You bought a second-hand iPhone and when you try to set it up, you find that your iPhone has been enrolled with Mobile Device Management (MDM). Or you want to remove school's or company's MDM profile to get rid of supervision. This is frustrating. You may start to think about how to remove MDM from iPhone.Is there a way to remove MDM from iPhone? Luckily, the answer is YES! You can remove MDM from your iPhone. Check this article and find out the best MDM removal tool.

Part 1: What Is MDM?

Before removing MDM, you may want to know what MDM is. Mobile Device Management (MDM) aims at mobile device administration. It is of great help for enterprises, especially when a company has lots of mobile devices involving security restrictions.

Simply put, MDM enables enterprises to manage and update the enrolled mobile devices remotely. Once a device is enrolled, administrator can install and uninstall applications in this device, acquire the information in this device, configure the settings in this device, and lock/restart/wipe the device, and all these can be done remotely.

Configuration profile is another kind of MDM used to manage the settings of various features of a device remotely. If we talk about iPad, this profile manages passwords, wi-fi and other such things. You can install a configuration profile using web page or via Apple's configuration utility.

One of the examples of such configuration profiles is the one that manages APN settings. This allows the users to not enter any kind of information for the configuration of data on their devices. Apart from that, if you have any such app in the iPad that can monitor your data, just delete the app along with its configuration profile. Otherwise, your data will be in danger. So, this is also a good way to remove MDM from iPhone.

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Part 2: How to Remove MDM from iPhone

After understanding what MDM is, you will see how important it is to bypass MDM in your second-hand iPhone, as you definitely want your own iPhone to be used and controlled by yourself, instead of whoever you don't know. In this part we summarize three ways to remove MDM iPhone. If you have access to the administrator you can try Way 3, otherwise you can try Way 1.

Way 1: Remove MDM from iPhone via PassFab iPhone Unlocker

Many Apple users may run into circumstances like forgetting MDM username and password, forgetting iPhone password or iPhone being disabled. In these case, you can bypass MDM activation screen using PassFab iPhone Unlocker.

PassFab iPhone Unlocker is one of the best remote MDM removal software. It can:

  • Remove iPhone 4-digit/6-digit numeric code, custom alphanumeric code, and Touch ID/Face ID.
  • Factory reset iOS devices without password.
  • Bypass Apple ID without password.
  • Remove MDM without username and password.

Video Tutorial About How to Bypass/Remove MDM from iPhone:

Here are the steps to bypass MDM via PassFab iPhone Unlocker:

  • 01Download and install PassFab iPhone Unlocker in your Windows computer or Mac. Connect your iPhone with your computer/Mac via a USB cable. Be sure to tap Trust on your iPhone if you are asked to trust the computer or not.

  • 02Launch PassFab iPhone Unlocker, and click "Bypass MDM".

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  • 04Once the program detects your iPhone, click Start to Bypass.

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  • 05After a few seconds, it will prompt that you remove MDM successfully.

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Way 2: Remove MDM from iPhone via iActivate

If you can't remove MDM from your iPhone settings, you may try a third party software that specializes in bypassing MDM for iOS devices. You can do it using iActivate software. It is a lightweight program that helps remove MDM profile iPhone (iOS 12 included) and bypass MDM activation screen. It is available on Windows and macOS, and it supports iPhone/iPad/iPod.

Can't wait to try and remove MDM iPhone? Follow these steps:

  • Download and install iActivate software in your computer.
  • Turn Off Find My Phone in your device.
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer, and your iPhone must be turned on while removing.
  • Allow your computer to connect to your iPhone, and be sure to tap Trust while being asked to trust this computer or not.
  • Launch iActivate software and once connected, the program will show you the information about your iPhone.
  • Click Start MDM Bypass. Now the program will do the rest for you.

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  • Wait until your iPhone reboots.

Now MDM has been removed from your iPhone and you can connect to WiFi to set up and use this device.

Way 3: Remove MDM from iPhone Settings

If you can access to the administrator, then it won't be difficult to remove MDM from iPhone, as iPhone allows users to remove MDM profile easily.

Here is how to do it:

  • 01Open the Settings app in your iPhone.

  • 02Tap General > Device Management. This will open the enrolled management profile.

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  • 03Tap MDM Profile.

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  • 04You will see the button to remove MDM profile, then tap Remove Management.

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  • 05You may be asked to enter a passcode, enter your passcode. If your passcode is incorrect, head to the administrator for help.

Tada! The MDM profile has been removed from your iPhone. If this method doesn't work for you, don't worry. There is alternate method for you.


There you go. This post has summarized some effective methods on how to remove MDM from iPhone. You can always rely on an MDM removal tool—— PassFab iPhone Unlocker. It is a very easy-to-use software to unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod without much effort.

More FAQs About Removing MDM iPhone

Q1: What is MDM iPhone?

MDM stands for Mobile Device Management. MDM enables enterprises to manage and update the enrolled mobile devices remotely, so the administrator can control all the enrolled devices.

Q2: Is there a way to remove MDM from iPhone?

Yes, definitely! MDM enables people to control the device and it also can be removed from the device.

Q3: What's the difference between MDM profiles and MDM Remote Management?

MDM profile allows people to change settings in iOS devices, while MDM Remote Management is designed for administrators to configure settings for all the devices and control these devices remotely.

Q4: How do I get rid of MDM from iPhone?

Usually there are two methods to get rid of MDM from iPhone: one is to remove MDM profile from iPhone Settings > General > Device Management > MDM Profile; the other method is to bypass MDM using a third-party software like PassFab iPhone Unlocker.

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  • Unlock 4-digit/6-digit screen passcode
  • Unlock Touch ID and Face ID
  • Unlock Apple ID/iCloud without password
  • Bypass MDM without username and password
  • Support iPhone/iPad and latest iOS 15 version