Automatically assign 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. If the device does not support the assignment of VPP apps, the app is assigned to the user that is assigned to the device.

Note: To support the assignment of VPP apps, the device must have the status managed and use iOS 9 or higher.

You can invert the order of precedence and favor user assignment over device assignment, or you can disable automatic assignment and instead assign VPP apps manually, as described in Manually assign VPP apps.

The automatic assignment of VPP apps is configured per customer.

  1. On the menu sidebar, under SETTINGS, click Setup > System setup.
  2. On the System setup page, click the Apple VPP tab.
  3. In the list Automatically assign VPP apps on installation, select the desired option:
    • Preferably to device: If the device supports it, the VPP app is assigned to the device. Otherwise, the VPP is assigned to the user that is assigned to the device. If there is no user assigned to the device, app assignment will fail.
    • Preferably to user: If a user is assigned to the device, the VPP app is assigned to that user. Otherwise, the app is assigned to the device. If the device does not support it, app assignment will fail.
    • Disabled: VPP apps are not assigned automatically. If you select this option, VPP apps must be assigned manually.