App Deployment Without Volume Purchasing

Jamf recommends using volume purchasing for app deployment. If you decide to deploy apps without volume purchasing, there are certain requirements and limitations.


Before app deployment:
  • Users must be signed in to a device's App Store with an Apple ID.

    Note: An Apple ID cannot be signed in for purchases on more than ten devices at a time.
  • Users must open the App Store on the device and agree to the App Store Terms and Conditions.

After the app is deployed from Jamf Now, users must agree to the initial install of each new app on the device.


Using Jamf Now to automatically update apps requires device-based app assignment. Jamf Now cannot control automatic app updates for apps deployed without volume purchasing.

For more information on how to send an app deployment command, see Deploying an App for a Single Device.