This question is not very technical but I had to ask it somewhere, and this was a promising place to get answers. Please help. I have to provide Educational-Tablets to High-School Students. We want to make sure that those tablets are not misused and only 2 application (developed by us) run on the tablet. I went through many MDM (Mobile Device Management) solutions but none seemed promising. Is there any way (Any Android Native Functionality) to ensure the "Single Purpose Use" of the Tablet?
There are a few good business and educational solutions out there which are either free or at very low cost to achieve this. My company makes one, and you can find out more on our website -> look for Android Kiosk Mode. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
There is no native functionality to lock down tablets, There's Screen pinning on Android devices (5.0 and above) which lets you lock down the device to an app screen, but this feature has its limitations, users can unpin it and access other apps and content on the device just as easy. That’s why we made it a point to offer a powerful Kiosk mode on our MDM solution. We have whole school districts with tablets deployed in Kiosk mode with Hexnode MDM. You can lock down the devices to single app or a set of applications of your choice. You can choose to have an app auto-launch in fixed time intervals, selectively enable various settings toggles, seamlessly update Kiosk apps and more. I'm pretty sure you'll fall in love.