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Phone remote administration by company

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by louka, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. louka

    louka Lurker
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    I have got recently at work a new Samsung Note 10 lite. Since my company changes devices every year I do not see any reason to change my 1 year old previous model. I want to use new Note 10 lite as private device. Unfortunatly I have some doubts if this new company device has any spy software installed by company to remote manage and content monitoring. I got it sealed but they order houndreds of devices and it is possible to order its with dedicated software. My question is if there is any easy way to check it and confirm with 100% sure that the device is clean? If I ask at company, nobody answer me :(
    thanks a lot

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Unless they got specially customised phones from Samsung. Do a factory reset, that will wipe out any company apps and data, and check the firmware and Knox status, If it shows "OFFICIAL" and " 0x0", then you're 100% good to go.
  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    When you want to use a work phone for personal usage, that may or may not be your best option. Did your company actually give you that previous Note 10? Or do they indeed own it and want it back after all your old data has been transferred to the new phone?
    If it is still their property, and all their phones to have some kind of remote management installed on them, it's not a matter of your company 'spying' on your personal life, they own the phone and if they want to make sure staff use them just for work purposes that's not unreasonable. If that old phone is now yours though, than ask the IT department to release that phone from their remote management control.

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