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iOS Guide VII: Add your Home Screen Layout

Home Screen Layout

Home Screen layout allows Administrators to organize app icons across supervised iOS devices.  A unified layout of interfaces makes switching between devices easier and users and support can expect apps to be in the same location on their devices. Apps which aren't used very often can be moved to page 2 or 3 on the devices. 

Prerequisites

Create your Home Screen Layout

  • Navigate to Tags
  • Click New Tag
  • Enter a name and a description
  • Enable Profile Feature 
  • Enable iPhone and/or iPad as device Type
  • For testing purpose do not enable Auto Population
  • Click Save
  • Navigate to Profile
  • Scroll down and click Home Screen Layout
  • Enable Home Screen Layout 
  • Enter a Profile Name

Configure Home Screen Layout

  • Right-Click Dock 
  • Click Add Application

Now you have a couple of options:

  • Add Application
  • Add Folder
Add Application Description Handling
Select from native applications

iOS delivers a couple of pre-installed or native applications with the operating systems. You can select them from here

Native applications can only be added in English language

Type as an example Phone, afterwards all results are shown with Phone in the name: e.g. Find iPhone and Phone. Click on the application icon to select the desired app

Native applications can only be added in English language

Select from App Store We implemented a direct search in Silverback, so that you can search for any app which is listed in the public App Store Type as an example Matrix42 and you will see all Matrix42 related applications. Companion, M2Mobile and  M42 Secure Container. Click on the application icon to select the desired app
Enter the Bundle ID of application This field will be auto filled after selecting the desired App by select from native applications or from App Store. If you distributed any Enterprise app, then enter here the Bundle ID of your Enterprise App Will be filled automatically or needs to be entered manually when adding an Enterprise app to Home Screen Layout
Enter the name of application This field will be auto filled after selecting the desired App by select from native applications or from App Store. You can rename the application if you want but be aware that the Name is only visible in the Tag, the Application name on the devices will stay in the original name. Will be filled automatically or can be entered or adjusted for convenience.  

Ensure that you enter just applications that you will deploy with Silverback to your device fleet or native application. So, every application, excluding native applications, should be available in App Portal section in Silverback. 

Add Folder Description
Here you can enter the name of the folder you want to create on your Home Screen Layout. Afterwards you can add with Add Application apps that will be organized in this folder. The name you will enter here will be the name of the folder on every included device. 

Each folder contains pages. By default Silverback will create the Folder Page 1 as default. Right Click Folder Page 1 to add applications to that page. 

  • Right Click Pages
  • Click Add
  • Right Click Page 1
  • Add here in the same way applications and/or folders. 
  • Proceed with creating pages and adding applications and/or folders
  • For ordering everything just drag & drop folders or applications. 
  • Click Save

Some quick notes:

  • Dock allows to add and assign overall 6 applications or folders
  • Pages section allows to create overall 20 pages
  • Each page allows to add 24 applications or folders 
  • If Dock or Pages are fully loaded it is not possible to drag & drop apps or folders into the right position. Remove one app or folder and rearrangement is again possible
  • Apps that have not been assigned a screen position and apps that have been installed on the device manually will appear after the assigned apps
  • Once a home screen layout has been applied, the app icon layout cannot be modified on the device itself
  • If two or more Home Screen Layout profiles are assigned to one device, the latest modified will be in place
  • Shortcuts can be used
    • Rename (F2)
    • Delete (Del)
    • Add Application (Shift + A)
    • Add Folder (Shift + F)
    • Add Page (Shift + P)

As a result, it could look like this: 

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