VMware Workspace ONE Boxer for iOS Release Notes provides information on the new features and improvements in each release. This page includes a summary of the new features introduced, a list of our resolved issues, and known issues.

New Features

To standardize the configuration of our productivity applications, in 5.23, we will be removing the key AppForceActivateSSO from the Application Configuration settings. Boxer will function as though it has AppForceActivateSSO enabled with a passcode set in SDK settings. If you are using the Boxer passcode, you will need to set up and configure an SSO passcode in SDK settings. Please see the KB article to ensure you are ready for this migration in the next release of Boxer.

Workspace ONE Boxer 21.08 for iOS

  • Confirm opening external links
    • Pre-requisite:
      • Managed account on Exchange server On-premises or Office 365. 
    • Introduces new KVP, ExternalLinksAllowlist.
      The administrator is able to enter multiple domains. All subdomains and directories are treated as part of the main domain. Administrators should not enter subdomains separately. IP addresses are supported as well. When the user taps on a link in the Boxer email and if the link is not in the allowlist, then the user will see a warning message. The user can dismiss the warning message and continue to the link.
  • Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) for Modern Auth in Standalone mode
    • Pre-requisites:
      • Unmanaged account on Exchange server On-premises or Office 365.
      • Certificate-Based Authentication is enabled.
    • KVPs:
      • AccountUseOauth: True
      • AccountUseWebviewForOauth: True
      • AuthenticationType: Certificate.
      • When the user starts the authentication process in Modern Auth, this feature automatically enables CBA as part of the flow and authenticates the user. 
  • Upgrade to Workspace ONE SDK 21.08

Workspace ONE Boxer 21.07 for iOS

  • Require email classification for external recipients 
    • Pre-requisites:
      • Managed account on Exchange server On-premises or Office 365.
      • Email classification is enabled and configured in the UEM console.
    • Introduces new value for KVP PolicyClassMarkingsRequired (enum)
      • 2 -  for external messages only 
    • When PolicyClassMarkingsRequired is set to 2 (enabled) and when the recipient is outside the organization: 
      • If no classification is selected, the send button will be disabled.
      • If the user tries to send a message to external recipients and they haven't applied a classification, the user will see a notification message.
    • All recipients who are outside the external recipient's allowlist will be treated as external recipients. 
  • Send S/MIME protected emails to distribution lists 
    • Pre-requisites: 
      • Managed account on Exchange server On-premises or Office 365.
      • S/MIME signing and encryption are enabled on the user level.
    • KVP PolicySMIMEtoDLMaxSize (int) controls the maximum allowed members of the DL group who can receive S/MIME protected emails. The default value is 50. Increasing the maximum DL members may cause slower server response and service interruption. 
    • The sender will be able to send encrypted emails only to the members of the DL who have S/MIME enabled.
    • In case some of the members don’t have S/MIME certificates, the sender will see a notification message. The sender will have the option to send the email unencrypted for all.
  • Add copy function in Contacts
    • By tapping on a field from contact details, the user will be able to copy the information.
    • If Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies that prevent users to copy are enabled, the user will be able to paste the information only in apps from the Workspace ONE family.

Workspace ONE Boxer 21.06 for iOS

  • Block external images in email
    • Pre-requisite: Exchange server On-premises or Office 365
    • To enable, use the below KVP
      • Key: PolicyBlockExternalImages (bool)
      • Value: True (bool), default is false, meaning that external images will be loaded per default. 
    • When the KVP is set to true, the external images in the email are not loaded. The message “External images disabled by your administrator" message is displayed in the email bar. 
    • If the KVP is not set, users can control the external images from Settings > Mail > More > Block external images. The default value of the setting is off and by default, external images are loaded. If the setting is changed to On, then the images are not displayed but the user can see them by tapping on the “Show images” button in the email bar. 
    • The personal setting is overridden if the KVP PolicyBlockExternalImages is changed to true by an administrator.
  • Calendar Performance Improvements
  • Advanced Email Scaling (Beta only)
    • Multiple improvements on HTML email rendering including zoom in and zoom out of the content
  • Send S/MIME protected emails to distribution lists (Beta only)
    • Pre-requisites
      • Exchange server On-premises or Office 365
      • S/MIME signing and encryption enabled on user level
    • KVP PolicySMIMEtoDLMaxSize (int) controls the maximum allowed members of the DL group who can receive the  S/MIME protected emails. The default value is 50. Increasing the maximum DL members may cause slower server response and service interruption. 
    • The sender will be able to send encrypted emails only to the members of the DL who have S/MIME enabled.
  • Deprecation of To-Do button and folder
    • Due to low demand, customer adoption, and upcoming integration with Workspace ONE Notebook, the To-Do button, and To-Do folder will no longer be supported in Workspace ONE Boxer as of version 21.06 for iOS. For more details, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/84470.

