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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, you may no longer require the app, or there are too much advertisements, 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 Knox 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.
  • 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 Manage > Devices.
  2. Click on the device you would like to remove the app.
  3. After selecting the device, click on Applications sub-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. Then click on Uninstall App.
  5. 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.


Prompt for uninstalling apps

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 Manage > Devices.
  2. Identify and select the devices you wish to remove the app from.
  3. Click on Actions > Uninstall Application.
  4. Choose the app to be removed from the device(s). Click on Done.
  5. Click Yes to confirm your action.

This will remove the app from selected devices.

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