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Revive or restore an Intel-based Mac with Apple Configurator 2

Step 1: Connect the Mac computers

1. Make sure your first Mac is plugged into a power source and started.

Important: Don’t launch Apple Configurator 2 until after you have connected both Mac computers with the USB-C cable.

2. Plug in the USB-C cable (along with any adapters needed) and connect the two Mac computers.

Step 2: Prepare the Mac you want to revive or restore:

If reviving or restoring an iMac (2020) or iMac Pro (2017):

1. Disconnect the iMac Pro or iMac from power.

2. Plug the USB-C cable into the Thunderbolt port closest to the Ethernet port.

The back of an iMac Pro (2017), showing four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, with the rightmost one highlighted.
The back of the Intel-based iMac (2020), showing two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, with the rightmost one highlighted.

3. While holding down the power button, connect the iMac Pro or iMac to power and continue to hold the power button for about 3 seconds.

Note: You won’t see any screen activity from the iMac Pro or iMac you are trying to revive or restore.

If reviving or restoring a Mac mini (2018):

1. Connect a monitor to your Mac mini (so you can see when the process is complete).

2. Disconnect the Mac mini from power for at least 10 seconds.

3. Plug the USB-C cable into the Thunderbolt port closest to the HDMI port.

The back of an Intel-based Mac mini with the Apple T2 Security Chip, showing an expanded view of the four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, with the rightmost one highlighted.

4. While holding down the power button, connect the Mac mini to power and continue to hold the power button for about 3 seconds.

Note: You won’t see any screen activity from the Mac mini you are trying to revive or restore.

If reviving or restoring an Intel-based Apple notebook computer:

1. Press the Sleep/Wake button for about 5 seconds to shut down the Apple notebook computer.

2. Plug the USB-C cable into the front Thunderbolt port on the left side of the Apple notebook computer.

The left side of an Intel-based MacBook Pro with an Apple T2 Security Chip, showing two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports toward the back, with the rightmost one highlighted.
The left side of an Intel-based MacBook Air with an Apple T2 Security Chip, showing two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports toward the back, with the rightmost one highlighted.

3. While holding down the power button, at the same time press all three of the following keys for about 10 seconds:

  • The right Shift key

  • The left Option key

  • The left Control key

Note: You won’t see any screen activity from the Apple notebook computer you are trying to revive or restore.

If reviving or restoring a Mac Pro (2019):

You need to revive the firmware in a Mac Pro if the light turns amber and flashes the following sequence in under 4 seconds: three short flashes, three long flashes, and three short flashes again. For more information, see the Apple Support article Mac Pro (2019) status indicator light behavior.

1. Connect a monitor to your Mac Pro (so you can see when the process is complete).

2. Disconnect the Mac Pro from power, then do one of the following:

  • For the desktop Mac Pro, plug the USB-C cable into the Thunderbolt port farthest away from the power button.

    The back of a 2019 Mac Pro, showing two Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports, with the one farthest from the power button highlighted.
  • For the rack mount Mac Pro, plug the USB-C cable into the Thunderbolt port closest to the power button.

    The back of a 2019 rack mount Mac Pro, showing two Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports, with the rightmost one highlighted.

3. While holding down the power button, connect the Mac Pro to power and continue to hold the power button for about 3 seconds.

Note: You won’t see any screen activity from the Mac Pro you are trying to revive or restore.

Step 3: Revive the firmware

  1. In the Apple Configurator 2 window on the first Mac, select the DFU icon of the Mac whose chip firmware you want to revive.

    Apple Configurator 2 showing a Mac with Revive Device selected from the pop-up menu.
  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Actions > Advanced > Revive Device, then click Revive.

    • Control-click the selected DFU icon, then choose Advanced > Revive Device, then click Revive.

      Note: If you lose power to either Mac during this process, begin the revive process again.

  3. Wait for the process to complete. During this process, an Apple logo will appear and disappear on the second Mac.

  4. After the process successfully completes, your Mac will reboot.

    Note: If the revive was unsuccessful, proceed to step 4.

