Intune - Android Shared Device Mode - Google Managed Web Apps not working

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Hi all,

We are in a pilot project where we want to use Android Shared Device Mode, but we can't get Google Managed Web Apps to work either by Chrome or MS EDGE. We have tried both Configuration Designer and with the json file, but it only opens the first time you push the icons (if MS EDGE is deployed and is the default browser, if Chrome it only "blinks" shortly in browser window and then returns to managed home screen). 

Have tried the following:

Device one: 

  • Chrome/managed home screen have been deployed and a json file used for managed home screen app config. 
  • Both a normal web clip from Intune  and a google managed web app have been deployed. (works if exit managed home screen and opens web clips and the managed web app).

Device two:

  • MS EDGE/managed home screen have been deployed and a json file used for managed home screen app config.
  • MS EDGE is manual set to default browser.
  • Both a normal web clip from Intune  and a google managed web app have been deployed. (works if exit managed home screen and opens web clips and the managed web app).

In device two scenario if we exit managed home screen we see the browser is still running with the page loaded from the web clips/managed google web app, so its like if browser is open and you try the same managed Google web app it's not allowed to open browser again.

 

Anyone have any experience with Android Shared Device Mode from Intune and using managed Google Web apps, or just an idea how we can resolve this?

 

Regards,

Daniel

 

1 Reply

Hi @Daniel Skåning ,

 

After creating web apps in the managed google play store, you must create a configuration profile(restriction) for Android Enterprise. In this profile, select the configurations under "Device Experience" as below:

 

  1. Enrollment profile type: Dedicated device
  2. Kiosk mode:Multi-app
  3. Home screen: Lock home screen
  4. App notification badges: Enable

Then configure the managed home screen app layout by adjusting the icons of your web apps.

This should work like a charm. Let me know how it goes. 

Gott nytt år :)

 

Br/
Somesh