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How to install applications to iOS devices

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This article describes how to remotely install applications to managed iOS devices. If you're interested in iOS application management, consider upgrading your site to the Enterprise Plan. See more in How to upgrade subscription for more information.

With iOS application management, administrators can remotely install applications from the Apple App Store to managed iOS devices. In order to be able to remotely install a store application, it must be available in the App Store and the user must sign in with his/her account and accept the installation. For supervised iOS devices, applications can be forced and installed quietly in the background when the user is logged in. Paid applications are supported only using Apple Volume Purchase Program managed licenses.

Another application type for iOS devices is in-house applications that can be used to install custom or private applications to managed iOS devices. In-house applications are installed by providing and defining an HTTPS link to the application manifest file or by uploading the application package to Miradore Online. There is no need for an App Store login but the user must accept the installation. For supervised iOS devices, applications can be forced and installed quietly in the background without user interaction. Note that developing and deploying in-house applications require the iOS Developer Enterprise Program.

Applications must be added to Miradore Online before they can be deployed to managed devices.

Check How to add iOS App Store application if you want to deploy an application from the Apple App store.

Check How to add iOS In-House application if you want to deploy an in-house application.

Check About Apple Volume Purchase Program if you are interested in deploying company-licensed apps to iOS devices.

After you have successfully added the application, you can start deploying it. There are numerous ways the application deployments can be done in Miradore Online. In the following example we will use the applications page.

1. Navigate to Mobile management > Applications where you can see the list of current applications.

 

2. Select the application that you wish to deploy. Click Deploy application from the page Actions menu. After that, a wizard for deploying the application opens on top of the window.

Select the desired devices and press Next.

 

3. Validate the deployment details and press Deploy to start installation

 

4. In the last screen of the deployment wizard, you'll see a notification which tells you whether the deployment was successfully added to the deployment queue or not. You may exit the deployment wizard by clicking Close.

 

The end-user of the device will see a notification on his/her phone and must accept the installation. For supervised iOS devices, applications can be forced and installed quietly in the background without user interaction.

 

If needed, the end-user is also prompted to log in into the App Store.

 

The Administrator can monitor the status of the deployment, for example, by navigating to the Mobile management > Events page or by navigating to the device page and opening the Events tab. We are unable to get real-time application installation status from iOS devices. Statuses are updated every 15 minutes, but you can also manually refresh the status using the Sync now action.

The list of completed deployments for a device can be seen from the Application deployments table on the device page.

 

More information

About application management

How to add iOS App Store application

How to add iOS In-House application

How to uninstall deployed applications

 

 


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