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ProGlove Documentation

Manage profiles

A configuration can have multiple profiles. We recommend setting up a maximum of 10 profiles - one as a Default Profile and nine additional ones. Note that their total number can depend on the size of each individual configuration file. The profiles in the configuration file contain specific INSIGHT Mobile settings, but also different scanner settings and other settings related to Connectivity Settings, Device Settings, Zero-touch Firmware Update, Symbology Settings, and Workflow Rules.

Using profiles, you can control INSIGHT Mobile or scanner behavior on a use case or process step basis. For example, if two workers use the same Android device, or a scanner, in different shifts for different use cases, the active profile can be switched accordingly eliminating the need to provision the devices with a new ProGlove.proconfig file every shift.

You can add multiple profiles to your new and existing configurations. Click on the Profile menu above the Settings menu and select Add profile.


Create and set up as many profiles as required and click Save.

Add profiles

Add multiple profiles and switch directly on the shop floor for increased productivity.

Define your new profile by naming it, choosing if it should activate by default, and turn on any of the profile settings described below to support your processes and enable your workforce. Click the Save button in the lower-right corner of the screen to finish setting up your profile and return to the configuration settings screen. You will see a prompt notifying you of a successful process, and arrows will appear left and right of the profile name, signifying that now there are multiple profiles you can switch between to view or Edit them.


Repeat the steps described to create additional profiles.

Edit profiles

To edit the settings of a configuration profile, open the three-dot menu next to the profile name and click Edit. Here you can change the name of your profile, set it as a default one, enable supervisor view with a password, and enable INSIGHT Mobile to change profiles automatically based on applications running in the foreground.

  • Profile Name - Profiles must be named, so this field gets automatically populated with each created profile in the following manner: Profile 1, Profile 2, Profile 3, etc. Assign a meaningful name to your profiles, and know that you can change them at any time so they best fit your processes and workforce structure.

  • Use as default profile (checkbox) - Check this box to define the profile you are editing as the default configuration profile.

  • Profile will activate based upon the foreground app - Enable activation of a specific profile based on other device applications that may be running in the foreground. Click the toggle button to activate the setting in INSIGHT and then enter information about the app(s) that will trigger the profile change. You can add and remove as many applications as you need by using the + and - icons right next to the fields containing the app information.


    Note that you will need to grant permissions for this setting within INSIGHT Mobile. Once you open the app, you'll see a notification in the top-right corner of the screen requesting you to enable certain permissions. Tap to open, then find the permission named Profile change and enable it. This will allow INSIGHT Mobile to recognize when other apps are used and automatically change to the relevant profile.

  • Password for supervisor view in INSIGHT Mobile - Use this setting to add protection against accidental changes to your configuration during the daily workflow. Click the toggle button to activate it, and then define and enter a password.

Default profile

The Default Profile is the main (fallback) profile and is automatically active when:

  • ProGlove.proconfig is added for the first time

  • ProGlove.proconfig is changed and it does not contain a profile that matches the profile name (ID) of the currently active profile triggered by the app

Active profile

When using multiple profiles:

  • Only one profile can be active at a time

  • Only the active profile’s configuration is applied

  • When a scanner is paired, it is configured with the scanner configuration from the active profile


    Make sure that the connected scanner has the firmware version that allows wireless configuration, otherwise the configuration will fail. Supported firmware is Scanner Firmware Gen1 1.5.1 and higher.

  • Only the active profile’s Integration Path and Workflow Rules are executed when certain events happen (e.g. on barcode scan or scanner pairing).

Beside selecting another profile directly from the app, the active profile can be changed in three ways:

  • Using Intent/SDK (see Change an active profile)

  • By enabling configuration settings to activate a profile based on the active foreground apps (see Edit profile)

  • By reverting to the default profile when adding or changing the existing ProGlove.proconfig file.

Once set, the profile stays active even after INSIGHT Mobile or Android device restart.