Locking down your devices with Workspace ONE Launcher includes the configuration of a profile and the deployment of the application to your device fleet.

You can deploy Workspace ONE Launcher to be used on Android 6.0+ Work managed devices for Android or Android (Legacy) if you've opted out of Android EMM registration with Google. Workspace ONE Launcher is not supported in Work Profile enrollment.


  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add > Add Profile > Android..
    Alternatively, select Android (Legacy) to configure the Launcher profile if you've opted out of Android EMM registration.
  2. Configure the General profile settings as desired.
  3. Select the Launcher > Configure.
  4. Configure devices with your custom home-screen by selecting an app mode: Single App, Multi App, or Template Mode.
  5. Configure Layout elements such as the icon grid and orientation preference.
    You can upload images to customize the Launcher with your unique brand look and feel as allowed by the selected app mode. For the available layout settings, please see Layout Settings.
  6. Determine if your devices need to be used in Offline Mode.

    Offline mode is used when devices are being used in check-in check-out mode. It allows users to continue their work even when they are unable to log in as themselves or are in areas where network connectivity is unstable.

    This setting should be applied to both the end-user and staging user or an organization group that includes both. Assigning to all users ensures the offline mode profile is present when moving between users.

  7. Move to the Apps section and use the drop-down menu to select Public, Internal, or Miscellaneous or to add Bookmarks.
    To learn more about bookmarks, see Bookmarks for Workspace ONE Launcher.
  8. Organize the Launcher Canvas with apps, view App Attributes, remove apps, and create folders for apps to group apps together.
    View the available Canvas settings on Canvas Settings for AirWatch Launcher. View available App Attributes on App Attributes for AirWatch Launcher.
  9. Configure Hidden Apps, if needed.
    Find out how to add hidden apps on Add Hidden Apps.
  10. Click the Settings button to configure device settings and utilities to be allowed and to configure the admin passcode.
    To see available settings, please see Settings for AirWatch Launcher.
  11. Select the Preview button to view how the configuration will appear on the user's device.
  12. Select Save to add the profile to the Workspace ONE UEM console or Save & Publish to add the profile and immediately deploy it to applicable Android devices.


After the profile is created and deployed to devices, the Device Details page shows the status of the Launcher as "Launcher is the home app." If install was not successful or Workspace ONE Launcher is not the default app, the status shows " Launcher is not set at the home app or is not installed."

What to do next

Configure Launcher version settings which determines which version of the Workspace ONE Launcher is pushed to you devices.