I recently saw a blog post discussing the challenges of preventing applications being installed on Fully Managed Android devices where the end-user able to install applications from the Public Store. In some very important cases, this can cause security concerns.
So let’s look at one app in particular…
Its has 3.7 million active users since its launch in 2016 and as not only an IT Professional but as a parent I have also had my concerns.
Important NoteThis process doesnt apply to devices being managed in the following methods;
– Work Profile
– Device administrator
– Corporate-owned work profile
Browse to the Microsoft Endpoint Management Dashboard https://endpoint.microsoft.com
Select Apps –> Android
Select Add –> Managed Google Play app
Search for the application you would like to block
Select the application
Select Properties –> Assignments
For this post I am blocking the application on all devices as shown below
Save the configuration
Now any device that tries to download TikTok from the public Google Play store will not be able to find the application.
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