Deferred software updates for iOS, macOS and tvOS

You can prevent devices from offering over-the-air software updates to users until a specified period of time has expired since those updates were published by Apple. When you implement this restriction, the default delay is 30 days since update publication before the update is visible to managed supervised devices. However, you can specify a custom value, anywhere from 1 to 90 days. This delay applies to all OS updates, although Jamf School has the ability to send specific updates to devices irrespective of the above restriction.


This option can be found in in the restrictions payload of a profile for the respective OS. 

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