Workspace ONE Launcher 23.11 for Android

New Features

  • Block Launcher until Tunnel is ready

    In our continued efforts to provide excellent on-device user experience, we have introduced a configuration that once applied will block access to Launcher canvas until Tunnel is ready. This ensures that once the user logs into the device they are only able to interact with applications when all dependent components and configurations are ready.

  • Enhance Guest and Vendor Mode

    We have made two notable enhancements to Guest and Vendor Mode to make them more standalone. First, we have changed the terminology from ‘Login’ to ‘Logout’ when logged into one of these modes. Previously, when a user was logged to either Guest or Vendor mode, they had an option within this mode to ‘login’ to the regular Check-in Check-out (CICO) mode. Now, instead they will see ‘logout’ and have the option to login to other modes, once they have successfully logged out of either of these modes.

    Secondly, we have added a configurable option that emphasizes to the device user that they are in one of these modes. This is to ensure that if one of these modes is being used in a supplemental or temporary manner, that the user is acutely aware and is able to easily discern this with a message that is front and center on the Launcher canvas that highlights that they are in one of these modes. 

  • Logout Shared device on Device Inactivity

    This feature allows the admin to configure a timeout for the device that matches the screen timeout of the device. Once the screen times out, the shared device session also logs the user out ensuring whoever picks up the device next is not able to view previous session and requires to re-authentication to establish a new shared device session.

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 5.1 or later

  • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub 20.09 for Android

    • For Toggling WiFi minimum version is 22.08

    • For Launcher WiFi screen is 22.09

  • Workspace ONE UEM Console 2203 or later

Resolved Issues

  • ALAU-172811: Fixed an issue with upgrading Launcher certain soft-buttons and on-screen icons were missing.

  • ALAU-172554: Shared device (CICO) flows are now correctly reported in intelligence.

  • ALAU-172580: Fixed an issue with the ‘Hot Swap’ feature, where it no longer refreshes few seconds after the device has checked out thereby disrupting current on-screen workflow.

  • ALAU-172535: Edge Panel on Samsung devices can now be disabled to avoid access to unauthorized applications.

  • ALAU-172783: App Data now correctly clears on Shared devices when used via an API call.

Known Issues

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher. There are no known issues to report at this time.

Download Requirements

  • Prior Version is Installed: The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the Workspace ONE 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 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 Workspace ONE 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 Workspace ONE Launcher. For non-SAFE devices, the user will be directed through a two-step process to set the Workspace ONE 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 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).

Workspace ONE Launcher 23.08 for Android

New Features

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher for Android. There are no new features to report for this release.

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 5.1 or later

  • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub 20.09 for Android

    • For Toggling WiFi minimum version is 22.08

    • For Launcher WiFi screen is 22.09

  • Workspace ONE UEM Console 2203 or later

Resolved Issues

  • ALAU-172652: RDP Weblink not re-opening on the Launcher on Zebra devices.

  • ALAU-172679: In some cases, clearing app data takes longer to complete.

  • ALAU-172670: Integrate Intelligence SDK to Launcher.

Known Issues

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher. There are no known issues to report at this time.

Download Requirements

  • Prior Version is Installed: The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the Workspace ONE 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 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 Workspace ONE 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 Workspace ONE Launcher. For non-SAFE devices, the user will be directed through a two-step process to set the Workspace ONE 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 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).

Workspace ONE Launcher 23.07 for Android

New Features

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher. There are no new features to report at this time.

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 5.1 or later

  • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub 20.09 for Android

    • For Toggling WiFi minimum version is 22.08

    • For Launcher WiFi screen is 22.09

  • Workspace ONE UEM Console 2203 or later

Resolved Issues

  • ALAU-172458: Android 14 Support

  • ALAU-172452: Improved clear app data retry mechanism.

  • ALAU-172420: Fixed an issue where enrollment username and Hub App folder would disappear after applying the profile.

  • ALAU-172488: Fixed an issue where updating Launcher would remove a user created widget

  • ALAU-172405: Launcher now updates device password changes even if the device was idle.

  • ALAU-172605: Launcher device details now correctly shows device name after it has been changed by the user.

Known Issues

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher. There are no known issues to report at this time.

