Apple Configurator update allows for easy device addition from the iPhone

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Apple has released a new Apple Configurator iOS app that allows users to add a Mac to Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager from an iPhone.

The Configurator app has long been available on macOS, but the new iPhone version released Monday will allow users to add Macs not purchased by an organization to Apple’s enterprise or education management platforms.

“You can manually add a Mac computer with Apple silicon or with an Apple T2 Security Chip running macOS 12.0.1 or later to Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager using Apple Configurator on your iPhone, even if the devices weren’t purchased directly from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller,” apple wrote in the announcement.

Initially, only Mac models with a T2 Chip or Apple Silicon chip are compatible with the Configurator for iPhone app. That means Intel-based devices older than 2018 won’t be supported.

Configurator for iPhone was announced at WWDC ’21 as part of the company’s device management improvements. The iPhone app, which requires a device running iOS 15 or later, is now available on the App Store.

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