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Dynamic edition: ProKiosk mode


Dynamic edition

Enable Dynamic edition's ProKiosk Mode to restrict a portion of a wearable device's functionality to just a specific set of targeted wearable device applications. ProKiosk Mode is Samsung's advanced solution for transforming Samsung off-the-shelf devices into purpose-built appliances. ProKiosk Mode can restrict device operations to a single specific application or group of applications and limits unwanted wearable device activity.

Displays

The Displays tab is where you can set the Home activity app, set which notifications display, set custom watch face, set custom animations and input the exit Prokiosk mode UI string.

Read the WKC Animation Guide for instructions on how to create animation files. The EDJ file format is used exclusively for wearable device animation and is a unique file format compared to phones and tablet device animation files.

For instructions on setting a custom display, follow the steps below:

Set Home activity

You can select a Package ID to set a main application to be set as Home Activity. This is the application that opens when the user presses the wearable device power button.

  1. Under Home activity, select an application.

  2. Click SAVE.
NOTE — In ProKiosk Mode, at least one app must be set as the home activity app, even if the HOME category is not specified.

Show notifications

Configure when notifications display to the device user in ProKiosk mode:

  1. Under Show notifications, select one of the following

    • ALL — Display both basic settings in the status panel and notification panels.
    • Show basic settings in status panel — Allow the status panel to be displayed when the user swipes downward from the top edge of the screen while on Prokiosk mode.
    • Show notification panels — Allow the notification panel to display notifications received from an app. Notifications shown when the user swipes the screen from left to right or rotates the bezel left while on Prokiosk mode.
  2. Click SAVE.

Set a custom watch face

After uploading a watch face application, set the watch face to display:

  1. Under Default watch face, select the watch face application.
    • Prevent device users from changing the default watch face - Restricts the user from changing the set default watch face when selected.

  2. Click SAVE.

Set a custom booting animation

  1. Under Custom booting and shutdown animations, select Set a custom booting animation.

  2. Click SELECT to upload an EDJ or WGT format animation file.
    • Note that the file must be less than 1 MB.
  3. Click SAVE.
NOTE — Devices purchased in Korea do not support custom booting and shutdown animations.

Set a custom shutdown animation

  1. Under Custom booting and shutdown animations, select Set a custom shutdown animation.

  2. Click SELECT to upload an EDJ or WGT format animation file.
    • Note that the file must be less than 1 MB.
  3. Click SAVE.

Exit Professional Kiosk Mode UI

Long pressing the power button on a Kiosk mode device displays the option to disable ProKiosk Mode. The Exit passcode is required to exit Kiosk mode.

You can customize this option in various ways, including:

  • Professional Kiosk Mode option — Provide your own label for ProKiosk Mode. The default text displays "In sealed mode."
  • Exit passcode — The passcode used on devices to exit ProKiosk Mode. Enter a minimum of 4 characters.

Applications & content

The Applications & content tab allows you set application restrictions, remap hardware keys, and select files to save in the contents folder.

Set application restrictions

To set application restrictions:

Disable app

  1. Under APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS, go to the Disable applications section.
  2. Enter the package name of the application you want to disable or add a CSV file.

  3. Click SAVE DRAFT if modifying additional display options or NEXT when done.
NOTE — Tizen apps, a package ID uses the identifier "org.tizen.message" or "org.tizen.call". Ensure you enter the package ID, not the application ID.

Prevent an app from being uninstalled

  1. Under APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS, go to the Prevent applications from being uninstalled section.
  2. Enter the package name of the target application, or upload a CSV file.

  3. Click SAVE.
NOTE — Tizen apps, a package ID uses the identifier "org.tizen.message" or "org.tizen.call". Ensure you enter the package ID, not the application ID.

Application installation restrictions

Allow or deny installation of specific applications:

  1. Under APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS, go to the Application installation restrictions section.
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Nothing — Set no installation blacklist or white list.
    • Installation blacklist — Enter a package name or upload a CSV file to prevent users from installing specified apps on the device. The list is updated when the policy is updated.
    • Installation whitelist — Enter a package name or upload a CSV file to allow specific apps to install on the device. The list is updated when the policy is updated.

