SureLock by 42Gears not only locks down Android devices into kiosk mode but now will also disable hardware keys on the Android device.
Hardware keys or physical keys on a device can be misused easily to break out of the lockdown mode on a device. They can be used to launch unwanted apps like the camera to take screenshots or videos. This can create a very tricky situation for businesses that rely on a mobile strategy to enhance their productivity. Access to unwanted apps can put confidential data at risk. The easiest way to prevent this is by disabling device hardware keys to avoid possible security breaches, data thefts and productivity issues. Even the Power button is no exception – especially for devices running Android, disabling the Power button is very important.
Previously, this function was only available for Samsung KNOX devices. But with the latest software update for SureLock, businesses using Enterprise Agent supported Android devices can now avail complete lockdown of hardware keys. A certified enterprise agent is a platform-centric application designed to enhance lockdown functionalities of SureLock.
Steps to disable physical keys or hardware buttons on Android devices:
1. Access SureLock Settings by tapping on SureLock Home Screen 5 times and using the secret passcode.
2. Tap SureLock Settings.
3. Next, click Disable Hardware Keys.
4. On the Disable Hardware Keys prompt, select the desired keys and click on OK.
You can even disable the Power button on Android devices in this manner. To use this feature, download the latest version of SureLock from Google PlayStore.