How to set up only one application in kiosk mode?
Android kiosk mode single application
The kiosk mode single application or COSU (Company Owned, Single Use), is a management mode made for devices dedicated to a single or very specific task. It is the most suitable solution for self-service mobile fleets (shops, museums, librairies, etc) or for single task management. When the option is activated, the final user is not able to access anything else than the application defined by its company: settings, home screen and status bar are not available.
How to enable the kiosk mode single application:
– Go on to the Policy
– Under Apps management, check the box for “Enable lock task mode”
– Among the list of approved apps for lock task mode, you only need to install the one you want to display. Click here to learn how to install an application.
If you only request the install of one application, it will automatically open in full screen on the device, even if you reboot it.
In case of a web application:
Through TinyMDM, web applications work with the browser Chrome, that’s why it has to be approved and installed on the device. However, it is possible to hide the application so that it runs in the background but it is not displayed on the device’s home screen.
To do so, if a device is in kiosk mode, click on the “Chrome” menu 三 and on Hide app:
In case of a file shortcut:
Through TinyMDM, to be able to open a file, it is important to have approved and installed an application that reads it. However, it is possible to hide the application so that it runs in the background but it is not displayed on the device’s home screen.
To do so, if a device is in kiosk mode, click on the menu of the application 三 and on Hide app:
In kiosk mode single application, it is mandatory to activate the Shake and quit feature, available on the scrolling bar of “Advanced lock task mode settings”. This option enables to quit the kiosk mode thanks to an admin code (displayed on the console) and to switch the device to the fully-managed one, simply by strongly shaking its device.