Preparing for iOS 9

AirWatch will offer same-day support for the upcoming release of iOS 9 MDM features from Apple so that you can take advantage of the latest enterprise capabilities. You can read our blog post to learn more about the new management, productivity and security features coming with iOS 9 and watch our webinar to hear from an AirWatch expert and see a demonstration.

To support new features available with iOS 9, you must upgrade to AirWatch Admin Console v8.1 FP01. All AirWatch environments already running 8.1 FP01 will support the new iOS 9 features; the new features will be enabled when iOS 9 is publicly released. 

 To ensure backwards compatibility with the AirWatch Admin Console, it is recommended that you are on the following AirWatch versions:

  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 8.0
  • 8.1

For customers in Shared SaaS, no action is needed to enable the new features. AirWatch will automatically enable the features on the day of the release to provide same day support for new features once iOS 9 is publically available.  

For customers with on-premise installations, check myAirWatch for the script to be released once iOS 9 is publically available. 

In addition to upgrading the AirWatch Admin Console, it is also recommended that you upgrade all AirWatch applications to the latest version available in the App Store. For convenience, the AirWatch applications listed below with their respective versions are compatible with iOS 9.  

AirWatch Applications

Backwards Compatibility (iOS 8 devices and below)

Support iOS 9 devices

 If AirWatch Applications are used, the following versions will remain compatible:  

  • AirWatch Agent v5.0.1
  • AirWatch Browser v4.3
  • AirWatch Container v2.0
  • AirWatch Content Locker v2.5.1
  • AirWatch Inbox v2.4
  • AirWatch Learn/Teach v1.3.1
  • AirWatch Video 1.0

If AirWatch applications are used, it is recommended to upgrade to the latest version: 

  • AirWatch Agent v5.0.2
  • AirWatch Browser v4.4
  • AirWatch Container v2.1.0
  • AirWatch Content Locker v2.6
  • AirWatch Inbox v2.4.1
  • AirWatch Learn/Teach v1.3.2
  • AirWatch Video 1.1
  • AirWatch Tunnel 1.2.0
  • AirWatch SDK v5.4.1
  • AirWatch App Wrapping v4.0.1

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AirWatch Support and Account Services. 

Sincerely,  

AirWatch by VMware Team

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