Android (Legacy) device profiles ensure proper use of devices, protection of sensitive data, and workplace functionality. Profiles serve many different purposes, from letting you enforce corporate rules and procedures to tailoring and preparing Android (Legacy) devices for how they are used.

The individual settings you configure, such as passcodes, Wi-Fi, VPN, and email, are called payloads. When creating profiles, consider configuring one payload per profile, which means you can have multiple profiles for the different settings you want to push to devices. For example, you can create a profile to integrate with your email server and another to connect devices to your workplace Wi-Fi network.

It is important to note that if two profiles are applied with conflicting restrictions, then the device will implement the most restrictive setting.

Device Profiles and Container Profiles

Note: When you apply a device profile to a Samsung Knox enabled device, it will take effect but apply to the entire device – not just the container – by default.
Note: Android M devices uses power-saving options for idle apps and devices. If a user unplugs a device and leaves it stationary, with its screen off, the device goes into Doze mode, where it attempts to keep the device in a sleep state. There is no network activity during this time. Also, App Standby mode allows the device to determine that an app is idle when the user is not actively using it. When device is in either state, the Workspace ONE UEM console does not receive reports on device details. When the user plugs a device in to charge or opens an app, the device resumes normal operations and reporting from AirWatch apps installed on the device to the Workspace ONE UEM console resumes.

Android Versus Android (Legacy) Profiles

When you go to deploy profiles for Android, you will see two platform types on the profiles page: Android and Android (Legacy). Select the Android profile option if you have completed the Android EMM Registration. If you have opted out of the EMM registration, then the Android (Legacy) profiles are available. When you select Android but have not walked through the Android EMM Registration, an error message displays prompting you to go to the settings page to complete EMM registration or proceed to Android (Legacy) profile deployment.

Device Access

Some device profiles configure the settings for accessing an Android (Legacy) device. Use these profiles to ensure that access to a device is limited only to authorized users.

Some examples of device access profiles include:

Device Security

Ensure that your Android (Legacy) devices remain secure through device profiles. These profiles configure the native Android (Legacy) security features or configure corporate security settings on a device through Workspace ONE UEM.

Device Configuration

Configure the various settings of your Android (Legacy) devices with the configuration profiles. These profiles configure the device settings to meet your business needs.