Reply To: Hide status bar on an Android device using Hexnode

Deborah TimothyDeborah Timothy

Hello Pepijn,

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Use Lock task mode on Android 6.0+ to give the users an immersive kiosk experience by customizing all the system UI features. On devices below Android 9.0, enabling Lock task mode will disable system info, home button, notifications, recent app button and global actions despite the configurations in the portal.

On Android 9.0+ devices, you can configure the features that should be disabled. The lock task section of a policy that is used to disable system info and enable notifications will look as follows:

Lock task mode

Since your device is not enrolled in Android Enterprise, you can use the Lock task mode if you make Hexnode MDM the device owner with the ADB command,

adb shell dpm set-device-owner com.hexnode.hexnodemdm/com.hexnode.mdm.receivers.HexnodeDeviceAdminReceiver)

Feel free to refer to our help doc on non-Android Enterprise device owner if you get stuck.
Note that you cannot use all the features of the Android Enterprise program if you have enrolled your device as a non-Android Enterprise device owner. To control your devices to a greater extent, enroll in Android Enterprise Program.

Deborah Timothy
Hexnode UEM