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How to schedule OS updates in Android devices?

Hexnode allows you to schedule OS updates on your Android devices remotely. This allows you to set a specific time period during which you want the system to be updated or even postpone the available update.


The Android devices must be provisioned as Device Owner for this feature to work.

To schedule OS updates

  1. Navigate to Policies tab in your portal. Go to New Policy to create a new policy.
  2. Go to Android > OS updates > Configure > System update settings (Android Enterprise devices).
  3. You can schedule it as Default, Update automatically, Update during inactive hours, or Postpone updates.
  4. Settings Description
    Default The system updates as per the default configuration on the device.
    Update automatically Automatically download and install updates when they become available.
    Update during inactive hours Set the time period during which the device is inactive. The system will be updated during this period.
    Postpone update Postpone the device updates for up to 30 days.

To Associate Policies to targets

If the policy has not yet been saved.

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets.
  2. Click on +Add Devices.
  3. Select the devices and click OK.
  4. Click on Save to apply the policies to devices.

If the policy has been saved, you can associate it with another method.

  1. From Policies, check the policies to be associated.
  2. Click on Manage > Associate Targets and select the device.
  3. Click on Associate to apply policy to the devices.

Apart from devices, you can also associate the policies with device groups, users, user groups, or domain from Policy Targets.