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App settings (iOS, iPadOS)

General settings

Setting Description
Name The name of the app.

For Apple Business Manager 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 Business Manager 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 Business Manager 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.

Setting 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 get the URL, click Obtain link and search for the app on the App Store Marketing Tools website. Then copy the value shown under Content Link.

For Apple Business Manager 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 Apple Business Manager apps.

Settings for app packages

Setting 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.

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

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