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 device enrollment and purchasing in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager 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.
I'm not trying to be mean but Apple has seriously dropped the ball on this one. I fight it constantly and it takes forever to do the simplest things. You have to force quit it for almost everything. I have worked with this from several devices and different locations and the story is always the same. Useless. It even hangs on exporting device information. How much simpler can you get? We are switching to JAMF next year and I can't wait. This is down right embarrassing for Apple. I've spent hours with tech support too. They can never figure out their own stuff either. I have to go force quit it right now as it got stuck again on restoring an iPad. With all that said when it used to work (2015) it wasn't that bad but now just don't even try it. Really, don't try it.... Run away.
For some reason we used to see all of our iPads by port number in our powersync carts. Since the last update its all gone. We can no longer sort by port number at all and they don't even appear. This takes a lot of functionality out of this app for me.
I have never written a review but this one is so terrible I had to chime in. It was a complete waste of my time. Come on Apple, restore the feature to iTunes so something like this isnt needed in the first place.
This must be a cruel joke by Apple, now that IOS14 has created so much frustration. What happened....did the iTunes developer die? I wish this could be rated lower than one star. Apple has failed me once again....but, possibly for the last time.
I connected my iphone to my desktop so Configurator 2 would help me arrange my many icons and instead, the program froze my phone and now I have to go into Apple support in person to have my currently useless phone repaired. Beyond a waste!
I'm just a personal user. Don't need to run multiple devices for an organization. But it seems there are NO tools for reorganizing apps and home screen layouts outside of the device itself. Thanks Apple for taking away iTunes ability to do this and giving us NOTHING to handle that function. Ironic: they JUST updated the app, and this function still doesn't work.
just looking for any easy way to manage the apps on my phone. after all these years there are 100s of them and no way to easily bulk delete, move, add to app library, etc. this app doesnt really help either. you can delete apps but it takes a very long time. all around dissapointing.
I used to rely on Apple products for being the best on the market: well developed, fewest bugs, diverse, effective, stable, etc. Apparently, Apple no is no longer concerned about putting out products that function as stated or expected. I purchased this app to make it easier to organize the folders and apps on my iPhone and iPad. I followed the instructions that I found via Google Search as well as what is in described by AppleSupport. I "modified" my "home screen" using the designated interface (which isn't as good as what it was under iTunes pre-2017). Once I finished reorganizing things just a little (for a test, since I read several reviews indicating any time put into the effort would end up wasted), I confirmed and the app said it was processing the changes. It showed it was completed, I quite out of the application, turned my phone on, and all the apps were in the order they were in before I used the app. Nothing had changed. Again, because I read reviews indicating the app was useless, I had only done a few things (moved 7 apps off of one screen into a folder). That's it. And the App FAILED to complete such a seemingly simple task as moving a few apps into a folder. Pathetic. Microsoft is looking better and better the longer I use Apple products. Update Sept 29, 2020------------------- I was hoping that with the new IOS update, something might have changed with this app as well. Nope. I'm still truly baffled. When you could manage your iphone or ipad through iTunes, it was such a simple and effective system. How on earth, were they able to take something so simple and effective and turn it into such a completely F'd up, complicated, user-unfriendly nightmare that they did with this app?! I TRULY just don't understand.
I read a lot of negative reviews, but I took a chance. Just to test it and see if it worked, I changed the order of 2 homescreens...figured it was harmless. I hit apply and...it changed the order. What I didn't realize was that it was then going to delete all of my widgets. Then take all of my apps out of the app library. Then place them wherever it felt like placing them. Starting over... Thanks Apple.
It took me a second to find, but after selecting your device, use the menu item Actions --> Modify --> Home Screen Layout to rearrange your home screen. Worked for me, and the app is free. The app seems to a have other functionality but I haven't tried to use it.