Automatically Updating Apps

Automatic app updates are enabled by default.

Twice daily, Jamf Now gathers updated app information from Apple's App Store. When a device syncs with Jamf Now, Jamf Now compares the version of the apps on the device with what was collected from the App Store. If an out-of-date app is detected, Jamf Now will ask the device to install the latest version. For an app to automatically update with this process, the Automatic app updates checkbox must be selected in Jamf Now, and devices with out-of-date installed apps must sync with Jamf Now.

Requirements
  • Devices are unlocked

  • The apps that you want to update are not currently in use on the device

  • (Wi-Fi only devices) Devices are connected to a network that does not prevent app installation from Apple

  • (Cellular devices) Devices are connected to Wi-Fi if the app is 200 MB or larger
    Note:

    If your devices have unlimited cellular data, you can configure them to install all apps using cellular data. To enable this on the device, navigate to Settings > App Store > App Downloads and choose Always Allow. A weak cellular connection may still prevent installing apps.

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click More Settings.
  3. Click the Apps tab.
  4. Select or deselect the Automatic app updates checkbox to enable or disable automatic app updates.
  5. Click Save Settings.
    Screen shot of Automatic app updates checkbox