Restart the devices automatically

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Got a question if we are able to restart the devices automatically certain times? Says every morning 4 am? Or could we restart the devices manually from your MDM tool?

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  • Hexnode

    Hexnode Support


    Hi, Abbi.

    The Manual restart function is available on Android with Samsung SAFE devices and on iOS with Supervised devices (supports Power off too). For this to work on generic Android, the device should be rooted or should have the Hexnode MDM app flashed in as a system app. As for the scheduled restart, we get that it’s a much-needed one, which is why we will soon release a feature to schedule all the actions including Device restart. Stay tuned for our release updates.

    Here is how you can manually restart a device,

    1. Go to Management > Devices
    2. Click open the device you want to have restarted
    3. restart device
    4. Click on the Actions button up top and scroll down to Restart device
      You will see a confirmation message with the list of supported devices
    5. Click Restart and the device will get restarted in a minute or two.

    If you want a bunch of devices to be restarted at once, you can do that as well.

    1. Go to Management > Device Groups
    2. Create a Static or Dynamic group
    3. Open the device group. From Actions select Restart device
    4. All the devices in the group will be sent a restart command
      Those devices that support the feature will be restarted.

    Thanks and regards
    Hexnode Support Team
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  • Hexnode

    Jeff Black


    Hi Gabriel,

    Hope you are doing well,

    The feature to automate actions is currently being worked on by our team of engineers and it is in the development phase. We currently cannot provide you with an ETA on this as it is still being worked on. Once developed, it would have to be put through the vigorous QA grill to ensure that there are no bugs and it is functioning with precision.

    However, we would be happy to have a feature request raised on your behalf and keep you in the loop with updates. We appreciate your patience as we work to develop and perfect this feature.

    We sincerely hope you and your loved ones take care and stay safe. Have a great day.

    Jeff Black
    Hexnode MDM

  • Hexnode

    Chris Coleman


    Hey PPTechSupport,

    Thank you for reaching out to us!

    Our developers are currently working on this feature, and we may not be able to give you an ETA on the release right now. However, we will provide you with an update once the development is completed and the feature is ready to be released. Also, we do realize that this is an essential feature for you, and we do appreciate your patience in waiting for the same.

    Hope this clears your query. You can always reach out to us if you have further questions.

    Chris Coleman
    Hexnode UEM

  • Participant




    just registered to find out if it is possible now to schedule the reboot of IOS Devices in the night.

    Install IOS Software and App Updates in the night (Apple VPP Apps and IOS Software Updates)

    The IOS Ipads are in use the complete day and updating running apps is not possible in working times. (google Chrome, etc…)

    Devices: Ipad 10 / IOS 16
    Supervised Devices with Apple Configurator and Apple Business Manager

    When this is possible we want to start the trial.

    Thank you very much

  • Hello @paddy, welcome to Hexnode Community!

    We understand that scheduling actions is a much-awaited feature. It is taking us a little longer than anticipated, but our team continues to work on it with vigor. Please bear with us, we promise that the feature will be worth the wait.

    In the meantime, do have a look at our newest feature releases and the ones we have
    in store
    for you.

    Chloe Edison
    Hexnode UEM