How to Prepare Your Business Apps for Android Enterprise Migration?
We have prepared a short guide to help you through the Android Enterprise Migration process!
Now that Google has started depreciating the Android Device Administration API, Android Enterprise migration for mobile apps is an ideal step. No further app enrollments on Android Q devices in the device administration mode will be successful.
In this blog, furthermore, we are discussing how you can prepare your business apps for the Android enterprise migration process. We will talk about the Android enterprise requirements as well.
Here we will discuss the main three points of enabling Android enterprise in business apps-
- Benefits of migrating business apps to Android Enterprise
- Tips to prepare apps for the Android enterprise devices
- A few instructions for the process
So, without further ado, let’s begin!
Steps to migrate apps on Android Enterprise
Before any Android app development company initiates the migration process, it is ideal to go through the steps.
- Make a strategy on how to enable Android enterprise in your business apps
- Pick an Android Enterprise module that suits your requirements
- Shortlist a deployment module
- Configure the mobile app hosting tool you are using
Android Administration (Legacy) APIs that will stop working
While Android Q becomes your target, a few APIs will stop working. Because of this, you will have no option but to migrate to Android Enterprise. These APIs are-
- Camera disable
- Keyguard features
- Password expiration
- Password limitations
For a few years, Google has taken Android security very seriously. Therefore, now new solutions are available to improve the security of smartphones. Moreover, releasing security updates repeatedly after a while has become a tradition as well for Google.
How will Android Enterprise Migration impact devices?
As mentioned above, the Enterprise Android App Development based on migration will replace APIs that are being depreciated by Google. It will help Android versions in not stopping features for devices.
- The migration process creates a new profile
- If unsuccessful, the device goes back to the Android Legacy version
- Apps like Browser, Secure Mail, and SDK apps will disappear from devices like Samsung, Panasonic, Bluebird, and more
- Existing apps will be automatically removed from OEM devices
- Users will be prompted to remove apps for an updated re-installation
- App has to be approved by the Android Enterprise on the Google Play
- Manual approval is required if a warning pop-up appears with the app
- Device admin mode policies will be removed
- Corporate settings like Wifi, VPN, and more will be replaced as well
- All policies removed will be replaced by Android Enterprise configuration settings
Android Enterprise requirements and preparations
We are taking the Mass360 tool by IBM as an example here to display the preparations. Furthermore, here are a few requirements of enabling Android enterprise on devices-
- Modify Android Enterprise settings in Setup- Services- Enable Android Enterprise Solution Set
- Mass360 should be on version 6.50 or later
- The Android version should be 5.1 or later to migrate
- Supporting devices will need Direct Policy Control (DPC)
- Add devices in a group that you want to migrate
- Set an alert to track the status of the migration
- Shortlist apps that need to be installed on devices
- Ensure that these apps are approved by Android Enterprise
- Keep backup storage ready to save files locally
- Disabling Kiosk mode is crucial for the migration
- Revoke Selective Wipe by enabling it in More settings of the Device
Well, these are all the things you need to keep considered while transferring between Android enterprise vs Android device administrator. Hopefully, the Android Enterprise solution will remain in the market for a long time so that such migrations do not have to be done too often.