Updates App Report

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Using the ‘updates app’, I created a weekly request for getting input to the team meeting agenda. It’s great at collecting requests, but not so good providing a single location to easily view team member submissions in a single ‘report’ for that week. I can go into Forms and extract/export to excel, but it’s kind of a clunky solution. Plus, it looks like the export won’t aggregate weekly responses by due date.


I’m new to the MS Teams apps. Perhaps there’s a better app than Updates? Any suggestions and/or direction is appreciated. Note - I’m an end user, not an IT Admin. Thanks!

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best response confirmed by StaceeFrane (Microsoft)
Manage app updates
Keeping apps updated on your users’ devices gives them access to the latest features, while also improving app security and stability. This article outlines steps you can take as an IT admin to ensure the latest versions of apps are installed on your organization’s managed devices.

Default update behavior
By default, apps are updated automatically when the following constraints are met:

The device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The device is charging.
The device is idle (not actively used).
The app to be updated is not running in the foreground.
Google Play typically checks for app updates once a day, so it can take up to 24 hours before an app update is added to the update queue. After an app is added to the queue, it will be automatically updated the next time the constraints above are met.

The next sections describe how end users and IT admins can change the default update behavior on their device.

App update settings available to users
Your users can modify the Wi-Fi network constraint by changing the auto-update settings on their device. A user can select one of the following options:

Update apps over any network.
Update apps over Wi-Fi only (this is the default setting).
Do not update apps.
The next section describes how you can override these settings.

App update settings available to IT admins
As the IT admin you can override the update settings that your users configure to further customize the app update behavior on the devices you manage. If your EMM supports these features, the controls will be available in your EMM console. If you don’t find these controls in your EMM console, contact your EMM provider.

Select High priority mode
Select Postpone mode
Set network constraints
Set a maintenance window
Set a minimum version code
Other factors affecting app updates
There are a few other factors that may influence the timing and speed of app updates on Android devices:

App release settings: Android app developers can roll out app updates gradually. As a result, an app update may initially only be available to some devices in your fleet.
Pending installs: App updates are queued and installed one at a time. If a device has several apps with pending updates, it may take longer than expected to install all the updates.

Rachel Gomez