• Status Bar Settings Icon behavior has changed. While disabling such access to the Settings panel is not supported through EHS on all devices, a new feature in UI Manager allows the Status Bar Settings Icon (referred to there as Notification Quick Settings Icons) to be controlled through EMDK, StageNow or a third-party MDM system, overriding any EHS setting. Applies only to devices with MX 6.0 and higher, which is for Android Lollipop and later; any prior device limitations remain.

  • Airplane Option Disabled feature cannot be controlled through EHS on devices running Android M or N, nor on some devices running Android L. For devices on which the "Airplane option disabled" feature appears "grayed out" in the Admin-Mode Preferences panel, it might still be possible to access the feature using the Power Key Manager through Zebra EMDK or StageNow tools.

  • Devices running Android L and higher retain the "Recent Apps" list after device reboot, posing a potential security risk. EHS 2.7 disables the Recent Apps button on Nougat devices only to help address this risk. For all devices, the list can be cleared using App Manager through Zebra EMDK, StageNow or a third-party MDM system. For more information, see Security Notes in the Advanced Features section.

  • Kiosk Mode should not be used with Screen Pinning, a feature in Android L and higher that works in a similar way.

  • The Bypass Keyguard feature fails to unlock the screen after rebooting a device running Android L and higher. This feature works normally on devices running KitKat and Jelly Bean.

  • Screen orientation can be changed through the Quick Settings panel on devices running Android L and higher only when EHS is configured to accept the System orientation setting (the EHS default). If an EHS administrator sets the orientation to landscape or portrait mode, the device user will no longer be able to change the orientation setting.

ET50/ET55 Device Notes

Applies to Zebra ET50 and ET55 devices with Google Mobile Services (GMS) only.

  • The Launcher selection pop-up does not appear when the HOME button is pressed while in User Mode, preventing a user or administrator from easily selecting the default Launcher app on the device. To avoid this issue, switch to Admin Mode and press the HOME button; the "Select a home app" pop-up appears. Select EHS and tap "Always" to make the selection permanent.

  • A permanent system UI crash could occur if EHS is uninstalled remotely (i.e. via MDM) while in User Mode. Before uninstalling EHS remotely, Zebra recommends pushing to the device an EHS configuration file (enterprisehomescreen.xml) with the Search app enabled.

See the Advanced Settings section for a complete enterprisehomescreen.xml configuration file reference.

Added in EHS 2.6

  • Support for ET50/ET55 tablet computers runing Marshmallow

Added in EHS 2.5

Device Support:

Update for June, 2017:

  • Support added for MC18 and MC40 running Lollipop
  • Support added for TC70x running Marshmallow

EHS 2.5 No Longer Supports:

  • Devices with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • TC70 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat (BSP version 112414)
    Zebra continues to support EHS on the TC70 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and on Zebra devices running Jelly Bean. Download EHS 2.4 to target these devices.

New Features in EHS 2.5:

  • Easier download and installation. The EHS 2.5 download package now includes a single APK for installing on all supported Zebra devices; no more multi-APK installer.

  • Now links to TechDocs, Zebra's premier web site for user-facing documentation--now a standard component on every EHS installation.

Download Enterprise Home Screen 2.5

Added in EHS 2.4

  • Support for the Zebra WT6000 - wearable terminal running Android 5.0 Lollipop. (see Android Notes)

  • Bundle Data Option - allows injection of app parameters, user data or other key-value pairs into an app on launch.

  • App Launch Flags - permit one or more Android Intent flags to be specified when an application is launched, directing launch behavior as required.

  • Service Auto-Launch - permits one or more Android services to be started whenever EHS launches.

  • Wildcard Character - reduces the lines of code required in the EHS config file to specify apps for display in User Mode.

  • Custom App Icons - permits customized icons for apps and links, overriding the default system icons.

  • Custom Title-bar Icons - permits a custom icon to be displayed in the EHS Title Bar, overriding the default EHS icon.

  • App Icon Size - provides five sizes for Admin- and User-mode application icons.

Added in EHS 2.3


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