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Apple Appstore disabled, Appstore App updates. Afaria

Hello,

My question is regarding restriction function in Afaria.

If I disable the Apple Appstore on an iOS 9 device with theAllow installing apps using Apple Configurator and iTunes " restriction function,it is possible to deploy nevertheless Appstore Apps via Afaria.

But how are Appstore App updates handled? Because the Appstore symbol is totally gone on the homescreen.

Do I have to enable the appstore first?

Thanks and best regards

Michael

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    Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Dear Michael,

    As per your description, I understand that you have setup a restriction policy to disable/not to use the App store on the device.

    However, even the App Store is disabled on the device the app store apps get updates as these updates are being pushed through the apple website but not the app store which is disabled on the device.

    Moreover, we can restrict the device to not to use the apple app store by the user however couldn't restrict the updates pushed though Apple site to the device.

    Hope this helps you to clear your queries.


    Cheers,
    Sushmitha

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      Dear Michael,

      I just quickly tested on my iOS device by pushing the restriction policy to disable the App Store. Once the App Store is disabled through Afaria, the icon is deleted on the device automatically and the App Store sits in settings->Restrictions in disabled mode.

      Well for the iOS devices if the App Store or iTunes Store is disabled, the apps DO NOT receive any updates on the device. In order to get the updates back to the apps we should enable the App store again.

      Hope this clears.

      Cheers,
      Sushmitha

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