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Update the OS on supervised 
iOS
 devices

You can force 
iOS
 devices to install an available OS update. To update the OS on multiple devices, see Send a bulk command.
You can also control the timing of iOS software updates using the "Delay software updates and "Software update delay period" IT policy rules. For more information, download the Policy Reference Spreadsheet.
  1. On the menu bar, click 
    Users > Managed devices
    .
  2. Search for a user account.
  3. In the search results, click the name of the user account.
  4. Click the device tab.
  5. In the left pane, if a software update is available, click 
    Update now
    .
  6. In the drop-down list, select one of the following options:
    • Download and install
      : The update is automatically downloaded and installed on the device.
    • Download only
      : The update is automatically downloaded on the device and the user is prompted to install it.
    • Install downloaded update
      : If the update is already downloaded on a device, it is automatically installed.
  7. In the 
    OS version
     list, select the OS version that you want to update the device to
  8. Click 
    Update
    .