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Create a device group

  1. In the management console, on the menu bar, click
    Groups > Device
    .
  2. Click The Add a device group icon.
  3. Type a name for the device group.
  4. Optionally, in the
    Scope to user groups
    section, select 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, do one of the following:
    • If you want to include devices that match all of the attributes that you define, select
      All
      .
    • If you want to include devices that match at least one of the attributes that you define, select
      Any
      .
  6. In the
    Device query
    section, set the parameters for the device group. See Parameters for device groups.
  7. Click
    Next
    .
  8. Do any of the following:
    Task
    Steps
    Assign an IT policy or profile to the device group.
    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
      .
    Assign an app or an app group to the device group.
    1. In the
      Assigned apps
      section, click The Add icon.
    2. Search for and select the app that you want to assign to the group.
    3. Click
      Next
      .
    4. In the
      Disposition
      drop-down list, do one of the following:
      • For
        iOS
        and
        Android
        apps, to require users to follow the actions defined for apps in the compliance profile assigned to them, select
        Required
        .
      • To require users to install the app and prevent
        Apple
        VPP apps from updating automatically, select
        Required without updates
        .
      • To allow users to install and uninstall the app, select
        Optional
        . This option is not available for app groups that support
        Android Enterprise
        .
      • To permit users to install and remove the app and prevent
        Apple
        VPP apps from updating automatically, select
        Optional without updates
        .
    5. For
      iOS
      devices, to assign per-app VPN settings to an app or app group, in the
      Per app VPN
      drop-down list, select the settings to associate with the app or app group.
    6. If available, for
      iOS
      and
      Android
      devices, select an app configuration to assign to the app.
    7. If you use
      Android Enterprise
      and have created tracks for apps in the
      Google Play
      console, select a track to assign to the app.
    8. Click
      Assign
      .
    Note that you can't add
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    apps to device groups because entitlements can be granted only to users. Any
    BlackBerry Dynamics
    apps included in app groups that you add to device groups will not be assigned to user.
    If your environment supports
    Android Enterprise
    , you can't add
    Android
    apps that have an optional disposition to device groups.
    Google Play for Work
    can assign apps only to
    Google
    User IDs, not to device 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
    .
  9. Click
    Save
    .