Kiosk mode is an advanced security feature supported by Mobile Device Manager Plus, a mobile device management solution which doubles as a Kiosk software, that lets the IT Administrator lock down Windows 10 devices to a specific app or a set of preselected apps. Kiosk mode is a common way to lock down Windows 10 devices when they are used for a specific purpose; this ensures the users cannot modify device settings, access other features or apps present in the device, besides the one(s) whitelisted by the IT Administrator.
Windows Kiosk mode will be beneficial in the case of single purpose devices such as self check-in kiosks at airports; point-of-sale (POS) terminals at self service restaurants; digital signage used for advertising. In all these scenarios, the administration would not want users to exit the designated apps.
With a Kiosk software like Mobile Device Manager Plus you can provision Windows 10 devices into single app Kiosk mode or multi-app Kiosk mode. Windows 10 Kiosk Mode is supported for laptops, desktops, phones or Surface Pro tablets. Windows Kiosk Mode is user-specific; on associating a Kiosk profile to a Windows device, Kiosk is applied to the concerned user to whom the device is assigned to. For steps to associate profiles to devices, click here. Similarly, when associating a Kiosk profile to a group, it is assigned to all the users for the respective devices present in the group. For steps to associate profiles to groups, click here.
To provision Windows 10 devices in Kiosk mode, it is required to create a Kiosk profile on MDM. Follow the steps given below:
After creating the Kiosk profile, it must be associated with Windows 10 devices to bring Kiosk mode into effect. However, it is recommended to test the Kiosk profile on a test device before associating it with your production environment. When Windows 10 apps are updated on the MDM server, they are automatically updated in Kiosk devices on the subsequent reboot; no user intervention is required for app updates.
On profile association, when the user provides the login credentials to unlock the device, only the apps provisioned under Kiosk will be available on the device.
NOTE: When devices are removed from Kiosk mode, they will automatically be factory reset to be used again in the organization.