How to Remove MDM From iPad

Removing MDM from iPad: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you tired of feeling locked out by Mobile Device Management (MDM)? Do you want to regain control over your iPad’s settings, apps, and data? Look no further! This article will walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to remove MDM from an iPad.

Understanding MDM

Before we dive into the removal process, it’s essential to understand what MDM is. Mobile Device Management is a technology that allows administrators or organizations to manage and monitor mobile devices within their network. It can be used by businesses, schools, or institutions to:

  • Securely configure device settings
  • Install apps and updates
  • Monitor usage and troubleshoot issues

In some cases, an iPad might own MDM installed withuot your knowledge or consent. If that’s the case, you’re in luck because we’re about to show you how to remove it.

Preparation is Key: Back Up Your Data!

Before attempting to remove MDM from your iPad, make sure you’ve backed up any important data and files. You can do this using iTunes or iCloud:

  1. Connect your iPad to a computer with iTunes installed.
  2. Select the device icon in the top-right corner of the window.
  3. Click “Back up now” under Automatic Backups.


  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud Storage
  2. Turn on Backup & Update, and ensure that iCould is set as your backup provider

Removing MDM Using Apple’s Built-in Solution: EAS (Exchange ActiveSync)

Apple provides a built-in solution for removing MDM using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS). Follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPad to Wi-Fi.
  2. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Select the email account associated with the MDM profile.

Once you’ve selected the correct account:

  1. Tap “Account” and then tap “Edit.”
  2. Toggle off ‘Use this setting for new accounts’
  3. Turn off Automatic setup for EAS

Remove Your Profile (APN Settings)

If you can’t access the settings or remove MDM using EAS, we need to manually delete the APN (Access Point Name) settings associated with it:

  1. Go to Settings > Cellular/Mobile Data
  2. Tap “Add VPN Configuration”
  3. Scroll down and select ‘Remove’ next to your organization’s name

Disable System Services

Disabling system services will help prevent re-enrollment into the MDM profile:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Select “Sounds & Haptics”
  3. Toggle off Alert Volumes, Ringtone Volume, Text Tones, and New Mail Sounds.
  4. Go back to Settings > General

Remove Device Profile

To remove your device profile entirely (recommended for full removal of MDM):

  1. Open Settings > Profiles/PKCS #12 Certificates
  2. Find the ‘Company Name’ or organizational name associated with the MDM.
  3. Swipe left on it and tap “Remove” to confirm.

Reboot Your iPad

After completing these steps, restart your device:

  1. Press Sleep/Wake to shut down your iPad.
  2. Power it back up using the same button

Verification: Check for Remaining Profiles

Once you’ve completed all the above steps, check if there are any remaining profiles on your device:

  1. Open Settings > Profiles/PKCS #12 Certificates
  2. If no profiles remain, MDM should be fully removed.

Post-Removal Best Practices

To avoid future MDM-related issues:

  1. Ensure you have backed up all important data and files before attempting removal.
  2. Keep your iPad’s settings app regularly updated for security patches and improvements.


Removing MDM from an iPad requires a combination of Apple-provided solutions, manual configuration changes, and thorough device management control. By following this guide, you should be able to regain control over your tablet and prevent re-enrollment into the original MDM profile.

Remember to always keep your iPad’s settings app up-to-date for continued security and peace-of-mind!