  5. If necessary, use recoveryOS to reinstall macOS.

    See the Apple Support article How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery.

  6. Quit Apple Configurator 2 on the first Mac, then unplug any cables and adapters.

Step 4: Restore the firmware and erase all data

  1. In the Apple Configurator 2 window on the first Mac, select the DFU icon of the Mac to be restored.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Actions > Restore, then click Restore.

    • Control-click the selected DFU icon, then choose Actions > Restore, then click Restore.

    The alert that appears to users when an Apple computer is about to be restored in Apple Configurator 2.

    Note: If you lose power to either Mac during this process, begin the restore process again.

  3. Wait for the process to complete. During this process, an Apple logo will appear and disappear on the second Mac.

  4. After the process completes, your Mac will restart.

  5. After the Mac restarts, press Shift-Option-Command-R at startup (Internet Recovery) to install the macOS that came with your Mac, or the closest version still available.

    See the Apple Support article How to reinstall macOS.

  6. Quit Apple Configurator 2 and unplug any adapters and cables.

See alsoBack up and restore iPhone and iPad devices in Apple Configurator 2Boot process of Mac computers

Sours: https://support.apple.com/et-ee/guide/apple-configurator-2/apdebea5be51/mac

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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 device enrollment and purchasing in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager 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.

Version 2.14

• New restrictions for Unpaired External Boot to Recovery and Unlock with Apple Watch

Ratings and Reviews

iPhone Screen Organizer

I tried the iOS 14 screen organization tools and decided I would prefer to orgainize my screen myself again, but iOS 14's auto reorganizing had already done its damage and I found that the defunct iTunes' functionality was not replaced by the Finder. So I had to go on a Google search (the irony) to figure out how to reorganize my iPhone homescreens (if you have ever tried to do it on the phone itself you know it is a lesson in futility). Configurator 2 works ok once you learn its quirks. To move an app from one folder to another you need to double click the folder, click on the app you want to move, and drag it near the x in the upper left corner of the box for a couple of seconds, at which point the app will be released from the folder and you can relocate it. Also, you should click the x to close modified folders, not the apply button, and the folder will save its modified state. Clicking apply will take you out of the homescreen editor completely which is useful only if you are completely done editing. It took a lot of fidgeting to learn those issues.

It worked for me...not great but better than on your phone

I have tons of apps on my iphone and they have become very disorrganized and hard to find some. I so miss the abilty to easliy rearrange your phone apps in itunes on your desktop or laptop I was hesitant to try this app and deided to give it a go. I feel its quirky and a litte hard to make it work. I had so many screens of apps that configurator 2 did not show all the screens and I could not figure out how to change that. I did find work arounds by piling the apps on the last few screens that werent showing up onto other screens that did show up then I was able to reconfigure and move pretty easly all the apps I wanted to move or rearragne. Was WAY WAY easier that using wiggle mode on my phone. Seems like it should be easy to fix the issues I had or put it back in iTunes. I have been an apple convert for a long time now and sometimes they do some REALLY REALLY stupid stuff and taking the ability to move apps easily in iTunes was stupid. At least Configurator 2 is better than nothing.

Just doesn't work

I downloaded this app for the same reason a lot of people download it; because Apple has given us no reasonable solution for managing the layout of app screens on iOS. For me it just flat-out doesn't work. It says it worked, but it doesn't make any changes to my device. And if I ask it what the configuration on the device is now, it reports the original unmodified configuration.
I assume all this is because I'm running Mojave.
I spent 45 minutes trying to get my iPhone to rearrange the apps, but it's hopeless if you have very many folders, and also hopeless if you don't and have them on screens instead. iOS randomly deletes empty pages you laboriously create. And you are stressed the whole time because you know if you fail to do anything for a moment it will time out and delete all the empty space you manually created. For a premium company, this is a subpar experience.
I realize this app is intended for people who are doing mobile device management. But irrespective it should work.

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Information

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Apple Inc.