Download Instructions

  • Prior Version is Installed: The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the Workspace ONE 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 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 Workspace ONE 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 Workspace ONE Launcher. For non-SAFE devices, the user will be directed through a two-step process to set the Workspace ONE 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 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).

Workspace ONE Launcher 23.04 for Android

New Features

  • Device check-In when device is docked in Guest Mode

    • As part of our continued efforts to enhance Launcher Guest Mode, we are extending the capability for a device to check-in when it is docked. Please note this requires Hub version 23.04.

  • Added Vendor Mode

    • We have introduced another mode called Vendor Mode. This mode works exactly the same as Guest Mode and allows a different user to login that do not have credentials to login normally, or through Guest Mode.

Resolved Issues

  • ALAU-172260: Remove unnecessary screens during Check-in Check-out.

  • ALAU-172425: The floating action button does not stay in place when accessed if notifications are received while in Single App Kiosk mode.

  • ALAU-172390: Launcher 2302 creates Hub folder with name "Hub" regardless of the profile settings.

  • ALAU-172394: Launcher on Motorola LEX L11 device gives access to device setting page while clicking Certificate Install notification.

  • ALAU-172261: Correct Japanese date localization in Launcher.

Known Issues

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher. There are no known issues to report at this time.

What's in the Release Notes

VMware Workspace ONE Launcher Release Notes provide information on the new features and improvement in each release. This page includes a summary of the new features, resolved, and known issues reported in the latest version.

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 5.1+

  • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub 20.09 for Android

    • For Toggling WiFi minimum version is 22.08

    • For Launcher WiFi screen is 22.09

  • Workspace ONE UEM Console 2109+

Download Instructions

  • Prior Version is Installed: The admin can decide when to push the app once it is available on the Workspace ONE 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 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 Workspace ONE 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 Workspace ONE Launcher. For non-SAFE devices, the user will be directed through a two-step process to set the Workspace ONE 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 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).

Workspace ONE Launcher 23.04 for Android

New Features

  • Device check-In when device is docked in Guest Mode

    • As part of our continued efforts to enhance Launcher Guest Mode, we are extending the capability for a device to check-in when it is docked. Please note this requires Hub version 23.04.

  • Added Vendor Mode

    • We have introduced another mode called Vendor Mode. This mode works exactly the same as Guest Mode and allows a different user to login that do not have credentials to login normally, or through Guest Mode.

Resolved Issues

  • ALAU-172261: Correct Japanese date localization in Launcher.

  • ALAU-172394: Launcher on Motorola LEX L11 device gives access to device setting page while clicking Certificate Install notification.

  • ALAU-172390: Launcher 2302 creates Hub folder with name "Hub" regardless of the profile settings.

  • ALAU-172425: The floating action button does not stay in place when accessed if notifications are received while in Single App Kiosk mode.

  • ALAU-172260: Remove unnecessary screens during Check-in Check-out.

Known Issues

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

Workspace ONE Launcher 23.02 for Android

New Features

  • Customization of Launcher UI Text   

    • As part of our continued efforts to make Launcher customizable, we are introducing a new feature that will allow administrators to rename certain text fields on Launcher UI.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 23.02 for Android

  • ALAU-171687: Launcher wallpaper not applied to the entire screen.

  • ALAU-172144: Recent Task List button is displayed in Launcher on Samsung OS 12 devices until profile is reloaded.

  • ALAU-172242: Android Launcher blocks phone App in error when coming back to user mode from admin mode.

  • ALAU-172237: Color of Status bar and Action bar is gray on Zebra devices.

  • ALAU-172278: Launcher Title Branding gets reversed to default when exited and entered again.

  • ALAU-172290: Launcher orientation does not auto rotate 180 degree when device is rotated.

  • ALAU-172292: Launcher does not display the layout as configured.

  • ALAU-172293: Recent Apps are accessible on Launcher post reboot or inactivity timeout.

  • ALAU-172289: Dropdown menu of Launcher invokes previous setting screen right after tapping Home button of Android device.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 23.02 for Android

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher. There are no known issues to report at this time.

Workspace ONE Launcher 22.10 for Android

New Features

  • We've enhanced the Launcher application icon to allow custom branding for the Action and Status bars. 

    • As part of our continued efforts to enhance the Launcher user interface, we have added new controls for the Action and Status bars. With this release, administrators can customize the title bar color, title text color, primary accent color, status bar color, and highlight color by sending down a custom XML setting. 

