If you have an iPhone issued by your employer, you might find both your dock and homescreen being populated by the apps your organization wants to make front and center. Developer Steve Stroughton-Smith noticed that iOS 9.3 gives organizations greater control over the way apps are presented on the iPhones they control.


This payload defines a layout of apps, folders, and web clips for the Home screen. It is supported on iOS 9.3 and later.

Profile Manager also allows IT services teams to hide apps altogether, including pre-installed Apple ones – a facility many consumers would like to have.

So while most of us are likely to appreciate the Night Mode and enhancements to Health, Notes and News apps delivered in iOS 9.3, some users may be a little less happy.

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