Size
42.8 MB

Category
Utilities

Compatibility
Mac
Requires macOS 10.15.6 or later.
Languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
4+

Copyright
© 2021 Apple Inc.

Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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Using Apple Configurator 2 with iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

You can use Apple Configurator 2 (a free Mac app available from the App Store) to quickly and easily configure one or dozens of iPhone and iPad devices connected to a Mac through USB (or Apple TV devices paired through Bonjour) before giving them to users. 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 use it to restore devices from a backup. Using Apple Configurator 2 is ideal in shared device deployments because it makes it easy to keep the devices up to date with the latest settings, policies, and apps.

The Automated Enrollment feature of Apple Configurator 2 allows you to use Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager to enroll devices in mobile device management (MDM) without anyone tapping on the device to set it up.

Manual device enrollment

You can also choose to add iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS devices to Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager using Apple Configurator 2, even if the devices weren’t purchased directly from Apple, an Apple Authorized Reseller, or an authorized cellular carrier. When the administrator sets up a device that has been manually enrolled, it behaves like any other enrolled device, with mandatory supervision and mobile device management (MDM) enrollment. For devices that weren’t purchased directly, the user has a 30-day provisional period to remove the device from enrollment, supervision, and MDM. The 30-day provisional period begins after the device is activated.

There are two ways to add devices to one of the web-based portals:

  • You enable “Activate and complete enrollment”: You have an existing device that already has a record in, and is managed by, your MDM. This can include managing all the Setup Assistant steps so the user gets a device that’s ready to use.

  • You don’t enable “Activate and complete enrollment”: You have a new or existing device that requires unique user authentication to enroll in MDM. The device starts up to the Setup Assistant, and the user completes the enrollment.

Activate devices without an internet connection

If iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS devices have absolutely no internet connection and are connected to a host Mac with an internet connection while the devices are being set up, you can use Apple Configurator 2 to activate them. Administrators can restore, activate, and prepare devices with their necessary configuration including Apps, Profiles, and Documents without ever needing to connect to either Wi-Fi or cellular networks. This feature doesn’t allow an administrator to bypass any existing Activation Lock requirements normally required during nontethered activation.

Published Date: December 14, 2020

See alsoApple TV managementApple Configurator 2 User GuideMDM Settings for IT administrators

Sours: https://support.apple.com/guide/deployment-reference-ios/apple-configurator-2-ior5761b421e/web

Intro to Apple Configurator 2

Apple Configurator 2 is a macOS app that makes it easy to deploy iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices in your school or business.

Note: In the rest of this document, the term iPhone refers to both iPhone and iPod touch.

Configure large numbers of devices

Apple Configurator 2 features a flexible, device-centric design that enables you to quickly and easily configure one or dozens of iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices connected to your Mac through USB, or—in the case of Apple TV—wirelessly. After you connect a device, it can be seen in Apple Configurator 2. 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.

Apple Configurator 2 also includes a window that displays information for devices—such as operating system version, serial number, hardware IDs and addresses, available capacity, and log messages collected by your computer.

Activate devices without an internet connection

If iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS devices have absolutely no internet connection and are connected to a host Mac with an internet connection while the devices are being set up, you can use Apple Configurator 2 to activate them. Administrators can restore, activate, and prepare devices with their necessary configuration including Apps, Profiles, and Documents without ever needing to connect to either Wi-Fi or cellular networks. This feature doesn’t allow an administrator to bypass any existing Activation Lock requirements normally required during nontethered activation.

Customize or automate your device configuration

Apple Configurator 2 automates MDM enrollment to distribute apps seamlessly from the App Store. It does this by integrating with Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager. The Prepare Assistant makes it easy to supervise and configure a cart of iPad devices for the classroom or quickly enroll a large number of devices in your MDM solution for ongoing management. The built-in configuration profile editor supports creating and editing profiles with the latest iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS settings.

If you’re configuring devices in an environment where consistency is critical, use Blueprints in Apple Configurator 2 to create a custom configuration for your devices, one 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 as you would do for a connected physical device.