  • We've set the maximum screen timeout to Never.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.10 for Android

  • ALAU-171819: Custom Setting to allow Volumeslider icon being visible with Android 11+ when device is enrolled with COSU mode.

  • ALAU-172161: Folders with apps disappear on reload intermittently.

  • ALAU-172160: The white title bar and status bar themes are applied in the dark theme.

  • ALAU-172144: Recent Task List button displays in Launcher on Samsung OS 12 devices until the profile is reloaded.

  • ALAU-172115: Selecting the ‘Login’ button on Launcher sometimes does not show fields for entering credentials until the app cache is cleared.

  • ALAU-172105: Incorrect translation of ‘App is downloading’ for French, localized devices. 

  • ALAU-172062: Device gets stuck on "Loading Workspace" screen indefinitely when adding new versions to the Launcher profile.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.10 for Android

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

Workspace ONE Launcher 22.07 for Android

New Features

We've improved Launcher icons.

As part of our continued efforts to enhance Launcher User Interface, we have enhanced how applications icons are displayed within Launcher. With this release, the white circular border around the application icon is removed. This should help the icons look more polished and easier to see.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.07 for Android

  • ALAU-171675: Uninstalling of applications in the application tab is not updating the listview.

  • ALAU-171986: Usage access permission screen is blocked in skipCosu mode.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.07 for Android

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

Workspace ONE Launcher 22.05 for Android

New Features

We are constantly working to improve Workspace ONE Launcher for Android. There are no new features for this version.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.05 for Android

  • ALAU-171942: Access to Wi-Fi and select launcher settings are briefly available after a device reboot.

  • ALAU-171781: Orientation lock set for guest mode incorrectly persists on non-guest logins.

  • ALAU-171718: User cannot enable notification permission when none of the device settings are enabled in Launcher profile.

  • ALAU-171499: Select devices experience disappearance of internal app icon in Launcher home screen.

  • ALAU-171859: Floating Button is incorrectly shown when inactivity timeout screen is configured.

  • ALAU-171675: List of applications is not updated when an app is removed from the 'Applications' Tab.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.05 for Android

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

Workspace ONE Launcher 22.04 for Android

New Features

  • Introduced support for running Launcher as a Foreground Service:

    • In order to improve resiliency and better detect app crashes, Launcher will now run as a foreground service. As part of this, there are  persistent notifications on the native notification tray informing the end user that Launcher is running as a foreground service.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.04 for Android

  • ALAU-171787: Launcher crashes after device passcode is changed from UEM.

  • ALAU-171803: Added association for labels of buttons for accessibility.

  • ALAU-171826: Menu items fail to execute on device with smaller form factor.

  • ALAU-171790:  Added correct labels for buttons on Settings Screen for accessibility.

  • ALAU-171403: Wallpaper and Title Bar Icon persist in Launcher Canvas after being edited out of the profile.

  • ALAU-171827: Settings menu was incorrectly accessible when the user was logged out of check-in/check-out due to inactivity.

  • ALAU-171853: Guest mode information is incorrectly shown when you navigate to ‘Settings’.

  • ALAU-171852: Dialog box to enter ‘Admin Mode’ is greyed out .

  • ALAU-171802: Custom settings to disable ‘Search Bar’ and enable ‘Dark Mode’ do not get applied.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.04 for Android

  • We haven’t 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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Workspace ONE Launcher 22.01 for Android

New Features

  • Introduced improved user experiences for Launcher setting screens.

    • Added the ability to sync Hub from Launcher settings menu.

    • Removed the Help option in the Launcher menu settings.

  • Target SDK level has been increased to level 26 which removes support for several Custom XML features that depend on overlays which are no longer possible. Note: No features configured through the Android Launcher profile are affected.

    • Impacted features include DismissSafeRebootDialog, DismissPowerOffDialog, DisplayLockScreenMessage, and TabletOverlaySettings.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.01 for Android

  • ALAU-171397: In Zebra ET51/56( Samsung Tab S4) (Android 10) devices, the wifi settings under launcher comes up as blank.

  • ALAU-171089: Launcher in Samsung device with Multi-Window Tray, gives access to Settings page, while allowing Wifi Settings.

