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iOS 13 iPad home screen - bigger vs more

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iOS 13 iPad home screen - bigger vs more

I'm looking to update our iPads to iOS 13. We are using a home screen layout payload to enforce app layouts.

 

We are concerned that the new "more" home screen style will adversely affect our home screen layouts. This is a concern because the iPads are used by students in grades K-2.

 

Is there a way to enforce a setting that keeps the home screen on the "bigger" screen style using Systems Manager?

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Re: iOS 13 iPad home screen - bigger vs more

@AndrewHoover  Not that I can see, usually user experience settings like that aren't able to be enforced for whatever reason. 

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Re: iOS 13 iPad home screen - bigger vs more

@AndrewHoover  Not that I can see, usually user experience settings like that aren't able to be enforced for whatever reason. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI

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Re: iOS 13 iPad home screen - bigger vs more

Not that I know of through Meraki.

 

The setting will stick if you create a backup through AC2/iTunes and you apply it via a blueprint. Probably not an option for most though.

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@Tom-B Thanks for the AC2 suggestion. Unfortunately this settings isn't a big enough deal to dip into using AC2 on already-deployed iPads, but I'll remember this in case we ever do a new deployment.

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Re: iOS 13 iPad home screen - bigger vs more

Shame it is limited to Blueprint only. If you could do a config file at least then you could import that into Meraki to get the setting to apply.

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I do find it odd that Apple don't allow you to set accessibility settings especially given the amount of iOS deivces used in the special education sector. 

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Re: iOS 13 iPad home screen - bigger vs more

Thanks, I figured that was the case, but I wanted to ask to be sure.

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