3 Ways to Remove ManageEngine MDM

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Updated On Oct 26, 2023 Published On Mar 13, 2023 Basic iPhone Tips Ideal for Newbies

You've purchased a used iPhone or iPad. Great. But when you start up the device, it asks you for the ManageEngine MDM lock username and password.

What does it mean? It means that the iOS devices you purchase have a remote management lock.

It can be annoying to many owners because the remote limits access to the functions of the device.  

In the following texts, we will show you how you can remove the ManageEngine on your device easily.

What is ManageEngine?

ManageEngine is an MDM solution for protecting corporate data and connecting many corporate devices to the same MDM server for simpler management and control.

When a ManageEngine MDM configuration profile is installed on your iPhone and iPad, it will permit the admin to access the device's functions.

They're XML files that can change the settings of the device, such as passcodes, WiFi settings, email accounts, and many more.

Furthermore, the admin can also use the remote management tool to delete any private data or restore the device to its factory settings.

There are many advantages of using an MDM tool for iPhone, iPad, and macOS devices. Many organizations use this kind of MDM tool to manage company files on their employee's devices.

However, it can be troublesome for some users that don't want to give access to their devices.

Remove ManageEngine MDM without Password

If you're looking for a way to bypass ManageEngine, then you can try Unlockit iPhone, an iOS unlocking tool which can help you get rid of the ManageEngine MDM from your iPhone or iPad without password.

It provides a simple way remove the MDM configuration profiles and device management from any version of iPad and iPhone.

Moreover, the tool has a user-friendly interface and just takes a few minutes to do its job.

Features of Unlockit iPhone:

  • Bypass any remote management lock on iPad and iPhone with a single click.
  • Remove ManageEngine MDM profile or any other MDM configures profile from iOS devices.
  • Bypass remote management profile without the need for a username and password.
  • Supports all iOS devices including the latest version of the iPhone 15.
  • Bypass the Apple ID, screen time lock and screen lock.

Follow the instructions below to remove or bypass the ManageEnginewith Unlockit iPhone.

Step 1: Download the Unlockit iPhone and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Run the program and select the 'Bypass MDM Lock' unlock mode option from the main menu.

launch Unlockit iPhone

Step 3: Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer by using a USB cable.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 4: Make sure you've opened the MDM Remote Management screen on your device before starting the bypassing process.

Step 5: Unlockit iPhone will now start the process to bypass the MDM remote management lock from your iPhone or iPad.

start to bypass the MDM lock

Step 6: Wait for a few seconds for the process to be completed. You can then start using your iPhone and iPad without any limitations.

MDM lock bypassed

Remove ManageEngine Using Admin Panel

If you can contact the administrator who installed ManageEngine and they are willing to help you removing it, follow the steps below to remove MDM using Admin control panel of ManageEngine:

  1. Go to Enrollment on the web portal.
  2. Toggle to the Enrollment tab.
  3. Choose the Search option, then search for the device's known features to find it ( user name, device name etc).
  4. Click on Action button and then choose Remove Device.
  5. Click OK in the confirming dialog box that appears.

Remove ManageEngine Using Admin Panel

If there are connectivity problems and the agent app is hidden on the device, the device will become unmanaged from the MDM server and you won't be able to remove the MDM agent using the instructions above.

You can unhide the app and then delete it.

Remove ManageEngine via Device Settings

If you are the owner of an iPhone or iPad that has been supervised through ManageEngine MDM, you can also remove the MDM profile from settings on your device directly:

For iOS

Here is a step-by-step guide on remove ManageEngine on an iPhone or iPad:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your device and navigate to General > VPN & Device Management.

VPN & Device Management

Step 2: Locate the profile associated with the MDM configuration and tap on it.

Locate the profile

Step 3: Tap on the Remove Management option.

Remove Management

Step 4: Enter the device passcode when prompted.

Enter the device passcode

For Android

  1. Go to Settings on the managed mobile device.
  2. Go to Security.
  3. Choose and Disable Device Administrator.
  4. Go to Applications under Settings.
  5. Choose ManageEngine Mobile Device Management Plus and remove the MDM agent.


MDM is used to ensure that employees follow constraints and rules when using company-owned devices.

However, if the device is no longer owned by the company, the restrictions may have an impact on daily usage.

But, if you have followed the instructions mentioned above, you'd have successfully removed the ManageEngine profile on your iPad and iPhone and regain control of your device.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or Android device or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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