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Questions tagged [kiosk-mode]

Mode in which the users are not allowed to manipulate the device in certain ways, or use certain features or programs.

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Securing a young child's tablet

My wife has decided to get the kids a set of android tablets for christmas. These are Coby Kyros 4GB wi-fi only models. The kids are ages 6-10 so I don’t particularly want to let them have free ...
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How to enable task locking in Android 5.0 production devices

This StackOverflow question explores how to enable a device owner app, and thus kiosk mode, in the Android L developer preview. As the method requires a userdebug build of Android, rooting the device, ...
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Child-proofing an Android phone?

Is there a way (an app, or a special launcher, a set of apps with instructions) that allows turning an Android phone into a child-proof "only call parents" one? Here are my main requirements (and ...
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Can I schedule a night restore/wipe? Or other management solution

I (will shortly) have a small (5-10) android tablets for use in my school. I want them to automatically wipe clean at the end of each day (specifically, remove any user data, even more specifically, ...
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Deny the installation of apps or add new accounts (kiosk mode)

I have a tablet that I want to give to people to go on the internet, but I don't want them to mess with it (install/unistall apps, add new accounts, change relevant options, etc). Is there a way to ...
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Single application tablet possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make run only a single application with all other application stopped? Background: I would like to create a weather station alarm clock from an Android Tablet. This ...
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Android as HTML5 kiosk/appliance

What's involved in transforming a rooted Android device (in my case, a Nook Touch) into a real HTML5 kiosk? Meaning: The user never sees any part of the Android OS GUI elements; the screen is always ...
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How do I screen pin an app in Android Lollipop using command-line?

I'm aware that I can go to Settings → Security → Screen pinning → On, and then tap Overview → touch the pin icon on the app listed there and it would be pinned, effectively putting ...
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How to set Kiosk mode in Chrome

I'm trying to set the --kiosk and the --kiosk-printing flags in Chrome on my Galaxy Tab 10.1. All the instructions that I can find here and elsewhere tell me to go to chrome://flags and set the flag ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab mass deployment

Device - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 / Android 4.0.3 We are about to deploy 70 Samsung Galaxy Tabs for users who will be allowed only to use web browser to access document library. We created a Joomla ...
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Is there an application / ROM that allows me to set the phone to “Guest” mode which I can configure?

I would like to be able to set my phone into Guest mode so people using it will not be able to "abuse" it while I give it to them. Example of usage: Child mode - prevent editing settings, making ...
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Is there an empty/clean version of Android for tablets?

All I want is a tablet that only runs one application (developed by me) on startup. Is there a "clean" version of Android that I can use for this? By clean or empty I mean an OS without all the ...
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Kiosk, Rom + Launcher, need a little guidance

I am currently developing a software for use in the Home health industry, which handles Verifying an aid is actually administering care (EVV). This works with GPS and the read of a fixed NFC chip. i ...
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How to exit surelock

I am using the SureLock application on an SGS3, however I want to exit the app. I do not have the password to unlock it and I do not want to uninstall the app.
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App as Lock Screen? -OR- Allow app to run when device is locked?

I've got an old android device running CM11 (KitKat) that I'm using mainly as an alarm clock. I'd like to be able to run only the clock app (Gentle Alarm) .... and then if I want to use any other ...
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How to make phone boot automatically upon battery insertion (unlocked bootloader and root: yes)?

By battery insertion I mean current flowing on the battery pins, not the micro USB port. Description The phone in question is a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, the bootloader is unlocked, and I have root ...
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Prevent User from Leaving App [closed]

I have developed an app for a job that will be used by their customers. Each customer (Anonymous) enters there, uses app (tablet) and then leave. The thing is that I want the users not to leave my ...
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Permissions to run any app

I am looking for possibility to run only: phone chrome camera music player on Android device. I want to check app first before I decide to give permission to run it. I want to run Phone app but I ...
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Tasker - Play video using MX Player while another is currently playing

I have an Android mini-pc connected to a television through a HDMI cable. I use Tasker to automatically start playing an mp4 video using MX Player when the device boots. MX Player then continues to ...
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How to handle disconnections from wifi on an app in kiosk mode

at work we use an android device (a Famoco device updated to Android 4.4) to register the employees clock in|clock out, similarly to a time clock. We use Famoco to help ensuring our app is always on ...
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Restrict access to safe mode in the Android 6.0+ devices without rooting

I locked down my device (running Android 6.0+) so that only my application can run on it. I have to give these devices to the employees in my firm. Now I have implemented an Enterprise Mobility ...
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How can access on an android device be restricted to applications or widgets on the home screen only?

