1. dpscott's Avatar
    Hi All,

    It may not have been something on the wish lists but I've always loved that you can remotely install an app from the Google Play Store.

    I having this feature would, for me at least, be massive!

    How often do I sit and watch a video on my iPhone and think "oh I need to install xxxxx on my phone" at which point I have to stop the video and install it or I have to create a reminder on my AW.

    It also means I can install an app on my daughters iPhone 5s without giving her access to the App Store or having to remove the restrictions, install the app then add the restrictions again.

    Anyone else want this kinda thing?
    06-12-2017 09:40 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    It’s not quite the same but if you have automatic downloads enabled for Apps in Settings > iTunes & AppStore you can download an app on one device and have it automatically installed on another device that is associated with the same Apple ID.
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    06-12-2017 09:47 AM
  3. dpscott's Avatar
    Yeah thats not quite what I want. It s great feature if you want to keep things in sync but I don't as my iPhone is 'jack of all trades' for stuff and the iPad is task driven.

    Have you ever used Android to see the remote install in action?

    The only major difference between Apple and Google in this respect is that the Apple App Store is baked into iTunes whilst Google is web based so is much eaiser to do on an ad-hoc basis.
    For Apple to do it I'd still need my Mac/Windows laptop so I can find the app I want
    That is unless the move the App Store to the cloud.... *hopes*
    06-12-2017 10:03 AM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    You can do that from iTunes.
    Go into Apps, pick the one you want and click on Download.
    06-12-2017 10:14 AM
  5. dpscott's Avatar
    That only download it to iTunes not to the device.

    I want to issue a command to download from iTunes and have it install on my phone
    06-12-2017 03:19 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    That only download it to iTunes not to the device.

    I want to issue a command to download from iTunes and have it install on my phone
    That’s the automatic download feature in Settings > iTunes & AppStore.
    If you enable that, installing in iTunes will also install it on any devices where that setting is enabled and associated with the same ID.
    06-12-2017 04:27 PM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    What's great about Google's Play Store is that you can do this from a web browser, so even with a Chromebook. You can't install iTunes on a Chromebook.

    It's a nice feature and one that I hope Apple implements (from their iCloud web interface, for example.)
    Last edited by doogald; 06-13-2017 at 09:13 AM.
    06-12-2017 08:09 PM
  8. dpscott's Avatar
    That’s the automatic download feature in Settings > iTunes & AppStore.
    If you enable that, installing in iTunes will also install it on any devices where that setting is enabled and associated with the same ID.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1b5692464a.png
    As you said this isn't quite the same. I don't want to download it iTunes or have every app on every device. I want it as Google has it where I can target a specific device
    06-13-2017 04:10 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    As you said this isn't quite the same. I don't want to download it iTunes or have every app on every device. I want it as Google has it where I can target a specific device
    I understand you wanting but like with everything Apple, it’s not possible unless Apple makes it possible.
    Did you submit a request at https://www.apple.com/feedback/ ? You never know.
    06-13-2017 05:44 AM
  10. dpscott's Avatar
    I have done it every year since iOS 6.

    I've also got a family member who works on one of the Apple dev teams and he has been pushing for it too.
    Tartarus likes this.
    06-13-2017 09:36 AM
  11. bigtruck1369's Avatar
    Hi All,

    It may not have been something on the wish lists but I've always loved that you can remotely install an app from the Google Play Store.

    I having this feature would, for me at least, be massive!

    How often do I sit and watch a video on my iPhone and think "oh I need to install xxxxx on my phone" at which point I have to stop the video and install it or I have to create a reminder on my AW.

    It also means I can install an app on my daughters iPhone 5s without giving her access to the App Store or having to remove the restrictions, install the app then add the restrictions again.

    Anyone else want this kinda thing?
    I do! Isn't this the kind of thing that you can do with MDM stuff like Jamf? I've been thinking about looking into this one.
    06-16-2017 04:19 PM

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