Apple Configurator

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 1.7.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 14.6 MB - Download


Apple Configurator makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in a school, business, or institution.

Three simple workflows let you prepare new iOS devices for immediate distribution, supervise devices that need to maintain a standard configuration, and assign devices to users. Quickly update your devices simultaneously to the latest version of iOS, configure settings, and install apps and data for your students, employees, or patrons.

Apple Configurator can be used by larger organizations and businesses to set up new devices, install enterprise apps, and enroll each device with a Mobile Device Management solution for remote management by an IT administrator. It is perfect for the classroom or student lab where devices need to be quickly refreshed and kept up to date with the correct settings, approved policies, apps and data. Apple Configurator can also be used to personalize devices with data and documents for specific users.

Prepare devices
• Configure multiple devices simultaneously
• Update devices to the latest version of iOS
• Create and restore a backup of settings and app data from one device to other devices
• Import apps into Apple Configurator and sync them to new devices*
• Use the built-in editor to create and install iOS configuration profiles
• Enroll devices with your Mobile Device Management solution for remote management

Supervise devices
• Organize supervised devices into custom groups
• Automatically apply common configurations to supervised devices
• Quickly reapply a configuration to a supervised device and remove the previous user’s data
• Import apps into Apple Configurator and sync them to supervised devices*
• Define and apply common or sequential names to all devices
• Restrict supervised devices from syncing with other computers

Assign devices
• Add users and groups manually or autopopulate via Open Directory or Active Directory
• Check out a device to a user and restore the user’s settings and data on that device
• Check in a device from a user and and back up the data for later use, possibly on a different device
• Apply custom text, wallpaper, or the user’s picture to a device’s Lock screen
• Import and export documents between your Mac and Apple Configurator
• Sync documents between assigned devices and Apple Configurator

*Installing paid apps from the App Store requires redemption codes from the Volume Purchase Program for Education or Business. The Volume Purchase Program is not available in all regions.


Release Notes:

Apple Configurator 1.7.2 contains the following improvements:

• Compatibility fixes for OS X 10.10.3
• Support for new configuration profile payloads and settings introduced in iOS 8.1.3, 8.2, and 8.3
• Restrictions: Force Apple Watch wrist detection
• Restrictions (supervised only): Allow modifying Touch ID fingerprints, Allow predictive keyboard, Allow auto correction, Allow spell check, Allow Define
• VPN: New IKEv2 cert and encryption keys and values


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7.2
Review by moe.duffdude

Works for me - i use this to install some fonts that aren't avaliable on iOS by default, and it works like a charm! thanks for the hard work

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people
Version 1.5
Review by TRF.Rico

Caution! - After installing this Configurator version 1.5 over 1.4.3, we are unable to open Configurator. The error message that states the library can not be found. Since this Mac is supervising 200 iPads, it’s a big deal. The Mac is running Mavericks 10.9.2.

Found helpful by 55 out of 66 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.7.2
Review by itsup

so this comes with no docs and will randomly stop working... - Software that is required for enterprise deployments of Apple’s hardware and comes with virtually zero documentation!? This is one fantastic product! Oh and also, 1.6 just stopped activating iphones for me… But that’s okay… I’ll just download this 5.6GB update for my virtualized MacOS installation, wait several hours, then install the latest version of Configurator and hope that it starts working again! This is the only thing in life that makes sense. Thank you, Apple.

Found helpful by 31 out of 63 people
Version 1.7.2
Review by moe.duffdude

Works for me - i use this to install some fonts that aren't avaliable on iOS by default, and it works like a charm! thanks for the hard work

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people
Version 1.7.2
Review by theelysium

Same horride software, new feminine look - Everything is still the same. Yeah, this version will not corrupt your codes every 5 seconds like version 4 did, but you will still get errors. Still no intelegince built in to help wth errors or code corrupiton. Still no autimated way through AC to get codes fixed, you must use horrid email help via the VPP site. Still does not get updates on it’s own for apps, you must use iTunes and jump through AC hoops to get uploaded into AC. Yes, it is easy for us Techs, but you try getting a any teacher to rememmber the process. Still not designed for use by site staff, still desinged for use by IT… HUGE PROBLEM! If you have to leave AC to do anything (e.g. iTunes) this app has failed. Still does not block students from changing: Passcode backgrounds change name (Yes now AC remembers it’s name in AC, but the name on the iPad still gets changed. In a large network we don’t want that.) Accesiblities Oh I’m sure there’s more…. there are simply not eough limitations in iOS for us to make shared iPads usable. Apple needs to remember snot nosed punks are thrashing our equpiment; hardware & software. The fact that you have to install 10.10 is a problem since some of our systems cannot be updated, but would work just fine as syncing computers. There is NO need for 10.10 other then Apple trying every little thing to force us into the neon pastel white on gray nightmare they have created. AC is a nightmare. We have over 6,000 iPads and we are moving from a blended AC/MDM environment to an MDM only, becuase AC has caused so many problems… Its just shizza! Seriously the worst software Apple has ever made…. even worse then iTunes 12… yeah I said it… WORSE then iTUNES 12! That’s very egregious!

Found helpful by 2 out of 5 people
Version 1.7.2
Review by Mike121201

Worst Appication Ever - Please do Better

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 1.7.2
Review by stpworld

Bring back older versions - This is a bad software that it cant work on mavericks please bring back older versions in the app store you used to so why not any more?

Found helpful by 19 out of 52 people