Introducing AirWatch Launcher 4.2.1 for Android

The VMware Workspace ONE team is excited to announce that AirWatch Launcher 4.2.1 for Android is publicly available.

 

What’s New in this App Version

  • ALAU-170280: Configure AirWatch Launcher to always consider the profile configured at staging user
  • ALAU-170282: Handle EMMC Failure on Honeywell devices running Android 4.4

Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • ALAU-170275: Multiple passcode setup prompt in shared Samsung J7 devices
  • ALAU-170284: AirWatch Launcher 4.2 not launching after Samsung DeX mode exits
  • ALAU-170283: Focus Monitoring not working when COSU mode enabled
  • ALAU-170290: Unable to lock down settings on Honeywell ct60 running Android 7.x

 

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Launcher 4.2.1 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 4.0 or higher
  • Workspace ONE UEM 9.4.0+
  • AirWatch Agent 8.1+ for Android

How to Download AirWatch Launcher 4.2.1 for Android

  • Prior Version is Installed: The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the UEM 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 6.0 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 5.0, the users will be prompted to grant permissions for AirWatch 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 6.0 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 5.0, the users will be prompted to grant permissions for AirWatch 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 receive support, either submit a ticket via the My Workspace ONE  portal or call your local support line.

 

Best Regards,

The VMware Workspace ONE Team

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