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Getting Started with Android Device Management

Android is an open-source mobile operating system designed primarily for touchscreen devices such as smartphones and tablets. Hexnode UEM supports and provides access to a wide range of management features. Get to know more on how to get started with Android device management.

Enroll Android Devices

There are a number of methods to enroll Android devices in Hexnode. Go through the link below to learn more about enrolling Android devices.

Android device enrollment…

Configure Restrictions

Setting up restrictions on your device allows users to access only the required set of essential functionalities and block the less needed ones. Hexnode UEM puts forward a set of basic and advanced restrictions that help you control your devices.

Basic Restrictions: Restricts device features and apps from being accessed by the user. It lists out the restrictions that are applicable for all Android devices or specific to Samsung Knox, LG GATE, Kyocera business phones, and devices enrolled in the Android Enterprise program.

Advanced Restrictions: These are the restrictions that are applicable only for Samsung Knox, LG GATE, Kyocera business phones and Android Enterprise enabled devices.

Follow the link below to learn more about setting up device restrictions.

Setting up Android restrictions…

Configure Android Enterprise

Android Enterprise is a device management framework to manage and secure Android (5.0+) devices in the work environment. It offers two management modes (Device Owner and Profile Owner) to manage corporate and personal devices.

The Device Owner mode allows enterprises to exercise complete control over their corporate devices and data.

The users can separate work apps and data from personal apps and data by enrolling their devices as Profile Owner in the Android Enterprise program so that business data can be managed while employees can keep their personal data private.

Configuring Android Enterprise…

Manage Apps

Manage, distribute and remove the apps on your Android devices efficiently and choose the apps you wish to function on your device, thus preventing the less essential apps. Learn more about managing apps on your Android devices by tapping on the link below.

Initiate app management…

You can also install the apps silently without the user manually initiating the installation. This is an advanced app management feature that is supported by the following devices:

  1. Samsung Knox
  2. LG GATE
  3. Kyocera business phones
  4. Rooted Android devices
  5. Android Enterprise enabled devices
  6. Devices with Hexnode MDM as system app

Follow the link below to learn more about installing apps silently on your Android devices.

Silent app installation…

The users can also block certain apps from being active on the device and allow only essential apps to function on the device using the blacklist and whitelist features in Hexnode UEM. This feature prevents users from installing and updating blacklisted apps on the device. On a device enrolled in the Android Enterprise program, blacklisting an app would hide it from the device screen. Go through the link below to learn more about blacklisting or whitelisting apps on the device.

Block or allow apps…

Android devices can also be locked in kiosk mode, thus restricting the devices to a single application or a handful of applications. Tap on the below link to learn more about kiosk mode and its settings.

Setting up kiosk mode…

Prevent MDM Removal

You can prevent the removal of the MDM app by disabling the option ‘Allow MDM Administration removal’ from Policies > Android Settings > Restrictions from the MDM console.

Restrict MDM app removal…

Network Security

Make sure your network is safe and secure by configuring the Wi-Fi, VPN, APN, Email and ActiveSync settings, preventing unauthorized access to corporate resources. Get to know more about securing your network and accounts by following the links below.

  1. Wi-Fi
  2. VPN
  3. APN
  4. Email
  5. Exchange ActiveSync configurations

Web Content Filtering

Block access to unwanted websites, thus allowing only the essential ones. This feature lets you save network bandwidth. Go through the link below to learn more about web content filtering.

Block access to unwanted websites…

Enforce OS Updates

Hexnode UEM allows users to enable system update settings. You can remotely schedule OS updates to Android devices provisioned as Device Owner.

Enforcing OS updates to devices enrolled in Android Enterprise program…

You can also remotely deploy OS updates for ROM enrolled devices with System Agent app. It can be done via remote actions using Hexnode UEM.

Enforcing OS updates to Android devices with System Agent app via Remote Actions…

Content Management

Ensure utmost control over your corporate data by distributing them to the enrolled Android devices using the File Management feature of Hexnode UEM. Get to know more about sending content to the devices by tapping on the link below.

File management…

PDF/video files can be added to the devices locked in kiosk mode. You can either use the default Hexnode Document Reader/Hexnode Media Player to open these files or if you are using any other applications, ensure to add them as background apps in kiosk mode.

File Explorer is a fully-fledged file management tool in Hexnode. It delivers the necessary management functionalities such as moving, copying, or deleting files or folders that can be enforced on the devices over-the-air.

Remote View and Control

The Remote View and Control features enable the admin to remotely view and control the enrolled device directly from the Hexnode UEM console. These features allow you to monitor and control devices using a mouse and a keyboard. Learn more about the remote view and control feature of Hexnode UEM from the link below.

Remote View and Control…

Mobile Data Management

Track and manage mobile data usage on your Android devices with the data management feature in Hexnode UEM. This feature lets you limit the mobile data usage on your devices and notify the administrators about the same. Follow the link below to learn more about managing mobile data usage.

Data management…

Personalization

Administrators can remotely change the wallpaper on managed Android devices using Hexnode UEM. You can customize the way your device looks by setting up the lock screen and home screen wallpaper.

Customizing wallpaper…

OEMConfig

OEMConfig is a device management feature introduced for Android Enterprise Devices, where the OEMs and MDMs work together to provide the best management capabilities possible. OEMConfig apps use managed configurations to configure various device features provided by the OEM. Hexnode UEM allows you to configure these OEM-specific features from the portal. Read more…

Setup OEMConfig…