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Android for Work is now Android and Play for Work is now Google Play. Learn more about the name change.

Install and uninstall apps

You can install any free or paid apps from the approved list that is managed by your IT administrator. If needed, your IT administrator can install apps for your device remotely. If your IT administrator installed an app, you may see a message that you can’t uninstall it because it was installed using an administration policy.

Your company may have private self-hosted apps. These apps are not hosted on Google servers, are not verified by Google, and may only be installed while you're connected to your company network. If you choose to install one, you'll see an information message to let you know that it is a self-hosted app.

Note: To access the work apps your device must be either company owned or have a work profile, or be configured to access apps outside the work profile. In addition, if the device supports work profiles and is company owned, the work apps will only show up after a work profile is created.

 

Install an app
  1. Tap managed Google Play store  managed Google Play store.
  2. (Optional) Tap Store Home.
  3. (Optional) Search for the app you want to install.
  4. Tap the app you want to install.
  5. Tap Install.
  6. (Optional) Review the requested access permissions and tap Accept.

 

On Android 6 and later devices you will be asked to approve permissions as the app requests them when it runs.
Uninstall an app using managed Google Play
  1. Tap managed Google Play store  managed Google Play store.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then My apps.
  3. Tap an installed app and then Uninstall.

If you don’t see Uninstall or you only see Uninstall updates, the selected app can't be permanently removed from your device.

Uninstall an app using the Android launcher
  1. Open the apps drawer.
  2. Find the app that you want to uninstall.
  3. Tap and hold the app and drag it to the Uninstall button.

    Where you drag the app may differ depending on your device.

If you don’t see Uninstall or you only see Uninstall updates, the selected app can't be permanently removed from your device.

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