Deleting data on Android devices after failed password entry attempts

You can configure deleting all data on an Android device (that is, resetting the device to factory settings) after the user makes too many failed attempts to enter the screen unlock password.

These settings apply to devices operating in device owner mode and to personal devices on which the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android app is enabled as a device administrator.

To configure wiping all data:

  1. In the console tree, in the Managed devices folder, select the administration group to which the Android devices belong.
  2. In the workspace of the group, select the Policies tab.
  3. Open the policy properties window by double-clicking any column.

    Complete the following steps within 15 minutes. Otherwise, you may face an error when saving changes to the policy.

  4. In the policy Properties window, select the Anti-Theft section.
  5. In the Data wipe on device section, select the Wipe all data after failed attempts to enter unlock password check box.
  6. In the Maximum number of attempts to enter unlock password field, specify the number of attempts that the user can make to unlock the device. The default value is 8. The maximum available value is 20.
  7. Click the Apply button to save the changes you have made.

Mobile device settings are configured after the next device synchronization with Kaspersky Security Center. If the user exceeds the specified number of attempts to enter the correct screen unlock password, the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android app wipes all device data.

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