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Set up Android company device for business and private use (COPE)

In this article, we will show you how to perform the initial configuration of company-owned Android devices. This setup method is intended for devices that will be used for both business and personal purposes (Company Owned/Personally Enabled). You will find more information on setup method selection here.

Your company has provided you with an Android device that is either new and unused or has been reset to factory default settings and has at least Android version 11.

Open Cortado email invitation

Setting up Android device

Open Cortado email invitation

Your administrator has created a Cortado account for you. You consequently received an email from Cortado. (If necessary, also check the Spam folder.)

Open the email invitation:

login to My Cortado with Microsoft account

  • Local Cortado users click Set password now. They will then be redirected to the Cortado website.

a screen shot of a email with success message.

  • Set a password for your Cortado account and click on Continue to confirm.

a person holding a cell phone in their hand.

Setting up Android device

  • Now click on Enroll New Device (arrow in illus.). 
  • On the next page, select Android Device Select.

select Android device

  • Then click on the third radio button (arrow in illus.).

select third radio button

You can now start setting up the device. The device must have been reset to factory default settings for this. 

Note! Please skip over the QR code setup if your administrator has informed you that your device has already been preconfigured with Google zero-touch or Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment. Begin instead with the regular device setup and create a WiFi or mobile network connection. 
  • Tap six times on the same spot in the welcome screen.

tap 6 times to the welcome screen

  • Then scan the QR code displayed on the provisioning page (not the QR code in this article) with the device you want to set up.

scan qr code

  • If your administrator has set this up, you will now be automatically connected to the company WLAN. This only works if you are within range of this WLAN. Clarify this with your administrator if necessary.
  • If no WLAN has been preconfigured, connect to your WLAN or mobile network yourself instead and start the setup.
  • Follow the setup steps on the device. Verify your company and agree to manage the device.

set up work profile and verify enterprise

Then add your personal Google account for the private area of your device. Your admin will not have access to the privately used apps.

a screenshot of the google account screen.

After the configuration the device will have a business and a private area. Your private apps and data can’t be viewed by your company.  The work apps are identified by a briefcase icon and are thus clearly differentiated from the private apps. The work profile, as well as the localisation function can be disabled by at any time.

two screens showing the different types of icons.

In the Cortado app you can get an overview of all the work profile’s apps and policies. You can find more information here.

a screenshot of a cell phone with the text, data & privacy protection.



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