Manage Android Enterprise system apps in Microsoft Intune

Before you assign an Android Enterprise system app to a device, you must first enable the app in Microsoft Intune. System apps are supported on Android Enterprise devices. You can enable a system app for Android Enterprise dedicated devices, fully managed devices, Android Enterprise corporate-owned with work profile, or Android Enterprise personally-owned work profiles. When you no longer need the system app, you can disable it. Android Enterprise system apps will enable or disable apps that are already part of the platform. To enable an app, assign the system app as Required. To disable an app, assign the system app as Uninstall. System apps cannot be assigned as available for a user.

Enable a system app in Intune

You can enable an Android Enterprise system app in Intune using the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Select Apps > All apps > Add.
  3. In the Select app type pane, under the available Other types, select Android Enterprise system app.
  4. Click Select. The Add app steps are displayed. In the App information page, add the app details:
    • App Name: Enter the name of the app.
    • Publisher: Enter the name of the publisher of the app.
    • Package Name: Enter a package name. Intune will validate that the package name is valid.
  5. Click Next to display the Scope tags page.
  6. Click Select scope tags to optionally add scope tags for the app. For more information, see Use role-based access control (RBAC) and scope tags for distributed IT.
  7. Click Next to display the Assignments page.
  8. Select the group assignments for the app. To enable the app, assign the app as Required. For more information, see Add groups to organize users and devices.
  9. Click Next to display the Review + create page. Review the values and settings you entered for the app.
  10. When you are done, click Create to enable the app in Intune.

The Overview blade of the app you've created is displayed.

Note

You will need to work with the OEM of your device to find the package name of the app you would like to enable/disable.

The app you've created is displayed in the apps list, where you can assign it to the groups that you select.

Disable a system app in Intune

You can disable an Android Enterprise system app in Intune using the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Select Apps > All apps.
  3. Select the system app from the app list.
  4. Change the assignment for this app to Uninstalled and save.

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