Users can be forced to set a passcode to secure their Android or iOS device. This is a useful feature for when students are using devices outside the school, e.g. on field trips.
Tip: If students are using a device only for a day, you can set a passcode that is valid only for one day.
Step 1 - Access the Profiles menu option
Navigate to the Profiles screen as shown below.
Step 2 - Edit a profile
Edit a profile as shown below.
Step 3 - Access the Passcode option
Access the Passcode option for a profile as shown below.
Step 4 - Enable passcode policy enforcement
Select the Enable passcode policy enforcement slider to force the user to use a passcode to secure their device.
Step 5 - Specify passcode requirements
Select Permit simple passcodes, Require alphanumeric value or both.
Permit simple passcodes - Permit the use of ascending, repeating and descending character sequence.
Require alphanumeric value - Requires at least one alphanumeric character.
Minimum passcode length - We recommend at least 6.
Minimum number of complex characters - Must include at least n number of complex characters, e.g. &, $ or #, etc.
Maximum passcode age - Length of time for which the passcode is valid.
Inactivity Auto-lock - Period of inactivity after which device will lock. Note: See Grace period for device lock below.
Passcode history - Number of new passcodes that need to be created before any passcode can be reused.
Grace period for device lock - Amount of time the device can be locked without prompting for the passcode on unlock. Note: See Inactivity Auto-lock above.
Number of failed attempts - Number of times the incorrect passcode can be entered before the device is wiped. Leaving this blank will disable the wipe setting.
Step 7 - Save settings
Select the Save button, with settings saved.