Check the health of your Android device

You can view the security health of your device to identify if it’s exposed to any security risks.

This is an Early Access feature and might not be available for your organization. For details, contact your help desk.

Based on your organization’s configuration, several security checks are performed:

  • OS version: Indicates if the operating system (OS) version of your device is up-to-date.
  • Screen lock: Indicates if your device is protected by a screen lock PIN or password.
  • Disk encryption: Indicates if the hard disk of your device is encrypted.
  • Biometrics: Indicates if biometric verification is enabled on your device.

A green check mark confirms that your device meets the security rules set by your organization. A yellow exclamation mark indicates that you must change some settings to reach security compliance.

  1. Open Okta Verify.
  2. Go to Settings (...) > Device health
  3. View the health status of each security check for your device.
    • If all checks passed, your device is secure.
    • If you find warnings, follow the instructions to fix the issues. For example, you might have to update the Android version to include a specific security patch or to enable biometrics such face recognition or fingerprint verification for your device.

      If you must encrypt your disk, consider these details:

      • Ensure that your phone is plugged in so that it doesn’t shut down during the encryption process.
      • If you haven’t set a screen lock PIN or password yet, you’ll be prompted to do so. Be sure to remember this password. You’ll have to enter it when you turn on your phone or unlock it. If you change your PIN or password after encryption, you have to reset your PIN to preserve encryption.

      After you complete the remediation steps, your device meets your organization’s security rules. You can now use Okta FastPass or Okta Verify to access your apps securely.

Related links

Manage Okta Verify settings on Android devices