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Getting Started with iOS 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 about enrolling devices.

Enroll iOS devices…

Installing Apps

After enrolling the devices, add the required apps to the app inventory. You can add apps from the App Store, Web apps, and Enterprise apps. 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. App Groups
  5. App Catalog…

Installing Apps Silently

Push apps silently onto the device without user intervention. This feature enables the users to install apps without the user manually initiating installation. The app shows up on the device without any prompts. Silent app installation is supported only if the device is Supervised. VPP apps can be installed silently on supervised iOS devices. 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…

In kiosk mode, the app is updated in a different scenario. Add the Enterprise app to single app kiosk policy. Then, go to Apps and choose the Enterprise app that you would like to update. Replace the IPA file of the app with the newer version. The app gets updated on the device without exiting from the kiosk mode. It is to be noted that the Enterprise app needs to be pushed to the device as a mandatory app to update the app on the device.

Set up App Configurations

Hexnode MDM allows the admin to not just deploy iOS apps but specify the in-app configurations as well. These app configurations are pushed in XML format.

Pushing iOS app configurations…

Enforce OS Updates

You can also update your iPhones and iPads to the latest version of iOS provided your devices are supervised. Follow the link below to learn more about updating the OS using Hexnode MDM.

Enforcing OS update…

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…

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