Launcher Device Settings Matrix for Android Deployment

The Settings section of each VMWare Launcher allows you to set an administrative passcode, establish icon settings, and enable/disable various functions of the Launcher profile for Android device owner deployment. Available preferences vary based on the selected mode you are configuring.

The following matrix compares the Launcher device capabilities across the different app modes. Some settings are dependent on additional factors such as permissions and COSU mode limitations and are denoted as such.


  • Usage Access: Requires Usage Access permission.
  • COSU mode: COSU setup removes certain features for security to prevent users escaping out of Lock mode.

Note: Usage Access permission is only required on non-Samsung devices. Usage Access permission for Samsung devices is a native feature requiring no prompt on the following devices:

  • Samsung SAFE MDM 5.4
  • For Android (Legacy) Work Profile - Launcher 3.0 and Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub 7.1 is required.
  • For Android Work Managed devices - Launcher 3.0 and Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub 9.0.1 is required.
Category Preference Single App Multi App Template Mode
App Icons Allow Hub Icon on Home Screen    
App Icons Allow Phone Icon    
App Icons Allow Contacts Icon    
Settings Display Setting
Settings Sound Setting
Settings Screen Lock (Usage Access)
Settings Language Setting (Usage Access)
Settings Bluetooth Setting (Usage Access)
Settings Wi-Fi Settings (Usage Access)
Settings Security settings (Usage Access)
Settings Application Setting
Settings Allow Tethering Setting (Usage Access)
Settings Allow GPS Setting (Usage Access)
Utilities Allow Widgets    
Utilities Allow Keyguard (Android 9.0+)
Utilities Allow Home Button (Android 9.0+)    
Utilities Allow App Manager (Android 6.0 and Android 6.0.1)
Utilities Allow Task List (COSU)
Utilities Allow Bar (COSU)
Utilities Allow Stay Awake
Quick Launch Icons Bluetooth
Quick Launch Icons Wi-Fi
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