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32 bit apps and 64 bit apps

Apple will soon stop supporting 32 bit apps on the iPads, and presently there is not a way through the JSS to verify if the apps installed have been updated to 64 bit. This feature would be of value, for schools who may use older free apps.

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Posted: by boberito

I just went and updated some iPads to get our list....I couldn't believe how many apps are out of date. OH MY

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Posted: by wakco

As nice as this idea is, I do not know if iOS will supply that information (I voted up). But as far as updating goes, Apps can be configured to be automatically updated, from jamf PRO.

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Posted: by tsossong

@wakco your right but if the developer doesnt update the app, the automatic update function doesnt help you.

I am interested in knowing which apps are not updated to 64bit the easy way too. At the moment I know from Swift Playgrounds and Apple Clips.

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Posted: by wakco

@tsossong Sorry, I should have clarified, my update comment was directed at @boberito. In general, automatic updates only helps if the developer has provided a 64bit update, and (it is sad I have to add this) assuming the developer provides the update as an update to the existing app, not as a fresh new app.

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Posted: by ekramer

This is frustrating to keep up with manually. For users with managed Apple IDs Self Service is their App Store. Apple displays only apps that are available for the current device... why can we not replicate this automatically Self Service?

I know that I can manually set the scope of an app based on iOS version (smart group, etc.) but I cannot automatically set which app is available for which iOS based on 64-bit compatibility.

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Posted: by mtk

100% agree with ekramer. I'm going to have to run a check to see which apps are 32bit only ( https://github.com/bumbletech/JSS_API_scripts ) then I guess create a smart device group of iOS 11 devices, then run some mySQL commands to add that group to the exclusions list for all of the 32 bit only apps.

Would be much nicer if this was all a function of the JSS.

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Posted: by Malcolm

So in jamf 10.16.0 you are able to see if the app is 32gb if you view into the app, but it would be nice if the app was indicated in the list view, as like apps that have been removed from the app store under mobile devices > mobile device apps. So it is easier to remove the no longer suitable apps.

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Posted: by clewis2

We have over 800 apps and our sped. ed. student iPads are specific to the student (not a classroom or even a disability). It is a major time waster to attempt to push apps that haven't been flagged as 32bit ---this needs to be addressed

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