Android kiosk mode

This FAQ item will help you enable App Pinning, also referred to as Kiosk Mode or Guided Access, on your Android Tablet.

Android Kiosk Mode Configuration

Enable Stay awake

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 op 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.

Vizito Android Kiosk Security location screen lock

Vizito Android Kiosk Security location screen lock

Vizito Android Kiosk Security location screen lock

Vizito Android Kiosk Security location screen lock

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:

Vizito Android Kiosk Screen pinning pin code no notifications

Vizito Android Kiosk Screen pinning pin code no notifications

Now, go to the home screen and start the Vizito app and tap on the app switcher icon:

Vizito Android Kiosk App Switcher Kiosk Screen pinning

Vizito Android Kiosk App Switcher Kiosk Screen pinning

Tap on the pin in the bottom right corner of the Vizito app to start ‘pinning’ the Vizito app.

Vizito Android Kiosk Start App Pinning Kiosk Mode Guided Access



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.