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How to Silently Install Enterprise Apps on Android Enterprise enabled Devices in Kiosk Mode

Enterprise apps are private apps developed by an organization to serve a specific purpose. Since they are designed to be used internally within an organization, such apps are not hosted on Google Play. With Hexnode, enterprise apps can be easily pushed onto devices enrolled in the Android Enterprise program.

Pre-requisites:

Notes:

  • On devices enrolled as device owner via Android Enterprise program, silent app installation works for both enterprise and store apps. Enterprise apps are silently installed on Android Enterprise devices with Hexnode for Work app running v7.8.2+. Silent installation of store apps works by automatically converting the store apps into Managed Google apps.
  • Kiosk mode is not available on a device enrolled as profile owner.

Push the Enterprise Apps on Android Enterprise Enabled Devices in Kiosk Mode

To install an enterprise app on Android in the Enterprise enabled devices in kiosk mode,

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Policies > New Policy. You can also choose to continue with an existing one.
    • Policy Name– Assign a suitable name for the policy. This field is mandatory.
    • Description– Add a suitable brief description for the policy.
  3. Navigate to Kiosk Lockdown > Android Kiosk Lockdown > Multi App. Click on Configure.
  4. Hit on the + icon to choose the apps or the file shortcuts you want to add in the Multi App Kiosk. Click Done.
  5. Next, associate the policy to target devices by navigating to Policy Targets and select the required Devices/Device Groups/Users/User Groups/Domains to which the policy is to be associated
  6. Choose the device you want to associate the policy to and click OK.
  7. Click Save to save the policy.

Once the device gets locked down in kiosk mode, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Manage and choose the target device.
  2. On the device’s page, go to Actions and select Install Application.
  3. Choose the app to be installed from the list of apps and click on Done. The app gets silently installed on the device.
  4. Now, go back to Policies and re-edit the previous policy. Add the enterprise app to it and click Save.

The policy gets associated with the target device and the app is silently installed.