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 access to such non-productive applications, it also allows you to block installation of applications by users.

To block application installation, it is important to make sure Package Installer is not added to the Allowed Applications list. Package Installer is the service responsible for installation of applications on Android platform.

To remove Package Installer from the Allowed Applications list, follow the below-mentioned steps:

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

2.  Tap Allowed Applications. 

3.   Tap Package Installer.

4.  Tap Remove.

This will remove Package Installer from Allowed Applications and block the installation of applications while the device is in Lockdown mode.

In addition to this, SureLock also has a special feature in Samsung KNOX devices to disable the application installation on the device.

To disable the application installation, follow these steps:

1.   Access SureLock Admin Settings using password (default ‘0000′).

2.  On Admin Settings, tap Samsung KNOX Settings > Enable Samsung KNOX.

3.  Tap Disable Application Installation option.

This will ensure that the installation of new application is disabled on Samsung devices.

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






  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 and we would be more than happy to help you with your question.

      Thank you.

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