Information about the Sophos Mobile Control Android app update

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This article provides information about the latest Sophos Mobile Control Android app update.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Mobile Control as a Service 4.0
Sophos Mobile Control 4.0
Sophos Cloud

Operating systems

Information regarding the latest Sophos Mobile Control Android app release (version 4.1.1863)

What new functionality does the update provide?
This update mainly provides functionality to communicate with the Sophos Cloud environment.

  • Sophos Cloud will soon be able to manage Android devices.
  • The ability to enroll devices has been implemented within this version.
  • You can now scan a QR code which is sent out by Sophos Cloud.
  • The "Sophos Mobile Control" app is the starting point for registering devices in the Sophos Cloud environment. In this way it differs from Sophos Mobile Control.

Does the QR code feature also work for Sophos Mobile Control (SMC)?
No. Sophos Mobile Control does not support the registration method via QR code. This will only be possible with the next update of Sophos Cloud.

Do I have to change the way I roll out Android devices with SMC 4.0?
No.There are no changes regarding the roll out of the application.

I am currently using Sophos Mobile Control on my Android device, do I have to do anything after the update?
No. There is nothing you need to do. The app still works as before. You can also keep the old version of the application if you do not want to update the app.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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