Apple Business Manager (ABM)
Apple Business Manager - Device Enrollment
ABM Bulk App Deployment
Apple Business Manager - Apps Deployment
How to manage mobile devices and apps using Codeproof?
Mobile Alert Management
Cloud Console TWO Factor (2FA) Authentication
Device Lookup by Phone Number, IMEI, ICCID or Employee Name
iOS7 system properties are available
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Parental Controls in Codeproof
Web Content filtering in iPhone, iPad and MacOS
Secure Browser and Web Content Filtering
Securing Chrome Browser and Web Filtering in Android
How to configure Office365 email or Exchange EAS on Apple devices
Configure Office365 email accounts in mobile devices
Configuring Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Email on Samsung Devices
Configuring Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Email on LG devices
How To Articles
How to turn off Google Play Protect on managed devices
How to block Android Overview Button?
How to remove passwords remotely from locked Android phones
Difference between Reset All Settings v/s Erase All Content And Settings?
How to block "Settings" changes in Android devices?
How to prevent the Mobile Device Management protection from being turned off?
How to find iTunes store id or App id?
How to ping a device using Codeproof?
How to optimize Battery usage and Data usage in Android?
How to remotely change or remove the password on Android phones and tablets?
How to hard factory reset an Android Device
How to Install an APK?
How to Enable pre-loaded system apps?
How to check if a Device has a Password?
How to generate QR code for Android Device Enrollment?
How to change Android device display language
How to Block Outgoing Calls and SMS?
How to Data Wipe a device?
MDM Fails to Clear Passcode on iPhone
Android Q Background Location Permission Error on Moto E5 and Moto G
Mobile Device Management
Disabling factory reset protection (FRP)
Google Workspace and Codeproof
Device Admin Deprecation - What you need to know?
Paid Apps and Managed Play Store
Managed Google Playstore
Restricting access to Account Management
Battery Level low notifications
Android Enterprise Custom Messages
Factory Reset Protection (FRP)
Android Enterprise Policies
Selectively deploying apps from the managed playstore
Android Enterprise (AE) Setup
Network Monitoring in Android
Enabling pre-loaded system apps in Android Enterprise
Apple Device Management
Web clips in Apple Devices
iOS App Bundle Id
Apple Watch MDM Policies
iOS 9 MDM Restriction Policies
Blocking AppStore in Apple Devices
iPhone and iPad Restriction Policies
iOS 8 Mobile Device Management (MDM) Policies
What's new in iOS 6 MDM?
iOS7 background apps from being killed by App Switcher
Configuring iOS 7 App Policies
Deploying iOS Configuration Profiles using Profile Manager
Blocking the default applications in Apple Devices
Suspending and Hiding Apps in Android
How to block all the downloaded apps in iOS?
Deploying Web Apps in Android Enterprise
iOS Enterprise App Deployment
How to Deploy Mobile Apps through Codeproof Platform
Amazon Flex App Deployment
How to update Google Play Store app
iOS App Deployment
Android App deployment
Data Leakage Prevention(DLP)
Remotely locking Android devices
How to remotely wipe all the data from Android Phone
How to remotely lock the device with a recovery key?
Phone Remote Lock and Remote Data Wipe By SMS
Restoring Backups During MDM Enrollment
Bulk Device Enrollment
Profile based MDM enrollment for Apple Devices - BYOD Scenario
Android Zero-touch Enrollment
Android MDM Setup using ADB Script
Android Enterprise - Keep All System Apps
QR Code Enrollment
Android Enterprise QR Code Generation
Apple Devices Enrollment Techniques
Device Enrollment Wizard
Tracking the location of iPhone and iPad devices using MDM
Enable Lost Mode in Android
How to enable location permissions?
How to prevent the location service from being turned off?
GPS location tracking using Codeproof
Prevent end users from disabling GPS Locations
How to prevent someone from disabling find my iphone?
How to improve mobile phone location accuracy
How to update an App in Single App Mode?
Enabling Single App mode in iPhone, iPad and iPod
Mobile Apps whitelisting
How to turn-off kiosk mode?
Advanced Mobile Kiosk Manager
Kiosk screen lock with a pin
Android Kiosk with Multiple and Single App Mode
Mobile Kiosk Branding
Force Syncing contacts in the Contact Manager
Disable Contacts Sync in the Outlook Exchange Email
Android Enterprise Permission Management
How to enable Android app permissions?
Block apps based on android permissions
Mobile apps access permissions monitoring using Codeproof
How to remove MDM from iPhone, iPad and iPod?
Remove MDM from ABM-DEP Enrolled Devices
Disable MDM using a code
How to remove Codeproof ?
Remove Device Admin MDM
Removing Android Enterprise MDM
Screenlock and Passcode
Remotely locking iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices
iOS Passcode Management
How to turn off Passcode Lock on iPhone and iPad
How to unlock iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices?
Device screenlock status and enabling passcode policy
How to enable passcode lock in iPhone and iPad
Android System Update Requirements
Android System Update in the Single App LockTask mode
Apple iOS Software Update
Android System Update
MDM System Auditing
Mobile Expense Control
Products and Services
Secured Remote Access
SiteSecure - Campus Camera Blocking
Codeproof® Call Blocker
Managed Mobile Hotspot
Codeproof Samsung KNOX
The new Samsung MDM Agent App
Call and SMS blocking
Access Point Name (APN) Policy Configuration
What is "Install From Unknown Sources" settings?
What are Web Apps?
What is Android Enterprise?
What is a supervised device?
Apple Configurator and MDM
Android LockTask Mode and MDM
ABM, Apple Configurator, and MDM
What is Android For Work?
Updated by Satish Shetty
Understanding Install From Unknown Sources Settings
"Install From Unknown Sources" is a setting on Android devices that allows the installation of apps from sources other than the official Google Play Store. When this setting is enabled, users can download and install apps from sources like APK Mirror, Amazon Appstore, or any other third-party app store or website.
However, installing apps from unknown sources comes with risks, as these apps may contain malware or other security vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is recommended that users should be cautious when installing apps from third-party sources and only download from trusted and reputable sources.
How this setting affects apps?
When the "Install From Unknown Sources" setting is disabled, any third-party apps cannot download and install APKs. If any apps attempt to do a self-update, they may fail because they cannot install the downloaded APK. It is recommended that third-party apps should not install APKs silently.
How does this setting work with an MDM solution?
MDM solutions can remotely turn on or off this setting. Secure MDM providers like Codeproof turns off this setting by default, which means APKs cannot be downloaded and installed from the web or any other apps cannot install APKs silently.
However, the MDM solution can install APKs silently even though this setting is blocked or disabled. The MDM in the device has device owner rights to perform this operation in case of fully managed mode.
How does this setting affect the update of Amazon Flex App for DSPs?
Generally, the Amazon Flex app tries to self-update itself as it is not available in the Google Play Store. The self-update process requires enabling the "Install From Unknown Sources" setting. However, using the Codeproof platform, the Amazon Flex app updates smoothly without requiring this security setting to be enabled. Codeproof automatically updates the Amazon Flex app on all enrolled devices.