With the increasing complexity of problems that IT admins must solve, Knox remote control provides IT admins a powerful way to quickly and remotely fix issues. IT admins can:
- see what the remote device is displaying in real-time
- control the remote device by injecting actions such as finger, keyboard, and mouse events
Although other mobile platforms offer remote viewing of device displays, only Samsung Knox devices provide secure, built-in remote control of devices without requiring third-party solutions.
Remote control has two sub-functions:
This feature was deprecated in API level 35 with Knox SDK v3.8.
Remote injection (RemoteInjection) — for keystroke, touch, or trackball events. The remote injection APIs are accessed through the
RemoteInjection(Java) class in the
To use the remote viewing feature, download the Knox SDK and retrieve the following native C library files:
For Android P and later —
- ~\nativelibs\arm*\libknox_remotedesktopclient.knox.samsung.so NEW
For Android N and O —
These native C libraries are supported only on ARM-based chipsets. For details about the remote viewing APIs provided, see the Remote Desktop API reference and header file.
It is important to check the Android version when
System.loadlibrary(".so") loads, and compile the app with the appropriate
.so name based on the Android version.
If you haven’t already, activate a KPE Premium Development license to give your app the permission needed to use both remote viewing and injection. To get this permission:
To use the remote control features, your app needs the permission
Update your Android Manifest file to declare the permission:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" package="com.my.rcapp"> <uses-permission android:name="com.samsung.android.knox.permission.KNOX_REMOTE_CONTROL" /> <application> <!-- Enable selective Knox permissions (optional)--> <meta-data android:name="com.samsung.knoxlicense.permissions" android:value="true"/> </application> </manifest>
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