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Assign internal Android, iOS, and Windows apps

Last updated July 26th, 2023

To assign an internal Android or iOS app:

  1. Go to Application, select an internal app, then click Assign. The Assign Application page opens.

  2. Configure the assignment settings:

    • Target Device — For an Android internal app, select the target device type.

    • Installation Area — Select the area where to install the app:

      • Android Legacy — Select the area where you want to install the app.

      • Android Enterprise — The app is installed according to one of the following the device types: Work Profile, Fully Managed, or Fully Managed with Work Profile. For Fully Managed with Work Profile devices, the app is installed in the Work Profile area.


        To do the following, a Knox Suite or Knox Platform for Enterprise license is needed:

        • Install the internal app on Work Profile devices.
        • Install the internal app in the Work Profile area of Fully Managed with Work Profile devices running the Android O OS. (Devices running Android P or later just require a Knox Manage license.)
    • Installation Type — Select the installation type.

      • Manual — Allow the device user to install the app manually.

      • Automatic (Removable) — Set the app to be installed automatically. The device user can remove the app. When you select this option, a new option called Schedule opens.

      • Automatic (Non-removable) — Set the app to be installed automatically. The device user can’t remove the app.


      You may designate the installation type depending on the target device type.

    • Installation Request Priority (Android Enterprise) — Selects the preferred order that the app installs to the device. Apps with high priority install before apps with normal priority. When multiple apps have high priority, they are installed in order of largest to smallest package size.

      • High
      • Normal
    • Installation Context (Windows) — Whether to install for all users on the device, or the user currently signed in.

    • Text copy — Allow the device user to copy text in the app.

    • Screen capture (Android Enterprise) — Allow the device user to capture screens in the app.

    • Auto-run after Installation (Android Enterprise) — Start the app immediately after installation.

    • Managed Configuration (Android Enterprise) — Click Set Configuration and select the reference values in the Managed Configuration dialog.

    • Home Screen Shortcut (Samsung Galaxy devices only) — Add a shortcut for the app on the Home screen of the device. If the device user deletes the shortcut, it won’t be re-added.

    • Printing (iOS) — Allow the device user to print the app screens.

    • Share list (iOS) — Allow the device user to use sharing features while using the app.

    • Managed App Setting (iOS) — Select Yes if you are adding an app that is designed to apply a managed configuration.

    • Key & Value (iOS) — If you selected Yes in Managed App Setting, click Add and specify a key-value pair for the managed configuration. You can add one key and its value at a time.

  3. Schedule — In this section, you can specify the following two options:

    • Use Deployment Scheduler — You can either choose to allow a scheduled deployment or continue to use manual deployment for the app. Depending upon your requirements, select Use or Do not use.
    • Deployment Starts At — If you chose to use a scheduled deployment method, you can select your deployment start time in this option. Use the date picker and time lists to specify the deployment start time.
  4. Select the target type.

  5. Search for the target groups or organizations and click the check box for the groups or organizations to assign.

  6. Click Assign.

  7. On the Assign Application page, view the assignment information and click OK.

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