Block mobile workers from installing applications on official Android devices

Many organizations use mobile devices and tablets in their work environment to mobilize their workforce, however, free access to multimedia, games and social networking applications can affect the workforce productivity. It becomes necessary to adopt a security measure which can lock down mobile devices and allow users to use only allowed applications and also restrict installation of third-party applications.

SureLock apart from blocking such non-productive applications, it also allows you to allow or block installation of applications by users.

To block application installation, just make sure the application package named PackageInstaller (Package Name: com.android.packageinstaller) is not added in the Allowed Applications list.

To allow the installation of applications, follow below-mentioned steps: 

1. Enter the SureLock Admin Settings using password (default 0000)

2. Go to Allowed Applications

3. Click on Add to load the list of Available Applications

4. Locate the application named Package Installer (Package Name: com.android.packageinstaller) and add it to allowed applications list. 

PackageInstaller is the package responsible for installation of applications on Android platform.

To know more about other features of SureLock, click here.

 

2 Comments

  1. Paul on April 29, 2014 at 1:28 am

    ShortCut stops working once the app referenced by the shortcut updates.
    Is there a way to fix this?

    • bishal on May 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Hi Paul,
      Please do write to us at techsupport@42gears.com and we would be more than happy to help you with your question.

      Thank you.

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