Understanding different management sets

Android's enterprise capabilities give you the flexibility to support a range of enterprise scenarios. These capabilities are organized into the following management sets:

Management set Suitability Key features*
Full device management Corporate-owned, business-only devices
  • Set minimum password requirements for unlocking devices
  • Remotely lock and wipe devices
  • Automatically lock out-of-compliance devices
  • Remote app distribution and management
  • Set responses to runtime permissions
Dedicated device management Corporate owned, single-use devices
  • All the features listed in full device management, and
  • Lock device to an app (or apps); prevent users from accessing the home screen, settings, etc.
  • Schedule over-the-air (OTA) system updates
Work profiles BYOD and company-owned devices enabled for personal use
  • Separate space for work apps and data
  • Remotely lock and wipe work profiles
  • Remote app distribution and management
  • Set responses to runtime permissions for apps in a work profile
  • Device remains available for personal use

*Supported by all EMM providers offering the specified management set. Support for other, additional and advanced features, may vary.

Android supports different methods for setting up devices with each management set. For more details, see Device setup methods.

Explore the capabilities of Android Enterprise, including its management modes and features, through the Android Enterprise demo.




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