Remove the Home Icon AirWatch + DEP devices


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I have had several requests to remove the Home icon from devices for several DEP deployments, the following is a useful tip to generate a custom profile.
It can also be used for other Icons if you change the bundle Id, com.apple.tv will remove the TV icon.

Issue Description
How to disable the iOS 10 Home App and other native iOS 10 apps on iOS devices
Issue Resolution
Currently we do not have the ability to restrict the iOS Home app using a preconfigured payload. However, you can create a custom settings payload to block the Home icon on iOS devices.
On the AirWatch Console navigate to Devices > Profiles />List View > Add > Add Profile > Apple iOS and update General & Custom Settings with the code below. Then Save. Make sure to test the profile before rolling out to all production devices.

<dict>
<key>blacklistedAppBundleIDs</key>
<array>
<string>com.apple.Home</string>
</array>
<key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
<string>Restrictions</string>
<key>PayloadDescription</key>
<string>RestrictionSettings</string>
<key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
<string>4313979d-13b4-424c-b902-c1da7ff0fb83.Restrictions</string>
<key>PayloadOrganization</key>
<string></string>
<key>PayloadType</key>
<string>com.apple.applicationaccess</string>
<key>PayloadUUID</key>
<string>21a3fd1c-6364-491e-92ca-e655a0a59b3b</string>
<key>PayloadVersion</key>
<integer>1</integer>
</dict>