Apple Configurator 2

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 2.4

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 64.2 MB - Download


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.


Release Notes:

•Unified Prepare for iOS and tvOS
•Install PDF, ePub, and iBooks Author books into iBooks
•Restart or Shut Down iOS devices
•New profile payloads and restrictions for tvOS including Conference Room Display, Single App Mode, Restrict Remote App Pairing, and Restrict Incoming AirPlay
•Skip Screen Saver and Tap to Setup panes in tvOS Setup Assistant
•Restrict joining Wi-Fi networks
•Restrict dictation
•More flexible S/MIME configuration options for Mail and Exchange accounts
•Touch Bar support on MacBook Pro


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by Pejmon H.

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.

Found helpful by 17 out of 23 people
Version 2.2.1
Review by HGI Chief

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.

Found helpful by 50 out of 66 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.4
Review by GAI29

Works great! - Apple Configurator 2 works fantastic. You can manage multiple devices at once. You can bypass the activation lock as well. Great and free :)

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people
Version 2.4
Review by itsalljustaride82

Ugh - Configurator 2 is somehow even worse than version 1, which I kind of thought was impossible, but leave it to Apple to find a way to make something that should be pretty easy like a configuration app even more convoluted and confusing. Things have been renamed, for seemingly no reason, and the entire workflow has been scrapped. Can’t Apple just once in their lives do Enterprise right?

Found helpful by 6 out of 11 people
Version 2.4
Review by easeaseaseas

old was better - the configurator 1 was better than 2.

Found helpful by 4 out of 11 people