  • ALAU-171548: Draw Over Other Apps permission screen is blocked in Android 12

  • ALAU-171488: Launcher stuck in waiting for profile after upgrade when there are 3 launcher payloads

  • ALAU-171426: Offline Profile does not honor dark theme

  • ALAU-171684: Launcher Setting in Tablet is not centred

  • ALAU-171686: Launcher showing NO Profile even when profile is present

  • ALAU-171692: Launcher shows Waiting for Profile on upgrade until user click home button

  • ALAU-171697: Navigation bar height is calculated incorrectly

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.01 for Android

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

Workspace ONE Launcher 21.10 for Android

New Features

  • Introducing improved user experiences for check-in check-out flows and single app mode:

    • Cleaned up the check-in check-out login screen and profile loading screens.

    • Introduced a dropdown for selecting recently used Group IDs to speed up the log in process.

    • Introduced new screens and animations for permission granting screens:

      • We now show the permission screens before an end user checks out the device.

  • Redesigned the single app floating home button with new customization.

  • You can now manually specify the duration of showing the clearing app data waiting screen before the next user can log into the device.

  • In Launcher single app mode, you can now manually configure the number of home button clicks to display the single app floating action button.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 21.10 for Android

  • ALAU-171537: Disable requirement for Offline Mode Custom XML

  • ALAU-171530: Navigation Appears Lower on Pixel 5

  • ALAU-171539: Extra lock task packages custom setting when assigned to end user is not working.[IMPRIVATA USE CASE]

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 22.10 for Android

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

Workspace ONE Launcher 21.09 for Android

New Features

  • Introducing a new user experience redesigned for ease of use and familiarity:

    • Cleaned up the home screen experience, notifications, settings, and action bar navigation based on customer feedback.

    • Introduced a dedicated screen for the Launcher dropdown menu which will now be home to  new Launcher productivity widgets.

    • Moved Admin Mode access to settings to keep the home screen experience focused on end-user employee features.

    • Added a dark mode so the Launcher user interface can comply with your organization's branding.

    • Added an optional search bar so end-users can easily find apps and bookmarks on the Home Screen.

    • Added the optional flashlight functionality to the quick access features.

  • Introducing Launcher widgets that are entirely customizable:.

    • The custom attribute widget will allow admins to display custom attributes or lookup values for simple referencing and end-user troubleshooting.

    • The custom HTML widget will allow admins to display HTML or a web page within Launcher's dropdown menu. In addition, admins can create fully custom views using this feature and even leverage mobile deep linking to create a native-like UI.

      • Admins can use lookup values to populate URL queries and dynamically display web views based on the device or user.

  • Workspace ONE Launcher 21.09 for Android includes support for Android 12.

  • Workspace ONE Launcher 21.09 for Android includes support for Scoped Storage changes.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 21.09 for Android

  • ALAU-171396: Resolved an issue that caused the SkipUsageAccessPermission flag to not apply to the device.

  • ALAU-171194: Launcher orientation should be reset after logout.

Known Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 21.09 for Android

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

Workspace ONE Launcher 21.06 for Android

New Features

  • Admins can now track the usage of Launcher through Workspace ONE Intelligence. 

    • You can track user count and metrics related to check-in check-out. This includes check in failures, check out failures, and loading time for the home screen.

    • You can now use weblinks to deep link into Hub features like the Apps and People Tab.

      • Example: wsonehub://apps/view/

        • Ex. wsonehub://apps/view/Hub

        • Navigates to application specified by the app name.

Resolved Issues for Workspace ONE Launcher 21.06 for Android

  • ALAU-171163: Launcher no longer attempts to clear the Samsung EFOTA app data.

  • ALAU-171152: Resolves an issue where Launcher would still clear app data even if set to false in the console settings.

  • ALAU-171151: Resolves an issue that stopped Launcher from launching after an upgrade on Samsung devices.

  • ALAU-171150: Resolves a crash accessing a local file via a weblink.

  • ALAU-171130: Improves stability of Launcher when setting as the default Launcher.

  • ALAU-170994: Resolves an issue where Launcher was unable to exit out of lock task mode.

  • ALAU-170988

    Resolves an issue that caused the floating home button appears along with the single app floating home button.

  • ALAU-170868: Launcher now targets SDK 25.

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