Creating and Managing Web Clips

You can create and manage web clips using profiles in Jamf School.

When managing web clips, keep the following in mind:

  • Users can always create web clips.

  • You can you can prevent users from removing web clips by disabling the Allow removing apps checkbox in restriction settings.

    Note: When a layout is configured, users cannot remove web clips regardless of this restriction.


To configure web clips, you need the following:

  • Shared iPads with iOS 11.3 or later

  • Mobile devices with iOS 11.2 or earlier

    Note: Web clips configured on these devices cannot be saved to the Home screen.

Creating Web Clips

  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 Web Clips payload to configure the basic settings, including the label (name), URL, and icon.

    Note: If you want the web clip to open in Chrome, use "googlechrome://" before the address. For example: googlechrome:// If you want the web clip to open in Firefox, use "firefox://" before the address. For example: firefox:// If you want the web clip to open in Puffin, use "puffin://" before the address. For example: puffin://

  10. Click Save.

Note: It is also possible to create Web Clips for macOS. For more information, see Adding Web Clips to Computers.

Related Information

For related information, see the Adding Web Clips to Computers page in this guide.

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