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Apple Configurator 2.8.1

Apple has released Configurator 2.8.1, the latest version of the Mac utility that schools and businesses can use to manage and deploy software to multiple iOS and tvOS devices. The update now requires macOS 10.14 Mojave, and it adds a bevy of iOS payload settings for Restrictions, providing control over proximity-based password sharing requests, password sharing and autofill, forcing automatic date and time, and the option to disable the eSIM capability of the new iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. Other new payload settings offer additional S/MIME-related options, allow grouped notifications, and let Exchange accounts use OAuth for authentication. (Free, 64.5 MB, release notes, 10.14+)

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  1. We were hoping that the latest version of Apple Configurator (2.8.1) would have functionality that would easily enable iPhone users to manage their home screens. Several years ago, iTunes had that capability. Unfortunately, Apple Configurator does not have functionality that is as user friendly as the former capability of iTunes. I have submitted (more than once) a bug report to Apple about this. Meanwhile you can choose the menu items: Actions > Modify > Home Screen Layout - the images of the various home screens on the iPhone are quite small. I miss the former capability that existed in iTunes.

  2. Unless I am missing something this only seems to have versions for Windows.

    The page was published September 26, 2018 so perhaps a recent change ?

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