Differences between SureFox Basic and SureFox Pro

Two variants of SureFox for Android are available –SureFox Basic and SureFox Pro. There are a few important differences between SureFox Basic and SureFox Pro. Choice to use either of them depends on the actual requirements.

First things first, the basic functionality of SureFox as a locked web browser is present in both the variants of SureFox. You can configure your set of allowed web sites as well as the browsing preferences and display settings too.

Coming to the differences, the Basic version of SureFox runs just like any other app on your Android device. As a result, if a user taps on Home button on the device, he will be able to navigate back to the Home screen. Hence, if you want to use your device for accessing other apps together with SureFox, SureFox Basic version is what you need. You might want to use a lock down app such as SureLock to prevent end-users from accessing unallowed applications.

SureFox Pro has additional features which allows you to run it in kiosk mode by setting it as default Homescreen Application. When the kiosk mode is enabled, the user cannot exit from SureFox using Home button. Also, you can configure SureFox Pro to prevent launch of unallowed apps, dismiss system notifications as well as allow toolbar applications automatically without the need of any 3rd party applications. Hence if you need a kiosk mode lock down web browser, SureFox Pro is recommended for you.

Following is a brief-up of the differences:

Main Features SureFox Basic SureFox Pro
Allow Selective Websites
Allow/ Restrict Downloads
Tabbed Browsing
Enable/Disable Zoom
Change/Set Screen Orientation
Use you own wallpaper
Import Export Settings
Enable Plugin Support
Restrict Access to Home Screen using Home Button Х
Restrict use of other applications Х
Run SureFox in Kiosk Mode Х
Disable System Bar Х
Disable Notifictation Panel Х
Enable SureFox Toolbar Х
Enable Toolbar Applications Х

To know more about other features of SureFox, click here


  1. Chris Johnsen on November 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Will surefox work with lollipop 5.1 ?

    • Bishal Rai on January 2, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Yes, SureFox does work on Android Lollipop devices. Please do get in touch with our tech support team for any assistance – https://www.42gears.com/contact/.

  2. moss on December 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I need clarification… I am using an Android 4.2 tablet for an email signup in our store. I ONLY want them to access the MailChimp signup for when we are online, or the Chimpadeedoo Mailchimp App when we cannot be online. Will SureFox Pro allow access to only these 2 things in an automatic kiosk mode?

    • bishal on December 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Hello Moss,
      Please do reach out to our technical support team – techsupport@42gears.com or you can also make use of our chat support available on our website.
      Thank you,
      42Gears Team

  3. Scott on October 25, 2013 at 8:07 am

    When the system is idle, can it go to a slide show until the screen is touched, or does surefox not let the system go idle

    • bishal on October 29, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Hi Scott, we recommend you to use SureVideo with SureFox.

      Here is what you can do:

      1. Install SureVideo
      2. Select Media Type as Image and select images for the slideshow
      5. Enable ScreenSaver option in SureVideo and set SreenSaver Timeout
      4. In SureFox, enable and configure Idle Timeout according to your need

      Now, when SureFox is inactive and goes into Idle Timeout Mode, SureVideo will start the Image Slideshow Screensaver

      You can click here to refer to blog for screensaver option in SureVideo:

      Hope this helps.

  4. Bridget on May 11, 2013 at 12:46 am


    So…does that mean if we want the features from both SureLock and SureFox Basic, we only need to purchase SureFox Pro? Or are there some features we’d be missing out on?

    Thank you!

    • Onkar on May 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Hi Bridget,

      If you want to lockdown the device into kiosk mode and want to restrict access to only certain website(s), then SureFox Pro is what you need.

      If besides restricted browsing you also need to allow some other applications, you would need to use both SureLock and SureFox Basic.

      Let us know if there are any other questions.


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