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How does Kiosk mode work?

When you lock down a device into Kiosk mode, the Kiosk Software restricts device functionality, blocking access to non-essential apps and services. 

Kiosk mode works differently on different platforms, but the basic use case remains the same across platforms 

  • In Android kiosk mode, users are restricted from accessing the home screen or default launcher. The Kiosk launcher runs the designated app or set of apps, blocking user access to all other apps and device settings. Hexnode supports a digital signage kiosk, where you can play videos or display images to showcase your product or service. With Hexnode, Android devices can also be set up in website Kiosk mode, allowing access to only the specified websites. 
  • Hexnode UEM supports both Single App and Multi App mode in iOS and iPadOS devices. For the Single App Mode, Hexnode makes use of the Guided Access feature in iOS to lock your iPhone or iPad down to a single app and prevents users from switching to the home screen. With Hexnode, iOS devices can be locked down into Autonomous single app mode. However, this mode works only for specific apps. In this mode, IT sets the prerequisite action for the app and the app can only be exited after the action is executed by the user.  
  • In the case of Windows devices, you create a separate local User Account and limit access to specific applications. The configured app is launched only when we log into the Kiosk account. In the Single App Mode, the app is launched right after the welcome screen and cannot be minimized, whereas in the Multi app Mode, the apps are accessible through the start menu, and can be minimized. 

Employing a UEM like Hexnode to lock down your Kiosk devices, helps you to effortlessly create Kiosk policies and deploy them in bulk to your enterprise devices.