Minimum Requirements

  • iOS 12.2 or later
  • Workspace ONE UEM 2004 or later

Download Instructions

  • Prior Version is Installed: Direct end users to update the app when prompted. The application seamlessly updates the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality.
  • Prior Version is Not Installed: Direct end users to download the app from the App Store.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 21.08 for iOS
  • BINXI-17340: [Drafts] Issue with removing the attachment from a draft email when the changes are discarded.

  • BINXI-17384:[Event Reminders] Fix duplicated event reminders.

  • BINXI-17635: [Calendar notification] Received a notification for the canceled event.

  • BINXI-17803: [Landscape] Search in the calendar does not support landscape mode.

  • BINXI-17926: [Shared Accounts] Part of email content missing when checking from shared email account in iOS Boxer.

  • BINXI-17976: [Recurrence] Don't allow setting of repeat end date that is earlier than event end date.

  • BINXI-18037: [Search] Fix loadMoreIfNeeded triggering the same server search.

  • BINXI-18038: [Actions]Text copied from angle brackets missing when pasted in Boxer.

  • BINXI-18089: [Localization] String 'Inbox' has loading issue on the home page.

  • BINXI-18095: [Localization]The arrow should point to the left on the View suggested time slots screen.

  • BINXI-18104: [Attachments] Attachments in emails are getting stripped when the emails are forwarded from Boxer.

  • BINXI-18110: [Alerts] Wrong email alert on iOS boxer when device language is set as Chinese.

  • BINXI-18188: [Escrow Gateway] URL parameter for querying SMIME certificate is not encoded.

  • BINXI-18196: [Enroll] Newly enrolled iOS devices are unable to configure Boxer.

  • BINXI-18199: [Search] Boxer search is slow when not using filters.

  • BINXI-18218: [Notifications] Calendar notification duplicates.

  • BINXI-18224: [Webex] Join Webex Call button does not work for some meetings.

  • BINXI-18227: [Events] Unable to save edited notes in Calendar Events.

  • BINXI-18269: [Credentials ] Improvements on credentials storing and jailbroken device.

  • BINXI-18293: [Crash] Searching in the calendar crashes the app if there are many events.

  • BINXI-18302: [Notifications] Fix issue with duplicate calendar instances notification.

  • BINXI-18303: [Calendar] Assert on duplicate Calendar Events.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 21.07 for iOS
  • BINXI-15402: [Passcode] Boxer shows Numeric passcode screen while Alphanumeric passcode is set.

  • BINXI-15611: [Signature] Pasting a multi-line HTML signature in Boxer adds extra new lines.

  • BINXI-15802: [Online Meetings] Boxer not parsing correctly WebEx touch to dial.

  • BINXI-15939: [Attachments] ComposeAttachmentsViewModel does not persist attachment fetch state.

  • BINXI-16387: [Sync] Calendar sync is not working properly.

  • BINXI-16412: [Email] Notify user immediately if sending fails.

  • BINXI-16476: [Passcode] Boxer stuck after wrong passcode limit is reached.

  • BINXI-16485: [Contacts] Opening contact details from Compose leads to a section with UI issues.

  • BINXI-16577: [Notifications] Calendar Notifications for the delegated account are still shown even if disabled in settings.

  • BINXI-17131: [Badge Count] Wrong badge count when Inbox folder has unread messages beyond sync window.

  • BINXI-17227: [Accessibility] VoiceOver repeatedly announces mailbox updates.

  • BINXI-17344: [Shared Calendar] Switching off delegated calendar notifications option does not work.

  • BINXI-17386: [Calendar] Tapping on an event freezes and crashes the app.

  • BINXI-17450: [Files] Cannot see more than three files saved in the Boxer Files tab.

  • BINXI-17479: [Modern auth] Boxer does not reflect if authenticated with a different account.

  • BINXI-17552:  [Email] Boxer does not honor email delivery options.

  • BINXI-17617: [Online Meetings] Join Teams Call button does not work for customer-created Teams meetings.

  • BINXI-17788: [UI] Replying to messages with inline images distorts their aspect ratio.

