Relution Shared Device


Relution comes with its own multi-user mode for iOS devices. For this, users log in to the devices via the Relution Agent with an existing Relution user (account). A (managed) Apple ID is not necessary. With Relution, it is also possible to log in with an LDAP user account. Unlike Apple’s multi-user mode, Shared iPad, Relution Shared Device mode can be conveniently enabled and disabled via the appropriate policy configuration.


The Relution Shared Device mode installs all required apps at user login and uninstalls them automatically at user logout. This automatically deletes all content temporarily created in the apps from the devices. In this way, Relution ensures privacy-compliant use of devices when used across users via Relution Shared Device mode.

The reinstallation of apps can cause significant load peaks in the network. Therefore, the App Conformance configuration should be kept as lean as possible. In this case, the positive list (Allowlist) should contain only very few and small apps as required apps. Users can easily install apps from the Relution App Store via the Relution Agent, or have them installed in the school context by a teacher using the Relution Teacher App and a teaching profile.

If Relution Shared Device mode is used in combination with Apple Shared iPad functionality, no uninstallation of installed apps takes place. In this use case, data protection-compliant work is only possible if users log in as guests in Apple Shared iPad mode. In Guest mode, all temporary data on the devices is automatically deleted by the Apple Shared iPad functionality after guest logout.

Relution Shared Device settings

Relution Shared Device

  • The first four options of the Relution Shared Device configuration are the most important ones. First, you have to decide if only the user-specific apps installed via Auto-Deployments should be deleted when the user logs out, or, if all apps installed via Relution, should be deleted. Depending on the configuration, the second configuration ensures that more apps are uninstalled.

  • The checkbox for disabling User specific auto app installment disables auto deployments.

  • The checkbox for option User specific auto app install disables existing auto deployments on user or group level.

  • The checkbox for option Lock device and force login sets the Relution Agent to Single App Mode before user login. Users must thus first perform a successful user login in order to exit the Relution Agent and then access the device.

For this configuration, please also see our
Decision support for multi-user mode →
as well as our insight
Relution Shared Device →.