Introducing VMware AirWatch® Launcher 3.2.1 for Android

The VMware AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Launcher 3.2.1 for Android is publicly available.

What’s New in this App Version

  • ALAU-169931: Enabled automatic way to enable notifications with OEM service.
  • ALAU-169732: Added prompt that allows users to grant Launcher access to notifications when installed.
  • ALAU-169877: Added prompt to grant notification permission on tablets.
  • ALAU-169875: Tablet supporting native Wi-Fi settings display in full screen.
  • ALAU-169871: More reliable Launcher Default status reporting through Agent.
  • ALAU-169830: Added support for Bootup Launchers using Custom profile.

Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • ALAU-169894: Resolved issue where notification bar can be accessed even if disabled in Launcher profile on Android O devices.
  • ALAU-169594: Resolved issue where Application Manager is blank on Android N. Fix for only for SAFE devices.
  • ALAU-169847: Resolved issue where widgets are not retained when icon re-arrangement is disabled.
  • ALAU-169982: Resolved issue where AirWatch Launcher crashes when locking and unlocking the device from while on Launcher Settings and then pressing the task button.

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Launcher 3.2.1 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher
  • AirWatch Console v9.1.2+
  • AirWatch Agent v7.3+ for Android

How to Download AirWatch Launcher 3.2.1 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.

  • 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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