Using Workspace ONE UEM, you can edit a device profile that has already been installed to devices in your fleet. There are two types of changes you can make to any device profile.

  • General – General profile settings serve to manage the profile distribution: how the profile is assigned, by which organization group it is managed, to/from which smart group it is assigned/excluded.
  • Payload – Payload profile settings affect the device itself: Passcode requirement, device restrictions such as camera use or screen capture, Wi-Fi configurations, VPN among others.

Since the operation of the device itself is not impacted, General changes can usually be made without republishing the profile. Saving such changes results in the profile only being pushed to devices that were not already assigned to the profile.

Payload changes, however, must always be republished to all devices, new and existing, since the operation of the device itself is affected.

Edit General Device Profile Settings

General profile settings include changes that manage its distribution only. This distribution includes how the profile is assigned, by which organization group (OG) it is managed, and to/from which assignment group it is assigned/excluded.

  1. Navigate to Resouces > Profiles & Baselines > Profiles.
  2. Locate the profile you want to edit and select its Edit icon (This Edit icon is shpaed like a gray pencil.).

    The only profiles that are editable are those profiles that an organization group (or a child organization group underneath) manages.

  3. Make any changes you like in the General category.

  4. After completing General changes, you can select Save & Publish to apply the profile to any new devices you might have added or removed.

Devices already assigned with the profile do receive the republished profile again. The View Device Assignment screen appears, confirming the list of currently assigned devices.

Edit Payload Device Profile Settings

Payload profile settings include changes that affect the device itself: passcode requirement, device restrictions such as camera use or screen capture, Wi-Fi configurations, VPN among others.

The Add Version button enables you to create an increment version of the profile where settings in the Payload can be modified.

  1. Enable Payload editing that impacts the operation of the device by selecting the Add Version button.

    Selecting the Add Version button and saving your changes means republishing the device profile to all devices to which it is assigned. This republishing includes devices that already have the profile.

    For step-by-step instructions on configuring a specific Payload, refer to the applicable Platform Guide, available on docs.vmware.com.

  2. After completing Payload changes, select Save & Publish to apply the profile to all assigned devices.

Results: The View Device Assignment screen appears, enabling you to confirm the list of currently assigned devices.

Parent topic: Device Profiles

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