Setting the Wallpaper on Mobile Devices

Using Jamf School, you can manage the Lock screen and Home screen wallpaper on mobile devices.

Setting the Wallpaper on Mobile Devices


To set a wallpaper on mobile devices, you need a wallpaper image, cropped to size.

It is recommended that you use a wallpaper image that matches the dimensions of the device's screen. For more information on mobile device screen sizes, see Displays from Apple's iOS Device Compatibility Reference and Technical Specifications from Apple's support website.


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

  2. Click + Create Profile.

  3. Select iOS for the platform.

  4. Configure the required fields and optional fields as needed.

  5. Click Finish.

  6. Use the Scope payload to select the device groups you want to distribute the profile to.

  7. Click Save.

  8. Use the Wallpaper payload to configure the settings, including the following:

    1. Upload the wallpaper image to by dragging and dropping the file in the Upload new wallpaper field.

    2. Select the wallpaper image from the Select the wallpaper pop-up menu.

    3. Add additional text to the image by entering a variable or text in the Text to add to the image field.
      For more information, see Payload Variables.

  9. Click Save.

The devices in the scope immediately receive the configured wallpaper.

Related Information

For related information, see Change the wallpaper on iPad from Apple's iPad User Guide.

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