Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > Mac Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:06 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
'Apple Configurator' Updated with iOS 7 Feature Support




Apple today updated its iOS device configuration tool for Mac, Apple Configurator, with support for iOS 7's new set of features and restrictions. The Mac app, which was launched in early 2012, allows users to mass configure and deploy iPods, iPads and iPhones in enterprise or educational environments.

The new update enables users to allow AirDrop, Control Center and Notification Center on the lock screen, modifying account settings and connecting supervised devices to any Mac. It also allows users to configure AirPrint printers, AirPlay destinations and passwords and more.
Quote:
What's new

Apple Configurator 1.4 contains improvements and bug fixes including:

- Support for new iOS 7 features and restrictions
- Allow modifying account settings
- Allow AirDrop
- Allow connecting supervised devices to any Mac
- Configure Web Content Filter
- Configure AirPlay mirroring destinations and passwords
- Configure AirPrint printers
- Configure Managed Open In
- Allow Control Center or Notification Center on lock screen
- Configure Limit Ad Tracking setting
- Install fonts
- Enroll multiple unsupervised devices in MDM without tapping each device using a new Setup tab in Prepare
- Complete setup assistant and enroll Apple TV in MDM without using the remote
- Improved UI for installing a single profile on unsupervised devices
Apple Configurator can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: 'Apple Configurator' Updated with iOS 7 Feature Support
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:08 PM   #2
lolkthxbai
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2011
But still no way to change MMS APN settings. Oh well, maybe next year?
lolkthxbai is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3
Geekola
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
When will they update iWork
Geekola is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:59 PM   #4
tokenazjun
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
--

Last edited by tokenazjun; Sep 20, 2013 at 09:36 PM.
tokenazjun is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 12:23 AM   #5
ufwa
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
I don't understand why apple can't or simply won't add better restrictions for those who use the configurator.

You're left with nearly the basic restrictions anyone can use.

I'd love to restrict the ability to set a passcode, lock the keyboard from being changed to a different language, disable wifi/bluetooth options, disable more default apps.

Top of the list for me is the passcode setting.

Luckily I only deal with 4 ipads for our practice so its not too much of a hassle. I feel sorry for some school IT guy who has to deploy 100s and gets a bunch in where students decide to mess around and set up some gibberish passcode.
ufwa is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 01:15 AM   #6
ipedro
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
I didn't know this app even existed but it's exactly what I was thinking about the other day. My Dad lives abroad and I want to be able to configure his iPad. Is this only for enterprise and education or can anybody use it?
__________________
iMac 27" i7 | MacBook Pro 17" 2009 | iPhone5 | iPad Air | tv | Time Capsule
ipedro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 03:05 AM   #7
RedTomato
macrumors 68040
 
RedTomato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: .. London ..
I'm thinking of using this to manage the family iDevices. What with old phones being handed down to the kids / kept as emergency spares / a possible iPad purchase soon, a central place to manage them all would be good.

We can't be the only family in this situation.
RedTomato is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 03:51 AM   #8
flottenheimer
macrumors 6502a
 
flottenheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Up north
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedTomato View Post
I'm thinking of using this to manage the family iDevices. What with old phones being handed down to the kids / kept as emergency spares / a possible iPad purchase soon, a central place to manage them all would be good.

We can't be the only family in this situation.
You're not.

In addition to all our iOS devices I'm also the 'admin' of our 5 MacBook Pros (2008-2013 models), 4 Steam accounts and lots of licenses for all the software we have bought.
+ I'm the go to guy for 4 other family members that I have converted to Mac+iOS.

Omg, what have we done!
__________________
A computer is like a bicycle for the mind.
Steve Jobs
flottenheimer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 05:08 AM   #9
RichardI
macrumors 6502a
 
RichardI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Why is this filed under Mac Blog??
__________________
iMac 27", i7, 8 Gb. ram, HD5750/1Gb, 1TB. Hard Drive, OSX 10.9.X Logitech wireless mouse, wired keyboard, iPod Shuffle (2nd G) 1 Gb.
RichardI is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 05:16 AM   #10
Neo-Tech
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: England, GB
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardI View Post
Why is this filed under Mac Blog??
Because its software made for the Mac?
__________________
13" MacBook Pro (Early 2011) iPad 2 16GB WiFi (White) iPhone 5 16GB (White)
Neo-Tech is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 06:28 AM   #11
Gymgenius
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by ufwa View Post
I don't understand why apple can't or simply won't add better restrictions for those who use the configurator.

You're left with nearly the basic restrictions anyone can use.

I'd love to restrict the ability to set a passcode, lock the keyboard from being changed to a different language, disable wifi/bluetooth options, disable more default apps.

Top of the list for me is the passcode setting.

Luckily I only deal with 4 ipads for our practice so its not too much of a hassle. I feel sorry for some school IT guy who has to deploy 100s and gets a bunch in where students decide to mess around and set up some gibberish passcode.

or even allow the setting of all the various restrictions available under 'Restrictions' on iOS devices.

This would be my ideal - to have a profile which restricts everything 'just so' to put on my iPhone and iPad.

The profile would need a password to remove, so I could do so when I needed to - but inquisitive daughters or a casual thief could not!
Gymgenius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:34 AM   #12
jonnyz
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Watch out if you update!

So I just installed the new version and tried to set up a WiFi profile. That worked, but when I quit the application and now try to reopen it, it crashes every time upon open.

Quote:
Application Specific Information:
351
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[ACUDevicePolicySetupViewController validatesForPush]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x7ffbbc26b230'
abort() called
terminate called throwing an exception
__________________
2010 MBP 13", iPhone 4S, ACTC 10.6 Certification
jonnyz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 10:36 AM   #13
960design
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Destin, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by ufwa View Post
Luckily I only deal with 4 ipads for our practice so its not too much of a hassle. I feel sorry for some school IT guy who has to deploy 100s and gets a bunch in where students decide to mess around and set up some gibberish passcode.
Don't feel too bad. The configurator will not work for those of us that deploy thousands of iPads. We use a more robust MDM. We can reset gibberish passcode within seconds.

I wonder if they fixed the profile sequence issues? Can I tell which profile loads first? We use the configurator to initially deploy our iPads with the deviceID listed on the lockscreen, supervised to prevent people from plugging them into their computers and wiping them, ect. But we use an MDM to manage them once deployed.
__________________
TI-99/4A, tape cassette, 12" B&W Zenith

Last edited by 960design; Sep 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM.
960design is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 02:16 PM   #14
JHankwitz
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Send a message via AIM to JHankwitz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geekola View Post
When will they update iWork
What does your question have to do with Configurator?
JHankwitz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 20, 2013, 11:43 PM   #15
mj1108
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
So glad this update came today. Yesterday was a nightmare. Teachers are much, much happier today at work.
mj1108 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:18 PM   #16
coachingguy
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Great White, Albeit Frozen North
I'd venture a guess that most schools, large enterprise use this in conjunction with another system like Airwatch or Casper

Coachingguy
__________________
iPhone 5 "Vader", i5 MBP 15", MBA 11' i5, iPad, iPad 2, MBP 2.5, , 32 gig Wifi iPad & iPad 2, Canon 50D
The future is determined by the decisions made today.
coachingguy is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > Mac Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC