Apple Configurator 2
Apple Configurator 2 makes it easy to deploy iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices in your school or business.
Use Apple Configurator 2 to quickly configure large numbers of devices connected to your Mac via USB with the settings, apps, and data you specify for your students, employees, or customers.
Rebuilt from the ground up, Apple Configurator 2 features a flexible, device-centric design that enables you to configure one or dozens of devices quickly and easily. Simply select a single device or many at once and perform an action. With Apple Configurator 2, you're able to update software, install apps and configuration profiles, rename and change wallpaper on devices, export device information and documents, and much more. You can also inspect any device to see details like serial number and hardware addresses, which apps and profiles are installed, and its console log.
Apple Configurator 2 integrates with the Device Enrollment Program to automate MDM enrollment as well as the Volume Purchase Program to seamlessly distribute apps from the App Store. The all-new Prepare assistant makes it easy to supervise and configure a cart of iPads for the classroom or quickly enroll a large number of devices in your MDM server for ongoing management. The built-in configuration profile editor supports creating and editing profiles with the latest iOS settings.
If you’re configuring devices in an environment where consistency is critical, Blueprints allow you to create a custom configuration for your devices that can be applied with one click. A Blueprint is a template device to which you add configuration profiles and apps and perform actions, just like you would to a connected physical device.
Fully automate Apple Configurator 2 and integrate its capabilities into your existing device management workflows using the included command-line tool, AppleScript scripting library, or Automator Actions.
Support for iCloud Drive enables you to keep your configuration profiles and other settings consistent across multiple Configurator stations.
• Provisionally add devices to Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
• Skip Tap to Setup and Keyboard Chooser panes in iOS Setup Assistant
• Skip Sign in to TV Provider pane in tvOS Setup Assistant
• Optionally preserve data plan when erasing device
• New profile payloads and restrictions for iOS including Restrict VPN Creation, AirPrint Security, DNS Proxy, and Managed class behavior on supervised student devices for Classroom
• New tvOS payload for AirPlay Incoming Security
• Support for configuring tvOS devices running tvOS 11 on the local network subnet
Most Helpful Reviews
Got a Lot of iPads? - This has made managing our college’s iPads a breeze. Profile deployment, too good. Reseting passwords, just as simple. The revive function is awesome for attempting to save the data of borked iOS devices stuck in recovery. Note: Devices must first be setup with the configurator before they can be managed, that requires restoring them.
Useless - Completely useless. Apple has taken an app that was an absolute pain to use in the first place and has somehow managed to make it even less intuitive in the update. Profiles that were imported no longer work, new profiles are getting errors stating they are “Invalid”, and every step is met with constant errors regarding connectivity and incompatibility. Considering that you can’t import previous configurations or create a new one without encountering these errors, I’m unsure how this app ever passed the QA phase.
More Reviews for Current Version
Apple TV Gen 3 Support? - In version 2.4, we were able to update and configure Gen 3 Apple TV’s. This version of Apple Configurator (2.5) says that you need to at least be running iOS 7, which makes no sense.. Other documentation says that you need to at least be on TVOS 10. Gen 3 Apple TV’s only go up to 7.2.2.. Wish I could go back .1 of a version.. lol.
I upgraded to 2.5 and then deleted it - I tried using Configurator 2.4 (as a substitute for iTunes for app management) from a suggestion I had read in an article online. I have not upgraded (to use the term loosely) iTunes to 12.7 due to the features that had been taken out of it; features I used. Long story short, I downloaded Configurator 2.5, only to see a popup message saying that it required iTunes 12.7 — so I deleted Configurator, as I was no longer able to use it. I didn’t see in the description of version 2.5 that iTunes 12.7 was required.