This is a rooted Nexus 7 with 4.4.4 (factory image from Google). I'd like to restrict access to anything that's not on one of the home screens. Apps and widgets on one the home screens should be ...
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Permanently disabling Galaxy S3's calling and SMS [duplicate]

I've procured myself a Galaxy S3 and I intend to mess with it. I'd like to have a phone that runs one app and one app only (mine). I want to disable calling, texting, app installs. Come to think of ...
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Android tablet kiosk development

I am trying to develop a kiosk application on android. I am facing two challenges. Once the tablet getting off due to a battery drain. it is not turning on even after the battery reached 100% . is ...
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Android Kiosk Mode

It would be great if someone can verify my current understanding of the Android Kiosk mode: In earlier versions than Android 5.0 there is no comparable function like the Pin Screen (turning your ...
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Removing Gmail app for guest device in my home

I recently picked up an HTC One V phone for practically free. I want to use it as a "media device" in my home. I have it hooked up to a dock and would like to have Netflix/Pandora/Play Music (linked ...
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How to run app in Kiosk mode with Wear 2.0?

I'm trying to get a Wear 2.0 (stand-alone) app to run in kiosk mode, but when I try adb shell dpm set-device-owner <myComponent> I get: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Not allowed to set ...
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how to restrict the user to access only my application in the tablet?

We are giving tablets to our customers with our own app installed in it. I only want the customers to work with our app only. I don't want them to watch video in youtube or chat with whatsapp. How do ...
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Getting rid of Status Bar on 4.1

I need to get rid of the system bar on Android 4.1 tablets since the tablets will be in a commercial/retail environment and be used for business. My app will be the only app used on the tablet and it ...
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Processes involved to update an app

We run Android devices in KIOSK mode, and want users to able to update apps directly. Nothing happens when "Update" is clicked, it seems we need to whitelist / authorize some additional processes in ...
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Google Pixel C stuck on Booting

We are developing a Kiosk application using Pixel C as the kiosk device. To achieve the kiosk mode for application, we first root the device, then use "dpm set-device-owner", granting the application ...
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Minimum required apps for Android AOSP? [closed]

I am building AOSP Android 5.1 to run on custom hardware that should run a single APK application (as a launcher). The hardware has a camera, speakers, microphone, wifi and LCD screen. There is no ...
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Single Purpose Educational Android Tablet

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 ...
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How do you create / copy image to multiple devices of the same type?

I work at a startup and we have a bit of a conundrum. We need to install the same image on hundreds of devices. The things we have to do: Put the device in kiosk mode (either through system ...
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Android 5 screen pinning for kiosks

When I first heard about screen pinning in Lollipop, I though it would be perfect for making low-cost kiosks that use dedicated apps. Here is the scenario I imagined: The admin would configure the ...
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How to Block installing another app in android devices?

I want an Android device like mobile phones with no mobile features in it like no camera,no calling facility no sound nothing... I just want a touchscreen device with android operating system so that ...
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Radical Android customization

I have a need to setup a touch screen GUI for a booking system and I am exploring Android as a option to accomplish this. Some crucial things I need to know are: Can I customize an Android based pad/...
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Limited home screen

I need to get a company tablet for operators to use at home to check some data while away from company. Since I don't trust them much, I would like to allow only a few apps to be ran on the android ...
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Questions about rooting a tablet device for making kiosks

My company's looking at the option of using Android tablet for making kiosks. The thing is, the majority of the native settings must be blocked from the user, and very limited apps and utility will be ...
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Automatic video on boot

I want a video file to be open automatically on my LG tablet when it boots. Is there any app or setting in Android? There is a video presentation that I am sending to my clients and all I want is ...
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Can I block access to wifi and mobile data on a kid's phone? [duplicate]

We would like them to have a phone to call us if needed but not access wifi or data and get on the internet. Can we block wifi and data and lock it so they can't change the setting.
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“Parental Control” app or setting for work

I'm searching for an app or settings that will allow only 2 applications to be used on an android tablet. They would use android and a web dashboard on chrome, on chrome they would get a certain ...
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Android System WebView

I am trying to run an app called Fully Kiosk Browser, to lock down to a single specific web page. This is on an Android TV Box, running Android 7.1.2 However, when my web page does not load in the app....
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Android for Work or Custom Rom?

We are attempting to present our progressive web application inside android for our end users who are seniors and would like to have special requirements met that I am not sure which approach we ...
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How to lock android tablet for web browsing only?

Im developing a web app for some clients and Im going to lend then an android tablet (one of those cheap chinese non-brand tablets, pretty easy to manipulate) and Im kind of new into android so I want ...
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Convert Tablet into idiot-proof PC monitor

I'm working on a new classroom space at a small college. The goal is to have a fully wireless lecturn for the instructor. That includes power cables: everything must be battery powered. This means ...
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web browser exits after a few hours

I wanted to use an Android tablet for a browser-based info frame, displaying an autorefreshing page. I installed a program that disables screen timeout / blanking, I set the webpage as the homepage, I ...
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Only give access to one application(full screen) [duplicate]

I am considering using tablets for use with clients at my job and I was just wondering if there is anyway to lock users into one application. Just for theoretical purposes the application could be as ...
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Automatically runs Dolphin Browser on boot up

I am new here. I have some android sticks. I use them to run a kiosk. That is some kind of newspaper on a big screen. I runs in the dolphin browser. I want that my clients just have to power on the ...