AirWatch uses the Retire Previous Version option to roll Apple iOS applications back to a previous version that is marked active. Rolling back versions depends on the Version value. AirWatch pushes the application version with the previous Version number, not the previous Actual File Version number.

You can roll back versions using Retire and Deactivate.

  • When you Retire an application, the results may vary depending on the presence of other active versions and the Push Mode of the active versions.

  • When you Deactivate an application, AirWatch removes it from the devices it is assigned to at the specified organization group and all its child organization groups.

    If there is a lower, active version of the application, then that lower version pushes to devices. If there is a higher numbered version in a higher organization group, that version is still available to devices.

See Internal App Versions in AirWatch for more topics on Versioning.