App Store App Update Settings

The Jamf Software Server (JSS) allows you to configure settings to update all App Store apps and VPP store apps (including custom B2B apps) in the JSS and on mobile devices. You can use the App Updates settings in the JSS to do the following:

  • Enable automatic app updates–You can enable automatic app updates for all App Store apps and VPP store apps. This automatically updates app descriptions, icons, and versions in the JSS and on mobile devices. This update happens once a day depending on the time of day you specify.

  • Force apps to update–You can force all App Store apps and VPP store apps to update immediately on mobile devices if there are updates available in the JSS. This update only applies to managed apps. (For more information, see Understanding Managed Apps.)

Note: The JSS also allows you to enable an automatic app update and force an update for an individual App Store app or VPP store app. For more information, see App Store Apps.

Enabling Automatic App Updates

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/16433502/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Mobile Device Management.

  4. Click App Maintenance images/download/thumbnails/16433502/AppMaintenance.png .

  5. On the App Updates pane, click Edit.

  6. Select Automatically update all App Store apps.

  7. To select a country or region to use for syncing apps with iTunes, choose an option from the iTunes Country or Region pop-up menu.

  8. To specify a time of day to sync apps with iTunes, use the iTunes Sync Time pop-up menus.

  9. Click Save.

App Store apps and VPP store apps are updated in the JSS and on mobile devices based on the time you configure apps to sync with iTunes.

Forcing App Updates

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/16433502/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Mobile Device Management.

  4. Click App Maintenance images/download/thumbnails/16433502/AppMaintenance.png .

  5. On the App Updates pane, click Edit.

  6. Click Force Updates.

  7. Click Save.

Managed App Store apps and VPP store apps are updated immediately on mobile devices if there are updates available in the JSS.

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