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Assign an app to a shared device group

You can assign apps or app groups to a shared device group that are made available either when the device is checked in or when the device is checked out by a user. To have apps remain on the device at all times, you assign it for both states. Assigned apps available only in one state are added or removed appropriately whenever the device is checked in or out.
  • Add the app to the available app list.
  • Optionally, add the apps to an app group.
  1. On the menu bar, click
    Dedicated devices > Shared device groups
  2. Search for a shared device group.
  3. In the search results, click the name of the shared device group.
  4. Click the
    Checked-out settings
  5. In the
    Assigned apps
    section, click The Add icon.
  6. In the search field, type the app name, vendor, or URL of the app that you want to be available to users when the device is checked out.
  7. Select the check box beside the apps or app group that you want to assign to the user group.
  8. Click
  9. In the
    drop-down list for the app, perform one of the following actions:
    • To require users to install the app, select
    • To permit users to install and remove the app, select
  10. 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.
  11. If there is an available app configuration, select the app configuration to assign to the app.
  12. 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.
  13. Click
  14. Select
    if you want to assign a license to the app. Select
    if you do not want to assign a license or you do not have a license to assign to the app.
  15. If you have assigned a license to the app, in the
    App license
    drop-down list, select the VPP account to associate with the app.
  16. In the
    Assign license to
    drop-down list, assign the license to the
    . If no value is specified in the
    App license
    drop-down list, the
    Assign license to
    drop-down list is not available.
  17. Click
    Users must follow the instructions to enroll in your organization's VPP on their devices before they can install prepaid apps. Users have to complete this task once.
    If you grant access to more licenses than you have available, the first users who access the available licenses can install the app. If the app is a required app that does not have an available license, you must obtain the license before the user can install the app or the user will be subject to any compliance rules that you have assigned to the user.
  18. Click the
    Checked-in settings
  19. Repeat steps 5 to 17 to assign apps that should remain installed on the device when the device is checked in.