Disabling Navigation bar on Android

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Hello! I’ve enforced multi app kiosk on Android phones at my school and I want to block the students from exiting apps. It mostly handle lectures, so the students only need to on/off the microphone. Also, I don’t want them chatting. What can be done??

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    Gabriel Galbraith


    Thanks for reaching out to us, @Jarred!

    This can be achieved by using the Disable system bars option that comes under Kiosk Lockdown > Peripheral Settings. This will disable both the status and navigation bars and also, the keyboard. Disabling the navigation bar will restrict the students from exiting the app, and since the keyboard is disabled, they won’t be able to chat also. At the same time, the students are not restricted from accessing the microphone and they can continue to use it freely.

    Disabling system bars from peripheral settings


    Here’s an additional tip! If you are using the web kiosk, choose the Hexnode browser lite, and under Advanced Website Kiosk Settings, you can choose to Disable Software Keys. This blocks the use of both the navigation bar and the keyboard.

    Hope that helps. If you have any more queries, do reach out to us!

    Gabriel Galbraith
    Hexnode UEM