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Apple Configurator for Mac

By Apple Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 18, 2014

Apple Configurator enables you to set up, configure, or install apps across a number of iOS devices simultaneously.

Pros

Mass updates: Apple Configurator can synchronize your updates, so that all of the devices in your ecosystem stay up to date simultaneously. This helps keep all your devices and applications working smoothly together.

Ease of operations: Although Apple Configurator offers an enterprise-level piece of software, you don't need to be an IT professional in order to use it.

App installation: Another great use of Apple Configurator is to simultaneously install apps across a large number of devices. If you've suddenly discovered an app that can increase productivity for your team or business, it can be time consuming and frustrating to wait for every individual person to download and install the app. With Configurator, you can sync an app to all the desired devices in a few clicks.

Cons

Older OS compatibility: Apple Configurator will only work with the most recent version of the OS, which is a major limitation.

Bottom Line

If you manage multiple iOS devices in your environment, you need a software solution to manage those devices as a group. This solution, direct from Apple itself, is easy to use, provides a number of useful features, and should meet your needs admirably, as long as you keep your OS current.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3

  • Keep saved searches consistent across Configurator stations signed into the same iCloud account
  • Erase unsupervised devices running iOS 9 or later
  • Set the current time zone while Preparing devices
  • Install the latest App Store app version while applying blueprints
  • Continue a command if some apps or profiles fail to install
  • Skip the iMessage & FaceTime Setup Assistant pane
  • Choose default app for audio calls for Contacts, Exchange, and Google accounts
  • Set Bluetooth modification restriction on supervised devices
  • Set new IKEv2 authentication method option or specify IPSec disconnect on idle timeout for VPN
  • Restrict fast lane QoS marking or disable captive network detection for Wi-Fi networks

General

Release November 17, 2016
Date Added November 17, 2016
Version 2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.11, macOSX (deprecated)
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,259
Downloads Last Week 28
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Developer's Description

Apple Configurator makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in a school, business, or institution. Three simple workflows let you prepare new iOS devices for immediate distribution, supervise devices that need to maintain a standard configuration, and assign devices to users. Quickly update your devices simultaneously to the latest version of iOS, configure settings, and install apps and data for your students, employees, or patrons.

Apple Configurator can be used by larger organizations and businesses to set up new devices, install enterprise apps, and enroll each device with a Mobile Device Management solution for remote management by an IT administrator. It is perfect for the classroom or student lab where devices need to be quickly refreshed and kept up to date with the correct settings, approved policies, apps and data. Apple Configurator can also be used to personalize devices with data and documents for specific users.