  • BINXI-17796: [Badge Count] Unread badge shows incorrect values.

  • BINXI-17798: [Signature] Creating a signature with the image does not display the image while creating it.

  • BINXI-17807: [Landscape] Contacts empty state background doesn't fill in the view to the edges.

  • BINXI-17808: [Landscape] Text in empty state views in mail search and files is not centered.

  • BINXI-17812: [Notifications] Users receive double notifications for multiple events.

  • BINXI-17841: [Crash] Boxer crashes when a shared calendar account is added to it as a second account.

  • BINXI-17842: [Compose] High importance indicator shows briefly while rotating.

  • BINXI-17844: [Crash] Boxer crashed when selecting a secondary shared account to add.

  • BINXI-17850: [Localization] String "VIP CONTACTS" are truncated under VIP notifications setting.

  • BINXI-17972: [UI] Email conversation thread count overlaps with the date in the smallest text size.

  • BINXI-18021: Boxer hangs on compliance enterprise wipe with console 2107.

  • BINXI-18047: External Classification KVP still requires all emails to be classified, both internal and external.

  • BINXI-18105: CTO reports frequent sync issues with Boxer.

  • BINXI-18113: Boxer Modern Auth pilot (change from Basic Auth to Modern Auth for o365 users) is not working. Users see the message, "Unable to authorize."

  • BINXI-18128: [Search] Boxer takes a long time while searching for email.

  • BINXI-18170: [Search] Searching in Boxer is stopping the sync process.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 21.06 for iOS
  • BINXI-17520: [Enterprise Wipe] Wipe alert is not displayed properly.

  • BINXI-14455: [Email Drafts] Removing attachments in drafts is not working.

  • BINXI-15654: [Localization] String "A policy...more information" should be right-aligned on the email detail screen.

  • BINXI-16145: [Notifications] Reminder for a declined event.

  • BINXI-16857: [UI] Visual bugs in the Calendar when accessibility features are enabled from the device.

  • BINXI-17329: [S/MIME] Escrow Gateway certificate fetch fails on relaunch.

  • BINXI-17341: [Drafts] Fixed visual issue when an attachment in draft email is being opened.

  • BINXI-17345: [UI] Improvements on the Empty States.

  • BINXI-17349: [Email] Content of the email is empty, and attachment is stripped out if an encrypted email is forwarded.

  • BINXI-17477: [Search] Slow search results and app crash.

  • BINXI-17519: [Native Calendars] Unchecked native calendars became checked on app launch.

  • BINXI-17522: [VoiceOver] Compose announces partial information about the selected view.

  • BINXI-17538: [Voice Over] Swipe between fields adds space above recipient view when the user composes an email.

  • BINXI-17559: [Calendar] .ics attachment with an all-day event is displayed as a 2-day event.

  • BINXI-17564: [Calendar] Missing current day busy mark when the user is on another view.

  • BINXI-17571: [iPad] Week names in the calendar month view are not displayed correctly.

  • BINXI-17572: [Email] Issue with an email not being rendered properly.

  • BINXI-17587: [UI] Alert dialogs in Boxer do not use the main app color.

  • BINXI-17594: [Crash] Adding an event using the plus icon or tap or hold on the day view crashes the app.

  • BINXI-17622: [Search] User cannot see search results from root inbox folder but sees search results from the subfolders.

  • BINXI-17668: [Enterprise Wipe] Wrong error message after a user has been wiped.

  • BINXI-17671: [Crash] App crashes when the user creates a new event and taps on Date/Time.

  • BINXI-17675: [Reply All] Wrong recipients count if the first recipient email is truncated.

  • BINXI-17720: [Certificates] Boxer does not automatically select the Derived Credential Encryption certificate.

  • BINXI-17721: [Shared Email] Unable to add shared mail account in Boxer when there are special characters.

  • BINXI-17727: [Email] Inline images cannot be loaded in a forwarded email.

  • BINXI-17800: [Drafts] Attachment changes are not synced after the device was offline.

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 21.08 for iOS

We have not identified any notable known issues in this release. If you’re facing any problems, feel free to reach out to our support team.

    Known Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 21.07 for iOS

    We have not identified any notable known issues in this release. If you’re facing any problems, feel free to reach out to our support team.

      Known Issues for Workspace ONE Boxer 21.06 for iOS

      We have not identified any notable known issues in this release. If you’re facing any problems, feel free to reach out to our support team.

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