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Hey, we’re going to start a company. Employees will be given Android devices for work. We have to deploy and configure apps on the devices. However, we don’t need to control the devices. Is it possible with Hexnode?

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    Evin Lee


    Hi @monserrat,

    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    Hexnode’s Mobile App Management enables you to manage and secure apps and app data by providing granular control at the application level. Since Hexnode is not a pure Mobile App Management solution, you cannot manage apps without managing the entire device. However, you can utilize the App Management section in Hexnode to manage your apps.

    You can add Google Play Store apps, enterprise apps, and Managed Play Store apps to the Hexnode App Inventory, which can be pushed to the devices from the portal later. You can access the Hexnode App Inventory by clicking on the Apps tab in the portal.

    There is a set of policies under Policies > Android > App Management to manage all types of apps on the devices. With the Mandatory Apps policy, you can remotely deploy enterprise, Play Store, and Managed Play Store apps to your employee’s devices from the Hexnode portal. The apps pushed to the devices via the policy will be automatically updated. Also, suppose the user uninstalls apps installed using the policy. In that case, the device will be marked as non-compliant on the portal, and the app will be automatically reinstalled on the device. You can block unwanted apps and allow required apps on the devices using the Blacklist/Whitelist policy. With the App Catalog policy, you can create a customized Play Store on employees’ devices with the apps required for your business needs. Hence, your employees can download required apps from the catalog and prevent them from running the wrong apps.

    Using the Web Content Filtering policy (Policies > Android > Web Content Filtering), you can blacklist or whitelist URLs to filter the contents that can be viewed in browsers.

    If any apps use more cellular or Wi-Fi data, you can restrict data usage of apps by navigating to Policies > Android > Network Data Usage Management > App Wise Restrictions and adding required apps to the policy.

    Many other app management features are available in Hexnode, such as restricting access to the Google Play Store, preventing app installation from unknown sources, verifying the apps’ credibility before installing it, etc. The above-mentioned features can be found under Policies > Android > Advanced Restrictions > Allow App Settings.

    You can also remotely install apps on devices using the Install Applications (Manage > Devices > Actions > Install Applications) remote action. If you no longer need apps on your employees’ devices, you can remotely uninstall them by utilizing the Uninstall Application remote action (Manage > Devices > Actions > Uninstall Applications).

    Please check out our help doc on Android app management to know more.

    Hope this helps. Do reach out if you have any further queries.


    Evin Lee

    Hexnode UEM