With mobile devices becoming the corners of corporate workforce, apps have now become integral to productivity, with IT admins are required to have the devices user-ready by installing all the requisite corporate apps. MDM lets you install apps silently, without any user action making bulk installation of apps easier. The advantage in silent installation, is that it requires minimal admin action for installing apps on the device.
Apps can be installed silently as explained in the table below:
|DEVICE/APP TYPE||ENTERPRISE APPS||STORE APPS|
|Samsung devices||Distribute and install apps, using MDM app repository|
|Non-Samsung devices||OS<6.0||Configure Android for Work. Approve and install apps|
|OS>6.0||If provisioned as Device Owner,
Distribute and install apps, using MDM app repository
If the provisioned as Profile Owner,
Configure Android for Work. Approve and install apps
Learn how to install apps silently on Android devices in 4 minutes, through the demo video below:
In case of Store apps,
Login to Google Play for Work using the same account used to configure Android for Work in the previous step. Approve the apps, which are to be installed silently on the device. By approving, you are actually purchasing the app and thus, in case of paid apps, you have to pay before approving the app. For more details, refer to this.
In case of enterprise apps,
You need to privately publish the enterprise app on Google Play, to ensure the enterprise apps can be installed silently on managed devices. Follow the steps provided here.