Policies (macOS)

Policy description and usage on macOS computers.

What is a Policy?

A Policy is a configuration that can control the Application Updates. macOS policies are different from WindowsOS policies.
Policies are used to automate, schedule, or version freeze application updates. Multiple policies can be created and assigned to different groups of computers.
The tables below describe the configurable features and settings for Policies for macOS.

Applications Settings

Application Policy Configuration Options
Automatic Update
Update the application whenever an update is available.
Manual Update
Do not automatically update the application.
Schedule Update
Set a time and date to run an application update.
Version Freeze
Prevent any further updates from being downloaded and uninstalled for this application.

App Store Update Settings

App Store Settings
Automatically Update All App Store Apps
Apps will be updated at the scheduled time set under General Settings.