the iPad and make sure you use it just for study.

To some degree, it enhances productivity and makes you focus on studying. But it also affects daily use and is really annoying. I bet that is why you are wondering how to remove remote management from your iPad.

How does MDM work on the school iPad

As mentioned above, MDM restrictions can be implemented anywhere on your iPad as the administrator wishes. Usually, the school's IT department takes control of MDM settings. An MDM profile will be set by the IT team to decide what functions will be restricted or banned. Once the MDM profile is set up, the restrictions on specific functions take effect.

You can find the MDM in Settings. Go to General, and then find and open Profiles & Device Management. Such restrictions can not be removed simply. It requires verification and you need to know the credentials.

If you want to know how to disable school restrictions, keep reading the post.

The Most Direct Way to Delete Device Management on School iPad

Obviously, if you and your school IT department can come to an agreement, that will be the most direct and convenient way to remove device management from your iPad. You can negotiate with the IT team and ask them to help you remove MDM from your iPad.

If you buy an iPad which is unexpectedly MDM locked, you can also remove MDM from iPad by contacting the institution. But it may take a while for you to find who to send messages as you don't know the MDM administrator in advance. You can go to the Setting page and find the MDM profile, where the MDM provider is displayed. Then, you can contact them and ask them to remove MDM from iPad.


The MDM administrator can also help you bypass activation lock if the device is MDM locked. Therefore, as you contact the administrator, you can also ask him or her to remove activation lock as well as MDM.

How to Remove Device Management from School iPad For Free

If you have the passcode for the MDM profile, you can just remove MDM from your iPad for free.

Go to Settings>General>Device Management on your iPad, locate the Codeproof MDM profile, click Remove Management, and enter the given passcode.

Remove MDM From Settings

That's a wrap! Your iPad is free from school restrictions, and you can unlock the full functions of your iPad. This method works only if you know the administrator passcode for the MDM profile. If you do not know the passcode, we strongly recommend you make use of the professional Passvers iPhone Unlocker.

How to Remove School Restrictions on iPad Without Password

Of course, it is always not easy to make a deal with your school. If you don't have the right passcode/credentials, but you still want to know how to remove MDM from your iPad, you can make use of a reliable third-party tool. Passvers iPhone Unlocker, the professional software that focuses on iOS unlock and system issues, is ready to help. The software features:

  • Effortlessly Get Rid of MDM from iPad/iPhone
  • Compatible with the latest iOS 16
  • Applicable to iPads in various states, whether they are in normal use or disabled.

Below are the simple steps on how to remove school restrictions on iPads.

Remove Remote Management from a Normal iPad

Step 1. Download, install, and launch Passvers iPhone Unlocker.
Choose Remove MDM, and then tap Work Properly, which indicates your iPad is in normal use. Connect the iPad to the computer via a cable.

Step 2. Press Start once you successfully connect your iOS device to your computer.
The software will guide you to check if the Find My function is turned off. If so, the removal process will automatically start.


You must turn off the Find My function before you can continue to remove MDM restrictions.

Check If Find My Function Is Turned Off

Step 3. The removal process starts.
Your iPad will restart when the process is done. After that, it successfully gets rid of MDM. Press OK to finish the program.

Remove Remote Management from a Disabled iPad

If your iPad is locked and disabled, you can still use Passvers iPhone Unlocker to remove MDM. Follow the instructions:

Step 1. Download, install, and launch Passvers iPhone Unlocker.
Choose Remove MDM, and then tap Disabled, which indicates your device is locked and can not function normally. A pop-up screen will show and just fill in 0000.

Step 2. Access the device Recovery Mode.
Connect your iPad provided by the school to a computer. Follow the software's instructions to access the Recovery Mode.

Access Recovery Mode

Step 3. Match the device information with your iPad.
Choose the right Device Category, Type, and Model. Press Start to download the corresponding firmware package.


The downloading speed depends on your network speed. Keep connecting your iPad to the computer and wait for the downloading to be finished.

Step 4. Manually activate your iPad.
Once the firmware is installed, press the Device Activated button to activate your iPad. A reminder screen will pop up, click Got it. Wait until your iPad screen shows the Hello interface, manually activate your iPad then. Your iPad will automatically restart. After that, the MDM removal process is done.

After those simple steps, your iPad has successfully got rid of MDM. Now you have disabled school restrictions, and can fully control your iPad.

FAQs of How to Remove School Restrictions on iPad

If you still have some puzzles about removing MDM from school iPad, you can check this part.

Does factory reset remove device management on school iPad?

No. MDM as a profile is installed on the iPad itself but will not be erased or reseted. Therefore, if you factory reset the iPad, you only get a device that with all content and settings wiped but with MDM remained. So, to ultimately remove school restrictions on iPad, you can use professional tool like Passvers iPhone Unlocker.

Can school restrictions on iPad be completely removed?

Yes. Altogether 3 methods mentioned above can remove school restrictions. The first and second methods are official ways which can smoothly disable MDM on your iPad. If you unfortunately fail to persuade the administrator to remove your iPad from the control list, or cannot get the MDM passcode, you can also try Passvers iPhone Unlocker introduced in the third method. It ensures that you can remove school restrictions on iPad with 100% success rate without any information or passcode.


A school-issued iPad serves to boost your productivity. But the MDM restrictions are annoying and prevent you from getting full control of your iPad. How to remove school restrictions on iPad? If you have the administrator passcode, just remove MDM in Settings on your iPad. If not, with the help of the reliable Passvers iPhone Unlocker, you can easily remove MDM from your iPad within simple steps, no matter if your iPad is in normal use or is already disabled. Free download the software and try it!

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