Is there a way that a feature can be added to the Settings Manager?

Is there a way that a feature can be added to the Settings Manager?

Good Morning. I am wondering if there is any way to add features to the Settings Manager. Currently we have a Kiosk on our devices that limit what the user can see/access. One of the things that has came up is needing to print off the android tablet using WiFi-Direct. 

We are in a specific situation where our DOT truck drivers use tablets connected to a backseat data plan in order to capture driving logs and what not. They are needing to use their tablets to create bills of ladings and print them, all while being connected to the truck's PCG backseat data plan. Unfortunately, we cannot connect a printer or any other devices to that source of WiFi.

the solution i have found is to use WiFi Direct via the tablet settings while in admin mode. These settings are not available to the user. I can Connect the printer and put the tablet back in Kiosk mode, but once the internet or printer disconnects, i am needing to go into admin mode and set it all up again. I think it would be easier to have access to Wifi-Direct through the Settings manager. Is this Possible? below is a screenshot of the setting i am needing. 

 

wifi direct settings

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Matt Dermody | posted this 10 December 2020

See if you can identify the specific activity using the identify_activity script and then try linking to that activity from within the Kiosk. You may need to also whitelist the Settings app itself by creating it as a hidden item in the kiosk so that it is allowed through without being suppressed while still not giving direct access to the end users. 

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Daniel P | posted this 10 December 2020

Sounds good i will try this. How do i link that activity from within the kiosk if i do identify it?

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Matt Dermody | posted this 10 December 2020

You could link a script with the following structure where .ManageApplications is the sub activity that you're looking to identify. 

 

start activity com.android.settings/.ManageApplications

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Daniel P | posted this 10 December 2020

ok i will give it a try. once i run the identify_activity script, where can i see the results? sorry for the load of questions. this is the first time i work with the identify_activity script. 

 

edit i was able to find it 

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Raymond Chan | posted this 11 December 2020

With your problem narrowed down to just controlling Wifi Direct, there might be workaround(s) depending on your device and agent used. 

What are the brand and model of your devices?  

Are you using OEM specific Android Plus device agent or the OEM-independent Android-Enterprise device agent?  What are the version and build numbers of the device agent?

 

 

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Daniel P | posted this 11 December 2020

Good Morning Raymond, 

 

Our Devices are all Samsung android devices (Model: SMT387V & SMT387). Our Agent versions is 14.1.4.1010 we currently enroll them using Android Plus. 

 

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