Introducing AirWatch Launcher 2.2 for Android

The AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Launcher 2.2 for Android is publicly available.

What’s New in this App Version

  • Added the ability to add the Device Details widget locally on the device. This widget gives information about the date, time and connection type, with additional information in Settings.
  • Re-introduced support for certain settings that were deprecated with Android Lollipop, such as Bluetooth, Language, Security, Screen Lock, and Tethering.
  • Introduced access to the Date/Time settings within Launcher, which requires a custom settings profile.
  • Added the ability to launch a specified app after Launcher start-up or reboot.
  • Added the ability to lock the orientation of Launcher to either portrait or landscape view on phone devices.
  • Made modifications to the access method of Quick Settings for single app mode.
  • Hid the Status bar and Action bar and added the ability to pull it down when needed for template mode.
  • Added a restriction on switching between different users on a device using Android multi-user feature, which requires the Samsung ELM Service.
  • Added a ghost icon for folders on the Launcher UI when a folder is hovered over a valid grid position.
  • Added the notification count on the settings floating action button for single app mode.


Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • ALAU-169225 – Fixed an issue where the Samsung Keyboard was restricted on device restart when invalid credentials are entered.
  • ALAU-169228 – Fixed an issue where the notification setting does not show the count of unread notifications.
  • ALAU-169239 – Fixed an issue where the ELM service was blacklisted and the Agent would not open.
  • ALAU-169259 – Fixed an issue where the app manager does not display any apps or tasks running on the device.
  • ALAU-169281 – Fixed an invalid profile error when the user name or organization group has an upper case character. 

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Launcher 2.2 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Android 3.0 or higher
  • AirWatch Console 8.3+ (for some new features) otherwise AirWatch Console 7.0+

How to Download AirWatch Launcher 2.2 for Android

  • Prior Version is Installed – The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the AirWatch Console as a seeded application. The application seamlessly updates over the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality. 

    • The user will have to grant permission to the Launcher to be able to upgrade and work as expected.
  • Prior Version is Not InstalledOnce the admin decides to push the AirWatch Launcher to the devices, the Launcher gets downloaded to the device as a seeded application.
    • For Samsung SAFE devices, the Launcher will be setup without any end user interaction and the native launcher will be replaced by AirWatch Launcher. For non-SAFE devices, the user will be directed through a two-step process to set the AirWatch Launcher as the default Launcher.
    • The user will have to grant permission to the Launcher to be able to upgrade and work as expected. 


Support Contact Information

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Account Services & Support or submit a support ticket through myAirWatch. 


Best Regards,

The AirWatch Team

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