This FAQ item will help you install and configure the KioWare for Android Kiosk App App Pinning.
Configure your tablet to prepare Kiosk mode
Open Settings on your tablet and depending on the brand, follow these steps:
- Google: Settings > System > About phone > Build number
- Samsung: Settings > About phone > Software information > Build number
- LG: Settings > About phone > Software info > Build number
- HTC: Settings > About > Software information > More > Build number
Tap 7 times on the Build number and then you will see a message to indicate that Developer options have been enabled.
In the main navigation of the Settings app, you will now find an extra option called Developer options. Tap on Developer options and enable Stay awake (Screen will never sleep while charging).
Enable Android Single App Mode
Enable App Pinning
Open Settings on your tablet and go to Security & location -> Screen lock and set this setting to pin.
Next, in Settings under Security & location go to Screen pinning and turn this feature on. Select Ask for PIN before unpinning and select Don’t show notifications at all:
Now, go to the home screen and start the Vizito app and tap on the app switcher icon:
Tap on the pin in the bottom right corner of the Vizito app to start ‘pinning’ the Vizito app.
Disable App Pinning
To stop pinning apps, tap & hold Back and Overview buttons until the lock screen is displayed. Provide your pincode to unlock the device and App Pinning is disabled.
Android Kiosk Pricing
Built-in Lock Down Feature
The built-in lock down feature is free of charge and comes with your Android device.
Locking Down Android Tablets For Larger Businesses
Mobile Device Management For Android
You can opt to use a Mobile Device Management suite to manage all your devices in your business. Check out this Capterra page for a comparison.
Dedicated App For Android Tablets / Phones
Another alternative is to use a dedicated app like Kioware to lock down your tablet in single-app or single-webpage mode. Check out the Kioware product page for more details.