Mobile Guardian allows for 2 types of app installation on iOS: Auto Install and Self install . Auto install pushes out to the device automatically whereas Self install adds the application to the ‘My Catalogue’ section of the Mobile Guardian app. Tags are used to assign the app accordingly.
Note: For auto-installs, the most important slider in the application settings is the ‘Assign to Device'. This means the VPP licence is allocated to the device serial number and not an iTunes account. If this is not selected, then the app will prompt the user for an iTunes account and will not install without this.
Using tags allows the mass assign of applications to devices which are using the same tag. At the same time you can assign the application to either home owned, school owned or both types of devices.
Note: Using the auto-install option will result in the application being pushed to specified devices during the auto-install window defined by the user (Immediately, During school hours, After school hours, Weekend).
What will you learn?
Once logged into your Mobile Guardian Dashboard Go to “Applications”, on the left hand side Panel and then proceed.
In the guides below you will have a choice between 2 way of assignment of an application. You can assign applications by Tags or flags. These 2 options will be explained and the steps required will be given below.
How to assign applications via Tags
I. Once in “App Management” you will have your list of applications, search for your new application or an existing application that you would like to install.
To find an existing applications you can use the search bar, please make sure that under OS type that it is the iOS symbol
If you are trying to add a new iOS application please select the iOS icon and click on Application search and then type in the search for the application and click the + icon and scroll down and click Add.
II. Once you have searched/Added the application, click on the application pencil icon from the application list to edit settings.
III. Now you can select the settings tab.
IV. You will be given the option to mass assign tags to it.
To add tags, Select the input field and start entering the name of the first tag you want to assign, and then select a tag from the drop-down list if you are selecting an existing tag, otherwise once you have typed the tag hit enter to create one.
You can add multiple tags if required by following the step above for each tag you want to add.
Existing Tags and new tags will be displayed as you add them. Click X if you want to remove a tag.
Note: For a self-install, this process would be the same however with the tag being added to the 'Self Install' section on the right of the screen. This would then add the application to the 'My Catalogue' section of the Mobile Guardian application on the device and this installation would be triggered by the end user.
V. Click Save when you are Done on the bottom right
How to assign applications via Flags
You may also assign a new application to all school owned devices and/or home owned devices.
These options are referred to as Flags
I. Navigate to the applications Settings by selecting the Application and clicking on Settings
You will find these flags available under both Auto Install and Self Install.
II. To enable these options you must select the slider for the designated option as you can see below.
You can see below we have enabled the Auto Install setting and chose the Assign to all school owned devices flag.
Please note: If you enabled flags this will override any tags you may have been using before.
You may use either Flags or Tags for a given set of settings never both.
For example you may use a flag for auto install and a tag for self install but never flags and tags for Self Install or Auto Install.
III. Click Save Changes on the bottom right.
Well Done! You have added settings for Install to your applications.
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