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.
I can't even add a device. Do I have to have a iPad 2?
This works great when used with an MDM solution. If you are trying to use this to make your personal device look pretty that is not the programs intended use.
since ios 12.1.1 has been out, i cannot install configuration files and hide system apps that i cannot delete. settings i know cannot be taken off however i am unable to hide any other app with a configuration file. i can use an ipad with an older firmware and it works perfectly. im not sure if this is due to ios 12.1.1 or if the configurator needs updated. i am currently on os 10.13.6 and cannot update. please fix or help.!! these are managed in a hospital environment.
I've been managing iPads for a school corporation for over 5 years. I've used Apple Configurator for 4 of the 5 years. There couldn't be more of a disconnect between a product and the software that is supposed to manage Apple products. When AC was first released, it actually worked. I could update a cart of 30 iPads in less than an hour. As time progressed, iPads progressed and AC stayed the same and eventually could not be used to manage our iPads. The last time I used AC2, it took an entire work day to update 1 (one) cart of 30 iPads. I spent hours and hours with Apple Support, I spent hours with Apple Engineers in my office, I spent hours and hours in different forums trying to find work arounds so I could update our iPads. We eventually gave up and purchased an MDM service. From time to time I have to use AC2 to pull logs or unlock a device and each time I use it, I realize how terrible this piece of software is. It's hard to believe that a company as large and respected as Apple, cannot design a simple configuration program that works. If possible, I would rate this less than one star.
I've been using Apple Configurator since version 1 and thinking that it will improve. I've be patient. It hasn't improved. It is the worst app ever. I managed 300 iPads. I'm managing another 20 for a different company now. I can't add anything newer that what the other reviewers already shared. And yes, I know how to use AC and Macs. I've been using Apple products since birth. I also managed 500 Chromebooks and it was much easier than managing iPads with Apple Configurator. I'm still a huge Apple fan, but I hope someone out there is listening.
1. wireless connection 2. more control 3. REMOTE DESKTOP 4. more features, this app is basicly a complicated inventory app and way more complicated settings app. 5. MAKE IT SIMPLER
This review is for people who just want an easier way to rearrange their iphone apps that going the jiggle & drag route right on the iphone. This must be an android app ported to Mac. It's vey unmaclike. But if you want to use it to rearrange your iphone apps, it does work fairly well when you stumble through setting it up. When you open the app with your iphone attached, a picture of the iphone will come up on your screen. Click on it & you will get a sidebar menu opened to the first item, which is info about your phone. Disregard the other 3 items. Instead, go to the menubar & select Actions>Modify>Home Screen Layout. This will give you a window where you can drag & drop apps around & into folders & onto other pages. If you have more than three or four pages, just swipe left. People have trouble with the tiny icons, because the icons are tiny. Just go to your Display Preferences & enlarge the screen by changing the scale. When you go back to Configurator you might have to drag the bottom of the window down to completely see all the apps on the bottom. I couldn't figure out how to drag apps out of folders, or how to move screens around, which was possible before iTunes 12. Really annoying that Apple got rid of this capability & we have to rely on a third party app which is not really up to snuff for this purpose.
I can’t do a simple thing like modify the arrangement of my apps. When the screen loads it doesn’t show all the apps visible on each of my iphone X screens. Resizing the window so I can see them all causes the app to freeze. One star for not being able to do a simple “arrange icons” function (which is the sole reason I downloaded the app thanks to Apple removing this basic iTunes feature!) Pathetic Apple.
If you are longing to get back the easy to use features that Itunes used to have to easily manage your IPAD or Iphone screens, this app is way too complicated. The features you need may be hidden in one of the many chapters in the documentation but I couldn't find them after spending too much time. . Yes there is documentation but it is very long and the table of contents do not feature simples feature normal users want. This program is for IT managers who manage 100s of devices, who cusomized MDM profiles and many other things that most average users do not deal with. When you insert "page", "screen" into the search window., there is no useful information to help individal IOS user to manage there pages or screens. Big sigh.........
It is a total embarrassment to Apple, one of the largest and most admired tech companies on the planet, that they would allow software this bad to be out on their official app site, with their name in the title. The fact that is is actually a crucial piece of software, providing essential functionality for iPhone users that was inexplicably removed from iTunes, makes it even more of a total disaster for Apple. I admit it, my iPhone app collection is unweldy and probably contains a large collection of apps I should just discard rather than organize. That said, management of iPhone apps is an unavoidable fact of life (assuming that you, like me for the time being, live your life alongside Apple devices). How can Apple simply disregard this need an, worse, allow horrible software to sit out there as a lame excuse of a solution. Here’s the details. I’ll keep it short because it simply doesn’t justify must more. First off, the interface is both stupid and broken. The iPhone supports a 4x6 grid of app icons. But the app doesn’t know that! Instead it comes up in a 3x4 display, so you don’t see the last column or last 2 rows of your apps. It shows you incorrect screen images! Once you drag an icon from or two one of your screen, the image updates and shows the full 4x6. I would consider this a major, level 1 bug that would for any quality software shop, delay release of the software until it is fixed. There’s more. If you think the issue with the improper display is due to sizing of the windows, go right ahead and resize the window on your mac. What you get is hung software, the spinning rainbow of death. Its so bad you need to do some tricks just to get the apple menu up and perform a force quit. So that’s how things start … the display is wrong, it hangs when you resize. I’ll stop here and just say the actual interface is broken (you can’t remove apps from inside folders without it losing the apps, they disappear to random locations on a random page, and the save function works (or doesn’t work) at unexpected times. Take my word on it. Save your time and sanity. Skip it. Android anyone?