You can also 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 Apple Configurator 2 computers.

Here’s how you use Apple Configurator 2 to configure and deploy devices:

  • Create Blueprints: Blueprints let you record actions that can be applied to actual devices. You add configuration profiles and apps to Blueprints, just as you would add them to a physical device. You can prepare a Blueprint so that it has the mobile device management (MDM) information and supervision identity attached. You can also add specific actions to a Blueprint, such as putting the device into Single App Mode. After you have the Blueprint the way you want, you can apply it to devices. See Use Blueprints.

  • Create configuration profiles: You can change device settings, letting users automatically connect to Wi-Fi networks, preconfigure mail and Microsoft Exchange settings, and more. See Mobile Device Management Settings for IT Administrators.

  • Prepare devices: You first configure one device and then deploy that configuration to many devices at once. Preparing devices is a great deployment option for enterprise organizations and schools that provide devices to employees or students for their day-to-day use. You can reuse devices the organization already owns, or you can begin with new ones. See Intro to preparing devices.

See alsoView log messages and activity in Apple Configurator 2Deployment Reference for iPhone and iPad

Sours: https://support.apple.com/guide/apple-configurator-2/intro-to-apple-configurator-2-cadf1802aed/mac

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What's new in Apple Configurator

Learn about the latest updates to Apple Configurator.

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.14

  • New restrictions for Unpaired External Boot to Recovery and Unlock with Apple Watch

 

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.13.3

  • Support for macOS Big Sur
  • Support for restoring macOS on Mac computers with Apple silicon
  • Web Clip: Configure Ignore Manifest Scope and Target Application Bundle Identifier
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.13.1

  • Multiple locations for VPP assignments
  • Restrictions: Allow app clips
  • Notifications: Allow notification previews on lock screen
  • Exchange ActiveSync: Override previous password
  • WiFi: Disable MAC address randomization
  • Dark mode

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.12.1

This update adds support for restoring firmware on Mac Pro (2019).

For iOS:

  • VPN: Configure Provider Designated Requirement for Custom SSL connection type
  • VPN: Configure network options for Cisco, Juniper, Pulse, F5, SonicWall, Aruba, CheckPoint, and Custom SSL connection types
    • Send all traffic through VPN
    • Exclude local networks

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.11

Support for new hardware.

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.10

For iOS

  • Wi-Fi: Configure WPA3 Personal security type
  • VPN IKEv2: Configure Enable Fallback setting to support Wi-Fi Assist
  • Exchange ActiveSync: Enable Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders individually for managed accounts
  • Configure new supervised-only restrictions: Allow Find My Device, allow Find My Friends, allow turning Wi-Fi off or on, allow external drive access in Files app
  • Configure app single sign-on payload
  • Skip Dark Mode and Welcome panes in Setup Assistant
  • Allow Continuous Path Keyboard 

For tvOS

  • Wi-Fi: Configure WPA3 Personal security type
  • Allow DeviceSleep

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.9

  • Phone number, ICCID, and IMEI details of connected Dual SIM devices are now reported in the device detail pane and
  • Skip New Features Highlights in Setup Assistant using Automator action
  • Configure new restrictions: Personal Hotspot modification (supervised only)
  • Configure Certificate Transparency payload

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.8.2

Support for new hardware.

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.8.1

For iOS

New Restrictions payload settings

  • Allow proximity based password sharing requests (supervised devices only)
  • Allow password sharing (supervised devices only)
  • Allow password autofill (supervised devices only)
  • Force automatic date and time (supervised devices only)
  • Allow USB accessories while device is locked (supervised devices only)
  • Allow managed Contacts accounts to write to unmanaged accounts
  • Allow unmanaged Contacts accounts to read managed accounts
  • Allow modifying eSIM settings (supervised devices only)

New Mail and Exchange payload settings

  • Allow a user to enable or disable S/MIME signing
  • Allow a user to modify the selection of the S/MIME signing certificate
  • Allow a user to enable or disable S/MIME encryption
  • Allow a user to modify the selection of the S/MIME encryption certificate

