Enrollment methods

Depending on the device type, there are different enrollment methods.

This topic provides an overview of the available enrollment methods.

All devices

All devices support the following enrollment methods:

Android devices

Android devices support the following additional enrollment methods:

  • QR code enrollment

    This method lets you enroll Android Enterprise fully managed devices by scanning a QR code during the device setup.

    For details, see QR code enrollment.

  • NFC enrollment

    This method lets you enroll Android Enterprise fully managed devices by connecting them via NFC with a master device.

    NFC enrollment is available for Android 9 and earlier.

    For details, see Mass-enroll Android Enterprise devices.

  • Zero-touch enrollment

    This method lets you enroll Android Enterprise fully managed devices. Devices automatically enroll with Sophos Mobile when users turn them on for the first time and run the setup assistant.

    Zero-touch enrollment is available for zero-touch enabled Android devices that you purchased from a Google-approved enterprise reseller.

    For details, see Zero-touch enrollment.

  • Knox Mobile Enrollment

    This method lets you enroll Samsung devices with Sophos Mobile in Android Enterprise mode. Devices automatically enroll with Sophos Mobile when users turn them on for the first time and run the setup assistant.

    For details, see Knox Mobile Enrollment.

iPhones and iPads

iPhones and iPads support the following additional enrollment methods:

  • Apple Business Manager

    When you purchase iPhones or iPads via Apple Business Manager, you can configure them to automatically enroll with Sophos Mobile when users run the setup assistant.

    Devices are in supervised mode.

    For details, see Apple Business Manager.

  • Apple Configurator 2

    This is a macOS app from Apple that lets you prepare iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices for deployment in your organization. iPhones and iPads automatically enroll with Sophos Mobile when users turn them on for the first time and run the setup assistant.

    Depending on your configuration in Apple Configurator 2, devices are in supervised mode.

    For details, see Auto-enroll iPhones and iPads.

Macs

When you purchase Macs via Apple Business Manager, you can configure them to automatically enroll with Sophos Mobile when users run the setup assistant.

Chrome devices

When you’re using Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), you can configure Sophos Chrome Security to automatically enroll with Sophos Mobile when a Google Workspace user signs in to a Chrome device.

For details, see Sophos Chrome Security.