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Remove Android Apps from Devices using Hexnode MDM

Apps might require to be removed from devices for a number of reasons. You may want to replace an old app with a new one or you may no longer require the app and so on. You no longer need to have the device in hand to uninstall apps.You can seamlessly remove Android apps from devices using Hexnode MDM.

Notes:

  • In Samsung SAFE devices, rooted devices and devices which run Hexnode MDM as system app, the app uninstallation is silent. In other generic devices, app uninstallation will raise a prompt on your device. Click OK to uninstall the application.
  • System Apps cannot be removed from Android devices.
  • Suppose that the app you wish to remove is in kiosk mode. When you delete an app from the app inventory, the app will be removed from the kiosk mode, but will not be uninstalled from the device.
  • When you change ownership of a device, mandatory apps assigned to the previous owner will be removed from the devices and the device ownership is assigned to the new owner.

Remove app(s) from a single device

You can remove one or more apps from a device using Hexnode MDM. Here’s how it’s done.

  1. Navigate to Management > Devices.
  2. Click on the device you would like to remove the app.
  3. After selecting the device, click on Applications tab. Here, you will see the complete list of applications deployed on the specific device.
  4. Click on the trash icon corresponding to the app you wish to remove. Click ‘Yes‘ to confirm your action.

Once clicked, a command is sent immediately to the device to start uninstalling the app.The app(s) will be removed successfully.

Remove apps from device(s) via ‘Uninstall Application’ action

You can force uninstallation of an app from one or more devices by following the steps mentioned below.

  1. Navigate to Management > Devices.
  2. Identify and select the devices you wish to remove the app from.
  3. Click on Manage > Uninstall Application.
  4. Find the app to be removed from the app inventory. Click on Done.

This will remove the app from selected devices.

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