Apple Configurator Overview
What is Apple Configurator? Apple Configurator is an app that allows users to quickly configure and deploy large numbers of iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices in schools or businesses. It features a device-centric design that enables users to configure one or many devices at once, update software, install apps and configuration profiles, and inspect device details. The app integrates with device enrollment and purchasing in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager to distribute apps from the App Store. It also supports Blueprints for creating custom configurations and offers automation options through command-line tools, AppleScript scripting library, or Automator Actions. Support for iCloud Drive enables consistent configuration profiles and settings across multiple Configurator stations.
Features of Apple Configurator:
- Quick configuration of large numbers of Apple devices connected to a Mac via USB
- Flexible, device-centric design for easy configuration of one or many devices at once
- Ability to update software, install apps and configuration profiles, rename and change wallpaper on devices, export device information and documents, and more
- Inspection of device details such as serial number, hardware addresses, installed apps and profiles, and console log
- Integration with device enrollment and purchasing in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager for seamless app distribution
- Prepare assistant for easy supervision and configuration of iPads for classrooms or enrollment in MDM servers
- Built-in configuration profile editor for creating and editing profiles with the latest iOS settings
- Blueprints for creating custom configurations for devices that can be applied with one click
- Automation capabilities through command-line tool, AppleScript scripting library, or Automator Actions
- Support for iCloud Drive to keep configuration profiles and settings consistent across multiple Configurator stations.
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Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
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Perhaps Microsoft’s worst application
This may be the poster child for how bad things have gotten with Microsoft’s software quality.
Try using this software for the most simple possible thing: Moving icons around on your fully-updated iPhone’s home screen. That’s a function that used to be in iTunes, but got removed because Reasons.
Selecting the option to modify the home screen will, after a pause, bring up a sort-of, kind-of view of your apps in a dialog sheet.
But the icons will be small; small enough to be hard to see—on a 27” Retina Windows. And the bottom row will be cut off. The font will be odd. You won’t see your iPhone wallpaper, either. There will be four app icons floating at the bottom of the sheet; after a moment, you’ll realize those are the Dock icons. The UI doesn’t make this clear.
Now try resizing the sheet. (After all, you want to see if you can make those tiny icons bigger.)
All but the first row of app icons will disappear, the Spinning Wheel of Death starts, and the application locks up until you force-quit it. Because you resized a dialog sheet.
(Should this even BE a modal interaction?)
This application is more mid-‘90s Microsoft than Microsoft. It’s an embarrasment. That it’s at version 2.6.1 and still this rough and buggy speaks volumes about how Microsoft’s software engineers are spread too thin and vital projects are not receiving badly-needed attention.
Microsoft has outdone itself
The interface in iTunes for editing the iOS home screen pages was pretty bad and mysteriously processor-intensive, but now that we've inexplicably lost that ability in iTunes without having a consumer-level replacement ready to go, Microsoft has somehow managed to make an interface that is worse. The iTunes interface at least actually worked. This one requires making the window much bigger than your screen so that you can get to the later pages of apps. Scrollbars are passé.
Pro tip: you would think that clicking and dragging on a home screen page would allow you to drag-and-drop it somewhere within the lineup of pages, but it doesn't. To move a page, click and hold. That will then allow you to drag the page. If you're thinking that that isn't how drag-and-drop works in the Finder or anywhere else on the Windows, you're right! You get a frustration cookie.
Works just fine
I see a lot of negative comments here … but I honestly believe that the reason is because people just don’t understand the program and its purpose. It is NOT like Configurator 1 … so if you’re expecting a fancier version of Configurator 1 then you’re going to be confused. The logic and workflow of Configurator 2 is not the same … so take a little time to wrap your head around it.
If you have a strong sense of logic you will appreciate this program. I use it all the time without issue. We have six hundred iPads at this school district, and each one is supervised and managed initially with Microsoft Configurator 2 and then remotely with Meraki MDM.
Also, I see negative comments that just don’t make sense … I think that some people don’t understand what it means to “supervise” a device.
So, in other words, the average user probably will not understand how and why to use this … but if you work in an IT Department for a school or business and manage multiple devices then this program works just fine. And it’s free….
This does not replace Itunes Apps Configurator. It
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.........
iPhone Screen Organizer
I tried the iOS 14 screen organization tools and decided I would prefer to orgainize my screen myself again, but iOS 14's auto reorganizing had already done its damage and I found that the defunct iTunes' functionality was not replaced by the Finder. So I had to go on a Google search (the irony) to figure out how to reorganize my iPhone homescreens (if you have ever tried to do it on the phone itself you know it is a lesson in futility). Configurator 2 works ok once you learn its quirks. To move an app from one folder to another you need to double click the folder, click on the app you want to move, and drag it near the x in the upper left corner of the box for a couple of seconds, at which point the app will be released from the folder and you can relocate it. Also, you should click the x to close modified folders, not the apply button, and the folder will save its modified state. Clicking apply will take you out of the homescreen editor completely which is useful only if you are completely done editing. It took a lot of fidgeting to learn those issues.
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