Configure Android devices with OEMConfig app using Mobile Device Manager Plus

Introduction

With the advent of Android Enterprise, OEM vendors have started allowing MDM solutions to configure OEM-specific settings on Android devices by distributing their respective OEMConfig apps. These apps use managed app configurations to apply the configured features on the devices. It provides additional management capabilities and granular control over the devices by letting you manage custom features such as control of barcode scanners, enabling advanced security features, etc. OEMConfig is applicable for Non-Samsung devices enrolled as Device Owner/Profile Owner and Samsung devices running Android 6.0 or later.

Prerequisites

Points to note

Procedure

Follow the steps below to apply app configurations:

  1. Click Device Management on the MDM Web Console.
  2. Click on Profiles -> Create Profile -> Android -> OEM Configurations
  3. Set up the configurations and click Save.

Note:

Using MDM, you can only configure the settings included by the OEM vendor in their OEMConfig app. MDM doesn't validate or change the configurations provided by the OEM vendor. Contact the respective OEM vendor for assistance if any problem arises with the configured settings on the device.

Supported OEMConfig apps

Documentation

Samsung

Knox Service Plugin

Zebra

Zebra OEMConfig

Honeywell

Honeywell OEMConfig

Lenovo

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Datalogic

Datalogic OEMConfig

Other supported OEMConfig apps include

Dynamic Variables

You can use dynamic variables to ease the process of setting up App Configurations. You can use dynamic variables to set up App Configurations for the first time before distributing it to devices/groups. Dynamic variables automatically prefetch the required data from enrollment information, thus easing the process for IT admins. The following dynamic variables are supported in MDM:

See Also: Configure Mobile Device Manager Plus, Device Enrollment, Location Tracking,App Management,  Profile Management,  Asset Management, Security Management , Reports
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