This week Microsoft announced General Availability for Intune to support Android Enterprise fully managed devices. When you enroll an Android Enterprise device as fully managed device in Intune, by default most of the system apps are not available to the end-user. As a result to that, a fully managed device looks by default similar to the one below. Only a few system apps are available, besides the apps which are deployed by Intune, like the Intune and Authenticator app. Daily used apps like Gallery, Calculator and Calendar are not available.
During the several previews of the Fully managed user devices, with Intune we had no control over these system apps. Now that support for fully managed devices is general available in Intune, we finally have some control over the system apps and it`s pretty easy to add the Android Enterprise system apps to user devices with Microsoft Intune. The only information we need about the app is the Package name.
Find Android Package name
There are several ways to find the app package name of an Android (system) app. One option is to use the Google Play store. The app in the example is the Samsung Internet Browser app.
- Open the Google Play store
- Use the search bar to look for the app you wish to enable on the Android devices
- Click on the app and have a look at the URL. The package name is located at the end of the URL after the ?id=
Another option is to use an app like Package Name Viewer. Such an app is very handy when you have a device available on which the system app is installed. Or when the app isn`t available in the Google Play store. In this example we search for Gallery app package name.
- Install the app from the Google Play store
- Open Package Name viewer and scroll through the list of installed apps to find Gallery
- The package name is shown under the app name
Add Android Enterprise system app with Intune
Now that we have the required package name, we can use Microsoft Intune to add them to our Android Enterprise devices.
- Sign-in to the Device Management Portal
- Browse to Client apps – Apps
- Click Add
- Choose Android Enterprise system app as App type
- Select the App information tab
- Give the app a Name
- Enter the Publisher
- Fill in the Package name which we found in the previous steps
- Click OK – Click Add
Assign the app as required to the security group of you choice. System apps cannot be assigned as available for users.
Not much to show for the end-user experience. The system apps show up on the devices without any user action. As shown below, the Gallery and Internet apps are added.
Thanks for this great article, all the Samsung System Apps appear to be removed on enrolment except the Galaxy Store App. We have identified that you can still launch some of the Samsung Apps that are hidden from within the Galaxy Store App. There doesn’t appear to be a way of hiding unwanted Apps that are not removed on enrolment via Android Enterprise Device Configuration Profile settings. We have even tried the Custom Profile OMA-URI settings but to no avail. Are you aware of how you can block the Samsung Galaxy Store App from the Android Enterprise Intune Platform? Also noticed you can initiate a Samsung device cloud backup from within the Galaxy Store App so we would love to block our users from launching this App.
Already tried to assign that Galaxy Store app as Assignment type Uninstall?
Hi Lewis, We had the exact same issue. You can achieve what you need by creating a system app for the Galaxy store and then use the uninstall assignment. The package name is com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
How I allow Enterprise system apps with work profile?
What app are you thinking on to install in the Work profile? Usually you only deploy corporate to the Work profile.
It is possible to add Android Enterprise system Apps to the Android for Work profile?
Not that`s not possible. All other Google play apps can be added, but not the system apps.
thanks a lot for this tutorial. But its not working for me.
We use KME and Intune.
I create System app Kamera for package com.sec.android.app.camera assigned for me, but no installtion. test with galery working fine.
I dont know, why…
my enviroment, Galaxy A50, Android 10, Knox 3.5.Have anybody a idea? thanks please stay healthly
Probably the package name is not correct as this URL gives an error https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sec.android.app.camera
Thats right, but with Package Viewer i see this Namen. look here..