Product Documentation

To distribute Volume Purchase Program apps (iOS 6)

Dec 21, 2015
  1. Click the Files tab and then on the New menu, click New external iOS app.
  2. In the new app dialog box, enter the Web address of the Volume Purchase Program iOS app. This is the Web address you used to purchase the app at the Apple app store.
  3. Click Go Device Manager locates the Web address for the app and then populates the dialog box with the app details.
  4. Click the VPP Licenses tab and then click Import a license spreadsheet.
    Note: You can also update Volume Purchase Program license redemption codes by adding a new license spreadsheets with new licenses at a later date. For example, if you first buy 100 licenses for an app and then eventually have more target devices to deploy to, you can purchase more licenses at the Apple Volume Purchase Program site and then add them to the existing Volume Purchase Program app definition in Device Manager.
  5. Browse to the location on your system where you have saved the license spreadsheet and then click OK.
  6. Click Add to complete the file configuration.
  7. Next, you will create a deployment package so you can push the Volume Purchase Program apps to your users' devices. Select the Deployment tab.
  8. On the New Package menu, click New iOS package.
  9. On the Package Name page of the Create New Package wizard, enter a name for the iOS Volume Purchase Program app and then click Next.
  10. On the Groups of users page, select the users on whose devices you want to receive the Volume Purchase Program app when you push the app and then click Next.
  11. On the Resources to be deployed page, in Available Resources, select the Volume Purchase Program app from the External iOS list, click the right arrow button to add the app to the package and then click Next.
    Note: With Volume Purchase Program app deployments, you can only choose to push these apps as External iOS apps, and not as Enterpise App Store apps.
  12. On the Deployment schedule page, configure to push the app Now or at a specified time in the future and then click Next.
  13. On the Deployment rules page, specify any deployment rules you want to associate with the app and its deployment and then click Next.
  14. On the Package summary page, review the iOS Volume Purchase Program app packaged deployment and then click Finish.
  15. To deploy the iOS Volume Purchase Program app package, select the package and then click Deploy. Connected devices receive the package as soon as scheduling rules are met. Reconnecting devices receive the package as they reconnect subject to other rule criteria. When you push external apps to a store, the device user is prompted to enter their Apple ID credentials in order to install the app. You will see a message after installation that the user account on the device will not be charged for the app.

After you deploy the app, the purchased app becomes the property of the iTunes account entered on the device. The owner of the account used to install the app on the device can later install the application on the device of their choosing without having to pay for it.