Set Android management mode

For Android devices, you can choose between the Android Enterprise and Device administrator (legacy feature) management modes.

Android Enterprise
Sophos Mobile Control is the device or profile owner and uses Android Enterprise to manage a device or a work area on the device.
Device administrator (legacy feature)
Sophos Mobile Control is a device administrator and uses Android mobile device management (MDM) to manage a device.

Google now deprecates the device administrator management mode and is reducing its range of functions. We recommend that you use the Android Enterprise management mode instead.

To set the Android management mode, do as follows:

  1. On the menu sidebar, under SETTINGS, select Setup > Android setup and then the Android tab.
  2. In Management mode, select the management mode for Android devices.
  3. Click Save.

This setting affects which policy types are available in the user interface.

You must set up Android Enterprise for your organization before you can enroll devices.