Types of events
Last updated July 26th, 2023
Profiles can be configured with specific events for them, such as time, location, or app. The policies in these profiles are applied only when the chosen conditions are met. If multiple platforms are selected, only the applicable events for the selected platform are shown. For example, the Day & Time event type is shown if Android Legacy and iOS are selected at the same time.
You can only add or edit event types for profiles that have Event Profile turned on during the profile creation process. To add or edit event types for profiles where Event Profile is turned off, you must create a new profile with all the same options and turn on Event Profile while you create the profile.
Profiles can have six different event types. See the table below for details. For the actions described in the UI options column, we assume you are in the process of adding a new profile. Before you can choose an event type and its conditions, you must turn on Event Profile.
|Event type||UI options||Description||Offline support|
|Day & Time||
Applies the profile to the devices on a specified day or time.
You can configure the time zone, days and the time window to apply policies on a specified day and time only.
When the event triggers, it might take 10 minutes or more to apply the profile to the device, so any policies you intend to schedule may lag behind the chosen time. If you have time-sensitive policies, consider scheduling the event 10 minutes early.
Applies the profile to the device when a specific app is being used.
Applies the profile to the device when it connects to a Wi-Fi network with a specific SSID.
For devices running Android 9 and higher, the location setting must be turned on to enable searching Wi-Fi SSIDs and Wi-Fi-based events.
Applies the profile or locks the device when an unauthorized SIM is installed.
Applies the profile when the device roams.
If the device cannot communicate with the server temporarily due to roaming, the profile applies when the communication network becomes available again, such as when airplane mode is turned off or the device is rebooted.
Applies the profile when the device is located near a specific geographic area.
Enter an address to search for, and then Google Maps shows the location, and latitude and longitude automatically.
You can also enter a size to view the radius set by the location.
This feature is not available in the US.
For Samsung Note 8 devices running Android 7, the geofencing radius is converted to miles.
Supported platforms by event type
|Event type||Supported platforms|
|Android Enterprise||Android Legacy||Knox Workspace||Android Management API||iOS|
|Fully Managed||Work Profile|
|Day and Time||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
1 Only one event of this type is allowed per profile.
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