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How to limit battery charging on a Samsung Knox device

Environment

  • Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE)
  • Knox Configure (KC)
  • Knox Service Plugin (KSP)
  • Samsung devices running Knox 3.4.1 and above

Overview

On Samsung Knox devices, you can protect and extend the life of your battery by stopping charging before 100% maximum capacity is reached when connected to a power source.

This article guides you through the methods of limiting the battery charging of Samsung Knox devices.

How can I prevent a device from charging a battery to 100% capacity?

To use this battery protection feature, ensure that your device has Knox 3.4.1 and above. You may enable this policy in the following Knox products:

Knox Configure - during profile creation

  1. Go to Device settings.
  2. Select Extend battery life by limiting the maximum charge when connected to a power source.
  3. Submit your profile.
NOTE—This feature will only work for tablets. It will charge up to a maximum of 85% when connected to a power source. Note that after you restart the tablet, the battery will show 100% when it is charged to 85%.

Knox Service Plugin - application configuration

  1. Set Device-wide policies > Enable device policy controls to Enable.
  2. Set Device-wide policies > Device customization controls (Premium) > Enable device customization to Enable.
  3. Set Device and Settings customization profile (Premium) > Enable battery protection setting to Enable.
  4. Save and publish your changes.
NOTE—This setting does not take effect until the device is restarted and has no effect on an unsupported device.

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