Enable Auto-Lock

Supported in:

Kiosk Pro Plus and Enterprise

Note: Enabling Auto-Lock is not recommended when using the Night Mode or Screensaver features.

Allow Kiosk Pro to respect the Auto-Lock timer configured in the iOS/iPadOS settings to put the device into a sleep state.

Default: Off

The Auto-Lock setting can be configured in iOS/iPadOS settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. If Auto-Lock is set to 'Never' in the iOS/iPadOS settings, the device will not go to sleep, regardless of Kiosk Pro settings.  

If you are using Guided Access to lock the device to Kiosk Pro, there is a secondary system timer for Auto-Lock that can be configured specifically for Guided Access sessions under Accessibility > Guided Access > Display Auto-Lock.  This is set to 'Default' by default, which means that the display will lock in the standard Auto-Lock time period, but this can be used to override the standard settings by configuring it to a different value. 

iOS and iPadOS devices will not auto-lock while video playback is occurring, including the Screensaver feature. 

If enabling Auto-Lock on a device with a Home button, your tablet enclosure must allow access to the Home and/or power buttons as there is no way to wake the device without access to one of these buttons. Devices without a Home button can be woken from sleep by touching the screen. 

As an alternate solution in the Plus and Enterprise versions, the Reduce Screen Brightness & Apply Reduce Screen Brightness settings allow the device to dim to the minimum possible brightness when idle. When a visitor touches the screen it returns to the previously set brightness level. As the screen is still on, this does not result in the same power savings as actually putting the device to sleep using Auto-Lock, but can extend battery life significantly.

Values for Remote Update

Used in Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration

Key allowAutoLock
Key Type boolean
Default Value false

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