Silent app installation is one of those features that IT admins dream of during mobile device management. When Apple incorporated silent app install feature through VPP and Supervision, it was found to be very appealing and easy. While the Apple devices needed to be supervised or enrolled in VPP to activate this feature, Samsung made it such that if the device was SAFE, apps could be pushed silently.
Distribute Android Apps Silently to Devices
- Only enterprise apps can be installed silently in Samsung SAFE devices.
Silent app installation is possible in generic Android devices too. For that, the device needs to be
- rooted or have an MDM installed in it as a system app
- enrolled in Android for Work
- Hexnode has integrated with Samsung SAFE, LG GATE and Kyocera devices so that advanced functionalities like this could be performed with Hexnode MDM.
For SAFE devices, the Hexnode MDM app will ask for permission to manage during device enrollment.
You can distribute Enterprise apps in several ways. Follow the steps mentioned here to distribute enterprise apps silently.