How to create and configure Web Clips

This article will guide you through the process of Web Clip creation and how Applivery’s support streamlines and automates the task of generating shortcuts to websites on Apple devices.

Web Clips can be added to the Home Screen of both iPhone and iPad devices, as well as to Mac computers for individual users, offering swift access to favorite web pages or links.

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Create and configure Web Clips #

Step 1 - Create a new Web Clip #

Once in the Applivery dashboard, head to the Device Management section and select Policies (1). Choose the policy where you want to integrate Web Clips.

From the left-hand menu, navigate to the + Add configuration (2) option and then choose Web Clips (3).


Step 2 - Customizing the Home Screen Layout #

If you do not customize your device’s Home Screen Layout, Web Clips will be placed on the last screen, using the remaining available spaces following all the installed apps.

Alternatively, you have the option to personalize your device’s Home Screen Layout by accessing again the + Add configuration (4) left-hand menu, and selecting Home Screen Layout (5) for a more tailored arrangement of Web Clips and Apps.

Within this section, you can determine the position on the display to showcase your Web Clip. Click on the + area (6), select the WebClip section (7), and choose a configured Web Clip from the list (8).

If you want to create a customized arrangement, you can easily rearrange the positions of Apps, Web Clips, or Folders by clicking and dragging an element to your desired location. The remaining apps will automatically align themselves after these adjustments.

Once you’ve added the desired Web Clip, you’ll have the option to edit its properties within this section. Modify its label, URL, or other attributes as needed.If you require to configure additional Web Clips, you can easily generate new ones by selecting create a new one (9).

Adding Web Clips to the White List #

Enabling a White List involves allowing only specific Apps or Web Clips while restricting access to all others. By creating a White List, you establish a predefined list of trusted and approved sources that users can access without any restrictions.

To set this White List up, navigate to the + Add configuration > Device Restrictions, and select Allow / block list > Allow only some apps.

Click the + Add button, choose System Apps, and then select WebClips from the list.


Similarly, if you're looking to establish a Black List, the process involves restricting certain Apps or Web Clips while allowing access to all others.

The process will be the same as creating a White List. However, in this case, during the configuration, you'll need to select Do not allow apps instead of Allow only some apps.

Updated on June 3, 2024
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