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Apple to discontinue MDM service Fleetsmith in October

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What you need to know

  • Apple is discontinuing Fleetsmith.
  • The mobile device management platform is no longer taking new customers.
  • It will stop working on October 21.

Apple has announced it will discontinue Fleetsmith on October 21, and that it is no longer accepting new customers to the service.

The company stated (opens in new tab) Thursday:

Apple will discontinue Fleetsmith service on October 21, 2022 As of April 21, 2022, Apple has discontinued new signups for Fleetsmith.

Apple says that existing customers can continue to use the service until October 21, at which point existing customers will no longer be able to log on, and devices will no longer receive configuration profiles from the Fleetsmith Server.

Apple is also prompting users to pick a new service and migrate.

Fleetsmith was used by Apple as a mobile device management platform, from Apple:

Fleetsmith is a mobile device management (MDM) solution for administrators needing to manage fleets of Apple devices. The goal is to make powerful, secure fleet management available to organizations of all sizes. With it, you can automate device setup, intelligence, patching, and security for your devices.To manage your devices, Fleetsmith uses the MDM protocol to send device commands to managed devices.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.