Reply To: Keep screen on always in Android

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AvatarJeff Black
Moderator
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Hi there,

Hope you are doing well,

The option to schedule policy association with devices is on our roadmap and we are working on this. In the meantime, you could make use of a dynamic group in order to have the configuration changed on the device based on specific criteria. This would require the use of conflicting configurations of your kiosk policy.

First, you would have to clone the policy by navigating to Policies > Hover your mouse over the right of the policy entry > Clone policy.

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You could then have the option to “keep screen on” under Policy > Kiosk lockdown > Android > Peripheral settings unchecked in the cloned policy. When this cloned policy is associated with the device, the device screen would be turned off. This policy could then be associated with a dynamic group of devices that satisfy specific criteria e.g. location, battery level etc. Whenever the devices meet the criteria specified, they would be added to the dynamic group and hence the policy would be applied to these particular devices. Here is a link with more information regarding the dynamic groups https://www.hexnode.com/mobile-device-management/help/dynamic-device-groups/

By varying the dynamic group and exception criteria, you would be able to decide the conditions under which the devices would be associated with the policy, however, you would not be able to get this done based on time. When we release the feature for time-based policies, however, you would be able to have the cloned policy associated with the device based on the time schedule that you require.

We shall have a feature request raised on your behalf regarding the time-based policies and loop you in with the updates. If you would like to check out the upcoming features on our roadmap as well, you could refer this link https://www.hexnode.com/forums/forum/whats-cooking/

Stay safe and have a great day!

Jeff Black
Hexnode MDM