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  1. Drew75

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    I'm using this new tablet to set up a photo gallery app so our dealers can slide through and show photos to customers. Is there a way in Jelly Bean to disable the wireless and basically lock down the OS so that they can't change settings, download apps, get on the internet and such? Basically power on the tablet and only be able to start the app and access the photo gallery I made to show the photos in it?
     

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    Im not sure if you can prevent users from exiting the gallery but you can use an app like Smart Applock to put a pin lock on any app (including the Settings app) so that might help :thumbup:
     
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    Great, thank you. Does locking the settings also prevent someone from establishing a connection to wifi?
     
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    Yeah if you turn off wifi (unless the tab has a wifi toggle in the notification bar that cant be removed)
    EDIT, actually i dont know.. test it first. Maybe even if someone toggled it on, they still couldnt connect to an unknown network without going into settings :thumbup:
     
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    ... if you lock the browser and play store app, it wont matter even if they do get a connection :)
     
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    You want a Kiosk app.

    They restrict the device to just a handful of apps the device administrator chooses and nothing else is accessible without a master password.

    Odds are you are going to have to buy the Kiosk app as they are very specialized and free versions are limited, create a single ”corporate” Google account if you will and you then can install the app on a small fleet of devices using the same Google account as your team grows.

    If you grow beyond a handful of devices you should consider making a donation to the dev or make sure you fall within the desired limits of the software in regards to licensing, share the monetary love if you will.

    Search kiosk in the play store, you will come across many, always try the ones with a free version first as it will give you an idea of what you are looking for.
     
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    ^ this sounds a lot less messy lol. i never knew such a thing existed :)
     
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    Tasker?

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    Great for kids and a suggestion I made to someone in the past that wanted to leave their tablet out at gatherings and parties so people could play music through the stereo without having access to everything else on the tablet as multiple profiles on a device will also prevent access to secure music sources like Google music.

    You can disable and enable some of the better ones on the fly and all your tablet settings remain intact, just what you give access to is entirely up to you.
     
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