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Create a public device group

  1. On the menu bar, click
    Dedicated devices > Public device groups
    .
  2. Click The Add icon beside the search bar.
  3. Type a name for the public device group.
  4. Optionally, type a description for the public device group.
  5. Type the username for device activation.
  6. 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
    .
  7. Search for the app.
  8. In the search results, select the app.
  9. Click
    Next
    .
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. For
    iOS
    and
    Android
    devices, if there is an available app configuration, select the app configuration to assign to the app.
  13. If you are using
    Android Enterprise
    and have created tracks for apps in the
    Google Play
    console, select a
    Track
    to assign to the app.
  14. Click
    Assign
    .
  15. Click
    Save
    .
Android
devices must be running
Android
9 or later.