Organizations that use devices for point-of-sale (POS) need to ensure the devices are locked down to avoid misuse of the device. The devices can be locked down to ensure apps such as phone, browser and settings are inaccessible. Locking down devices can be achieved by configuring Kiosk Mode on devices but even after restricting access to the Settings apps, some of the basic settings can be accessed from the notification bar on the device. Pulling down on the notification bar reveals certain most commonly used settings such as Wi-Fi, Location Services, brightness etc.
Mobile Device Manager Plus allows admins to completely disable notification bar on devices to prevent unauthorised access to notifications and settings.
Mobile Device Manager Plus allows admins to lock down the device into Kiosk Mode. Kiosk Mode allows the device to run specific apps on the devices while restricting access to other apps and device functionalities. Follow the steps given below to add and Android device to Kiosk Mode.
This is how the device in Kiosk Mode looks once the notification bar is disabled.
In addition to disabling the notification bar, Mobile Device Manager Plus provides a fully customizable Kiosk Mode with various settings. Refer this document for more details on how to configure Kiosk Mode on devices.