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      Latest reply: Sep 15, 2017 2:05 AM by eskimo RSS
      markwintelligenti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hi,

         

        Prior to iTunes 12.7 I used to use the procedure described here https://developer.apple.com/library/content/technotes/tn2285/_index.html

         

        Now that app sync has been removed from iTunes 12.7, what's the recommended way to test iOS app updates?

         

        Thanks in advance,

         

        -Mark

        • Re: iTunes 12.7 has removed app sync - what’s the recommended way to test iOS app updates?
          eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (7,180 points)

          Now that app sync has been removed from iTunes 12.7, what's the recommended way to test iOS app updates?

          You can install an .ipa by dragging it to the Installed Apps list in the Devices window in Xcode.  This installs it much like iTunes would have, not via the incremental mechanism that Xcode normally uses when you build and run.

          If you want to avoid Xcode entirely, you can do this with Apple Configurator by dragging it to your device in the All Devices window.

          Finally, if you’re interested in automating app update testing, you can use Xcode’s app data support, as discussed in this post.

          ps I’ve filed a bug to get TN2285 updated for the new reality (r. 34429321).

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            • Re: iTunes 12.7 has removed app sync - what’s the recommended way to test iOS app updates?
              iTen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              This only works for the single developer but in the Enterprise where people normally use iTunes, that is now a big issue for Enterprise QA folks that don't or won't have the external internet access to the Apple resources to use TestFlight. Most financial companies I have consulted for outright for block access to everything apple.com or replace the Apple certificates in flight via their firewalls just to see what is going on and as a result break the entire Apple development experience.

                • Re: iTunes 12.7 has removed app sync - what’s the recommended way to test iOS app updates?
                  eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (7,180 points)

                  I’m confused.  Most Enterprise developers I work with set up their own internal distribution, a workflow that Apple explicitly supports.  Alternatively, if you want to install the app on a one-off basis, Apple Configurator does that job just fine.  Neither of these require access outside of the organisation’s network.

                  Is there some Enterprise-specific thing that causes problems with Apple Configurator?

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