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.
• Support for new devices
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Perhaps Apple’s worst application
This may be the poster child for how bad things have gotten with Apple’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 iMac. 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 Apple. It’s an embarrasment. That it’s at version 2.6.1 and still this rough and buggy speaks volumes about how Apple’s software engineers are spread too thin and vital projects are not receiving badly-needed attention.
Apple 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, Apple 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 Mac, you're right! You get a frustration cookie.
and apple continues to get worse.
I have been a loyal apple client for decades but of recent have been experiencing more and more disapointments. It appears that apple is following the rest of the industry in releasing crap. Their hardware and software has been getting worse for a few years now.
This app is a perfect example. Apple removed the ability to organize ios apps from itunes and now tell us to use app configurator 2. Well like several other apple products, it doesn't work. I spent an hour moving apps around in thier app configurator and then clicked apply. It looked like it was doing something, but when it was done nothing had changed.
When did things get so bad? I am looking to upgrade my computer system again and am having a hard time justifying apples current product line. Where is Steve Jobs when you need him?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.