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To remove an app from an iOS device

Dec 21, 2015
You can easily remove applications from iOS devices by creating an app removal policy and then deploying that policy to a device. An app removal policy is based upon specifying an application's app bundle ID in the policy. In order to determine an application's bundle ID, you must push a software inventory policy on to a device. Or, you can use the Apple's Xcode IDE application tool called Bundle identifier to find an app's bundle ID.
Note: Removing an application will only work for applications distributed by Device Manager.
  1. On the Policies tab, click iOS > Configurations.
  2. On the New Configuration menu, select Deletion Operations | Application Removal Operation.
  3. In the App Removal dialog box, select an App bundle ID for the app you want to remove.
  4. Click Create. You created the new app removal policy.
  5. To deploy the policy as a package, click the Deployment tab.
  6. On the Package Name page of the Create New Package wizard, enter a name for the app removal policy and then click Next.
  7. On the Groups of users page, select the users from whose devices you want to remove the app and then click Next.
  8. On the Resources to be deployed page, in Available Resources, select the app removal policy you want to use for the package, click the right arrow button to add the resource to the package and then click Next.
  9. On the Deployment schedule page, configure to push the app Now or at a specified time in the future and then click Next.
  10. On the Deployment rules page, specify any deployment rules you want to associate with the app and its deployment and then click Next.
  11. On the Package summary page, review the app removal package configuration and then click Finish.
  12. To deploy the package and remove the app, click the package and then click Deploy. Connected devices receive the package as soon as scheduling rules are met.