Configuring a Layout for Devices

In Jamf School, you can configure a layout for devices using a profile. By using a layout, you can prevent users from removing apps from the device. Any apps that are not configured in a layout will be placed in a folder. If you want to configure the layout for a Shared iPad, you must configure it in a class instead of a profile. For more information, see Configuring Classes.


To configure a layout for devices, you need supervised devices with iOS 9.3 or later.


  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Profiles in the sidebar.

  2. Click +Create Profile.

  3. Select the operating system you want to make the profile for or select Upload Custom Profile.

  4. Select the type of enrollment you want to make the profile for.

  5. Enter a name in the Profile name field and configure the additional settings as needed, including the removal policy and time filter.

  6. Click Finish.

  7. To configure the profile settings, click the profile you want to configure.

  8. Use the Scope payload to configure the scope of the profile by clicking the + icon and adding device groups to the profile scope.

  9. Use the Layout payload to configure basic settings, including dragging and dropping apps in the desired layout.

    Note: If the iPad has the "Bigger" Home screen layout setting configured, only 20 apps display on each screen. Additional apps move to the next screen.

  10. Click Save.

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