Configure automatic updates or manually push updates to device-based VPP applications at the application level. This feature offers management of updates by Workspace ONE UEM or allows you to push updates as a way to control application versions.

This feature does not work for the managed distribution by Apple ID. The VPP application must be enabled for the device-based distribution, also called distribution by device serial number. For general information about the managed distribution method by device serial number, see Managed Distribution by Device Serial Number. This topic includes supported operating systems, benefits, and the need for no VPP invitations.

Note: The non-device-based VPP applications are tagged as Not Applicable, such VPP applications are not supported for this feature.

System Behavior on Initial Setup

The system automatically queues application installation commands at the time you first configure the Enable Auto Updates. Workspace ONE UEM stores the currently available application version number from the App Store in the database. Workspace ONE UEM can automatically trigger install commands for devices to perform application updates if they report a version below the currently available version from the App Store. Workspace ONE UEM system regularly checks the App Store for updates and records any new versions in the database to continue the process.