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One of the more common tasks performed in Apple Configurator is to create a backup of a device and restore that backup to multiple devices. This backs up the icon placement on screens, the settings on the device and anything not stored in the operating system or secure enclave of a device. Once you’ve created a backup, you can assign that backup to a blueprint or deploy the backup to individual devices.

To create a backup, first open Apple Configurator 2 and tether a device to the computer running Apple Configurator.

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Next, right-click on a device and then choose the Back Up option.

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Once you unlock the device (if locked) the backup process will start.

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That’s it. Nice and easy. You can now use the backup to restore devices or assign the backup to a blueprint so it will be used to restore devices that the blueprint is applied to.

November 10th, 2015

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