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How to hide the Bottom Bar on Android Tablets using SureLock

Android smartphones and tablets serve as versatile tools for businesses, offering portability and power. In Android 4.0 and later versions, Google introduced a bottom bar in the UI to facilitate multitasking and navigation. While beneficial for consumers, this feature may not align with enterprise use cases, such as public kiosks or digital signage, where dedicated application usage is preferred.

SureLock Kiosk Lockdown provides a solution by allowing the complete hiding of the Android bottom bar on supported devices. This feature is particularly useful for scenarios where access to certain Android settings needs to be restricted, ensuring a streamlined and secure deployment. Additionally, the Hidden Bottom Bar option optimizes screen space for applications, enhancing the user experience.


The purpose of the article is to provide a guide on how to hide the Bottom Bar on Android Tablets using SureLock.


  • On selecting Hide Bottom Bar, the user has to reboot the device immediately or later.
  • This feature is supported only on Samsung KNOX/Platform signed devices.
    For a list of such manufactures and our technology partners, please refer to this link OEM Partners
  • For Samsung devices, ensure the Enable KNOX option is selected under Surelock Admin Settings > Samsung KNOX Settings.


  1. Launch SureLock.
  2. Tap SureLock Home Screen five times within three seconds to launch the password prompt.
  3. On the password prompt, enter the SureLock password and launch the Admin Settings screen.
  4. On the Admin Settings screen, tap SureLock Settings and navigate to the Hide Bottom Bar option.
  5. Tap Done to complete.

Now, the device might ask for a reboot. Once the device reboots, the bottom bar will be hidden, and all the applications will run in full-screen mode on the SureLock Home Screen.

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Updated on January 2024