Introducing VMware AirWatch® Launcher v2.5.1 for Android

The VMware AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Launcher v2.5.1 for Android is publicly available. 

What’s New in this App Version

  • Display signal strength information under device details section of settings in Launcher

Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • ALAU-169654 - Implement silent assign permission API using Elm API
  • ALAU-169686 - Enable GPS setting on Cube device in AW Launcher Single App menu
  • ALAU-169714 – Fixed an issue where Launcher crashes on tapping the device details widget when cellular data is being used
  • ALAU-169681 – [Zebra TC75] Fixed an issue where the Launcher installer required an extra permission
  • ALAU-169676 – Fixed an issue where the Launcher crashes when the device is rotated on reload when Auto-launch of app is selected
  • ALAU-169671 – Fixed an issue where the Launcher installer on Ironman/Falcon required extra permissions
  • ALAU-169665 – Fixed an issue where end user check-in/check-out using AD credentials would give a profile validation error
  • ALAU-169607 – [OPPO F1F] Fixed an issue where the default Launcher setup window was not prompting on the device

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Launcher v2.5.1 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 3.0 or higher
  • AirWatch Admin Console 7.3+
  • AirWatch Agent for Android 6.1

How to Download AirWatch Launcher v2.5.1 for Android

Prior Version is Installed – The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the AirWatch Admin Console as a seeded application.

  • For devices that support silent install of applications, the Launcher application seamlessly updates over the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality. For devices that do not support silent install of applications, the users will be prompted to install the new version.
  • For Android Marshmallow and above, the user will be prompted to grant permission for the Launcher to have access to the Usage Data, if they have not already granted the permissions.
  • For Android Lollipop, the users will be prompted to grant permissions for Launcher to have access to Usage Data only if the admin has pushed a profile requiring the user to do so (more details present in previous technical bulletins).

Prior Version is Not Installed –  Once 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.
  • For Android Marshmallow and above, the user will be prompted to grant permission for the Launcher to have access to the Usage Data, if they have not already granted the permissions.
  • For Android Lollipop, the users will be prompted to grant permissions for Launcher to have access to Usage Data only if the admin has pushed a profile requiring the user to do so (more details present in previous technical bulletins).

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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