Special considerations for devices running Android version 10 and later

18 March 2024

ID 206026

Android 10 introduced numerous changes and restrictions targeting API 29 or higher. Some of these changes affect the availability or functionality of some of the app's features. These considerations apply only to devices running Android 10 or later.

Ability to enable, disable, and configure Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi networks can be added, deleted, and configured in the Administration Console of Kaspersky Security Center. When a Wi-Fi network is added to a policy, Kaspersky Endpoint Security receives this network configuration when it first connects to Kaspersky Security Center.
  • When a device detects a network configured through Kaspersky Security Center, Kaspersky Endpoint Security prompts the user to connect to that network. If the user chooses to connect to the network, all of the settings configured through Kaspersky Security Center are automatically applied. The device then automatically connects to that network when in range, without showing further notifications to the user.
  • If a user's device is already connected to another Wi-Fi network, sometimes the user may not be prompted to approve a network addition. In such cases, the user must turn Wi-Fi off and on again to receive the suggestion.
  • When Kaspersky Endpoint Security suggests a user connect to a Wi-Fi network and the user refuses to do so, the app's permission to change the Wi-Fi state is revoked. Kaspersky Endpoint Security then cannot suggest connecting to Wi-Fi networks until the user grants the permission again by going to Settings → Apps & notifications → Special App access → Wi-Fi Control → Kaspersky Endpoint Security.
  • Only open networks and networks encrypted with WPA2-PSK are supported. WEP and WPA encryption are not supported.
  • If the password for a network previously suggested by the app is changed, the user must manually delete that network from the list of known networks. The device will then be able to receive a network suggestion from Kaspersky Endpoint Security and connect to it.
  • When a device OS is updated from Android version 9 or earlier to Android version 10 or later, and/or Kaspersky Endpoint Security installed on a device running Android version 10 or later is updated, the networks that were previously added via Kaspersky Security Center cannot be modified or deleted through Kaspersky Security Center policies. The user, however, can manually modify or delete such networks in the device settings.
  • On devices running Android 10, a user is prompted for the password during an attempt to connect manually to a protected suggested network. Automatic connection does not require entering the password. If a user's device is connected to some other Wi-Fi network, the user must first disconnect from that network to connect automatically to one of the suggested networks.
  • On devices running Android 11, a user may manually connect to a protected network suggested by the app, without entering the password.
  • When Kaspersky Endpoint Security is removed from a device, the networks previously suggested by the app are ignored.
  • Prohibiting use of Wi-Fi networks is not supported.

Camera access

  • On devices running Android 10, use of the camera cannot be completely prohibited. Prohibiting use of the camera for a work profile is still available.
  • If a third-party app attempts to access the device's camera, that app will be blocked, and the user will be notified about the issue. However, the apps that use the camera while running in background mode cannot be blocked.
  • When an external camera is disconnected from a device, a notification about the camera not being available may be displayed in some cases.

Managing screen unlock methods

  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security now resolves the password strength requirements into one of the system values: medium or high.
    • If the password length required is 1 to 4 symbols, then the app prompts the user to set a medium-strength password. It must be either numeric (PIN), with no repeating or ordered (e.g. 1234) sequences; or alphanumeric. The PIN or password must be at least 4 characters long.
    • If the password length required is 5 or more symbols, then the app prompts the user to set a high-strength password. It must be either numeric (PIN), with no repeating or ordered sequences; or alphanumeric (password). The PIN must be at least 8 digits long; the password must be at least 6 characters long.
  • Using a fingerprint to unlock the screen can be managed for a work profile only.

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