Changing Android Lock Screen - Android Enterprise

Changing Android Lock Screen - Android Enterprise

Hi

I've been asked about setting the lock screen on our Samsung XCover 4 devices to show an "if found please contact..." message.

 

There was a question a few months back but that related to Android+  ( https://discossions.soti.net/thread/push-wallpaper-to-zebra-tc75-devices-android-enterprise/ ) and was using writeprivateprofstring which is no longer supported.

Is there another way I can either change the lockscreen background or update the Owner Information text (found in Settings menu on device and I could enter relevant contact details)

 

 

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ARMOD@SOTI | posted this 30 January 2019

Hello Eddie,

 

Thank you for your post.

 

Just wanted some clarity on the post.

 

When you mention lock screen, are you referring to the phone lock screen or is it a lockdown/Kiosk profile pushed to the device?

 

Thank you,

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Eddie | posted this 31 January 2019

Hi

It's the phone lock screen.  

Kiosk is not being used in this instance.

Eddie

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ARMOD@SOTI | posted this 07 February 2019

Hello Eddie,

 

If possible please provide us more details about your MobiControl setup and also the device related information i.e Version of MobiControl being used along with the build number, version of agent being used in the device, version of operating system on the Samsung Xcover4 device so that we can provide accurate information regarding the query.

 

 

 

Technical Support | SOTI Inc. |1.905.624.9828 | support@soti.net | www.soti.net |

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Eddie | posted this 08 February 2019

Hi

Answering ARMOD@SOTI

MobiControl 14.1.4.1693

Agent 13.6.0.1257 and 13.6.0.1366 at present

XCover is using Android 8

For clarity, this is just so we can show an "if found" message, either as a wallpaper or to set the owner information from script.  Nothing to do with Lockdown/kiosk modes.

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Raymond Chan | posted this 08 February 2019

Hi Eddie,

Didn't you yourself already have the answers in your own post?  Since you're talking about lock-screen and not lockdown menu of MobiControl, the simplest solution is to configure "owner information" and "lockscreen wallpaper" in the device's Settings, if such configurations are available  and supported by the device firmware. 

 

If there are no such configurations  in Settings, then you might need to buy/develop custom app calling relevant API's in Samsung KNOX library if the KNOX version of the device firmware includes the required support.   For this approach, there is no free off-the-shelf app available for download anywhere.

 

   

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Eddie | posted this 19 February 2019

Thanks Raymond

(Sorry for the delayed response)

I admit to hoping I could just script it from MobiControl out of the box (AKA being lazy).  I will look into options with an app/Knox.

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