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How to Update Enterprise Apps on Android Devices using Hexnode MDM

Hexnode MDM allows to update Enterprise apps on Android devices using any one of these methods:

Method 1: Replace the old APK file with the new one in the Hexnode app inventory.
Method 2: Push the new app version via install application action.

Note:

Change the version code and version name of the new APK before updating the Enterprise app.

Method 1: Replace the old APK file with the new one in the Hexnode app inventory

If the Enterprise app to be updated was pushed to the device as a mandatory app via policy, the app gets updated on the device, provided the policy remains associated with the device.

 

Follow the steps mentioned below to update the apps pushed as mandatory:

  1. Go to Apps and search for the enterprise app you want to update.
  2. Click on the app.
  3. On the app details box, click on the Settings dropdown (gear icon).
  4. Select Edit from the drop-down list.
  5. Click on the option Change beside the APK file.
  6. Upload the new app version.
  7. Click Save.

Method 2: Push the new app version via install application action

To install the new app version on your device, first add the new version to your app inventory and then follow the steps mentioned below:

 

  1. Select the device from the Management page.
  2. Click on Manage and choose Install Application action.
  3. Select the new app version from the list and click Done.
Note:

In Samsung SAFE, LG GATE, Kyocera business devices, rooted Android devices and Android devices with Hexnode MDM as system app, the apps will be updated silently without any prompts. However, in other devices, the users will receive a prompt on their device to install the new app version.

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