Keep screen on always in Android

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Can I keep the screen on always on Android devices? Like locked on to particular app and then keep the screen on always.

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  • Hexnode



    Hey, Thanks for reaching out to us.

    Yes, you can! All you have to do is to lock down your device into a single app kiosk mode and enable the ‘Keep Screen On’ option.

    Please navigate to Policies–>New Policy–>New Blank Policy–>Kiosk Lockdown–>Android Kiosk Lockdown–>Single App. Click configure. Click on the ‘+’ icon and select the app to which the device is to be locked down. Click here to know more about creating a single app kiosk.
    Navigate to Peripheral Settings(under ‘Android Kiosk Lockdown’)–>Display. Enable the ‘Keep Screen On’ option. Enabling this option will keep the kiosk device’s screen On until you turn it off manually. Click here to know more about peripheral settings.

    Please note to associate targets and save the policy.

    Grace Baker
    Hexnode MDM

  • 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

    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

    Stay safe and have a great day!

    Jeff Black
    Hexnode MDM