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How to Update Enterprise Apps on iOS Devices?

Enterprise apps are in-house apps developed by an organization for use within the organization. As enterprise apps are meant only for the people within the organization, they are not published in Public Store. Hexnode offers seamless distribution and updating of enterprise apps.

Check out iOS Enterprise app distribution to know more about distributing enterprise apps to devices.

To update iOS Enterprise app on the device

Hexnode allows to update Enterprise apps on iOS devices using any one of these methods:

Method 1: Replace the old IPA file with the new one in the Hexnode app inventory and push it to the device.

Method 2: Push the new app (higher version) created in the Hexnode app inventory directly to the device

Note:

Change the version of the new IPA file before updating the enterprise apps.

Method 1: Replace the old IPA file with the new one in the Hexnode app inventory and push it to the device

Follow the steps mentioned below to update the enterprise apps

  1. Go to Apps and search for the enterprise app you want to update.
  2. Click on the app.
  3. On the app details box, click on the Settings dropdown (gear icon).
  4. Select Edit from the drop-down list.
  5. Click on the option Change beside the IPA file.
  6. Upload the new app version.
  7. Click Save.

This can be pushed to the device by two methods

Case 1

  • If the Enterprise app to be updated was pushed to the device as a mandatory app via policy, the app gets updated on the device automatically, provided the policy remains associated with the device

Case 2

  • You can directly push the new version of the app to a device or device group by the Install application action.
    Go to Manage > click on the device > Actions > Install Application > select the app > click Done.

Method 2: Push the new app (higher version) created in the inventory directly to the device or device group.

To install a higher version in the device, first add the higher version IPA as a new app instead of replacing the old IPA in the Hexnode app inventory. It can be done by:

  1. Go to Apps tab and click-on Add apps.
  2. Select Enterprise App and change the platform to iOS.
  3. Add the App Name, Category and Description.
  4. Click-on the Choose file option corresponding to Choose IPA file.
  5. Select the new IPA file and click Open. ,
  6. Click-on Add.

This app can be pushed to the device either via Install Application action or via mandatory app policy.

Case 1
Follow the steps given below to update the app in the device using Mandatory App policy.
Create a new policy: Go to Policies > New policy > Add Policy Name and Description > iOS > Mandatory app > Add app > Click Save.

Case 2
The higher version app can be pushed to the device directly.
Go to Manage > click on the device > Actions > Install Application > select the higher version of the app > click Done.

Note:

  • The apps added this way will replace the older versions instead of duplicating in the device.
  • Silent app installation is possible in case of Supervised iOS devices. Other devices may prompt the user to install an app.