When working with a Mac computer for the first time, ensuring the smoothest deployment is an important step, especially during the initial steps for configuring the best and most powerful computer. Customizing Setup Assistant is a great way to optimize the user experience when launching a device. Along with the MDM solution, IT departments can skip several steps using Setup Assistant, making it easier for the end-user to get started using their Mac computer.
In this article, we will go over the three best ways to optimize user experience using steps through Setup Assistant customization to ensure that your Apple devices are ready to go as soon as they are turned on. These methods include skipping steps for configuring the device, how to customize Setup Assistant for Mac computers and how to enable User Authentication on Mac computers.
Skip steps for initial configuring the device
One of the best features of being able to set up your new Apple device is that you can skip steps to make the process faster and smoother for the end-user. While these steps are important for the IT department, skipping certain ones during setup will save time for employees, who may not need to complete the more technical aspects of turning on Mac computers for the first time.
You are able to preset some of these steps over-the-air using your MDM solution, which allows you to skip certain ones during Setup Assistant when configuring your Apple devices, such as the following:
Customized Setup Assistant screens for Mac Computers
Customizing your Setup Assistant screens allows your devices to be more personable as soon as a Mac computer is turned on. A great way to optimize user experience is to set up a welcome message for your employees.
You can create a title and a welcome message for the end-users. This can be used to unify your devices, and even customize it to your company or team name.
Customizing Setup Assistant also allows you to display to end-users screens in which they can complete several other important steps such as setting Enrollment Passcodes to ensure security in your company and Enrolling Devices to Groups, which is great for employees who work together on projects or for companies with several teams that are assigned to different tasks.
If you use Mosyle Business as your device management solution, Customizing your Setup Assistant also lets you configure Mosyle User Authentication and Single-Sign On.
User authentication on Mac computers
If your company has just upgraded or switched over to Mac computers, the easiest way to set up user authentication for your employees is to use Mosyle Auth and Single Sign-On. This allows the end-user to log into the new device and other application/software using the same credentials that they used for other services within the workplace. .
It’s as easy as simply turning on your Mac computer, and as long as the employee logs into the device using the credentials configured using your company’s identity service, all configuration profiles will be automatically installed on the Mac computer. This ensures they will have access to all company settings and policies as soon as they turn on the Mac for the first time. This is perhaps the best improvement to the user experience, and is especially convenient when using Automated Device Enrollment.