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Apple configurator - rearranging icons on supervised devices

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Jul 15, 2013 3:04 AM

I have set up 3 test ipads to try and understand the power of Apple configurator before rolling out around 20 further ipads with an identical layout..


I now have all 3 ipads loading with one profile and a bunch of free apps. The problem is all the app icons are across 3 different pages on the ipad and i want to tidy them up so they appear on just the first 2 pages of the ipad. I also want to arrange the icons so the most popular ones are on the first page.


When i try to rearrange the icons on one ipad then re-connect it, the ipad reverts back to the old display of icons spread across 3 pages. I guess this because it reverts to the previous saved profile.


I can't seem to find a way of turning off the supervision temporarily to allow me to arrange all the icons in the way i want, change the background imagae or make any small setting changes on the ipad to be able to roll those changes out to all the other devices.


I feel like i am missing something ?

iPad 2, iOS 6.1.3
  • nsdjoey Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    Hey Rookeydooks,


    Sounds like you have Apple Configurator set to automatically refresh when you connect iPads. To turn this off (in Apple Configurator 1.2.1), in the menu bar go to Apple Configurator -> Preferences. On the General tab, uncheck "Automatically refresh". This way, the iPad won't automatically revert back to the saved supervised backup.


    Once you make your changes, you should then create a new Supervised Backup. After that, you can go back to Apple Configurator -> Preferences, and check "Automatically refresh".


    Hope this answers your question!


  • nsdjoey Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    You are welcome Rookeydooks. Yes if you click solved my question I'll get 10 points...thanks! Good luck with your iPad deployment!




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