Deleting Apps

By default, SimpleMDM can update or delete any managed app on an iOS device. A managed app means that SimpleMDM has control of the app and is allowed to modify it. Any app that SimpleMDM installs itself is automatically managed.

Apps that are installed manually on the device itself or were installed before the device was enrolled in SimpleMDM are considered unmanaged. In SimpleMDM, you can request to manage one of these unmanaged apps by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to the device details screen for the device. 
  2. Click the "Apps" tab.
  3. Click "Request management" for the app in question.

If the device is supervised, the device will automatically grant you management permissions for the app. If the device is unsupervised, the device will prompt the user for permission first.

Note: iOS only allows management requests for App Store based apps. Enterprise apps cannot be managed if they were previously installed without SimpleMDM. Instead, install the same enterprise app on top of the existing app to gain management privileges.

Once an app is managed, it can be removed from a device by clicking the "Delete" button in the "Apps" tab under device details. Similarly, the "Update" button will update the app.

An individual managed iOS app can also be deleted from multiple devices at once using the following steps:

  1. Go to Apps > Catalog.
  2. Click the app name.
  3. Click the "Installs" tab.
  4. Check the boxes next to device names.
  5. Click "Actions" and select "Uninstall".