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How To Disable Hardware Buttons On Samsung Android Devices

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SureLock and SureFox apart from their primary function to allow functioning of only ‘approved’ apps and websites respectively, also offers comprehensive lockdown by allowing businesses to disable the hardware or physical keys on an Android device.

Note: Complete lockdown of hardware keys is available only on Samsung KNOX and few of the platform signed devices. For other Android devices, the feature to suppress Power Button is available. Please reach out to us at techsupport@42gears.com or use live chat on 42Gears website  for any clarity.


Steps disable physical keys or hardware buttons on Samsung KNOX devices using SureLock

1. Access SureLock Settings by tapping on SureLock Home Screen 5 times and using the secret passcode.

2. On the SureLock Settings screen, tap Samsung KNOX Settings.

3. On the Samsung KNOX Settings screen, tap and enable Enable Samsung KNOX.

4. Next, click Disable Hardware Keys.

5. On the Disable Hardware Keys prompt, select the desired keys and click OK.

Steps disable physical keys or hardware buttons on Samsung KNOX devices using SureFox

1. Access SureFox Settings by tapping on SureFox Home Screen 5 times and using the secret passcode.

2. On the SureFox Settings screen, tap Samsung KNOX Settings.

3. On the Samsung KNOX Settings screen, tap and enable Enable Samsung KNOX.

4. Next, click Disable Hardware Keys.

5. On the Disable Hardware Keys prompt, select the desired keys and click OK.

Steps to suppress Power Button on Android devices using SureLock

1. Access SureLock Settings by tapping on SureLock Home Screen 5 times and using the secret passcode.

2. Tap SureLock Settings.

3. On the SureLock Settings screen, tap Suppress Power Button/Keyboard.

4. Tap on Done to complete.

Steps to suppress Power Button on Android devices using SureFox

1. Access SureFox Settings by tapping on SureFox Home Screen 5 times and using the secret passcode.

2. Tap SureFox Pro Settings.

3. On the SureFox Pro Settings screen, tap Suppress Power Button/Keyboard.

4. Tap Done to complete.

Locking mobile device and its hardware keys does offers a comprehensive lockdown but it can be further strengthened with use of mobile device management measures like real-time monitoring and remote management. SureLock and SureFox seamlessly integrates well with SureMDM, mobile device management solution from 42Gears to create a robust EMM environment for your dynamic mobility business needs.

Updated on July 16, 2020

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