Reply To: Push apps from Play Store to devices quickly

AvatarEva Tyler

Hi Elian,

Thanks for reaching out to us.

The option ‘Remove apps from the device on policy removal’ removes the mandatory apps from the device when the policy is deleted or removed from the device or the mandatory app is removed from the policy.

Mandatory apps enforce the app installation on the device end. So, if the user fails to install the app or removes the app from the device, the installation action would be pushed to the device automatically at regular intervals until the app is installed on the device.

Following are the conditions where the mandatory app scan would be removed from the device when the option ‘Remove apps from the device on policy removal’ is enabled:

  • Policy is deleted within the Hexnode portal.
  • Policy is removed from the device
  • Apps are removed from the mandatory app policy.

This option is supported on Android and iOS devices.

Silent App uninstallation of in-house apps (APK Files) are supported on Samsung Knox, LG GATE, Kyocera business phones, rooted Android, Android devices with Hexnode MDM app as system app, Android devices with Hexnode MDM System Agent app or platform signed Hexnode MDM System Agent app and in devices enrolled in the Android Enterprise program as device owner.

Silent uninstallation of Store apps is supported for devices enrolled in Android Enterprise.  Other devices prompt the user to uninstall the app from the device.

Silent app uninstallation is supported for supervised iOS devices.

Eva Tyler
Hexnode MDM