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Types of events

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
  1. For Event Type, select Day & Time.
  2. Select Conditions > Add.
  3. In the Add Time Condition dialog, choose:
    • Time Zone — The time zone.
    • Day & Time — One or more days of the week and a time window.

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.

Supported
Application
  1. For Event Type, select Applications.
  2. Select Conditions > Add.
  3. In the Select Application dialog, choose the appropriate applications.

Applies the profile to the device when a specific app is being used.

Supported
Wi-Fi SSID
  1. For Event Type, select Wi-Fi SSID.
  2. Under Conditions, enter the SSID of the Wi-Fi network, then select +.
  3. Repeat step 2 for for each SSID you want to add.

Applies the profile to the device when it connects to a Wi-Fi network with a specific SSID.

NOTE — 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.
Supported
SIM Change
  1. For Event Type, select SIM Change.
  2. After you set the policy, its conditions apply to the device the next time the SIM card is changed.

Applies the profile or locks the device when an unauthorized SIM is installed.

Not supported
Roaming
  1. For Event Type, select Roaming.
  2. After you set the policy, depending upon whether you turned on Notification, the policy's conditions apply to the device the next time it roams.

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.

Not supported
Geofencing
  1. For Event Type, select Geofencing.
  2. Select Conditions > Add.
  3. In the Set Geofencing Condition dialog, choose the center point of the location and the distance around it in meters.

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.

NOTE
  • This feature is not available in the US.
  • For Samsung Note 8 devices running Android 7, the geofencing radius is converted to miles.
Supported

Supported platforms by event type

Event type Supported platforms
Android Enterprise Android Legacy Knox Workspace Android Management API iOS
Fully Managed Work Profile
Samsung Non-Samsung Samsung Non-Samsung Samsung Non-Samsung Samsung
Day and Time
Application - - - - - - -
Wi-Fi SSID - -
SIM Change1 - - - - -
Roaming1 - - - -
Geofencing - - - - -

1 Only one event of this type is allowed per profile.