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An organization gains more control over an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, macOS) if it is supervised. Usually, company-owned devices are made supervised during the initial setup. This ensures that the organization can configure and manage the device more efficiently. There are many additional restrictions that the admin can configure if the device is made supervised.
There are two methods to enable supervision on Apple devices.
To use the Apple configurator, you need a Mac device and a USB cable. This method is preferred when there are a minimal number of devices are to be deployed. To enable supervised mode on your device, follow these steps.
Apple Business Manager – Automated Device Enrollment
If you plan on deploying many devices, then it is best to opt for DEP Enrollment. The devices will get automatically enrolled as supervised when they are first unboxed and connected to a network using Apple Business You can enable supervision on your device via ABM by