We all use our phones for much more than just texting and making phone calls.
As a result, the majority of your employees are likely to use their personal mobile phone for work on occasion. It’s something that everyone does.
The disadvantage is that it puts your company’s data at risk. If it can be accessed on a personal mobile device and that device is compromised, there is a risk.
That’s why the upcoming Android 13 is big news for businesses.
Google has released more information about the new features in its latest mobile operating system.
There are numerous features aimed at keeping business data safe and secure while also assisting your employees in maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
On our Android devices, we can already create separate work and personal profiles. This new update makes it even easier to manage these profiles.
Your team, for example, can select which profile to open their apps in.
Assume they needed to watch a training video for work. They can configure their phone to open it in the browser rather than the YouTube app, ensuring that their personal viewing history is not affected (and therefore suggested videos).
More control over how business devices are used will benefit IT administrators. They will also be able to view Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and password security logs. Also, security patches are installed more quickly.
But it’s not all about the control that admins have over work-issued devices. Your employees will benefit from having their personal profile data encrypted.
Additionally, there will be separate photo galleries for business and personal photos, an improved Lost Mode to lock and locate lost devices, and end-to-end encryption when using the new ChromeOS integration feature.
You should already have Android 13 if you own a Google device. Other Android devices should get the update in the coming weeks.
Contact us if you want to discuss the best way to manage mobile devices for your business.