Managing Employee Owned (BYOD) Devices
  • 22 Sep 2023
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Managing Employee Owned (BYOD) Devices

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Article summary

The smartphone market share has been increasing quarter on quarter, and consumers nowadays have a wide variety of choices. This means that your employees would most probably use a high-end smartphone of their own, and hence they might not be receptive to the idea of carrying a second phone for work.

In these scenarios, it becomes imperative to let them use their personal phones to access work data, and not only making sure that the corporate data is safe and secure but also ensuring that the overall experience is completely non-intrusive to the personal side of things. This article will help you learn how to use Scalefusion to manage employee/personal-owned devices and drive your BYOD strategy.

In this guide, we will see the various features that Scalefusion offers that will help to manage employee-owned devices. Click on the links in each section to navigate to the relevant help document.


To start managing employee-owned devices as an admin, you have to complete some steps on the Scalefusion Dashboard. These are,

  1. Android for Work Setup
  2. Updating Organization Info
  3. Creating a BYOD Profile
  4. User Management
  5. QR Code Configurations
  6. Inviting the Users

On the device once the employees start enrolling their devices, an Android Work Profile is created. A Work Profile is a secure Android container that makes sure that the data from the work apps is separate from the personal apps and stored in separate encrypted storage. The work apps will start showing a briefcase icon indicating that they are work apps. Scalefusion client provides a unified Workplace, which can be used as a quick place to interact with the work apps.

Feature Support

Android for Work Setup
This is the common step to effectively manage your Android 6.0 devices and above. This requires a G-Mail account (non-G-Suite) for your organization and some easy steps on the Scalefusion Dashboard. If you are using devices less than Android 6.0 or you are using devices that are not Android Enterprise ready, then you can skip this.
Organization Info
Update your organization information like name, contact numbers, support emails, and Terms of Use, which will be used once your employees start enrolling their personal devices.
Personal/BYOD Profile for Android Devices
BYOD Profile is a Scalefusion entity that allows you to group your policies like application policy, a special password for your work apps, compliance rules, and a bunch of settings.
User Management
Start adding/importing users that can enroll their personal devices. Additionally, send invites to them to enroll and control how many devices they can enroll.
QR Code/Enrollment Configurations
Once you have created a BYOD profile and added the users, it is time to create an enrollment configuration. You can use these configurations to invite users in bulk.
Enroll a Personal Device
Learn how to use the invite emails and enroll a personal device. You can share this document/video with your employees for smoother onboarding.
Device Password Policy
Enforce enhanced security on personal devices. Devices by enforcing a device-level password. This ensures that your corporate data is secure, even if the device is left unattended or stolen.
Application Management
Learn how to search and distribute applications directly from the Google Play Store. If your organization has private enterprise apk's, Scalefusion offers an enterprise store where you can upload your apk's and publish/install them on Android devices.
Control Permissions for Applications
This guide explains how you can control application permissions at a global level and at an application level.
Application Configurations
You can remotely configure an application that is distributed from Scalefusion's Play for Work apps. This may include remotely configuring the Email or setting up Chrome usage policies.
Configure Exchange ActiveSync
If your organization uses an Exchange-based email server, then you can use Scalefusion to configure the devices with your Exchange settings.

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