Configuring restrictions for Android devices

17 July 2024

ID 90496

To keep an Android device secure, configure the Wi-Fi, camera, and Bluetooth usage settings on the device.

By default, the user can use Wi-Fi, camera, and Bluetooth on the device without restrictions.

To configure the Wi-Fi, camera, and Bluetooth usage restrictions on the device:

  1. In the console tree, in the Managed devices folder, select the administration group to which the Android devices belong.
  2. In the workspace of the group, select the Policies tab.
  3. Open the policy properties window by double-clicking any column.
  4. In the policy Properties window, select the Device Management section.
  5. In the Restrictions section, configure usage of Wi-Fi, camera, and Bluetooth:
    • To disable the Wi-Fi module on the user's mobile device, select the Prohibit use of Wi-Fi check box.

      On devices running Android 10.0 or later, prohibiting the use of Wi-Fi networks is not supported.

    • To disable the camera on the user's mobile device, select the Prohibit use of camera check box.

      On devices running Android 10.0 or later, the use of the camera cannot be completely prohibited.

      On devices running Android 11 or later, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android must be set as an Accessibility feature. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android prompts the user to set the app as an Accessibility feature through the Initial Configuration Wizard. The user can skip this step or disable this service in the device settings at a later time. If this is the case, you will not be able to restrict use of the camera.

    • To disable Bluetooth on the user's mobile device, select the Prohibit use of Bluetooth check box.

      On Android 12 or later, the use of Bluetooth can be disabled only if the device user granted the Nearby Bluetooth devices permission. The user can grant this permission during the Initial Configuration Wizard or at a later time.

  6. Click the Apply button to save the changes you have made.

Mobile device settings are configured after the next device synchronization with the Kaspersky Security Center.

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