After you have approved an app in the Google Play for Work Store, you must configure
the app in Sophos Mobile Control to make it available to your Android for Work
On the menu sidebar, under CONFIGURE, click
Apps and then click Android.
On the Apps page, click Android for Work
This opens the Android for Work apps page that displays a list of
all work apps that you have approved in the Google Play for Work Store.
Click Retrieve app list from Google to synchronize the changes
you made in the Google Play for Work Store. After synchronization, users can install the apps
through the Google Play Store app in their work profile.
Click the blue triangle next to the required app and then click
Use the Page and App category fields to
define the location of the app in the Google Play Store app on the users’ devices:
In the Page list, select the page in which the app will
appear. The page items are pre-configured by Sophos Mobile Control and cannot be
In the App category field, enter the name of a category in
which the app will appear.
When you start to type in the App category field, a list of
matching categories is displayed. If you enter a category that is not available, it is
For paid apps, the Edit Android for Work app page contains a
Licenses field. Click Show next to the
Licenses field to view or edit the license information for the
It may take a few seconds before Sophos Mobile Control retrieves the license
information from Google.
In the Licenses dialog, you can see the number of used and
remaining licenses for the app, and the Android for Work users that have a license
Select users to assign them a license for the app, or deselect users to remove
their license. Click Apply to close the
If the app offers managed configuration, the Edit Android for Work
app page contains an App settings button. Click that
button to view or edit the available app settings.
For information on the available settings, see the documentation that is provided by
the app developer.
On the Edit Android for Work app page, click
Save to save your changes.
On the Android for Work apps page, click Send
configuration to Google to send the updated layout information and app
configuration to Google.
Note: If you skip this last step, the app configuration is only stored locally in Sophos
Mobile Control. It is not transferred to the Google server and is not available to your
After the data is synchronized to the Google server, the work app is available through
the Google Play Store app in the work profile. Free apps are available to all of your users,
while paid apps are only available to users that have a license assigned.