Questions tagged [device-administrator]

the device-administrator role gives an app elevated priviliges. Use this tag only if your question is about this role.

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How to disable device administrator that stops Settings app?

I try to disable two apps: Tasker and Applock, from device administrators, but when I tap to uncheck it, the Settings app stops. Other device admins like Cerberus can be enabled/disabled. I sent an ...
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How to enable device administrator for exchange after user has declined

it appears that a user has declined the device administrator prompt for an exchange email account on samsung galaxy. It doesnt prompt anymore just displays a message about requiring a device ...
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“Phone may be monitored”

I'm seeing this message is because I installed a device owner, right? (Note that I'm talking about a "device owner" in the sense of a special device administrator app, not the first user in a multi-...
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Granting device admin previlage to email account

I am connecting my gmail app(or any e mail application) to my office e mail using exchange. It asks me to add the mail app as a Device administrator for my phone. So that it can Erase all data,Set ...
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Google Pay hidden & its device admin

I cannot locate Google Pay on my Z971 ZTE phone in Apps, system, hidden, etc, however it is a device admin. If I attempt to click on it to remove it as an admin, the settings app immediately pops up a ...
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Detect blacklisted phone's presence

Okay, so basically i need a way to alert me if someone unwanted is around me. I mean I'd have a list of whitelisted people (devices). If anyone except these are found around i want the app to alert me....
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App Installation “blocked by your IT admin”? (Galaxy Note 8)

I use YMusic to listen to music/audio books, which is an outsider app from xda-developers. When I tried to install an update, I got the message below, as if YouTube is preventing me from installing ...
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Android(Oreo) 8.1.0 Set DeviceOwer app causes “Workspace has been locked”

I've been using my app as a deviceOwner App since lollipop. I have a new device here which I want to be DeviceOwner too. It is a Samsung galaxy Tab A 10.5(2018) SM-T590. I am currently running this ...
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Can I trick an app to think it is device admin

I want to install an app that needs to be a device administrator. Is there anyway to show the app it is administrator without giving it any privileges?
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Device administration

I'm looking for a good solution to manage workplace Android devices that are heavily locked down. Our devices will basically be single-use with a custom app. We want to manage the Wi-Fi connection, ...
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What are these logs? Was I hacked?

I started finding these logs on my phone a few weeks ago and didn't think much about it until my phone started acting weird. Somehow, it's been added to a network, and has listed me as the user. Is ...
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What is device administrator supposed to be set to on a smartphone?

I have an LG smartphone, and I'm curious what my device administrator should be set to. I have two options, one is Android, and the other is the anti-virus program that I'm running. Neither one are ...
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Device administrator can not be deactivated

I installed a security app on my Samsung phone and it blocks the device from going to Odin mode (bootloader) so I can not update the software. I can not remove this app because it is a device ...
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Is it possible to disable admin rights of a malware?

There is a smartphone with anroid 5.1. Another user installed an app from a non-verified source (some hacks for Clash of Clans afaik). To uninstall it I have to drop its administrator rights in ...
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Can't uninstall package disabler app

I'm trying to remove package disabler from my phone as i have upgraded to the pro version but i seem unable to. The app is marked as device administrator, but when I go to the menu the app is checked ...
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How do I log out from Google Apps without logging out from Android Device Manager?

Say my phone was stolen, and I need to log out from my Google Apps in that phone remotely. I can revoke the access in that phone through my web browser, however I would log out from Android Device ...
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Technical problems with Nexus 7

I have a one year old Nexus 7 and recently my tablet acts on its own. It starts to action commands without me doing anything. The only way I manage to recover control is to power it off and on again. ...
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How to unlink a device from my google account

I gave my android to my daughter. She cannot link the device to her own google account because it is linked to mine. How can we unlink the android from my account without her loosing her data