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Android > Device Enrollment (Adding Devices)

Enroll an Android device in fully managed device mode using a QR code

Updated on September 30th, 2022

Android 7 and later devices can be enrolled into Miradore in fully managed device mode by scanning a QR code with the device's camera.

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  • Android 7 or later
  • Only new or factory reset devices can be enrolled in Fully managed mode (device owner)
  • A camera on the device

It is also highly recommended to configure managed Google Play for your organization before enrolling devices. This way you can take full advantage of all Miradore's management features through Android Enterprise. The managed Google Play is required for remote application management features, for example.

About the enrollment QR code

Settings such as the Wi-Fi configurations, Miradore enrollment credentials, language, and time zone for device setups, are encoded in the enrollment QR codes. In Miradore, administrators can modify the settings for QR code and NFC enrollments on the Enrollment > Android Enterprise page with the action Edit.

Android Enterprise fully managed enrollment settings.

Further information about some of the settings:

  • Keep system applications - Defines if the system applications are allowed on enrolled Android devices. Read more about the system application setting.
  • Use mobile data for enrollment - The setting is for using mobile data instead of WiFi for enrollment of Android 10 or above devices. Checking this hides the possibility to configure Enrollment Wi-Fi, and devices will be enrolled with cellular data.
  • Enrollment Wi-Fi settings - If you prefer WiFi enrollment, configure the network and password. You can choose to remove the WiFi configuration from the device after enrollment.
  • Additional Wi-Fi settings - Configure the WiFi that stays in the device after the enrollment. Allow the device to connect to the hidden WiFi by enabling the setting Additional Wi-Fi is hidden.

Fully managed devices get the device owner tag during the enrollment in Miradore. If a device user information exists in Miradore AND managed Google Play Enterprise is enabled for the Miradore site, Miradore creates a managed account for each device during enrollment.

Where can I find the enrollment QR code?

There are two kinds of QR codes in Miradore.

User-specific QR codes

If you already know the user of the device, it is recommended to create a user-specific enrollment QR code through the Enrollment > Enroll device page on Miradore by choosing Android > Full enrollment. You will see the QR code after you have provided the user's email address. Please note that this code is single-use only and it will be valid for 72 hours / 3 days.

Selecting either full or light management type.

Mass-enrollment QR code

The QR code visible on the Enrollment > Android Enterprise page is intended for mass enrollment of devices where the user is unknown at the time of enrollment. If you use this code to enroll devices, you need to remember to assign users to the devices on Miradore. You can assign a user for a device through the Device page after the enrollment, or by importing device identifiers to Miradore before the enrollment.

If you have problems reading the QR code, try adjusting your browser zoom.

Please note that the QR code changes if you modify the enrollment settings in Miradore.

You may also need to initiate the creation of a managed Google Play account for mass-enrolled devices through Miradore after you have assigned users for the mass-enrolled devices. You can create managed accounts by selecting desired users from the Users page and then using the Managed Google Play > Create managed Google Play account button from the page toolbar.

Creating managed accounts in Miradore.

How to launch the QR code enrollment (on the device)?

To launch the QR code reader at the device, tap the device's screen six times in the first phase of the device's setup wizard.

For Android 7 and 8 devices, you will be prompted to install a QR code reader, which requires a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. Android 9 and later devices have the QR code reader installed by default.

Read the provided QR code with your device and follow the instructions on the device's screen to complete the enrollment.

How to prevent users from removing the management?

Factory reset is the only way how users can remove management from fully managed Android devices.

Administrators can prevent device users from performing a factory reset on fully managed Android devices using a Miradore configuration profile.

See Preventing factory reset on fully managed Android devices

Other enrollment methods

Enroll an Android device in fully managed device mode using NFC

Enroll an Android device in fully managed device mode using a token

Android zero-touch enrollment

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