iTunes must be updated, Microsoft may require patching ACTION REQUIRED: As you know, Apple released iOS 10 for most iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. This note explains critical steps that must be taken in order for GroundControl to be able to update devices to iOS 10 on Mac and Windows. CRITICAL ISSUE #1: GroundControl is self-contained for most operations, but relies on iTunes libraries … Read More
When you first connect your personal device to your Launchpad, you may notice a “Trust this Computer” window will pop up. This prompt helps GroundControl pair with DEP devices, externally-supervised devices, passcode-locked devices, and unsupervised devices (your personal device). When should I expect to see the Trust prompt? For personal unsupervised devices, your device must be unlocked and on the home screen. … Read More
“iOS Update Delay” allows you to keep your iOS devices up to date, while removing the “surprise” factor of new iOS updates. Once set, no action is required by the administrator. There are limitations to this feature, so it is important to understand how it works, and why you may — or may NOT — want to use it. How does iOS Update Delay … Read More
Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) is a significant addition to enterprise mobile management, worthy of the attention of every mobility administrator. When combined with MDM and Apple’s VPP, a company can create a robust and complete solution for many situations. GroundControl provides three major advantages over DEP alone: GroundControl is quicker than DEP alone, often twice as fast GroundControl is unattended setup, while … Read More
iOS 10 is coming soon — mid-September is our guess — and it is bringing many changes big and small. (Our favorites are the new notifications and the fun message displays.) Of course we don’t want these changes to disrupt your GroundControl workflows. Apple has made prerelease betas available to the public and you really should sign up for the betas and TEST your apps and workflows. We can’t stress … Read More
USB communication failures can sometimes manifest during a deployment. If you encounter “kAMDSendMessageError” or “kAMDReceiveMessageError” errors, here are some things you can try: Check your USB cable and hub. Sometimes a faulty USB cable/hub can be the culprit. Relaunch GroundControl Restart your computer Attempt your deployment again Please check our System Requirements for recommended USB hubs and additional information.
GroundControl Enterprise can be configured to use SAML 2.0 and authenticate users against your Active Directory system. This authentication will work both to the GroundControl admin console and to the Launchpad app. SAML keeps passwords internal to your network, making GroundControl more secure. At the same time SAML leverages single-sign on, providing a better login experience for users. Active Directory is used only for user … Read More
With GroundControl v2.10, we improved the way icon arrangement is set on 9.3+ devices, by locking the app icons into place and restricting users from moving them around. For those that prefer the flexibility to change the order and location of apps from the device itself, we implemented the following workaround: Create a workflow and add the “Icon Arrangement” action. From the “Add Action” dropdown, … Read More