Dedicated Device (Kiosk) Mode

Dedicated device mode is for devices intended for a single use or an extremely limited scope of use. Dedicated device mode (also known as kiosk mode) locks fully managed Android Enterprise devices to a single app or set of apps. The user experience for this management mode is extremely focused. The user can only perform specific tasks enabled by the whitelisted apps.

Dedicated device mode is enabled by Android Enterprise restrictions payloads. When a device receives a restrictions payload with dedicated device settings, the device is locked to the launchpad included in the Android Enterprise enabler. Only apps whitelisted in the payload will be accessible through the launchpad.

For more information about restrictions payloads, see Restrictions Payload.

Dedicated device mode is a subset of fully managed mode. Before devices can be put into dedicated device mode, they must be enrolled as fully managed devices. For information about enrolling fully managed devices, see Fully Managed Mode.

To create a dedicated device mode payload

1.Navigate to the Payloads tab.

2.Click Add Payload.

3.Select Android Enterprise > Restrictions.

4.Enter a name for the payload.

5.Enable the Enable Kiosk Mode option.

6.Create a whitelist of apps to lock the device to.

To add a specific app to the white list, search for apps in the Google Play Store by clicking the Browse icon. You can also add apps manually by typing the friendly name for the app in the App Name field and the Android package name in the App package field. For example, in order to add a Gmail app, type: Gmail com.google.android.gm

7.Save the payload.

8.Add the payload to a profile and deploy it to devices. For information about smart device profiles, see Managing Smart Device Profiles.