All posts tagged Android

android7Bad news for the users that are using Android devices and sometimes forget their passcode. Google is removing the ability for administrators and users to remotely reset the passcode of devices that are based on Android 7.0.

When using earlier versions of Android users could reset their passcode via the Company Portal website and admins could reset the passcodes via the Intune admin console. Is there a workaround for your users besides writing the passcode on the back of the mobile phone?

I think so! 😉 Let’s see…

 

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android-compl-00In one of my tenants the new compliance rules for Android arrived last night. So as from now we are able to block users to access corporate data that have Android devices that have enabled USB Debugging, enabled the installation of apps from Unknown Sources and when users have disabled the option “Scan device for security threats”.

If you ask me three of the most wanted compliance enhancements to be able to support Android devices. Let’s have a look at how it works.

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force-intune-mb01It took me a while to figure out the Web Clip/Aweb App story on Android devices, on iOS it is easy, you simple get a shortcut/icon pushed to the start screen of the device. For Android you need to add the Company Portal Widget to the start screen of an Android device.

Let’s see how to add the Company Portal Widget with the web clips and see how the web clip is enforced to be opened in the Intune Managed Browser.

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Mobile devices with Android are very popular but still a pain to really manage them in a descent way and keeping the device and the data on it secure. With the new version Android 6 (Marshmallow) which is currently rolled out, Google is securing the devices by default with device encryption. Which is a good thing if you ask me.

If you still have an Android device of an earlier version, you may also want to encrypt the device. A couple of tips if you are using Intune to manage Androids or if you are thinking of using Intune and starting to secure your devices.

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