You configure apps in Sophos Mobile Control to make them available for installation through
the Sophos Mobile Control console (administrator-initiated) or through the Sophos Mobile Control app
To make an app available in Sophos Mobile Control, you can do one of the following:
- You upload the app package to the Sophos Mobile Control server. This option is not
available for Windows Mobile apps.
- You provide a link to the app in the relevant app store.
For both options, see section Add app.
To install an app on a device, create a task bundle that contains an Install
app task. For Android and iOS devices, you can create such task bundles directly
from the Apps page. See Install app.
To be able to install app packages that are stored on the Sophos Mobile Control server (in
contrast to the installation from the app store), the following conditions must be met:
- For Android, the Android security setting Unknown sources must be
enabled on the devices. When you try to install an APK file when Unknown
sources is disabled, the Sophos Mobile Control app will direct the users to
the page where they can enable the setting. This restriction does not apply to devices
with LG GATE, Samsung Knox or Sony Enterprise API.
- For iOS, the installation of apps from IPA files is only possible for self-developed
apps. When the app is ready for distribution, you must create a provisioning profile for
the app and make it available on the devices, either installed separately beforehand or
included in the app's IPA file. You can use Sophos Mobile Control to distribute
provisioning profiles to your iOS devices. See Import provisioning profiles for iOS apps. For details on
provisioning profiles, see the iOS Developer Library.