BKellerSHB
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Force VPP Assigned apps to upgrade

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We have a LOB app that is using device based licensing and deployed via VPP to our mdm enrolled iPads. The LOB app runs almost continuously on the iPads and in most cases we are able to get them to update to the latest version in relatively quick succession.

However, we tend to have some stragglers that are running versions behind and we cannot track this since there isn't a way to monitor installed app version (as far as i know). When pushing the app upgrades manually its prompting the end users to allow the update since the app is in use. Other than manually doing an add/remove on those devices each time they miss the update is there any way to make it force upgrade without user input?

Hopefully I explained the goal well enough.

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yajimad
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Hello,

Unfortunately we will receive app update prompt during using the target application and this is designed by Apple.

Supervised devices will receive the update silently when the target application is not in use.

Below kb shows us the message pattern of iOS apps.

VMware Knowledge Base

Regards

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yajimad
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Hello,

Unfortunately we will receive app update prompt during using the target application and this is designed by Apple.

Supervised devices will receive the update silently when the target application is not in use.

Below kb shows us the message pattern of iOS apps.

VMware Knowledge Base

Regards

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RichB2u2
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After configuring the app as device-based and making the assignments have you checked the option to "Enable Auto Updates?"

Update Device-Based VPP Applications Manually or Automatically

Put a checkmark next to the app in the app listing and from the "More Actions" menu select "Enable Auto Updates." If the app is in use the user will be warned that the app is being updated but if not in use and supervised it will be a silent upgrade automatically.

BKellerSHB
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Hi sorry,

They are set to auto upgrade.. but they won't since the app is running almost all the time.

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BKellerSHB
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Understood. Thank you!

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