'Apple Configurator' Updated with iOS 7 Feature Support

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    Apple Configurator can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Apple Configurator' Updated with iOS 7 Feature Support
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2011
    But still no way to change MMS APN settings. Oh well, maybe next year?
  3. macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2013
  4. tokenazjun, Sep 19, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 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.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    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?
  7. macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. 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.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Up north
    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!
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Southern Ontario, Canada
  10. macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    England, GB
    Because its software made for the Mac?
  11. macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010

    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!
  12. macrumors newbie

    May 28, 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.

  13. 960design, Sep 20, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    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.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Oct 31, 2005
    What does your question have to do with Configurator?
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    So glad this update came today. Yesterday was a nightmare. Teachers are much, much happier today at work. :)
  16. macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2003
    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


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