Apply Template

Applying pre-defined templates to existing issues in Jira can significantly streamline your workflow. The Easy Templates for Jira app simplifies this process, allowing you to quickly update issues with standardized information. Follow these steps to apply a template to an existing issue in Jira Cloud!

Jira Cloud instructions

Step 1: Accessing the Apply Template Feature

  • Locate the Issue: Navigate to the issue you wish to update.

  • Open the Issue Menu: Click on the "•••" (More) icon at the top-right of the issue view.

  • Select "Apply Template": From the dropdown menu, find and click on “Apply template”. This opens the template application interface.


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Step 2: Choosing the Right Template

  • View Available Templates: A list of templates will be displayed. These templates are based on the scope you or your team have set—either global or specific to your project.

  • Select a Template: Browse through the available templates and select the one that fits your needs for the current issue.

  • Apply the Template: After selecting the appropriate template, click on the “Apply” button. This action will start the process of updating the issue with the template’s predefined fields and data.

Step 3: Confirming the Update

  • Review the Changes: Once you click “Apply”, the issue will be automatically updated with the data from the chosen template. Take a moment to review the changes to ensure that all information is accurate and relevant to the issue.

  • Finalizing the Update: If the updated information is correct, no further action is needed. If adjustments are required, you can edit the issue manually as usual.

Jira Server and Data Center instructions

  • Go to your Jira issue

  • Open "More" menu

  • Click the "Apply template" menu item

  • Choose the template from the given list

  • Then Jira Issue will be updated with data from the Template

  • On Server instances - Subtasks will be auto-populated with "Apply" method as well



By following these simple steps, you can efficiently apply templates to existing issues in Jira Cloud using the Easy Templates for Jira app. This feature aids in maintaining consistency and saving time, especially when dealing with repetitive tasks or standardizing issue updates across your project or organization.

Additional Tips

  • Customize Templates: Consider customizing your templates to better suit different types of issues.

  • Frequent Review: Regularly review and update your templates to ensure they remain effective and relevant.

  • Training: Ensure your team is familiar with how to use templates for maximum efficiency.

By utilizing the Easy Templates for Jira app effectively, you can enhance the functionality and efficiency of your Jira instance, leading to smoother project management and team collaboration.