Introduction to Apple Configurator

Arek Dreyer Part of XW18

This is an introduction to Apple Configurator, designed for the person who is new to Apple Configurator 2 but comfortable with Mobile Device Management (MDM).

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

This three hour hands-on workshop focuses on using Apple Configurator 2 to facilitate getting your iOS devices enroled (or enrolled as I might say) in your MDM solution.

In this workshop you will use Apple Configurator on your own Mac, and you will use your own test iOS device that you can wipe and erase.

To use Apple Configurator, version 2.7, you must bring your own Mac with:

  • macOS 10.12.5 or later
  • iTunes 12.7.2 or later

You will provisionally add your test iOS device to either:

  • my Apple Business Manager
  • your organization’s Apple School Manager or Device Enrollment Program (DEP) if you have appropriate credentials

You must bring your own iOS device that:

  • has iOS 11 or later
  • is not already managed by Apple School Manager or DEP
  • you can wipe and erase

If you have access to beta versions of iOS that you would like to use, download the beta ipsw file for your device in advance (because I can’t redistribute beta software to you).

Because educational organizations might not have access to a test iOS device that’s not already managed by Apple School Manager, we will have some additional test iOS devices available to lend to participants.

In preparation for this workshop, delegates will need to bring your own Macintosh laptop running macOS 10.12.5 or later and iTunes 12.7.2 or later, and preferably your own iOS test device running iOS 11 or later that you can wipe and erase.