Intune discovered apps

Intune discovered apps is a list of detected apps on the Intune enrolled devices in your tenant. It acts as a software inventory for your tenant. Discovered apps is a separate report from the app installation reports. For personal devices, Intune never collects information on applications that are unmanaged. On corporate devices, any app whether it is a managed app or not is collected for this report. Below is the table mapping the expected behavior. In general, the report refreshes every 7 days from the time of enrollment (not a weekly refresh for the entire tenant). The only exception to this refresh period is application information collected through the Intune Management Extension for Win32 Apps, which is collected every 24 hours.

Monitor discovered apps with Intune

Intune provides an aggregated list of detected apps on the Intune enrolled devices in your tenant.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Select Apps > Monitor > Discovered apps.

Note

You can export the list of discovered apps to a .csv file by selecting Export from the Discovered apps pane.

For discovered Win32 apps, there currently is no aggregate count. This type of data can only be viewed on a per-device basis.

Intune also provides the list of discovered apps for the individual device in your tenant.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Select Devices > All Devices.
  3. Select a device.
  4. To view detected apps for this device, select Discovered Apps in the Monitor section.

Details of discovered apps

The following list provides the app platform type, the apps that are monitored for personal devices, the apps that are monitored for company-owned devices, and the refresh cycle. For more information about app types supported by Intune, see App types in Microsoft Intune.

Platform For personally-owned devices For company-owned devices Refresh cycle
Windows 10/11 (Win32 Apps) NOTE: Requires Intune Management Extension on device Not Applicable MSI installed apps on the device Every 24 hours from device enrollment
Windows 10/11 (Modern Apps) Only managed modern apps All modern apps installed on the device Every 7 days from device enrollment
Windows 8.1 Only managed apps Only managed apps Every 7 days from device enrollment
Windows RT Only managed apps Only managed apps Every 7 days from device enrollment
iOS/iPadOS Only managed apps All apps installed on the device Every 7 days from device enrollment
macOS Only managed apps All apps installed on the device Every 7 days from device enrollment
Android Only managed apps All apps installed on the device Every 7 days from device enrollment
Android Enterprise Only managed apps Only apps installed in the Android Enterprise fully managed work profile Every 7 days from device enrollment

Note

  • Windows 10/11 co-managed devices, as shown in the client apps workload in Configuration Manager, do not currently collect app inventory through the Intune Management Extension (IME) as per the above schedule. To mitigate this issue, the client apps workload in Configuration Manager should be switched to Intune for the IME to be installed on the device (IME is required for Win32 inventory and PowerShell deployment). Note that any changes or updates on this behavior are announced in in development and/or what's new.
  • Personally-owned macOS devices enrolled before November 2019 may continue to show all apps installed on the device until the devices are enrolled again.
  • Android Enterprise Fully Managed, Dedicated, and Corporate-Owned Work Profile devices do not display discovered apps.

The number of discovered apps may not match the app install status count. Possibilities for inconsistencies include:

  • A targeting change of an installed managed app can cause the install count in the status pane to decrement, but remain reported in the detected apps.
  • Targeting multiple instances of the same app in a tenant will result in different counts due to potential overlap of users or devices. Each instance of the app will count overlapping users, but discovered apps will have duplicated counts.
  • Discovered apps and app status are collected at different time intervals, which could cause a discrepancy in the app counts.

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