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How to update enterprise Kiosk app for Android devices with MDM

Hexnode allows you to update enterprise apps added in kiosk mode on Android devices. So, when updates are available, the devices don’t need to be taken out of kiosk mode.

There are 2 methods to update an enterprise app in Kiosk mode

Method 1: Replace the old APK file with the new one in the Hexnode app inventory.
Method 2: Add the new APK file as a new enterprise app in Hexnode app inventory & push them to target devices.

Notes:

For Samsung Knox, LG GATE, Kyocera business phones, rooted Android and devices with Hexnode as a system app, the enterprise app gets installed silently without any user intervention.

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

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Go to Apps tab.
  3. Search for the enterprise app you want to update.
  4. Click on the app.
  5. On the App details box, click on the Settings button.
  6. Select Edit from the drop-down list.
  7. Click on the option Change beside the APK File.
  8. Upload the new app version.
  9. Click Save.


The enterprise app which is on the device will show an image of a wrench on it. By clicking on that app, the user can install the new app version.

Add the new APK file as a new enterprise app in Hexnode app inventory & push them to target devices

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Go to Apps tab.
  3. Click +Apps > Enterprise App.
  4. Choose the platform as Android and provide a new name for the new APK version.
  5. Choose a category and provide a suitable description.
  6. Upload the new APK file and click Save.


You can now push the app to the target devices either via policies or remotely through install application action.

Edit the Kiosk policy by replacing the older version of the enterprise app with newer one

  • Open the kiosk policy created.
  • Remove the enterprise app having old APK file with the new enterprise app.
  • Save the policy.


The enterprise app which is on the device will show an image of a wrench on it. Clicking on that app, the user can install the new app version.

Push the new app version via install application action

  1. Navigate to Manage > Devices.
  2. Select the device in kiosk mode.
  3. Click on Manage and select Install Application.
  4. Select the new app version from the list and click Done.

The app will install silently without any prompts.


The enterprise app which is on the device will show an image of a wrench on it. Clicking on that app, the user can install the new app version.

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