How Do I Delete an MDM Profile on Mac

Do you want to know how to remove an MDM profile from your Mac? How to delete a configuration profile on your Macbook? Learn everything about MDM profiles through the article below. Compatible with OS X 10.7 or later.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 20, 2021

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Either you are an Apple user or an organization owner who wishes to configure your Apple devices, MDM is a secure and wireless solution to make it happen. Not only iPhone and iPad but MacBook can also be supervised by MDM. So what to do if you want to remove MDM profile Macbook your Mac?

This term “MDM” may sound unfamiliar to you, but don’t worry! In this article, you will learn: what an MDM profile is, how to find it in your Mac, and how to remove MDM from MacBook if you don’t wish to let it configure your device.

Now let’s go through the topics below!

How Do I Know If My Mac Has MDM?

It’s easy to check whether your Mac has an MDM. Simply go to “System Preferences”. If you don’t see a section as “Profiles” or “Profiles & Device Management”, then you don’t have any MDM on your Mac.

On the other hand, click on “Profiles” or “Profiles & Device Management”. When it’s open, if you don’t see any profiles listed, then it means you don’t have any MDM profiles or it has been removed. Otherwise, you may have an MDM on your Mac.

Check System Preferences for MDM Profiles

Check System Preferences for MDM Profiles

How Do I Remove MDM Profile From My Mac?

Wondering “How do you remove this iPhone is supervised and managed by?” Here are the steps for you to remove MDM profile Macbook:

  1. Go to “System Preferences”.
  2. Go to “Profiles” or “Profiles & Device Management”.
  3. Select the MDM profile you want to remove.
  4. Click on the minus sign to remove it.
  5. When prompted, click “Remove” to confirm the removal.

Sometimes, the profile may have been designed by the administrator as unremovable by its users. This feature is often used by organizations for their devices, such as school laptops or work phones. It’s used to prevent device users from removing the configuration profiles and avoiding supervision. In this situation, you may not be able to remove the MDM profile from your Mac using the steps above. Instead, you need to contact the IT department in your organization to consult whether you are allowed to remove the MDM profile and how to do so.

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Free installing AnyUnlock – iPhone Password Unlocker on your computer, refer to the following instructions to bypass MDM in minutes!

Step 1. Launch the program on your computer > Choose the Bypass MDM mode in the middle of the interface.

Bypass MDM Interface

Bypass MDM Interface

Step 2. Connect your iOS device via a USB cable. You may need to enter the password to unlock the device when connected.

Connect Your iOS Device to the Computer

Connect Your iOS Device to the Computer

Step 3. Here, tap on the Bypass Now option.

Click on the Bypass Now

Click on the Bypass Now

Step 4. Before removing the MDM lock, ensure your iOS device is on the Remote Management Screen.

Ensure iPhone on the Remote Management Screen

Ensure iPhone on the Remote Management Screen

If your iOS device is not on the “Remote Management screen” interface, you should follow the on-screen instructions to put it into “Remote Management” status when resetting the device.

Step 5. When MDM lock screen displays, you can tap on the Bypass Now button to initiate the bypassing progress. After a few minutes, you will see the Successfully Bypassed page when the process completes.

Bypass MDM Successfully

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What Is MDM Profile for Apple Devices?

MDM stands for “mobile device management”. It includes configuring the settings of your devices, monitoring them for compliance, remotely wiping or locking them, and so on. There are two major types of profiles that are used for MDM on Apple devices: an enrollment profile and configuration profiles.

As its name speaks, an enrollment profile enrolls a certain device with an MDM solution designed for that device. There can be only one enrollment profile with each device. Once a device is enrolled, you can send configuration profiles and commands based on that enrollment profile to your device to manage its settings and monitor it. On the other hand, if you remove an enrollment profile from a device, all configuration profiles, settings, and apps relevant to that profile will be removed from your device as well.

Check if There is MDM Profiles on Mac

Check if There are MDM Profiles on Mac

Another profile used for MDM is the configuration profile. A configuration profile is an XML file that contains settings, accounts, and so on for your device. Once downloaded and installed, a configuration profile is used to configure your device, such as restricting certain features on it, filling in company credentials automatically, and so on. They can be installed on your device after an enrollment profile enrolls your device to a certain MDM solution. If your MDM solution supports, they can be distributed through email attachments, website links, and built-in portals.

On your Apple device, MDM solutions can be enrolled manually through an enrollment profile or automatically through Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager.

Further Reading: How to Delete Device Management on School iPad >

The Bottom Line

Have you got sufficient information about MDM profiles on your Mac? Please feel free to comment below if you still have any questions about this topic.

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