App settings (iOS)

General settings

Setting/Field

Description

Name

The name of the app.

For Apple VPP apps, this field is read-only.

Version

The version that is displayed in the Enterprise App Store.

For app links, Sophos Mobile uses the version from the App Store.

For Apple VPP apps, this field is read-only.

App ID

The internal identifier of the app.

Sophos Mobile gets this from the App Store or from the IPA file.

For Apple VPP apps, this field is read-only.

App category

A category name, for example Productivity.

When you make the app available in the Enterprise App Store, the app will be listed in a section with that name.

Available to device groups

You can make the app available in the Enterprise App Store so that its installation can be initiated by the user. Click Show and select one or more device groups for which the app will be listed in the Enterprise App Store.

Description

The app description displayed in the Enterprise App Store.

You may use the placeholder %_appstoretext_% anywhere in your description text. In the Enterprise App Store, this is replaced by the actual app description from the App Store.

Settings for app links

Setting/Field

Description

Search in App Store

Click Search in App Store to search for the app in the App Store database.

When you select an app in the search results list, the following fields are filled out automatically:
  • App ID
  • App category
  • Link

Link

The URL of the app in the App Store.

To determine the URL, click Obtain link to open iTunes Link Maker in a new browser tab. Navigate to the app in Link Maker, and then copy the URL displayed under Direct Link into the Link field in Sophos Mobile Admin.

For Apple VPP apps, this field is read-only.

Sophos Mobile managed installation

The app is installed as a managed app.

This setting only affects apps the user installs from the Enterprise App Store. Apps you install from Sophos Mobile Admin are always managed apps.

Note that managed apps can’t be installed from the Enterprise App Store on devices where Sophos Mobile only manages the Sophos container.

Settings and VPN

Click Show to configure a VPN connection that is used when the app is started, or to configure custom app settings.

VPP licenses

Click Show to manually assign the app to users or devices. See Manually assign VPP apps.

Settings for app packages

Setting/Field

Description

Upload a file

Click Upload a file to upload the app to the Sophos Mobile server. Navigate to the IPA file and click Open.

Tip Alternatively, drag the file from File Explorer to the Upload a file area.