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About Knox Configure profiles

Last updated July 26th, 2023

Knox Configure editions

There are two editions of Knox Configure: Setup and Dynamic. For a detailed comparison of the two editions, see the Feature comparison table below.

Setup edition

Setup edition is designed for one-time deployments of apps and settings to enrolled devices that won’t require incremental updates in future.

To change a device’s configuration after a Setup edition profile has been assigned to it, the device needs to be factory reset and configured again.

Setup edition includes a limited subset of the policies and settings available in Dynamic edition, and you can only create Normal mode profiles while using the Setup edition.

Dynamic edition

Dynamic edition allows you to update enrolled devices over the air as many times as needed without a factory reset.

Dynamic profiles have access to the full feature set of Knox Configure, including ProKiosk mode, Enterprise Billing, Knox Shared Devices, and more.

Profile types

There are two profile types available in Knox Configure: Normal and ProKiosk.

Normal mode

Normal mode allows the device to run normally as a phone or tablet but with the specific settings applied by Knox Configure.

Setup edition profiles are limited to Normal mode.

ProKiosk mode

ProKiosk mode restricts the device’s functionality to a specific set of targeted applications specified in the profile. ProKiosk mode is Samsung’s advanced solution for transforming Samsung devices into purpose-built appliances. When you configure a device in ProKiosk mode, you can restrict device operations to a single specific application or group of applications, and device users can’t access the Settings menu.

ProKiosk mode can be enabled and disabled with a passcode.

Feature comparison table

Categories Features Setup edition Dynamic edition
Profile updates Push profile updates to device after configuration ✔️
Pull profile updates from device after configuration ✔️ ✔️
ProKiosk mode Set home activity ✔️
Change default watch face in ProKiosk mode ✔️
Exit ProKiosk mode from Power menu ✔️
Set exit passcode ✔️
Allow settings elements (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Location) ✔️
Displays Change default watch face ✔️ ✔️
Prevent device users from changing the watch face ✔️
Custom booting and shutdown animations ✔️ ✔️
Apps and content Disable apps ✔️ Up to 5 apps ✔️ Unlimited
App restrictions (allowlist/blocklist) ✔️
Prevent apps from being uninstalled ✔️ Maximum 1 ✔️
App notification restrictions (allowlist/blocklist) ✔️ ✔️
Remap hardware keys (Back key/Home key) ✔️ ✔️
Device settings Hide settings menu/elements ✔️ ✔️
Disable Power saving mode ✔️
Disable default USB debugging mode ✔️
Turn default USB debugging mode on/off ✔️ ✔️
Prevent device users from changing the default USB debugging mode ✔️
Device connectivity Disable Wi-Fi settings ✔️
Prevent device user from changing Wi-Fi settings ✔️
Turn Wi-Fi settings on/off ✔️ ✔️
Disable Bluetooth settings ✔️
Turn Bluetooth settings on/off ✔️ ✔️
Prevent device user from changing Bluetooth settings ✔️
Disable GPS settings ✔️
Turn GPS settings on/off ✔️ ✔️
Prevent device user from changing GPS settings ✔️
Disable airplane mode ✔️
Turn airplane mode on/off ✔️ ✔️
Prevent device user from changing airplane mode settings ✔️
Restrictions Disable device power off ✔️
Disable factory reset ✔️
Disable screen capture ✔️
Disable software updates ✔️ ✔️
Prevent device users from accessing settings ✔️
Additional configuration features APN settings ✔️ ✔️

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