Introducing VMware AirWatch Agent 7.1 for Android

The VMware AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Agent 7.1 for Android is publicly available.

What’s New in this App Version

  • Enroll Work Managed devices by scanning a QR code during device setup (Android 7.0+)
  • Enroll Work Managed devices by entering an EMM-specific identifier during device setup (Android 6.0+)
  • Work Security Challenge support on Work Profile enrolled devices (Android 7.0+)
  • Certificate installations through the AirWatch Agent will not prompt the end user (Android 7.0+)
  • Runtime permission management support for Work Profile and Work Managed devices (Android 6.0+)
  • Enhanced Launcher application on Samsung devices
  • Improvements to monitoring application install status
  • Report is sent to AirWatch Console when a user clicks cancel when prompted to install
  • Improvements to persisting the Launcher Profile through Enterprise Reset


Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • AAGNT-179196: Agent does not continue enrollment if 'Learn More' is clicked when setting up the work profile
  • AAGNT-178723: Agent should notify the user if Google Play Services is not compatible with Android for Work accounts enrollment
  • AAGNT-179395: Battery check fails for Recovery actions on Honeywell devices, including Enterprise Reset and OS Upgrade
  • AAGNT-178971: Agent upgrade fails on Zebra Marshmallow devices
  • AAGNT-179130: Reapplying a TLS Wifi profile does not re-create the Wifi network
  • AAGNT-179148: Confirm condition goes away when device goes to sleep
  • AAGNT-179121: Time Zone is not getting configured through a Date/Time profile
  • AAGNT-179090: Date/Time profile not working on TC70 devices
  • AAGNT-179176: Launcher is not getting updated on Honeywell devices
  • AAGNT-179732: Knox container gets deleted after incorrect password attempts
  • AAGNT-178792: Galaxy Trend 2 Lite does not enroll when Knox is enabled in the organization group
  • AAGNT-177428: Huawei Mate 8.0 (OS 6.0) - Agent stuck in background after device reboot
  • AAGNT-179371: Some Sony devices do not report Enterprise OEM Version properly
  • AAGNT-178603: Unable to configure Native Email on Samsung Marshmallow devices
  • AAGNT-178853: Unitech PA700 crashes during internal app download
  • AAGNT-179494: UI inconsistency for public Android application installation status
  • AAGNT-179468: Android devices unable to install internal application on environments with CDN integration
  • AAGNT-179227: Agent is prompting to enter passcode for email account even though profile has certificate-based authentication
  • AAGNT-178953: Android - Client certificate does not populate for per-app VPN F5
  • AAGNT-178881: Pushing app in staging mode is not working for Android with AirWatch 6.x
  • AAGNT-178558: Console does not get notified when device is encrypted and compliant
  • AAGNT-178551: Call restrictions appear to be blocking any number that contains the numbers specified in the profile
  • AAGNT-178503: Saving the SDK settings causes all affected Airwatch Agent for Android instances in an environment to fetch a MAG certificate
  • AAGNT-178440: Devices display SIM Card Status as ‘Unapproved’ even when current urrent SIM card is listed as an ‘Approved’
  • AAGNT-178384: When adding the same application name with a different Application ID in whitelist group, the second application is removed automatically from the device
  • AAGNT-179931: Disallow modify Account restriction does not work in L and M devices
  • AAGNT-178473: Whitelist Application Control profile stays active even after removal
  • AAGNT-179628: When a restriction profile is reapplied to a device, certain device options will temporarily reactivate/deactivate


Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Agent 7.1 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 4.0 or higher
  • AirWatch Version 8.4 or higher

How to Download AirWatch Agent 7.1 for Android

  • Prior Version is Installed –The application seamlessly updates over the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality.
  • Prior Version is Not Installed – Direct users to download it from the Google Play 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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