Posted on 01-05-2016 08:16 AM
Has anyone been able to this without using Configurator or touching each device?
Posted on 01-05-2016 08:20 AM
Hi. I don't do iOS management, but I don't think this is possible, meaning, its not part of the MDM spec to be able to group iOS apps into folders through any kind of configuration profile or otherwise. Not outside of using the methods you already mentioned.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong though.
Posted on 01-05-2016 11:33 AM
You can assign apps to one of your categories you have created in the JSS. That can help sort them out.
Posted on 01-06-2016 07:57 AM
@mm2270 is correct. You cannot organize apps into folders using the JSS.
In configurator I believe you can backup an iOS device with apps installed and in folders then restore the backup. The apps will get sent over with configurator (since backups don't store apps) and SHOULD go into the folders you defined.
Posted on 01-13-2016 11:45 AM
We specifically switched from the configurator to the JSS/MDM because it was such a pain to work with.@msnowdon I believe the categories only help sort them within the JSS not on the actual device.
Posted on 09-15-2016 01:07 PM
It would be really nice if this was possible. Hint Hint future release
Posted on 09-16-2016 07:19 AM
With the release of iOS 9.3, Apple added a new Configuration Profile to customize the Home Screen Layout of apps, including organizing within folders. Casper Suite allows you to build and deploy this Home Screen Layout profile to define which apps appear on which pages, or in which folders, on your iOS devices.
Posted on 10-13-2016 03:58 AM
Our users are requesting the need for the feature to customize the home screen and define which apps appear on which pages, or in which folders on all our school district iOS devices running 9.3.5. We can not find this in our 9.9.3 JSS
Posted on 10-13-2016 04:05 AM
@jmonick I'm not sure which version of JSS this came out with but it is certainly possible in the latest release.
It's under Configuration Profile > Home Screen Layout.
You can choose whats on the docks, each page, create folders, add apps to folders.