This page helps device users understand zero-touch enrollment. If you’re an IT admin, see Zero-touch enrollment for IT admins.
What is zero-touch enrollment?
Zero-touch enrollment is an Android feature that sets up your device with your organization’s IT policies and apps.
Your IT admin might have given you a device or you might receive one shipped direct from a reseller. When you first turn on the device, it provisions itself with apps and data for your organization so that you can get going without complicated setup.
To use zero-touch enrollment, you’ll need a compatible device running Android Oreo (8.0) purchased from a reseller partner. To learn more about the prerequisites, including the devices you can use, read the Android site's Zero-touch enrollment page.
Set up your zero-touch device
Your device is pre-registered for zero-touch enrollment by your IT admin. When you first turn on the device, follow the on-screen instructions to set it up. Once setup is complete, the device is managed by your organization.
Samsung devices running Android 9.0 or Android 10 only:
- Turn on the device.
- Follow the on-screen instructions until the screen prompts you to transfer your old data to the device (e.g. Bring your old data for quicker setup or similar).
- Select Skip this for now.
- Click Next.
- Continue following the on-screen instructions to set up the device.
My device shouldn’t be managed.
When your device is registered for zero-touch enrollment, it starts up and shows the Your device at work panel explaining the device is managed.
If you have a work-owned device, first check with your IT admin that the device isn’t registered with your organization for zero-touch enrollment.
Contact the organization that’s attempting to enroll the device. Start by following the steps below:
Factory reset the device.
Click the link to contact your device’s provider in the Your device at work screen.
Make a note of the telephone number, email address, and the identifiers in Device information.
Ask the organization to unregister the device from zero-touch enrollment. Include the identifiers you noted previously. You might want to include a link to this page.
I want to unregister my device from zero-touch enrollment
Because zero-touch enrollment devices provision themselves automatically, you can’t factory reset a device to remove it from your organization’s management. Ask your IT admin to unregister the device from zero-touch enrollment.
My device doesn’t provision itself out of the box
If you think your device should be using zero-touch enrollment, contact your IT admin. Ask your IT admin to register the device with zero-touch enrollment—you can’t register the device yourself.
After your IT admin registers your device, you’ll need to factory reset the device so that zero-touch enrollment can provision it.