How to enable screensaver mobicontrol kiosk mode on android enterprise

How to enable screensaver mobicontrol kiosk mode on android enterprise

Mobicontrol can display images/play videos, with audio as screensavers for Android enterprise in kiosk mode.

  • 25 June 2020
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Raymond Chan | posted this 25 June 2020

You are lucky that your devices are from Samsung, as what I described should work with recent AE device agents on most of the recently released Samsung devices, but fail for most other brands.

 

Screensave should be turned on and set to 30 seconds by default if you enroll your Samsung devices to AE device-owner mode.  To change the timeout to say 10 minutes (60000 msec), use the following script:

  writesecuresetting -sys screen_off_timeout_rollback 600000
  writesecuresetting -sys screen_off_timeout 600000

Make sure the "'modify system settings" permission of your device agent has been enabled, otherwise the script won't work.  In the past, configuring a timeout different from any default option available in the device's Settings will have no option ticked in the Settings GUI, though the configured value is still valid.   Surprisingly, a test I have just done on an Galaxy A71 minutes ago even have the device's Settings GUI showing the new non-default timeout.  I am not sure if this change also applies to other Samsung device models.

 

If  I want to disable lockscreen timeout, the usual workaround I have been using for many years is to set the timeout to be an arbitrarily big value so that the timeout will not be reached in any practical sense.  However, this does not seem to work any more.  There might be some new script command to disable screen timeout totally, but I have to do some more research.

 

Please note that some low-end Samsung device models released recently have their KNOX libraries completely removed from the device firmwares, and thus may not support the above.

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JVMOD@SOTI | posted this 29 July 2020

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Thawatchai W. | posted this 22 July 2020

SOTI Technical already informed me not have this feature, can only feature request. because my requirement want sacreen server and can select advertise file .mp4 or folder video to play. Thank you so much for script.

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Raymond Chan | posted this 01 July 2020

I am not aware of any official documentation.

Did you do any tests on your Samsung devices?  If so, did the script work or not?

 

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Rob Morrison | posted this 30 June 2020

Raymond, is there a reference somewhere of Samsung settings we can set this way?

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Thawatchai W. | posted this 25 June 2020

I use Band Samsung Model Galaxy Tab S6  agent version 14.2.2.1079 and Galaxy Tab A (2016) agent version 14.2.1.1083.

 

 

 

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Raymond Chan | posted this 25 June 2020

Under normal ciircumstances, screen saver configurations/options available depend very much on the device firmware itself.   Would you mind sharing information about the brand/model and firmware+agent versions of your device?

 

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