Apple Configurator 2.0 is a major new release of Apple Configurator, available as a free download from the Mac App Store. Apple Configurator 2.0 requires OS X El Capitan and iTunes 12.2 or later, and it works with iOS devices using iOS 7 and later.
What's new in Configurator 2.0
Apple Configurator 2 features a new design that allows you to select and perform an action on a single device, or many devices at the same time. You can 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 each device's console log.
Apple Deployment Programs
Apple Configurator 2 works with the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to automate Mobile Device Management (MDM) enrollment. It also works with the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) by assigning managed licenses apps to devices.
You can create a Blueprint to streamline your work in Apple Configurator 2. Each Blueprint is a template device where you can add configuration profiles and apps, and perform actions just like you would to a connected physical device. Then use your Blueprint to apply the configuration to new devices with a single click. You can also automate Configurator 2 using a new 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.
Configurator 2.0 also provides support for managing the following new features in iOS 9.
- Device-based app assignment
- New IKEv2 VPN options
- Allow trusting new enterprise app authors
- Allow screenshots and screen recordings
- Treat AirDrop as unmanaged destination
Restrictions (Supervised only):
- Allow modifying device name
- Allow modifying wallpaper
- Allow modifying passcode
- Allow automatic app downloads
- Allow pairing with Apple Watch
- Allow News
- Allow keyboard shortcuts