The Operation Dispatcher View is where you'll launch and monitor configuration operations. This view is displayed in the following cases:
This view is very similar to the library's Devices view, with a few key differences:
Let's take a look:
Here, we're about to apply a blueprint named Demo Blueprint to 13 USB connected devices. Note that most devices are erased, but not all of them – iMazing will intelligently tailor the actions needed to successfully apply the blueprint according to the state of the target devices.
Before launching the operation, let's take a look at the options menu. Click the '⌄' button to reveal the menu:
By default, this option is false to minimize as much as possible user interactions. Ignored dialogs are mainly file overwrite warnings, which will default to overwrite if Show Dialogs is false. Note that obligatory user interaction messages such as 'Unlock Device' or 'Trust' are displayed inline for each device in any case.
Here you can configure how many devices will be simultaneously processed by iMazing Configurator. The default is 10, which we've extensively tested on a mid-range powered USB hub. When that limit is exceeded, iMazing will simply queue devices and automatically launch operations as other devices finish processing.
By default, a single log file is written for every bulk configuration operation you launch. This file summarizes success and failure of operations on all devices concerned. It can be found here:
For more detailed, per device logs, you must set a log path in the options menu. Once you have set a log path, iMazing will output the summary log like before, and one log file per processed device.
💡 Tip: once a device has finished processing, you can click on the magnifier icon to reveal its log file in the Finder.
Check the selection checkbox for all devices you wish to process, and click launch to confirm. iMazing will begin simultaneously processing as many devices as specified by the Max simultaneous operations setting in the options menu, and will put the others in a queue.
To enter interactive mode, select Execute Operation: Automatically in the drop down menu at the top right of the view. iMazing will prompt you for confirmation, and begin to launch the current operation on all currently connected devices and automatically on all devices you connect after this point.
This mode is very powerful and enables processing of large batches of devices one after the other, but it may also result in devices being erased in error. For this reason, exiting the Operation Dispatcher View in any way will always disable automatic processing.
Once an operation has been launched, you can easily monitor progress for each device by looking at the Status column:
|N/A||Ready. The device can be selected and an operation launched.|
|Device is queued for processing.|
|Device is being processed.|
|Device requires user interaction, see status message.|
|Device successfully processed. Can disconnect.|
|Processing of device failed, see status message.|
The Device column features the status message just below the device's name. If the message is too long, leave the pointer over the message for a few seconds to expand it.
As long as the list is sorted by Status (the default), iMazing will automatically sort it whenever new devices require interaction, thus placing them at the top of the list.
Interactions can be any of the following:
iMazing Configurator will generally do its best to avoid unnecessary interactions, but there are cases where they are unavoidable, especially on devices which are already configured and on which a passcode has been set. The Clear Passcode action available in blueprints can mitigate this.
⚠ Cancelling Interactions: you can click the x button next to the interaction message to cancel. This will generally result in a failed operation.
When an operation succeeds or fails, 2 new buttons are displayed in the Device column:
Dispatching of operations will only take place if the Operation Dispatcher View is displayed, but operations which are already running will continue to do so and become available in iMazing's Operations Window.
This will close iMazing configurator and return to iMazing's main window.
This will take you back to iMazing Configurator's library.