Auto-activate an app pushed down to IOS by MDM without users intervention

We have a big challenge activating an app to our hundreds of corporate iPhones & iPads:
our MTP vendor Lookout said the users need to manually tap on the app that we push
down by MDM MobileIron.

Users simply ignore or can't follow email instructions to tap so I'll need to explore a way
that we can auto-activate the Lookout app or push down an already activated app :
is this possible?  Just like SCCM could auto-push down patches to Windows.

If it can't be auto-activated the moment it's being deployed/pushed down, is this a
limitation of IOS, MDM or the Lookout app?


The ipa is integrated with our MobileIron.  The Lookout app  (& icon) is pre-licensed,
not the copy from Appstore which will require users to enter the license/serial key.
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Users simply ignore or can't follow email instructions to tap so I'll need to explore a way
that we can auto-activate the Lookout app or push down an already activated app :
is this possible?
Looks like the answer is 'no'.

Can you prevent or force application installation or removal?
No, because most operating systems do not allow it. It is not in the interest of the OS vendor to restrict what applications can be installed on the device. Instead, MobileIron allows monitoring of applications that are installed on a device and inform administrators and users of non-compliance.
https://www.mobileiron.com/en/resources/faq#prevent-or-install
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Comparing with Windows PCs, we could "remote push" using SCCM or a desktop management tool
to enable or even start up an app or service: I used to use a HP tool which after pushing the installer
down, sent a silent install command & even use "sc start service_name" to start it.

So IOS / iPhone / iPad is more restrictive?
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