Introducing VMware AirWatch Content Locker 3.1 for iOS

Introducing VMware® AirWatch® Content Locker 3.1 for iOS

The VMware® AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Content Locker 3.1 for iOS is publicly available.

What’s New in this App Version

  • Document Extensions – Enables end users to interact with Content Locker files within third party applications. Please see the Knowledge Base article for configuration instructions and repository considerations. 
  • SmartArt – Allows end-users to render and edit basic SmartArt images in Office documents. Basic SmartArt does not include hierarchical or 3D images.
  • Track Changes – Enables end-users to accept or reject other users’ changes in Office documents.
  • Workspace One – Supports AirWatch Content Locker application compatibility with Workspace One.

Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • ISCL-174589 - Content may sporadically get corrupted after a day while cellular network is slow and changing frequently
  • ISCL-174185 - Content Locker application crashes while resizing the image in PDF files
  • ISCL-174613 - Content Locker application may crash when attempting to open certain PPT files - iPhone only
  • ISCL-174362 - Hyperlink functionality for Table of Contents in a Word document does not work
  • ISCL-174343 - Content Locker application may randomly not show any content
  • ISCL-174309 - PDF file editing is failing for files that are greater than 25MB
  • ISCL-174287 - Outline alignment for Microsoft Word files gets changed by Content Locker application
  • ISCL-174254 - Large TXT files do not load correctly
  • ISCL-174242 - Unable to flip between portrait and landscape modes when viewing PDF & PNG files - iPhone only
  • ISCL-171941 - Predictive search results are getting appended instead of replacing in comments
  • ISCL-174293 - Edited PDF files are displaying incorrectly in the Content Locker application as some edited fields show blank until you click on them
  • ISCL-174199 - Localization fixes
  • ISCL-174198 - Content Locker (awscl) links display error message
  • ISCL-174188 - Content Locker application may become stuck on Configuring screen when Container-enrolled
  • ISCL-174182 - Chinese characters display incorrectly on iOS 9+ devices with Content Locker application version 3.0
  • ISCL-174131 - Excel color filter-formatting is lost for color-formatted tables when viewed/edited in Content Locker application
  • ISCL-173919 - Unable to open some Excel document after editing them in the Content Locker application
  • ISCL-173913 - Unable to zoom in/out on TIFF files
  • ISCL-173900 - Unable to play audio files in Content Locker if Cellular Data setting is disabled
  • ISCL-173848 - Opening links from Content Locker opens URI without query string on iOS Browser
  • ISCL-173822 - Content Locker application may occasionally crash when attempting to open large image files
  • ISCL-173774 - Unable to save rich media files
  • ISCL-173743 - iPhone6S keyboard fails to open when attempting to edit PowerPoint document
  • ISCL-173377 - Content Locker application crashes when attempting to render large PDF files
  • ISCL-173301 - Space bar and Delete keys may not work properly for some bluetooth keyboards - iPad only
  • ISCL-172788 - Uploading photos in Content Locker strips EXIF data
  • ISCL-172671 - Thai characters display incorrectly in some office files
  • ISCL-172149 - Word documents with tables show cell numbers within each cell after importing to Content Locker application

Known Issues

  • ISCL-173466 - Content Locker application shows LOCK and LOGOUT buttons in the settings page for same SDK settings on devices
  • ISCL-173696 - Content Locker application is unable to properly handle large .PPT, .CSV and .XLSX files
  • ISCL-174145 - Checkboxes in .doc/.docx Word files do not display when opening in the Content Locker application
  • ISCL-174321 - Content Locker is unable to handle embedded javascript methods on PDF files
  • ISCL-174360 - Required fields metadata is being removed by the Content Locker application after editing and saving back to Sharepoint 2013
  • ISCL-174363 - Content Locker does not display dropdown lists in Excel files 
  • ISCL-174623 - Certain Font styles may display incorrectly in Office files
  • ISCL-174624 - Unable to save password-protected Office files
  • ISCL-174625 - Folder names not restricted in size but truncates display to below 60 characters
  • ISCL-174627 - Comment Author is displayed as "Polaris Office" when viewed in desktop & user is unable to edit the author name in the Content Locker application
  • ISCL-174634 - Empty text files shows the file size as "Unknown size"
  • ISCL-174635 - Timestamp for text message alerts is getting cut off
  • ISCL-174637 - File size details in the info tab are not being updated after editing and saving a file
  • ISCL-174639 - End-user must "ungroup" SmartArt objects to edit text after saving a document
  • ISCL-174658 - Original styles are lost and replaced with new styles in Word documents after saving the file
  • ISCL-174659 - Content Locker application may crash when searching a zip file with several folders inside
  • ISCL-174675 - .XLS file generated from SQL reporting tool fails to render correctly
  • ISCL-174676 - File Extension is not displayed in Import dialog when filename has more than 35 characters
  • ISCL-174704 - Content Locker application configured with custom port will not show content
  • ISCL-174747 - Format shapes on Microsoft Office on IOS SCL
  • ISCL-174748 - Unable to save XLSX files with pivot tables
  • ISCL-174845 - PDF rendering in Content Locker application is slow
  • ISCL-174856 - Doc Extension for Content Locker for iOS v3.1 may fail to open

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Content Locker 3.1 for iOS. 

Minimum Requirements

  • iOS 8
  • AirWatch 8.2 for “Open Into” restrictions with Doc Extensions

How to Download AirWatch Content Locker 3.1 for iOS

  • Prior Version is Installed – Direct end users to update the app when prompted. The application seamlessly updates over the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality.
  • Prior Version is Not Installed – Direct end users to download AirWatch Content Locker 3.1 for iOS from the Apple App Store.

Support Contact Information

To open a Support Request, please call your local AirWatch support line or submit a Support Request via myAirWatch.


Best Regards,

The AirWatch Team

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