When you acquire applications from Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) with managed distribution codes, Workspace ONE UEM automatically displays all metadata for all applications it deems as custom applications. The systems retrieve the metadata such as the icon, the name, and the bundle ID from an Apple metadata service for App Store apps (public and custom).

Activate management of custom applications after you sync licenses and before you assign licenses to smart groups. If a custom application is deleted and re-synced, all the metadata is synced and displayed with the most up-to-date data. This process is outlined in the topic Managed Distribution and Workspace ONE UEM.

As an admin, you have the option to edit the metadata text box. The Bundle Id text box should be disabled if the custom application information is retrieved from the content metadata service. Applications you do not activate for management display as Inactive in the UEM console.


To update to the latest version of a custom application, as an admin, you can navigate to the Resources > Apps > Native > List View > Purchased option and select the custom application from the purchased applications list view and click the UPDATE APP option. The devices with a lower version of the custom application installed automatically get updated to the latest version and the devices with the latest custom application version already installed have no impact.