Single App Mode on Windows 10 devices: Optimize your Windows 10 devices for special purpose use-case

  • October 11, 2019
Windows 10 Single App Mode

As organizations adopt kiosk technology for driving business growth, customer engagement or for education, it is crucial to restrict those kiosks to business apps. Configuring kiosks to single or multiple business applications ensures that the devices are specifically used for business purposes while helping the IT to maintain device and data security, combat device misuse and prevent excess data costs and employee distraction. With Scalefusion, you can turn your favorite Windows 10 devices into kiosks by configuring them to run into single app mode.

What is Scalefusion single app mode for Windows 10 devices?

With Scalefusion single application mode, IT admins can configure the device policies and restrict the device usage to a single application. This ensures that the device will be specifically used for the business purpose and while it will aid the business and operation, it will not be available for any other purposes. With Scalefusion, IT teams can virtually lock the device into a single app, upkeeping the device and data security at all times. 

IT admins can further change the application running on the device, fine-tune its restrictions, schedule a profile switch at a particular time and remotely monitor device performance.

Advantages of single app mode for Windows 10 devices:

  • Optimum use of the device for business
  • Reduced data costs
  • Fewer distractions
  • Enhanced data security
  • Safe browsing with Chrome browser management for schools and educational institutes

Get started:

To get started on configuring the single app mode for Windows 10 devices, start by signing up on Scalefusion. You can use your corporate ID or sign up using Microsoft Office 365 login credentials to create an account on Scalefusion. 

You can start enrolling Windows 10 devices. Here’s detailed information on how to set up kiosk mode for Windows 10 devices

In a nutshell:

  • Sign up on Scalefusion
  • Enroll Windows 10 Devices
  • Start creating a device profile
  • Configure apps, websites and chrome settings
  • Configure single app mode
  • Save and apply the device profile to enrolled devices. 

Scalefusion Single App mode on Windows 10 devices: Diverse Types

Dynamic businesses need versatile applications to drive their designated purposes on kiosk devices. Scalefusion Windows device management accommodates the dynamic needs to run different kinds of applications on Windows 10 kiosk devices relative to use-cases.

Let us have a look at various types of applications that can be set as the single app in Windows 10 single app mode using Scalefusion and how to configure them: 

  • Pre-Installed Applications

Microsoft offers a wide range of applications that are immensely powerful to drive various business operations. With Scalefusion, IT admins can choose to set any of the preinstalled Windows applications in the single app mode on Windows 10 devices. This can include any UWP applications that are installed on the Windows 10 kiosk device. It is important to note that if a pre-installed application is blocked as a part of the application blocking policy, it cannot be set into single app mode. 

Simply select the pre-installed application from the dropdown and update the profile settings.

  • Enterprise Third-Party Application

Enterprise apps are imperative for specialized businesses and organizations using technology at large scale prefer customizing applications specific to their business needs, which also drives in an added layer of privacy and security to the critical business data. To enable the IT admins to set enterprise or third-party apps in single app mode on Windows 10 kiosks, Scalefusion provisions the same with its Windows 10 MDM. 

IT admins have to first acquire the App-ID for UWP applications. For this:

  1. Download the script available on Scalefusion
  2. Transfer the downloaded script to any Windows 10 device which has this enterprise third-party app installed
  3. Run the batch file on the device
  4. A batch shell will open, enter the name of the app in the batch script
  5. Copy the obtained App-ID and navigate to Scalefusion.

Now, navigate to Scalefusion and enter the App-ID and set your profile to Enterprise app. 

  • Browser Application

Windows 10 devices are popularly used as kiosk browsers. From airports to shopping malls, schools to waiting areas, Windows 10 kiosk browsers are very popular due to their ease of use. They are also preferred as shared kiosks between employees and frontline workers. For educational institutions and schools deploying Windows 10 devices, Chrome browser management helps to extend an age-appropriate, educational controlled and safe browsing environment. With Scalefusion, IT admins can set browser apps in single app mode on Windows 10 devices. Administrators can configure Google Chrome browser or Microsoft Kiosk Browser on Windows 10 devices using Scalefusion.

Scalefusion Chrome Browser Management helps the IT admins in extending a controlled browsing experience on kiosk browsers deployed for business.

Learn more:
How to Configure Microsoft Kiosk Browser App in Single App Mode
How to Run Chrome Browser in Single App Mode on Windows 10

  • Win32 Application

With Scalefusion, you can also set a Win32 application in single app mode on Windows 10 devices. Available for Windows 10 Enterprise/Education version 1709 & above, Windows 10 Pro Version 1809 & above, IT admins can set any pre-installed Win32 application in single app mode with Scalefusion.
Simply enter the installation path for the Win32 application and update the profile.

With Scalefusion MDM, configuring single app mode for Windows 10 devices is straightforward. Transform your Windows 10 devices into kiosks with single app mode. Lock the devices to a single app and boost the business benefits with Scalefusion! Start your 14-day free trial today! 


Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.

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