New Exchange payload settings

  • Use OAuth for authentication

New Notifications payload settings

  • Allow grouped notifications
  • Specify whether an app is allowed to send critical alerts
  • Show in CarPlay

New Setup Assistant pane Device Enrollment skip options

  • iMessage & FaceTime, Screen Time, and Keep Your Device Up to Date
  • Allow software update installation for non-admin users
  • Add Cellular Plan

For tvOS

New Restrictions payload settings

  • Allow proximity based password sharing requests (supervised devices only)

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.7.1

  • Preparing supervised devices for management by Configurator now automatically allows USB accessory connections while device is locked
  • Configure new supervised-only restriction for iOS 11.4.1: Allow USB accessories while device is locked

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.7

  • Skip Setup Assistant panes in iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3
  • Configure new profile payloads and restrictions for iOS 11.3 including require Face ID authentication before AutoFill, configuring Managed Software Updates, CellularServices Service Exception, and require teacher consent before leaving teacher-created class
  • Configure new profile payloads and restrictions for tvOS 11.3 including restrict Remote connections from whitelisted iOS devices

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.6.1

  • Various bug fixes and improvements including the restoration of the ability to install configuration profiles on Apple TV (3rd generation)

What's new in Apple Configurator 2.5

  • Provisionally add devices to Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
  • Skip Tap to Setup and Keyboard Chooser panes in iOS Setup Assistant 
  • Skip Sign in to TV Provider pane in tvOS Setup Assistant
  • New profile payloads and restrictions for iOS including Restrict VPN Creation, AirPrint Security, DNS Proxy, and Managed class behavior on supervised student devices for Classroom
  • New tvOS payload for AirPlay Incoming Security
  • Support for configuring tvOS devices running tvOS 11 on the local network subnet

Published Date: 

Sours: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208040

Manage devices with Apple Configurator

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♪ Bass music playing ♪ ♪ Pradhap Natarajan: Hello, and welcome to "Manage Devices with Apple Configurator." I am Pradhap Natarajan, an engineer on the Device Management team here at Apple.

Today, I am going to walk you through some exciting updates to Apple Configurator.

Configurator makes it easy to deploy iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV devices in your school or business.

It features a flexible device-centric design that enables you to configure one or dozens of devices quickly and easily.

You can inspect any device to see details like the serial number and hardware addresses, installed apps, and profiles.

In addition to apps and profiles, Configurator can also install books and software updates.

Blueprints provide a great way to apply the same configuration to large numbers of devices with a single click.

Configurator also provides a rich set of automation tools, including a command line tool, an AppleScript library, and a suite of Automator actions.

Initially, Configurator supported iOS and tvOS devices.

But recently, it has learned some new tricks for managing Mac computers as well.

We introduced the ability to restore and revive a Mac, beginning with models with the Apple T2 Security Chip.

And last year, we brought those features to each Mac with Apple silicon.

There are two ways to use Configurator with a Mac.

First, Restore is a great way to return a Mac with Apple silicon to service by reinstalling the latest macOS version.

On a Mac with the T2 chip, this action restores the firmware, after which macOS can be reinstalled using internet recovery.

The second is Revive.

Revive helps you recover a Mac while preserving user data.

Occasionally, things can go wrong.

For example, a MacBook Pro could run out of battery during a software update.

In these situations, a Mac with Apple silicon or a T2 chip can be revived which updates the firmware while preserving user data.

To return this Mac to service, select it in Configurator and choose Revive from the Advanced Actions menu.

This will bring the Mac back to life.

It is important to use the correct port on your MacBook Air with Apple silicon, or a Mac Mini, or a MacBook Pro.

And note that the port is different on your MacBook Pro with the T2 Chip.

Let’s recap Restore and Revive.

To prepare a Mac for a new user, use Restore.

This action restores the firmware and updates recoveryOS to the latest version and erases all user data.