  3. Click SAVE.
NOTE — Tizen apps, a package ID uses the identifier "org.tizen.message" or "org.tizen.call". Ensure you enter the package ID, not the application ID.

Set app notification restrictions

This feature enables IT admins to restrict app notifications from displaying on the watch face UI.

There's two options when disabling notifications:

  • Create a blacklist — Specify a list of apps that are restricted from displaying notifications, all other apps can display notifications.
  • Create a white list — Specify a list of apps that are allowed to display notifications, all other apps are restricted from displaying notifications.

To set app notification restrictions:

  1. Under APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS, go to the Notification restrictions section.
  2. Enter the package name of the application or add a CSV file to create either a:
    • Notification blacklist
    • Notification whitelist

  3. Click SAVE.
NOTE — Tizen apps, a package ID uses the identifier "org.tizen.message" or "org.tizen.call". Ensure you enter the package ID, not the application ID.

Remap hardware keys

Map the back and home key on wearable to invoke apps when long or double pressed:

  1. Under REMAP HARDWARE KEYS, set the following configurations:

  2. Click SAVE.

Content

Set the device to save all downloaded content in the Contents folder by default:

  1. Under CONTENT, go to Select files to save in the Contents folder.
  2. Click SELECT.

    • Selected files, such as video, music, or digital books are then uploaded to the device's content folder upon pushing the profile.

Device connectivity

The Device connectivity tab allows you set Wi-Fi settings, Bluetooth, location, airplane mode, mobile data, and data roaming.

To customize device connectivity settings for Setup edition, follow the steps below:

Set custom Wi-Fi settings

Silently turn on Wi-Fi and set the device to a preconfigured access point (AP) with a given network SSID and password if the AP is in range:

  1.  Under WI-FI, set the following configurations:
    • Disable Wi-Fi settings — Restricts devices from using Wi-Fi connectivity.
    • Default Wi-Fi settings — Overrides the current Wi-Fi settings on the device. Select: Keep current settings, On or off.
    • Prevent users from changing the Wi-Fi on/off settings — Prevents the device user from changing the Wi-Fi settings on the device. Maintains the Default Wi-Fi settings.
    • Network — Enter the SSID name and Password to automatically connect to a Wi-Fi network.
    • Proxy settings / Proxy port — Set the IPv4 or IPv6 proxy address and specify the proxy port used to for the wearable device's Wi-Fi connection.
  2. Specify advanced Wi-Fi settings:
    • SSID name — Enter the network name, or Service Set Identifier (SSID).
    • Security— Select the security type for the Wi-Fi connection Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key (WPA PSK) or Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key version 2 (WPA2 PSK).
    • Proxy Address — Enter the IPv4 proxy address.
    • Proxy port — Specify the proxy port used for the Wi-Fi connection.
  3. Click SAVE.

Set custom Bluetooth settings

  1. Under BLUETOOTH, set the following configurations:
    • Disable Bluetooth settings — Disables the Bluetooth feature on the device.
    • Default Bluetooth settings — Overrides the current Bluetooth settings on the device. Select: Keep current settings, On, or Off.
    • Prevent users from changing Bluetooth on/off settings — Prevents the device user from changing the Bluetooth settings on the device. Maintains the Default Bluetooth settings.
  2. Click SAVE.

Set custom GPS location settings

NOTE — Available for Android O OS and below.
  1. Under LOCATION, set the following configurations:
    • Disable GPS locating method only — Disables the GPS feature on the device.
    • Default GPS settings — Overrides the current GPS settings on the device. Select: Keep current settings, On, or Off.
    • Prevent users from changing GPS settings — Prevents the device user from changing the GPS settings on the device. Maintains the Default GPS settings.
  2. Click SAVE.

Set custom NFC connectivity settings

  1. Under NFC, set the following configuration:
    • Disable NFC — Prevent the device user or third party apps from turning NFC on when NFC is disabled.
  2. Click SAVE.

Set custom flight mode settings

Select the custom flight mode settings on the device by following the steps below:

  1. Under AIRPLANE MODE, set the following configurations:
    • Disable Airplane mode — Disables Airplane mode feature on the device.
    • Default Flight mode settings — Overrides the current Flight mode settings on the device. Select: Keep current settings, On, or Off.
    • Prevent users from changing Airplane mode settings — Prevents the device user from changing the Airplane mode settings on the device. Maintains the Default Flight mode settings.
  2. Click SAVE.
NOTE — Setting the Airplane mode to On will disable Mobile data settings.

