App Store App Update Settings

Jamf Pro allows you to configure settings to update all App Store apps and apps purchased in volume (including custom apps and apps offered as a Universal Purchase) in Jamf Pro, and on computers and mobile devices. You can use the App Updates settings (for computers) and the App Maintenance settings (for mobile devices) in Jamf Pro to do the following:

  • Schedule automatic app updates—You can schedule automatic app updates for all App Store apps and apps purchased in volume. This automatically updates app descriptions, icons, and versions in Jamf Pro. This update happens once a day depending on the time of day you specify.

  • Automatically force apps to update—You can automatically force all App Store apps and apps purchased in volume to update on devices. This update happens automatically every time computers check in with Jamf Pro. You can also automatically update apps installed via Jamf Self Service if you made apps available in Self Service for users to install.

  • Manually force apps to update—You can manually force all App Store apps and apps purchased in volume to update immediately on devices if there are updates available in Jamf Pro.
    For mobile device apps, this update applies to managed apps only. For more information, see Managed Content in Jamf Pro.

Note: Jamf Pro also allows you to enable an automatic app update and force an update for an individual App Store app or apps purchased in volume. For more information, see Apps Purchased in Volume.

Configuring App Store App Update Settings

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/81552898/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. (Computers only) Click Computer Management, and then click App Updates images/download/thumbnails/81552898/AppUpdateSettings.png .

  4. (Mobile devices only) Click Mobile Device Management, and then click App Maintenance images/download/thumbnails/81552898/AppMaintenance.png . Ensure you are on the App Updates pane.

  5. Click Edit and do one of the following:

    • Schedule automatic app updates

      1. Select Schedule Jamf Pro to automatically check the App Store for app updates.

      2. Choose a country or region to use when syncing apps with the App Store from the App Store Country or Region pop-up menu.

      3. Set the time of day to sync apps with the App Store with the App Store Sync Time pop-up menus.

      4. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81552898/floppy-disk.png .
        Apps are updated in Jamf Pro based on the time you configure apps to sync with the App Store.

    • Automatically force an app update:

      1. Click Automatically Force App Updates.
        If you made apps available in Self Service for users to install, select Automatically update apps installed via Self Service to update the apps installed on computers without requiring end user intervention.

      2. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81552898/floppy-disk.png .
        App Store apps and apps purchased in volume are updated automatically on computers and mobile devices each time they check in with Jamf Pro.

    • Manually force an app update:

      1. Click Force Updates.

      2. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81552898/floppy-disk.png .
        App Store apps and apps purchased in volume are updated immediately on computers and mobile devices if there are updates available in Jamf Pro.

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