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Home screen layout device policy

You can specify the layout of apps and folders for the iOS Home screen. The Home screen layout device policy is for iOS 9.3 and later supervised devices.


Deploying multiple Home Screen Layout policies to a device results in an iOS error on the device. This limitation applies whether you define the home screen through this XenMobile policy or through the Apple Configurator.

To add or configure this policy, go to Configure > Device Policies. For more information, see Device policies.

iOS settings

Image of Device Policies configuration screen

  • For each of the screen areas you want to configure (such as Dock or Page 1), click Add.
  • Type: Choose either Application, Folder, or web clip.

    The Restricted app usage > Allow only some apps setting in the Restrictions device policy can prevent web clips from appearing properly on the home screen. For web clips to appear properly, do either of the following:

    • Set Restricted app usage to Allow all apps or Do not allow some apps.
    • With Restricted app usage set to Allow only some apps, add an app with the bundle ID com.apple.webapp to allow web clips.

Image of Device Policies configuration screen

  • Display Name: The name to appear on the home screen for the app or folder.
  • Value: For apps, type the bundle identifier. For folders, type a list of bundle identifiers, separated by commas. For web clips, type the bundle ID com.apple.webClip.managed and configure the URL of the web clip in the web clip policy. If more than one web clip value exists with the same URL, the behavior is undefined on iOS 11.3 and later devices.

  • Policy settings
    • Remove policy: Choose a method for scheduling policy removal. Available options are Select date and Duration until removal (in hours)
      • Select date: Click the calendar to select the specific date for removal.
      • Duration until removal (in hours): Type a number, in hours, until policy removal occurs. Only available for iOS 6.0 and later.
    • Profile scope: Select whether this policy applies to a User or an entire System. The default is User. This option is available only on iOS 9.3 and later.
Home screen layout device policy