Set custom mobile data settings

  1. Under MOBILE DATA, set the following configurations:
    • Disable mobile data — Prevents mobile data from being turned ON.
    • Default mobile data settings — Overrides the current mobile data settings on the device. Select: Keep current settings, On, or Off.
    • Prevent users from changing mobile data settings — Prevents the device user from changing the mobile data settings on the device. Maintains the Default mobile data settings.
  2. Click SAVE.
NOTE — Mobile data can't be enabled when airplane mode is enabled.

Set custom data roaming settings

  1. Under DATA ROAMING, set the following configurations:
    • Disable data roaming — Prevents data roaming from being turned ON.
    • Default data roaming settings — Overrides the current data roaming settings on the device. Select: Keep current settings, On, or Off.
    • Prevent users from changing data roaming settings — Prevents the device user from changing the data roaming settings on the device. Maintains the Default mobile data settings.
  2. Click SAVE.

Device settings

Allow settings elements

Select which settings elements are displayed on the device UI while on Kiosk mode.

  • ALL — Display all settings elements.
  • Bluetooth — Display Bluetooth options.
  • Location — Display GPS options.
  • NFC — Display NFC options.
  • Wi-Fi— Display Wi-Fi options.

Power saving

Enhance work flow productivity for devices with ProKiosk mode profiles:

Disable Power saving mode — Disables device user access to Power Saving mode. Also blocks pop ups and prompts related to Power Saving mode.

Default USB debugging mode

  • Default USB debugging mode — By default, USB debugging is OFF. Enable USB debugging by selecting ON. USB debugging permits the wearable device user to transfer debugging information to and from their device via a USB connection.
  • Restrictions

    The following settings enable an IT admin to restrict specific access and storage capabilities to reduce wearable device vulnerabilities:

    • Disable device power off for users — Restrict users from powering the device off. The wearable device will only turn off if this setting is disabled or if the battery level is critically low.
    • Disallow factory reset — Restricts devices from factory resetting. Stops devices from reverting numerous features to their out of box default settings.
    • Disallow screen capture — Restrict the device user from making, saving and transferring screen captures.
    • Disable Software Updates (Firmware updates via Wi-Fi and Mobile networks) — Prevents the wearable device from displaying and downloading software update notifications. Even if users have enabled automatic updates.
    • Prevent users from accessing the Settings menu — Blocks the device user from accessing the Settings Menu. This feature is only available on devices in Without phone connection (WPC) mode running the Tizen 4.0 OS or higher.

    APN Management

    The Access Point Name;(APN) is the name of the gateway between a carrier providing 2G, 3G, or 4G mobile network service for wearable devices. Devices must be configured with the correct APN information to establish connectivity.

    NOTE — APN support isn't available for wearable devices utilizing a setup edition Knox Configure profile, and only supported for wearable devices utilizing a dynamic edition profile.

    General

    Set as preferred APN - Select this option to make this APN the preferred Access Point resource supporting your wearable device. This option is disabled by default.

    • APN Name — Assign a name to the specified access point network.
    • APN (Access Point Name) — Provide a name for the APN utilized access point hardware resource.
    • Authentication type — Select an authentication scheme to validate user credentials. Options are None, PAP or CHAP.
    • APN Protocol — Set the device to use IPv4 or IPv6 formatted network address as its APN connection medium.
    • APN roaming Protocol — Set the device to use an IPv4 or IPv6 formatted network address as its roaming protocol.

    Advanced

    • Server — Name the server resource supporting the APN.
    • Proxy — Provide the network proxy supporting the APN device connection.
    • Port — Add the physical port used to route APN supported traffic.
    • Username / Password— Set the username and password combination supporting the APN connection login.

    Summary

    Review the settings configured for each category. Optionally select the General info and Additional EULA tabs to review the information entered. If you want to make any changes, click Back. Once you have verified the settings are correct, click Submit. Select Back to top to navigate back to the top of that respective screen.

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