How to control iOS app uninstall behavior at device unenrollment with Microsoft Intune

Previously, during a device unenrollment, all applications were removed that where pushed/installed via  Microsoft Intune by default. This is not always handy, for example take the Microsoft Office applications. You can add multiple accounts within these applications and if you are using Microsoft Outlook for your work mail and also for your private mail. You want Microsoft Outlook to stay on your mobile device after an unenrollment.

With the August 12, 2019 update of Microsoft Intune it is now possible to control the app uninstall behavior at device unenrollment for iOS devices.

To configure this, login the Microsoft Azure portal and navigate to: Microsoft Intune > Client apps > Apps

Open the application you want to configure, in this case I will select Microsoft Outlook.

Open the Assignment page and edit the assignment. With this new update, you now have the option to uninstall the application on device removal or not.


  • Hello Robin,
    Thank you for such a great step by step guide about Intune. I am testing something, is there a way that you can control with intune not to let any personal device to connect with the corporate email on any kind of phone unless this phone was issued by the company and the user should be able to get access to the email only on the workspace? I would be happy if you can help with this setup

    • Yes, you can do this with Conditional Access (enforce enrollment / device needs to be compliant) + Block personal devices from enrolling with Intune (device restrictions).

About Robin Hobo

I work as a Senior Solution Architect with focus on the Modern Workspace. I am specialized in Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365 and Microsoft EM+S (including Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Microsoft Intune).

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