Launchpad Update & Auto Launch on Mac

Created: Knowledge Base


If you install the Launchpad App as an administrator and switch to another user, Automatic upgrade or server update will not work.  Also, auto-login will be affected.


For automatic Launchpad upgrades to work correctly, the local Mac user must either be a macOS local admin or the must be installed in a directory the local user has full file permissions over.

Also, the Launchpad will not auto-launch upon reboot.


From the Admin page, Console Admins can enable (or disable) automatic upgrades for registered Launchpads. As a default, your organization will have automatic upgrades enabled, keeping all of your Launchpads up-to-date as releases are made available.

When this setting is enabled, even offline Launchpads will be upgraded automatically to the latest version of GroundControl once they’re connected and running.

Keep in mind the first time the automatic Launchpad upgrades is enabled, any connected Launchpads will be immediately upgraded. And while we highly encourage keeping your Launchpads up-to-date, you have the option to disable automatic upgrades anytime.

For more information, see the Launchpads article.