You may occasionally need to delete applications to free up space and to remove unused applications. However, the delete action removes applications and all their versions, permanently, from AirWatch.

Alternatives for Delete Are Deactivate and Retire

As an alternative, AirWatch offers the options to deactivate and retire applications. Review the differences between deactivating, retiring, and deleting before you perform any deleting actions to decide if the deactivation or retirement of applications can meet your needs.

When to Use Delete

You know that your organization has no future use for any version of the application. You want space in your AirWatch environment so remove retired applications.

Active and Inactive Applications

When you use the Delete action, AirWatch checks to see if the application is active or inactive.

  • An active application, when deleted, behaves as a retired application. You also lose the ability to audit the application.

    If AirWatch has a previous version of this application, depending on the Push Mode, the system pushes a previous version to devices.

  • An inactive application is deleted completely from the AirWatch application repository.

For more topics about the management of applications in AirWatch, see Manage Applications Overview.