Can you have two Apple IDs on one iPad or iPhone device?

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by Mosyle Team

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Can you have two Apple IDs on one iPad or iPhone device?

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive here at Mosyle is about Managed Apple IDs and how many IDs your company can have on one Apple device, such as iPad devices or iPhones. With our new FAQ sessions, we hope to answer questions such as this and hope that it helps you with your Mosyle Business experience!

In this FAQ session, we’ll go over the answer to how many Apple IDs you can have on one device, what User Enrollment is and how to create a Managed Apple ID.

Can you have two Apple IDs on one iPad or iPhone?

Yes, it is possible to have two Apple IDs for one iPad or iPhone device for your company! However, it is important to note that it is only possible to have two different Apple IDs for each Apple device, and it is when you enroll your iPad or iPhone device using User Enrollment using a Managed Apple ID.

What is User Enrollment?

User Enrollment is Apple’s enrollment method to ensure privacy and security for end-users. This method is primarily used for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, and helps protect your company’s data and allows personal data to be protected from your IT admins.

With User Enrollment, IT departments and teams are only offered a set number of configurations that are associated with the end-user instead of the device, so that IT is only allowed to manage work-related applications and information.

User Enrollment is available for devices running iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina or higher. Learn more about User Enrollment here.

How do I create a Managed Apple ID?

Creating Managed Apple IDs is a quick and easy process that can be done in bulk for employees through the Apple Business Manager portal. To create a Managed Apple ID:

  • Create a unique username from your employee’s names or initials. If two users end up with the same username, Apple Business Manager will add a number to differentiate them. For example, if there are two employees named Scott Miller, their unique username would be: scottmiller1@.
  • Apple recommends using “appleid” as the text for all accounts. For example, scottmiller1@appleid would be the beginning of the full Managed Apple ID.
  • A fully completed Managed Apple ID would look like: scottmiller1@appleid.mybusiness.co. Be sure to use the same formula for all Managed Apple IDs in your company.

Note: It is recommended that the Managed Apple ID be different from a user’s personal email address to help avoid confusion.

Your Managed Apple IDs are now set up! Read more about Managed Apple IDs and the benefits of using one here.