This section describes the manual assignment of individual VPP apps. By default,
apps that you purchased through the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) are
automatically assigned to the device on which the app is installed. See Automatically assign VPP apps.
You can assign apps that you purchased through the Apple Volume Purchase Program
(VPP) to users or to devices. After you assign a VPP app to users that are
associated with Apple VPP, they can install it on all iOS devices that are associated with their
Apple ID. After you assign a VPP app to devices, you can
push it to the devices through Sophos Mobile Control.
To assign a VPP app to users or devices:
On the menu sidebar, under CONFIGURE, click .
This opens the Apps page that displays a list of all apps
that you have added to Sophos Mobile Control.
To add apps you purchased through Apple VPP to the app list, click
Import VPP apps.
This retrieves the app information from the Apple VPP server and creates app
entries in Sophos Mobile Control, if required.
Click the blue triangle next to the VPP app you want to assign to users or
devices and then click Edit.
On the Edit iOS link page, click
Show next to the VPP licenses
This opens the VPP licenses dialog.
To assign the app to one or more users, click VPP users
and then select the required users.
The list contains all users that are registered for or associated with Apple
To assign the app to one or more devices, click Devices
and then select the required devices.
The list contains all devices with iOS 9 or higher and status
Click Apply to confirm the changes and to close the
VPP licenses dialog.
Click Save to save the changes and to synchronize the
app assignment with the Apple VPP server.
Tip: To discard assignment changes that you made in the VPP
licenses dialog, click Apply to close the
dialog box and then click Back to leave the Edit iOS
link page without saving the changes to the database.
To install the assigned app on a device:
- After the app is assigned to users, it is listed in the
Purchased view of the iTunes app on their devices. The
users can install it from there.
- After the app is assigned to devices, you can install it through Sophos Mobile
Control. See Install app.
To deassign an app:
- Open the VPP licenses dialog box as described before and then
clear the selection of the required users or devices.
Note: Because the status of VPP apps is managed by the Apple VPP server, it may take
some time until changes that you make in Sophos Mobile Control are visible on the