DeX policy
A group of policies for Samsung DeX control and customization, including items related to enabling and disabling DeX, managing DeX restrictions, and customization of the DeX experience for the user. Availability: Knox v3.1 or higher.
  • Enable DeX policy controls
    Use this control to enable or disable DeX mode controls for the device. Enable DeX controls before using any of the DeX restriction policies. If DeX controls are not enabled, any settings for items in the DeX Policy group are ignored.
  • Manage DeX restrictions
    Use these controls to turn individual DeX restrictions on or off. On Knox v3.1 or higher.
    • Allow Dex connection
      Use this control to allow the device to accept DeX connections on your phone.
    • Enforce the use of Ethernet connection
      Use this control to enforce the use of ethernet connectivity in DeX mode. When this functionality is enabled, cellular data, wifi, and other such connections are not available in Dex mode. By default, ethernet use is not enforced.
    • Enforce the use of virtual MAC address
      Enable this control to use a virtual MAC address for a device in DeX mode to differentiate between the different modes of the device on your network.
    • Manage list of apps disabled in DeX mode
      Use this control to list the apps that are disabled when the device is in DeX mode. Enter the values as a comma separated list of package names.To find package names, use a browser on a computer to go to app information on the Play store and find the app’s URL showing after “id=”.
  • Customize Dex Experience (Premium)
    Use this control to enable customization of your DeX mode. Availability is for devices running Knox v3.1 or higher with a Premium license.
  • DeX customization profile
    Use this control to add a unique DeX profile name that highlights the DeX policies applicable to this profile. This profile name must match the value set as the "DeX profile name" in the DeX customization profile section.
DeX customization profile (Premium)
A group of settings that help customize Samsung DeX experience for the user. These features are available only with a KPE Premium license.
  • DeX profile name
    Use this control to add a unique DeX profile name that highlights the DeX policies applicable to this profile. This name must be used as reference in the “DeX customization profile” of the “DeX policy” section at the device-wide group.
  • Set Home alignment
    Select the alignment of apps and icons for the homescreen when the device is in DeX mode. Available options are sort items by type, by item name in alphabetical order, or in a custom grid arrangement. Default value is custom grid.
  • Set screen timeout
    Enter the duration for which the device must be inactive in Dex mode before the screen times out. Default duration of inactivity is 30 seconds.
  • Allow screen timeout change
    Change this setting to allow or block device users to modify the screen timeout settings when the device is in DeX mode. Default value is set to allow device users to modify the timeout settings.
  • Set loading logo
    Use these controls to add the logo or image to show on the display when the device is starting DeX mode.
    • Logo image location type
      Select the appropriate source type for the location of your image file. To use Base64 string option, convert the source PNG image file to a Base64 encoded string and copy the data to the “Logo image file” field. Please be aware that some UEM console may set size limits. To provide the logo as Web URL type, use a public URL that KSP can access. To provide the logo as local file path, ensure that the image file is available in that path before KSP is launched and ensure that the path is accessible to KSP application.
    • Logo image content or location
      Depending upon the source type you selected, enter the file's location path or URL in this field. For the base 64 string source type, add the converted image data in this field.
  • Set DeX wallpaper
    Use these controls to add the wallpaper image to show on the display when the device is in DeX mode. This feature will work only on devices with Knox 3.3, API level 28 and above.
    • Wallpaper image
      Select the appropriate source type for the location of your image file. To use Base64 string option, convert the source PNG image file to a Base64 encoded string and copy the data to the "wallpaper image file" field. Please be aware that some UEM console may set size limits. To provide the logo as Web URL type, use a public URL that KSP can access. To provide the logo as local file path, ensure that the image file is available in that path before KSP is launched and ensure that the path is accessible to KSP application.
    • Image content or location
      Depending upon the source type you selected, enter the file's location path or URL in this field. For the base 64 string source type, add the converted image data in this field.
    • Which wallpaper to setup?
      Use this control to indicate which wallpaper(s) to configure with the new imagery.
  • Skip DeX welcome screen
    Change this setting to skip the DeX welcome screen containing the Terms and Conditions that shows when the device first connects to DeX mode.
  • Skip overscan detection screen
    Change this setting to skip automatic detection of overscan boundaries and size adjustment overlay screen on the monitor.
  • App whitelist to auto-launch on DeX connection
    Specify the list of applications you want to auto-launch in DeX mode. Apps here will be auto-launched in the DeX mode only if it is in-use right before DeX mode. Provide the app package names in a comma separated list. Leave the field empty to allow User to control the setting.
  • Auto-start DeX on HDMI connection
    Change this setting to start DeX mode automatically when HDMI cable is connected to the device. This feature is available on Knox v3.4 or higher.
  • Hide apps in App Drawer
    For devices in DeX mode, enter the list of apps whose icons must be hidden from the App Drawer. These applications will not be disabled. Enter a comma-separated list of package names for the list of applications to hide.
  • Enable mouse cursor flow
    Change this setting to allow extending of the mouse cursor from the monitor to the host device when using a Dual view mode.
  • Add application shortcuts on DeX
    Use these controls to add shortcuts to one or more apps on the device when the device is in DeX mode. Shortcuts work only when the DeX homescreen uses the custom grid.
      • App package name
        The package name of the application that is launched using the app shortcut. You can find the package names on the Play store, under the app’s URL as the information after “id=”.
      • Class name
        If required, enter the class name within the application component to launch. Leave this value empty to launch the application in default view.
      • Position X
        If required, enter the X coordinates of the app shortcut position starting from zero when the device is in DeX mode.
      • Position Y
        If required, enter the Y coordinates of the shortcut position starting from zero when the device is in DeX mode.
  • Add URL shortcuts on DeX
    Use these controls to add shortcuts to one or more URLs on the device when the device is in DeX mode. Shortcuts work only when the DeX homescreen uses the custom grid.
      • URL
        URL of the website to launch.
      • Title
        Title to use for the URL shortcut
      • Position X
        If required, enter the X coordinates of the URL shortcut position starting from zero when the device is in DeX mode.
      • Position Y
        If required, enter the Y coordinates of the URL shortcut position starting from zero position when the device is on DeX mode.
      • Browser to launch the URL
        Select the browser to use to navigate to the URL specified in the shortcut. The choices are Samsung Internet and Google Chrome browsers.
  • Disable buttons on the DeX panel
    Use this control to disable one or more specific buttons that show up on the DeX panel.