The Android Kiosk has a launcher with the kiosk apps in it unlike iOS. The Auto Launch feature in Hexnode Android kiosk mode allows to run the kiosk app in the foreground all the time as the default kiosk app, without even going to the launcher. The app will launch automatically according to the auto-launch period set in the policy.
Basically this feature is meant for single app kiosk mode, but this feature is available in multi-app kiosk mode too. By setting the auto-launch delay as zero and keeping the screen On all the time, the kiosks can be used as display mediums.
Setting up a default app for Android kiosk
- Go to Policies tab and select the kiosk policy.
- Go to Kiosk Settings and select Auto Launch Settings.
- Click Configure and click on the + button to select the app you want to add as the default app from the list.
- Set the app auto launch delay according to your requirement.
- Save the policy.
To avoid this situation, select the option Allow exit from kiosk mode while an app is open in the kiosk peripheral settings. This will allow you to tap the status bar of the device 10 times and exit the kiosk mode by providing the password. Make sure the status bar is not enabled. This feature is supported by the Hexnode app version 9.5.1 onwards.