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Create a device group

  1. On the menu bar, click 
    Groups > Device
    .
  2. Click The Add a device group icon.
  3. Type a name for the device group.
  4. In the 
    Scope to user groups
     section, you can select one or more user groups to apply the device group to. If you don't select any user groups, the device group applies to all activated devices.
  5. In the 
    Device query
     section, in the first drop-down list, click 
    Any
     or 
    All
    .
    If you select 
    All
    , devices must match all the attributes you define to be included in the device group. If you select 
    Any
    , devices need to match only one of the attributes you define to be included in the device group. 
  6. In the 
    Device query
     section, perform the following actions:
    • In the 
      Attribute
       drop-down list, click an attribute.
    • In the 
      Operator
       drop-down list, click an operator.
    • In the 
      Value
       drop-down list, click or type a value.
    You can add or remove rows to focus your query.
  7. Click 
    Next
    .
  8. To assign an IT policy or profile to the device group, perform the following actions:
    1. In the
       IT policy and profiles
       section, click The Add icon.
    2. Click 
      IT policy
       or a profile type.
    3. In the drop-down list, click the name of the IT policy or profile that you want to assign to the group.
    4. Click 
      Assign
      .
  9. To assign an app or app group to the device group, in the 
    Assigned apps
     section, click The Add icon.
    You can't add 
    BlackBerry Dynamics
     apps to device groups because entitlements can only be granted to users. Any 
    BlackBerry Dynamics
     apps included in app groups that you add to device groups will not be assigned to users.
    You can't add 
    Android
     apps that have an optional disposition to device groups in a 
    BlackBerry UEM
     environment that supports 
    Android Enterprise
    Google Play for Work
     cannot assign apps to device IDs. 
    Google Play for Work
     can assign apps only to 
    Google
     User IDs. If you add 
    Android
     apps that have a required disposition to a device group, the apps will be installed, but the apps will not be listed in 
    Google Play for Work
    .
  10. Search for the app.
  11. In the search results, select the app.
  12. Click 
    Next
    .
  13. In the 
    Disposition
     drop-down list for the app or app group, perform one of the following actions:
    • If the app is an 
      iOS
       or 
      Android
       app: To require users to follow the actions defined for apps in the compliance profile assigned to them, select 
      Required
    • If the app is an internal 
      BlackBerry 10
       app: To automatically install an internal app on assigned devices, select 
      Required
      . This option is only available for internal 
      BlackBerry 10
       apps. Apps added from the 
      BlackBerry World
       storefront can only be optional.
    • If the app group supports 
      Android Enterprise
      , the disposition can only be set as required. 
    • To permit users to install and remove the app, select 
      Optional
      .
      The same app can be assigned directly to the user account, or inherited from user groups or device groups. The settings for the app (for example, whether the app is required) are assigned based on priority: device groups take precedence over user accounts and user groups.
  14. For 
    iOS
     devices, to assign per-app VPN settings to an app or app group, in the 
    Per app VPN
     drop-down list for the app or app group, select the settings to associate with the app or app group. 
  15. For 
    iOS
     and 
    Android
     devices, if there is an available app configuration, select the app configuration to assign to the app. 
  16. Click 
    Assign
    .
  17. When you are finished specifying the device group properties, click 
    Save
    .