Device tags allow you to identify a specific device without requiring a device profile, smart group, or compliance policy and without creating a note.

For example, if a device has a defective battery or a broken screen, you can use tags to identify these devices from the AirWatch Console. Another use is to identify hardware variants in a more visible way rather than relying on the model number or description to tell devices apart.

For instance, two PCs may have the same model number, but their CPUs may be slightly different, or the amount of memory may have been customized. Tagging enhanced hardware enables easy identification of these devices.

Tags and Smart Groups

The tag feature is integrated with smart groups, meaning tags can be used to define a smart group.

For instance, if you have tagged all the devices in your fleet with cosmetic damage then you can make a smart group out of these devices. You can then exclude this smart group from the pool of devices you temporarily assign to site visitors.

Another example is tagging low-performing devices. Creating a smart group of these tagged devices and excluding them from being used in mission-critical assignments.

Filtering by Tags

You can filter devices by the way they are tagged by navigating to Devices > List View, open the Filters and choose Advanced, then Tags. For more information, see Filter Devices by Tag.

Create a Tag

You can create as many device tags as you need. Understand that creating a device tag and the act of tagging a device are two separate things. For more information, see Create a New Tag.

Tag a Device

You can add one or more tags to a single device or you can add one or more tags to multiple devices. For more information, see Add Tags.

Manage Tags

You can edit existing tags, remove tags from devices, and delete unused tags. For more information, see Manage Tags.