Apple released macOS 10.15 Catalina on October 7, 2019. Like many other Mac apps, there are new behaviors for GroundControl. Note: GroundControl versions before 4.9 have not been tested and are not supported with macOS 10.15 Catalina. Grant Permission for Proximity Cards & Bretford Hubs When using Bretford Hubs or Proximity Cards, the Mac will display a dialog asking for … Read More
Mac Enable Content Caching preferences: System Preferences> Sharing> Content Caching Enable user auto login on Mac: System Preferences> User & Groups> Login Options> Automatic login> Select User Set Mac to never go to sleep: System Preferences> Energy Saver> Set Mac to never go to sleep Disable Mac Automatic Updates: System Preferences> Software Update > Uncheck “Automatically keep my Mac up to date” Set Mac to … Read More
By default, the GC Locker app does not allow users to lock a checked out device from within the app itself. This is in order to prevent users that may accidentally tap the lock icon on the GC Locker app, locking the devices. How to enable Manual Lock The Manual Lock is configured via AppConfig within your MDM. Instructions vary based … Read More
AppConfig is a standard for mobile devices that allows your MDM to set options for your mobile apps. GroundControl uses AppConfig to set the emergency Unlock PIN for our Locker app, for example. Instructions vary based on your MDM server.
Summary iOS 12.1.1 was released on December 5, 2018. We have received reports that attempting an update to iOS 12.1.1 will fail on many launchpads with the error “Failed: OS install procedure completed with failure.” We have traced this issue to older versions of an Apple support library, MobileDevice. This software should be updated on each GroundControl Launchpad Mac and … Read More
Passcode-locked devices are not fully supported by GroundControl today. Devices must be unlocked when connected to a Launchpad. Unfortunately this is difficult to achieve in practice. However, GroundControl has a limited capacity to clear passcodes from a passcode-locked device. When a device is provisioned, the Launchpad will locally store a unique Unlock Token for each device. Using a custom option, … Read More
From the Workflows page, a GroundControl User can choose the way in which their Workflows are compartmentalized for their company using the Organize feature. With this component one can Create Folders, Rename them, Move Workflows in and outside of those folders, and Delete Workflows in bulk. The Organize feature, which lives in the Workflows page, allows Users to … Read More
GroundControl 4.5.2 is a server-only release. Are you testing iOS 12? We are. GroundControl 4.6 will be fully compatible with iOS 12. We expect to release it in early September, before the release of iOS 12. Let us know if you have any questions. Big News: Automatic Failure Recovery GroundControl 4.5.2 introduces an extremely simple way to recover from many … Read More