Apple TV: How to install a configuration profile
You can use Apple Configurator to install configuration profiles on Apple TV (2nd generation or later) running software version 5.1 or later.
Install the latest version of Apple Configurator if you have not yet done so.
- Use a Micro-USB cable (sold separately) to connect the Apple TV to a computer running Apple Configurator. Note: Your Apple TV must be connected to power before you connect the Micro-USB cable. If your Apple TV goes into recovery mode, disconnect power and the Micro-USB cable. Then reconnect the power cable, wait for the light to stop flashing, and follow the steps below.
- The Apple TV Assistant will appear in Apple Configurator. If you do not see the Assistant, select it from the Window menu.
- If you want to enroll the Apple TV in a mobile device management (MDM) service you can select a profile that has already been imported in Apple Configurator or another enrollment profile on your computer. Otherwise, choose "Don't Enroll".
- Choose whether or not to erase the Apple TV and install the latest version of Apple TV software. If you choose "Don't Install", skip to step 6.
- Choose a name for the Apple TV (if desired) and set the language and diagnostics preferences. This will bypass the setup screen when the new software is installed.
- Select profiles to install on the Apple TV from the list of profiles already in Apple Configurator, or create or import a new profile to install. Apple TV supports Wi-Fi and Certificate payloads for configuring network access, including proxy and 802.1X settings.
- Your Apple TV must be connected to the Internet for configuration, so if you do not select a Wi-Fi profile you must connect the Apple TV to Ethernet. Note: Starting with Apple TV 6.0, installing a profile with WPA / WPA 2 Enterprise Wi-Fi security no longer requires a temporary Ethernet connection in order to establish the initial 802.1X authentication.
- Review your configuration choices and click Configure to apply them to your Apple TV.
- Follow the prompts in Apple Configurator to restart your Apple TV if necessary.
Last Modified: Oct 29, 2013