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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 UEM before managing the apps on your devices. Follow the link below to learn more about 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 about 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 Play Store and add apps to it. This feature is supported on Android 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 administrators to install apps without requiring any manual intervention of the end-users. The app shows up on the device without any prompts. This feature is supported by Samsung Knox, LG GATE, Kyocera business phones, devices enrolled in the Android Enterprise program, rooted devices and devices with Hexnode MDM as a 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 about 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 about enforcing the 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 Store and 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…

The Hexnode MDM/Hexnode for Work app can be updated on Android devices while the devices are in kiosk mode. Refer to the below link to know more about updating the Hexnode agent app without requiring the devices to be taken out of the kiosk mode.

Update Hexnode agent app in kiosk…

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 is supported by devices enrolled in the Android Enterprise program. Go through the link below to learn more about setting up app permissions and configurations.

App Permissions and Configurations…

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 UEM.

App downgrading…

Clear Application Data or Cache

You can clear the data or cache of the applications that take up a 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 the 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…