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How to enable Kiosk Mode in devices enrolled via Android Enterprise using Hexnode ?

Kiosk mode is used when you want to lockdown a device to a single or multiple applications. A device that is enrolled in Android Enterprise as Device Owner, can be locked down to certain apps.

Note:

To enable Kiosk mode for Android Enterprise devices, the device must be enrolled as device owner.

How to enable Kiosk Mode?

  1. Go to Policies tab.
  2. Click New Policy and give a name and description for the Policy.
  3. Select Kiosk Lockdown.
  4. On the left side under Android Kiosk Lockdown tab, you can choose from
    Single app Kiosk, Multi app Kiosk, Website Kiosk Settings.
  5. Select the apps you want to whitelist in Kiosk mode.
  6. Go to Policy Targets tab and add the device you want to enable Kiosk in.
  7. Click Save.

How to exit from Kiosk Mode?

You can exit Kiosk Mode from the device end even when the device is offline. Tap the device display 10 times within 5 seconds. A prompt appears asking the user to enter the password to exit the Kiosk mode.  If a password is not set in the Kiosk policy, then the default password on the portal needs to be entered.

The default kiosk exit passcode can be viewed by navigating to:
Admin > General Settings > Global Exit Settings (Android) > Exit Passcode.
Enter the password to exit from Kiosk mode.

If you want to set a Kiosk exit password, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Policies tab.
  2. Select the policy which you have used for the Kiosk mode.
  3. On the left side, you can see the options under Android Kiosk Lockdown, select Kiosk exit settings and click Configure.
  4. Enter the Kiosk Exit password with a minimum of 6 characters.
  5. Click Save.
  6. There are also several other ways by which one can exit from Kiosk Mode.