On Apple silicon, this also reinstalls the latest version of macOS.

If you have a Mac that is unable to boot, use Revive.

Revive updates the firmware and the recoveryOS to the latest version while preserving user data.

And remember, it’s essential to use the correct port on your Mac when restoring or reviving it.

For more information on restoring a Mac, please refer to the Configurator user guide.

Configurator has served us well in helping to erase and restore iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices quickly.

Now it can do the same for a Mac with Apple silicon or T2 chip.

Let’s look at another way Configurator can be a lifesaver for organizations that need to manage lots of Mac computers.

A Mac purchased directly from Apple, participating Apple authorized resellers, and cellular carriers can be assigned to your organization in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager.

And having the Mac assigned to your organization provides access to some key device management features.

For example, automated device enrollment enables your users to enroll in your organization’s MDM solution with the flow integrated right into Setup Assistant in macOS.

Also Automated Device Enrollment paired with AutoAdvance enables a completely touch-free configuration solution for Mac computers by just connecting to power and ethernet.

The Mac is enrolled in your MDM Server, automatically configured to your specifications, and left ready for use in your organization.

But if the Mac wasn’t purchased through one of Apple’s supported channels and not assigned to your organization, you cannot take advantage of these great features.

Configurator has long provided a way to assign iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices to your organization in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager, even if they were not purchased through an official channel.

Yet, Configurator hasn’t provided a way to assign a Mac purchased outside an official channel, until now.

Today, I am very excited to introduce Apple Configurator for iPhone.

This new app makes it easy to assign a Mac to your organization.

It works like magic! Assign one Mac -- or 100 -- without a cable, using your iPhone’s camera.

All you need to do to perform this critical task is sign in with a Managed Apple ID and point your iPhone’s camera at an image in Setup Assistant on a Mac.

The Managed Apple ID must have at least the device enrollment manager role in your organization.

Let me walk you through how it works.

The app has just two main buttons.

The first button is Settings.

It allows you to choose the network configuration the Mac should use to connect to Wi-Fi, if it is not already connected over Ethernet.

The easiest option is to share the current Wi-Fi network that your iPhone is connected to.

However, not all networks are shareable.

If you need the Mac to connect to a network that is not shareable, you can choose a configuration profile with the Wi-Fi payload that the Mac should use.

To assign a Mac to your organization, simply start up the Mac and select the language.

When the Mac asks you to select your country or region, bring the iPhone running Configurator near the Mac, wait for the animation to appear on the Mac, then center the animation in the viewfinder of iPhone’s camera.

Wait for the message that says “Paired Successfully”.

Boom! That’s it.

Once paired, Configurator sends all the required information to the Mac to assign itself to your organization.

The other button allows you to view the status of each assigned Mac.

Status provides a report of nearby Mac computers that you can assign to your organization and the ones that have already been assigned.

Once the Mac is assigned to your organization, the next step is to configure automated device enrollment settings.

To do this, sign into Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager, move the newly assigned Mac from the Apple Configurator 2 MDM server to the MDM server that will deliver the correct automated device enrollment settings.

The next time the Mac restarts, it will download its new enrollment settings and enroll itself into the selected MDM server, configuring itself according to the settings you specified.

Now, it is ready for use by an employee or a student in your organization.

Note that a Mac assigned using this feature will be released from your organization if the user unenrolls from MDM during a 30-day provisional period, just like iOS.

Configurator for iPhone makes it easy to assign any Mac to your organization in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager so that you can take advantage of all the great device management features that automated device enrollment enables.

As a program member, you'll be able to download the app at AppleSeed for IT.

Alternatively, you will be able to request access via TestFlight on the Apple Developer website.

Apple Configurator for iPhone beta requires iOS 15 and can assign Mac computers running macOS Monterey.

Make sure to file your feedback using Feedback Assistant.

Apple Configurator for iPhone will be available in the App Store this fall.

Enjoy WWDC 2021.

Thank you.

Sours: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2021/10297/

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