Dedicated Device (Lock Task) 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 or lock task 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 Lock Task 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

7.Save the payload.

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

ClosedTo temporarily disable lock task mode from the console

1.From the Inventory tab, click the dedicated device you want to troubleshoot.
The Device Details page appears.

2.Click the Disable lock task mode button at the top of the page.
Lock task mode is temporarily disabled.

3.Lock task mode can be re-enabled by clicking the Enable lock task mode button or locking, syncing, or rebooting the device.

ClosedTo temporarily disable lock task mode from the device

1.On the device, open the Avalanche Android Enterprise enabler.

2.Tap the menu button.

3.Tap Disable lock task.

4.Enter the admin override password that you created in the dedicated device restrictions payload. For more information, see Restrictions Payload.
Lock task mode is temporarily disabled.

5.Lock task mode can be re-enabled from the enabler menu or by locking, syncing, or rebooting the device.