We have hundreds of student iPads enrolled and managed with our JSS. I've had a few situations this morning where after a student updates their iPad to iOS 13, it boots up to screen saying "Update completed" - when they click continue it very briefly says installing the config for our organization then quickly jumps to the the chaos dark or light mode screen. When they make their selection it jumps back to the "Update completed" screen and ends in an infinite loop that you can't get out of, even after a restart of the device.
Anyone seeing this? Found a solution? Suggestions?
I spoke with Apple about this today as I had two iPads do exactly as you described after an IOS 13 update. They had me change some of the setup assistance settings in our Jamf-Cloud pre-stage to see if something in those settings was causing the loop. I performed a hard restart of the iPad but none of the changes to the pre-stage setup assistance settings made a difference.
I was forced to use Apple Configurator to perform a Erase/Reset all settings on the iPad which solved the issue.
I have an open case with Apple and the Apple tech I spoke with is going to communicate the information I gave him to engineering. Our organization has many iPads and we don't want to have to take these steps often. I hope Apple fixes this with a new IOS 13 update soon.
Apple has responded to my open case with the following. I am not yet sure of Jamf's status with regard to this issue:
We do not have an ETA on this issue to be resolved. We have determined that the issue is based on the MDM and how its managing the setup screens. We can not reproduce the issue using Apple Profile Manager (Apple's MDM) so we hope that Jamf and other MDM service provider resolve this issue as soon as possible.
We've seen this happen with a few after being enrolled using Apple Configurator's Automated Enrollment via DEP. The device gets to the Privacy screen and ends up in a loop going back and forth between the message that the device is being configured by our organization and then immediately goes back to the privacy setting. The only way I was able to get out of this was to change the PreStage Enrollment to skip the setup steps and go straight to the home screen after the device enrolls.