With a variety of smartphones and tablets flooding the market, Android mobile devices are used by all for personal purposes as well as for work & business. On the personal side, young adults and teenagers are considered to be a smart-phone generation spending a considerable amount of their time on these gadgets. As a result of which, parents and schools need to emphasize certain restrictions and have some control system for the usage of the devices. Whether it’s for personal or business purposes, you must know how to block websites on Android devices, whether you are in a corporate network or making sure your children are protected.
While, in organizations, for enterprise mobility, small, medium, or large organizations provide smartphones and tablets to their employees. This has led to better employee productivity, which has no doubt resulted in good ROI. However, to ensure that productivity stays high, companies expect their employees to use these mobile devices only for work purposes and not misuse them by surfing irrelevant websites. The solution to this concern of the employers can be best met by blocking all the irrelevant websites on the corporate-owned Android devices, with the help of the Scalefusion kiosk browser. Blocking website access allows organizations to limit the time employees spend on nonwork-related websites, such as social networking, games, and videos & movies. It also protects your mobile devices from Internet attacks which can happen when the employee visits these types of websites.
Scalefusion browser enables you to whitelist websites. By whitelisting, it means that you can select and allow access to specific websites for employees with corporate-owned devices. After whitelisting websites, you can access the website from the Scalefusion browser and have a controlled browsing experience. In other words, you get to know how to block websites on Android phones or tablets. Here are the steps by which website(s) can be whitelisted on devices that are enrolled in the Scalefusion browser.
To block websites on Android devices with Scalefusion, please follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Browse to www.scalefusion.com and click on login to access your Scalefusion account via personal email ID, G-suite, or Office 365.
Click on Enroll Devices located on the left-hand side of the dashboard and select the Android OS platform. Follow the enrollment method on screen and start managing your devices virtually into Kiosk mode after configuring the device profiles to be pushed.
Launch the Scalefusion App on the enrolled Android device. Access the menu tab by tapping on the three dots located in the upper right-hand corner portion of the screen and tap on Settings.
Enter the passcode to access the settings option. To obtain detailed information about Passcode, click here.
In the panel of settings, tap on Manage Apps.
Select the Scalefusion Browser and tap on Save Selected Apps.
Now, in order to block unauthorized websites for the end-user, we need to whitelist a URL. Click on Browser shortcuts.
Now, tap on the “+” icon located on the bottom right corner of the screen to add an authorized/whitelisted URL.
Enter the details required on the field box such as the Name and the URL of the website that is needed to be whitelisted. Next, tap on Save to save the website URL inserted.
The settings will be saved successfully and the end-user will not be able to access any other website on the Scalefusion browser except for the one that is whitelisted.
Note: The below Screenshot depicts what will happen if the end-user attempts to access any other website apart from the Whitelisted URL.
With the above procedure, you have successfully blocked access to unauthorized websites on Android phone and tablet devices.
Scalefusion kiosk browser enables organizations to easily block websites on Android phones & tablets, which are not relevant for the work purpose simply by following all the above simple steps. Again, it also gives you an option to block the websites on Android phones and tablets from web-based dashboards i.e. from a PC or laptop.
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