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How to Update Store and Enterprise Apps on Android Devices using Hexnode MDM

Hexnode MDM allows you to update Store Apps and Enterprise Apps on your android devices.

To Update Store apps on Android devices using Hexnode MDM

Note:


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

  1. Go to Apps.
  2. Filter the Apps by selecting the App Type as Store App and App Platform as Android.
  3. Click on the app to be updated.
  4. Click on the Settings (gear icon) on the top right corner of the App detail box and from the drop-down list click on Check for updates.

The app will get updated if an update is available.



Otherwise it will show that no updates are available.



Note:


For store apps it is possible to Auto update the apps from the Google Playstore itself.

To Update Enterprise apps on Android devices using Hexnode MDM

Enterprise Apps on Android devices can be updated by any of these two 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.
Notes:

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

  1. Go to Apps.
  2. Filter the Apps by selecting the App Type as Enterprise App and App Platform as Android.
  3. Click on the app to be updated.
  4. Click on the Settings (gear icon) on the top right corner of the App detail box and from the drop-down list click on Edit.
  5. Click on option Change beside the APK file and upload the new APK file and click on Save.

Method 2 – Push the new app version via- install application action

Note:


To install the new version of the app via install application action, make sure that first you add the new app version to the app inventory.

  1. Go to the Management > Select the device.
  2. From Manage > Install Application.
  3. Select the new app version from the list and click on 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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