Android OS version not on the requirement list

Managing mobile devices can be different compared to managing traditional computers for many reasons. One of them being the lack of control with operating system versions on the devices. We simply don’t control when Android and iOS devices are being upgraded and as such we don’t control what version users are using. That can be a challenge when you are using requirement rules on your web applications (and other deployment types). In the illustrations below it’s easy to see that we have a bunch of Android 6+ versions and looking at the requirement rules for the web apps you’ll see that the max. OS version supported is Android 5x.


The trick is to select Android on the top instead selecting each of the specific operating systems (Android 4.1 etc). By selecting Android only, the specific OS version will be ignored when evaluating requirements rules. The same applies to iOS.


About the Author:

Kent Agerlund
Microsoft Regional Director, Enterprise Mobility MVP. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Principal consultant. I have been working with Enterprise client management since 1992. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009. Certified MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA+Messaing, and much more. Member of: Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team The Danish Technet Influencers program System Center Influencers Program.


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  2. Lisa October 28, 2016 at 0:17 - Reply

    I am obviously missing something. When I try to only select “Android”, I am unable to. If I remove Android 4.0, 4.1, down to Android 5, the check box beside “Android” is removed. I must select a “sub type” of Android.

    What am I doing wrong? Seems very simple.

    • KP January 11, 2017 at 16:37 - Reply

      Some people would only select the version by the sub folder, this article is telling you to also select the root “Android” as well…

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