Move Android devices from device administrator to personally-owned work profile management

You can help users move their Android devices from device administrator to personally-owned work profile management by using the compliance setting to Block devices managed with device administrator. This setting lets you make devices non-compliant if they're managed with device administrator.

When users see that they're out of compliance for this reason, they can tap Resolve. They'll be taken to a checklist that will guide them through:

  1. Unenrolling from device administrator management
  2. Enrolling into personally-owned work profile management
  3. Resolving any compliance issues.

Prerequisites

Create device compliance policy

  1. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Devices > Compliance policies > Policies > Create Policy.

    Create policy

  2. On the Create a policy page, set Platform to Android device administrator > Create.

  3. On the Basics page, type in the Name and Description > Next.

    Basics page

  4. On the Compliance settings page, in the Device Health section, set Block devices managed with device administrator to Yes > Next.

    Block devices

  5. On the Locations page, you can add locations if you want > Next.

  6. On the Actions for noncompliance tab, you can configure the available actions for noncompliance to customize the end-user experience for this flow.

    Noncompliance actions

    Some actions to consider include:

    • Mark device noncompliant: By default, this action is set to zero (0) days, marking devices as noncompliant immediately. Changing this to a greater number of days provides users with a grace period in which they can see the flow to move to personally-owned work profile management without yet being marked noncompliant. For example, setting this action to 14 days would give users two weeks to move from device administrator to work profile management without the risk of losing access to resources.

    • Send push notification to end user: Configure this action to send push notifications to the device administrator devices. When a user selects the notification, it will launch the Android Company Portal to the Update device settings page where they can start the flow to move to personally-owned work profile management.

    • Send email to end user: Configure this action to send emails to users about the move from device administrator to personally-owned work profile management. In the email, you can include the following URL, which when selected, will launch the Android Company Portal to the Update device settings page where they can start the flow to move to work profile management.

      • https://portal.manage.microsoft.com/UpdateSettings.aspx.
      • For US government, you can use this link instead: https://portal.manage.microsoft.us/UpdateSettings.aspx.

      Note

      • Of course, you can use user-friendly hyper-text for the links in your communication with users. However, don't use URL-shorteners because the links may not work if changed that way.
      • If the Android Company Portal is open and in the background, when a user taps the link they might go to the last page they had open instead.
      • Users must tap the link on an Android device. If they instead paste it into a browser, it will not launch the Android Company Portal.

    Choose Next.

  7. On the Scope tags page, select any scope tags you want to include.

  8. On the Assignments page, assign the policy to a group that has devices enrolled with device administrator management > Next.

  9. On the Review + create page, confirm all your settings and then select Create.

Troubleshooting

The end user flow to move to new device management setup guides users through unenrolling from device administrator management and getting set up with personally-owned work profile management. Users must have Android device administrator enrolled devices with Android Company Portal version 5.0.4720.0 or later.

User sees an error after tapping Resolve

If users see an error after tapping the Resolve button, it's likely because of one of these reasons:

  • Personally-owned work profile enrollment isn't set up correctly (either an Android Enterprise account isn't connected or enrollment restrictions are set to block personally-owned work profile enrollment).
  • The device is running Android 4.4 or earlier, which doesn't support personally-owned work profile enrollment.
  • The device manufacturer doesn't support personally-owned work profile enrollment on the device model.

Resolve button doesn't appear on the user's device

The Resolve button won't appear on the user's device if the user enrolls into device administrator management after they've been targeted with the device compliance policy explained above.

To get the Resolve button to appear, the user must postpone setup and restart the process from the notification.

To avoid this condition, use enrollment restrictions to block enrollment into device administrator management.

User sees an error after tapping URL to Update device settings page

Users might see an error page in the browser when they tap the URL to the Update device settings page of the Android Company Portal. This error can be caused by one of the following conditions:

  • The device isn't an Android.
  • The Android device doesn't have the Company Portal app.
  • The Android Company Portal version is earlier than 5.0.4720.0.
  • The Android device uses Android 6 or earlier.

Next steps

See the end user flow

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