Apps that Override or Disable Remote Lock Functionality

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2X MDM allows you to remote lock a mobile device, which is very useful for stopping any suspicious activity or to protect confidential information that may be contained on it should the device be misplaced.

Some users, however, install apps that can override the default Android lock screen, such as ‘Go Locker’. 2X MDM interacts with the default Android lock screen, as it is that which invokes the locking functions and decides whether the user can access the device. We recommend that you always use the default lock screen, rather than an app, in order to ensure full interoperability and mobile protection.

In the future, 2X MDM will introduce an App Blacklisting feature which will disallow the installation of certain apps that can interfere with mobile security.

Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.