Today, many users regularly use their mobile device to work. And the main problem is that, sometimes, people cannot separate their personal life from their work. For this reason, Xiaomi thought of those users who had one of its models to work, so it brought a novelty as of MIUI 10 that not everyone knows, the Company mode, since it has gone unnoticed by many.
This mode will not only help us to convert each time we want our terminal into a business or work mobile, but it will also provide us with a series of characteristics that we will explain later. In addition, the terminals of the Asian manufacturer have different tools or methods that help us to configure our usual phone in a mobile for work whenever we want. Therefore, we will explain all the possibilities that a Xiaomi mobile offers us to turn its terminals into a business phone.
What is the company mode?
The functionality that we present today can be found among the additional settings of those phones from the Asian manufacturer that have a version of MIUI 10 or higher. In addition, it is an important novelty for all those users who, in their day to day, have to use two different terminals to separate their personal life from their work. Well, with the Company Mode, or also known as Enterprise mode, we will be able to turn a Xiaomi into our work mobile.
In addition, it will not only serve us for this, but different characteristics are added that will give us certain functions to have greater comfort when using said mobile device, it will even guarantee an even higher security of our personal data. Although, the main negative factor that we can find is that, since it is not so well known, it has not been possible to fully exploit all the advantages of having this extra functionality.
Above all, it will greatly serve those companies that want to give their employees an exclusive device for business purposes. This means, a series of restrictions may be applied so that these terminals are used only for the tasks of a certain business. Basically, applications, communications, hardware or data, among many other functionalities, can be controlled or capped. So there will be no limits, as you can completely master all your system options.
In addition, it allows us a centralized management of users, data, applications and behaviors with flexible remote configuration and management services. And, how could it be otherwise, this mode ensures a security mechanism for all the information we have in said terminal.
How to activate it on your Xiaomi
The Chinese manufacturer makes it very easy for us so that we can be able to enable this mode without any problem. In addition, when we access this functionality, a button will appear. About Company Mode. In the event that we press it, it will take us directly to a very detailed explanation of how we have to activate it step by step in our terminal and what this feature of the Xiaomi is based on.
Although, we will tell you how to do it without having to resort to it, since the Terms and Conditions will come in Spanish, but then it will not redirect to a manufacturer’s website that is not translated. The first thing you should do is enter Settings> Additional settings> Company mode. Once inside, two options will appear, one is the one that we have explained previously and another will be to activate it.
After clicking on that option, it will take us to a section in which it will ask for our company’s credentials. To do this, we must register as developers in ‘My Enterprise Services’, in order to be given a code and a license. At the end of the page to which they send us, a form will appear that we must fill in with the information of our business so that they can get in touch.
Once we have completed everything they ask of us and we have already been able to finalize said registration. We will only have to re-enter this mode, click on activate and enter the data that they have provided us. Afterwards, it will ask us to accept the privacy conditions and we will already have this extra function in our terminal.
Other tools to work with the mobile
Luckily, if you don’t want to have to wait to be able to use your personal mobile to work, there are different methods that will help us with this. In addition, not only the Google operating system will facilitate this, but we also find two other ways that the Asian manufacturer itself offers us to be able to separate both the applications and our personal data from those related to our work environment.
The Android work profile
In all devices that have Android, different profiles can be configured for this, with the aim that we can separate our personal life from work. And, with this type of profile, we can safely and privately use the same device while we work as in our day to day. In addition, with the arrival of Android 11, privacy has been improved even more, something that really worried many users, since they did not know if their terminals were monitored by the company.
This Android 11 profile has had to assign new functions, which until then were only available on mobiles fully managed by a given company. As is the case with asset management protection, personal use policies to restrict which applications can use or the management of hardware functions (Bluetooth, camera, removable storage).
To configure this option in our Android terminal, what we have to do is access its Settings and click on the option called Google. When we are inside, we will have to click on Configure and restore, which will allow us to see the option that we need that gives us the possibility of configuring said profile, where we will find everything we need.
Once we have it enabled, we can pause it when accessing Job profile and doing the following:
- Swipe from the bottom to the top of the screen.
- Touch the “Work” tab.
- At the bottom of the screen, turn the switch on or off Job applications.
Create a second space on your mobile
We also found another possibility, which the phones of this Asian brand offer us. That is, the fact create a second space within our mobile device to perform a series of functions, such as using it only for our work environment. Likewise, it allows us duplicate apps, being able to carry with us the account in social networks of the work in one space and the personal one in another. As for notifications, if we need some in both spaces, it will also allow us to continue receiving them.
The process to start it up on our Xiaomi mobile has two different ways. The first will be to do it through Settings> Second space, while the second will be from the security application. In both cases, we are going to find the same options and we can create it with the touch of a button. And to eliminate it, we must follow the same steps.
Another alternative offered by devices that have Android is the guest function, a way that will make it easier for us to lend a terminal to other people. Since, when activated, certain limitations will be given so that they will not have the possibility to see the gallery, applications or other data.
To activate it we will have to go to Settings> System, and click on the Several users category. When we are inside, it will give us the possibility to change other users or create a new one if we have not configured any yet. In addition, it allows us to personalize each one of them with a photo and name.