KioWare for Android Kiosk App

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About this app

Before downloading this app, please note:
Free version is an unlimited trial with nag screen. Purchase a license to convert free version to a full version without the nag screen. ( ).

Turn your tablet or phone into a kiosk with the KioWare for Android kiosk app with a new Guided Setup to assist with your first time setup or basic configuration changes.

KioWare for Android is Android kiosk mode software designed to lockdown Android devices, securing the OS, home screen and browser, as well as limiting Android applications a user can run. This is a tablet kiosk app for Android that creates a kiosk tablet environment for your Android device. This kiosk lockdown app offers Lite, Basic and Full with Kiosk Management versions, depending on your Android lockdown needs.


There are two methods for exiting KioWare (default).
Method 1) Click the upper left corner, upper right corner, lower right corner, lower left corner. When the keypad comes up, enter the default code: 3523
Method 2) Click the icon in the upper-left corner four times. When the keypad comes up, enter the default code: 3523
Locked out? Chat or email for assistance!


+ Remote Device Rebooting
+ Remove Status Bar to restrict access to settings
+ Block Home Button (Disable Home Screen /Launcher): restricts user access from the OS and Home Screen
+ Browser Lockdown: limits the websites users can access through allow or revoke lists 
+ Limit Android Apps: allows you to control which Android Apps a user can run
+ Application Resetting: clears the previous user session, including cookies and cache, and returns to the start page after a specified period of idle time
+ Single App mode: ability to run a single application to make your tablet a purposed device
+ Port to Chromecast: ability to use your tablet to port to digital signage
+ Simple PDF display: allows you to view PDFs and other files that are saved locally
+ Mobile device & phone support
+ Google Drive import/export config options
+ Improved battery management, extended battery life
+ Printing & Barcode Reader device support
+ Custom exit patterns
+ Screen Magnification via Accessibility Service functionality
+ Manage WI-FI Access points
+ Accessibility added via Storm's Assistive Technology Products
+ Provisioning improvements for Android devices
+ Secure File Browser

Samsung KNOX Features:

+ Option to hide the navigation bar, completely eliminating ability to access any standard device navigation (improved feature)
+ Ability to disable the power off/airplane mode/restart option standard on any Samsung tablet
+ Restricts/allows use of the USB drive and SD card access
+ Disable physical power button (improved feature)
+ Disable access to the home icon/menu (improved feature)
+ Disable volume button & ability to physically change device volume
+ Remote Device Reset, enabling remote wiping and resetting of the Android device
+ Remote Content Updating (Application updates and installations)


KioWare for Android kiosk software products work as kiosk lockdown software, securing your Android device and turning it into a kiosk. In addition to a lockdown browser, KioWare Kiosk Management gives you the ability for remote monitoring of the health and status of your tablets or phones from a central server. KioWare for Android (Full) also supports Push notifications, remote wiping and device resetting, remote rebooting (Samsung), and remote content updating (Samsung) with KioWare Server 4.9.1 or newer.

KioWare for Android Kiosk uses the AccessibilityServices API to detect user activity and top-most application state to prevent end users from accessing other apps while KioWare is running. KioWare does not share personal or sensitive user data using the AccessibilityServices API.

This app uses the Device Administrator permission.
Updated on
Apr 1, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Web browsing and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

122 reviews
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October 26, 2023
The app suits my needs but today I got locked in and I could not escape!!! When entering the passcode the onscreen keyboard was blocked by the app itself and quickly disappeared. Luckily my tablet is slow and I was able to restart the device by tapping the restart button twice faster than the block of the app. After this experience, I immediately uninstalled the app. For developers: in one of the previous sessions I managed to escape without a passcode by repeating the same actions. end of char
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KioWare Kiosk Software
October 26, 2023
Thanks for you review. We have noted that users are having trouble with our exit demo that shows on 1st app launch. We have an upgrade to this screen that is in testing. It is scheduled for release. We would like to take a look into the exit issue. Please reach out to with your kiosk configuration for further assistance.
September 26, 2023
This app is such a strong kiosk application that not even I can escape it, even after hours trying the four corners to leave it. Had no choice but to drain the batteries and restarting my phone. Why not shut down the phone? Kipware prevented everything but turning my phone into a single website. While I can recommend this app if you want a robust kiosk software, it was one hell of a chore to exit it.
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KioWare Kiosk Software
September 26, 2023
Hi Yuuka, We appreciate your feedback. If you ran the main app after directly after installing, then our default start page should have shown the exit process in detail. KWA shows dialogs to help prevent making KWA exit impossible during configuration. Please contact for more assistance with your kiosk configuration.
A Google user
February 28, 2019
Was able to download and begin configuration before even purchasing it. Huge plus! I was able to get it working almost exactly the way I wanted in a very short amount of time. When I was satisfied with how the product worked after some testing I purchased the licensing, and deployed about a dozen employee timeclock kiosks at my company using this software. Locks down the tablets perfectly and keeps them limited to the employee timeclock web portal. I added a nice attract screen for when the device isn't in use, which looks great! Highly recommend the product!
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What's new

Most permissions are requested as needed according to configuration.
Directories are now chosen via a file browser as opposed to text entry in the Config Tool.
KioCall UI improvements and bug fixes
KioWare Server bug fixes
Google Drive file picker updated for privacy