We recommend that you create one or more device groups before adding your first
device to Sophos Mobile Control. You can then assign each device to a device group, to
simplify device management. See Create device group
To add a new device to Sophos Mobile Control:
On the menu sidebar, under MANAGE, click
The Devices page is displayed.
Click Add and then select the platform from the
Add device manually menu section.
The Edit device page is displayed.
On the Edit device page, specify the following device
In the Name field, enter a unique name for the
In the Description field, enter a description
for the new device.
Under Owner, select
Company or Employee.
In the Email address field enter an email
In the Phone number field, enter the phone
number of the new device. Enter the phone number in international
format, for example +491701234567.
Under Device group, select the device group the
device is to be assigned to.
device group is available. If you
have not defined your own device groups yet, you can add devices to
this group. For information on how to create your own device groups,
see Create device group
To assign a user to the device, click the
Edit user assignment icon next to the User field and then click Assign user to device. For further
information, see Assign a user to a device.
To add custom properties to the device, go to the Custom
properties tab and click Add custom
property. For further information, see Define custom properties for devices.
After you have specified all relevant device details, click Save.
The new device is added to Sophos Mobile Control and displayed on the
page under MANAGE
. You can
now provision and manage the device.
For iOS devices, when you have configured
Sophos Mobile Control to synchronize the device name with the device as
described in Configure iOS settings
name you entered in the Name
field is replaced by the
name set during synchronization.