Troubleshooting issues on Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Android
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2
- Microsoft 365 Defender
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When onboarding a device, you might see sign in issues after the app is installed.
During onboarding, you might encounter sign in issues after the app is installed on your device.
This article provides solutions to help address the sign-on issues.
Sign in failed - unexpected error
Sign in failed: Unexpected error, try later
Unexpected error, try later
You have an older version of "Microsoft Authenticator" app installed on your device.
Install latest version and of Microsoft Authenticator from Google Play Store and try again.
Sign in failed - invalid license
Sign in failed: Invalid license, please contact administrator
Message: Invalid license, please contact administrator
You do not have Microsoft 365 license assigned, or your organization does not have a license for Microsoft 365 Enterprise subscription.
Contact your administrator for help.
Report unsafe site
Phishing websites impersonate trustworthy websites for the purpose of obtaining your personal or financial information. Visit the Provide feedback about network protection page if you want to report a website that could be a phishing site.
Phishing pages aren't blocked on some OEM devices
Applies to: Specific OEMs only
Phishing and harmful web threats that are detected by Defender for Endpoint for Android are not blocked on some Xiaomi devices. The following functionality doesn't work on these devices.
Xiaomi devices include a new permission model. This prevents Defender for Endpoint for Android from displaying pop-up windows while it runs in the background.
Xiaomi devices permission: "Display pop-up windows while running in the background."
Enable the required permission on Xiaomi devices.
- Display pop-up windows while running in the background.
Unable to allow permission for 'Permanent protection' during onboarding on some OEM devices
Applies to: Specific OEM devices only.
Defender App asks for Battery Optimization/Permanent Protection permission on devices as part of app onboarding, and selecting Allow returns an error that the permission couldn't be set. It only affects the last permission called "Permanent Protection."
Xiaomi changed the battery optimization permissions in Android 11. Defender for Endpoint is not allowed to configure this setting to ignore battery optimizations.
This issue has been resolved. Please update to the latest app version to complete the onboarding process. If the issue persists, please send an in-app feedback.
Send in-app feedback
If a user faces an issue which is not already addressed in the above sections or is unable to resolve using the listed steps, the user can provide in-app feedback along with diagnostic data. Our team can then investigate the logs to provide the right solution. Users can follow these steps to do the same:
Open the MDE application on your device and click on the profile icon in the top-left corner.
Select "Help & feedback".
Select "Send feedback to Microsoft".
Choose from the given options. To report an issue, select "I want to report an issue".
Provide details of the issue that you are facing and check "Send diagnostic data". We recommend checking "Include your email address" so that the team can reach back to you with a solution or a follow-up.
Click on "Submit" to successfully send the feedback.
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