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Getting Started with Android App Management

Mobile App Management provides granular control at the application level thus enabling the administrators to manage and secure app data. It helps to protect devices and manage data. It enables to apply and enforce corporate policies on mobile apps and to limit the sharing of corporate data among apps.

Enrollment of Devices

You need to enroll your devices in Hexnode MDM before managing the apps on your devices. Follow the link below to learn more on enrolling devices.

Enroll Android devices…

Installing Apps

After enrolling the devices, add the required apps to the app inventory. You can add apps from the Play Store, Web apps, Enterprise apps, Managed Google apps and add apps using bundle ID. You can also build app groups and app catalogs. After adding the apps to the inventory, push them onto the devices. Get to know more on installing apps by tapping the links below.

  1. Store apps
  2. Web apps
  3. Enterprise apps
  4. With Bundle ID
  5. Managed Google apps
  6. App Groups
  7. App Catalog

You can also design a layout for the Store and add apps to it. This feature is supported on Android in the Enterprise enabled devices. Go through the link below to learn more about the same.

Design a store layout…

Installing Apps Silently

Push apps silently onto the device without user intervention. This feature enables the users to install apps without user manually initiating installation. The app shows up on the device without any prompts. This feature is supported by Samsung Knox, LG GATE, Kyocera business phones, Android in the Enterprise enabled devices, rooted devices and devices having Hexnode MDM as system app. Follow the link below to learn more about silently installing apps.

Silent app installation…

Block or Permit Apps

Allow certain apps to function on the device and block unwanted apps from being active on the device. Get to know more on blocking apps from the link below.

App blacklisting or whitelisting…

Enforce App Installation

This feature lets you ensure that all essential apps have been installed on the device. It enables the user to push useful apps to the device at once. Follow the link below to learn more on enforcing installation of essential apps.

Mandatory app…

Update Apps

Update apps on your device and use the latest app version. Go through the link below to learn more about updating apps on your device.

Update Enterprise apps…

You can update the apps on your Android device without exiting from the kiosk mode. Follow the link below to learn more about updating apps in kiosk mode.

Updating Enterprise apps in kiosk…

On an Android devices, the Hexnode MDM app can be updated by setting it up as an enterprise app and adding the new app version to the whitelist policy.

Auto-Update Apps using Google Play Store

You can allow selected apps to be auto-updated on your device from Google Play Store. The auto-update settings can be either enabled or disabled for all apps. In Samsung Knox devices, Hexnode MDM provides an option to hide Google Play Store icon. By default, the option Allow Google Play Store is enabled. Go through the link below to learn more about this auto-updating apps on your device.

Auto-updating apps…

Set up App Permissions and Configurations

You can control the features that an app can access and configure the apps even before they are pushed to the device. This feature in supported by Android in the Enterprise enabled devices. Go through the link below to learn more about setting up app permissions and configurations.

App Permissions and Configurations…

Enforce OS Updates

Hexnode MDM allows the users to enable system update settings. The devices enrolled in Android Enterprise program support this OS update feature.

Enforcing OS updates to devices enrolled in Android Enterprise program…

You can also remotely deploy OS updates for ROM enrolled devices with System Agent app. It can be done via remote actions using Hexnode MDM.

Enforcing OS updates to Android devices with System Agent app via Remote Actions…

Downgrade Apps

The users can downgrade the apps and use the lower versions of the app. Tap on the link below to learn more about downgrading apps using Hexnode MDM.

App downgrading…

Clear Application Data or Cache

You can clear the data or cache of the applications that take up large amount of space. This feature is supported only by Samsung Knox devices. Learn more about clearing app data or cache from your device by tapping on the link below.

Clearing app data or cache…

App Uninstallation

Allow the users to remove apps from the devices or set apps to be removed automatically when the devices are disenrolled. You no longer need to have the device in your hand to initiate uninstallation. The apps can also be removed from the device on policy removal or when the app is removed from the policy if the app is pushed to the device as a mandatory app. Get to know more about removing apps from the device from the link below.

Removing apps from the device…