How to Hide Status Bar on Android Devices Using Hexnode MDM

Status Bar is the small strip at the top of the display. On the right side of the strip, Time, Battery Status, connections such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc. are displayed. On the left corner you’ll find app icons, play store updates, ongoing notifications and so on.
Android Status Bar

Hiding Status Bars Using Policies in Hexnode MDM

Note: This feature is applicable only to Samsung SAFE Devices.

Android Status Bar
Here’s how you can hide Status Bar on Android Devices using Policies in Hexnode MDM.

  1. Log in to your Hexnode MDM Console.
  2. Navigate to Policies > New Policy > Android Settings > Advanced Restrictions. Click on Configure.
    Policy Name– Enter a suitable name for your policy.
    Description-Provide a brief description for your policy.
  3. Under Display Settings, enable Modify System Bars option. This option allows you to enable/disable Status Bars and Navigation Bars.
  4. Enable Hide Status Bar option to hide the status bars. You can hide status bar only if the Modify System Bars option is enabled.
  5. Navigate to Policy Targets and click on the +Add Devices button to add the devices you wish to associate the policy to. Click on Save.

Disabling Status Bars in Kiosk Mode Using Hexnode MDM

To disable status bar, you have to lock down your device in kiosk mode.

Android Status Bar
Here are the steps for the same.

  1. Log in to your Hexnode MDM Console.
  2. Navigate to Policies > New Policy > Android Settings > Kiosk Settings.
    Policy Name– Enter a suitable name for your policy.
    Description-Provide a brief description for your policy.
  3. Select Single App Mode if you want to lock down your devices into a Single App or Multi App Mode if you wish to restrict your devices into selective applications. Click on Configure.
  4. Navigate to Peripheral Settings. Deselect the Enable Status Bar option.
  5. Navigate to Policy Targets and click on the +Add Devices button to add the devices you wish to associate the policy to. Click on Save.
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