Apple Configurator

Your rating: None (6 votes)

Apple Configurator is a free Mac app (available here) for automating the development and assignment of iOS devices. Originally focused on education, it can be useful in a variety of scenarios.

Configurator knows some unique tricks:

Prepare devices

  • Configure up to 30 devices at a time
  • 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

See these articles:

About This Site

  • Enterprise iOS is a community for administrators of the iPad, iPhone, and related devices. All content is available to browse. We encourage you to create an account to submit stories, edit wiki pages, and post to our forum.

Recent Activity