You can edit an established smart group. Any edits that you apply to a smart group affects all policies and profiles to which that smart group is assigned.


  1. Navigate to Groups & Settings > Groups > Assignment Groups.
  2. Select the Edit icon (The edit icon is shaped like a gray pencil.) located to the left of the listed smart group that you want to edit. You can also select the smart group name in the Group column. The Edit Smart Group page displays with its existing settings.
  3. In the Edit Smart Group page, alter Criteria or Devices and Users (depending upon which type the smart group was saved with) and then select Next.
  4. In the View Assignments page, you can review which profiles, apps, books, provisions, and policies can be added or removed from the devices as a result.
  5. Select Publish to save your smart group edits. All profiles, apps, books, provisions, and policies tied to this smart group update their device assignments based on this edit.


The Console Event logger tracks changes made to smart groups, including the author of changes, devices added, and devices removed.


Here is an example of a typical need to edit a smart group. Assume a smart group for executives is assigned to a compliance policy, device profile, and two internal apps. If you want to exclude some of the executives from one or more of the assigned content items, then simply edit the smart group by specifying Exclusions. This action prevents not only the two internal apps from being installed on the excluded executives' devices but also the compliance policy and device profile.