About this release

What’s new in 21.11.0

Allow access to manage all files

With this release, we have introduced the permission option – Allow access to manage all files. We recommend that you enable this permission for optimal performance. Your files remain secure. Allow access to manage all files

Recommendations and notes (Android 12, HTTPS)

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 21.11.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

Limitation

After migrating to Citrix Workspace from StoreFront, the screen flickers momentarily while tapping the Next button on the Pendo guide.

What’s new in earlier releases

What’s new in 21.10.0

Free demo access

Trying out the Citrix Workspace experience on mobile devices just got easier. Potential users and anyone interested now have free demo access of the Citrix Workspace app for Android.

You can get to know about Citrix Workspace app by requesting a free 72-hour trial.

To request free demo access,

  1. Tap Request demo access on the Citrix Workspace app Sign in screen. Request demo

  2. The Citrix request demo access webpage appears.
  3. Enter your required details like name, company, address, phone number, city, work email address, and then tap Submit Request. Email address for demo

  4. You receive a temporary user name and password on your work email address. Enter the temporary user name and password on the Sign in screen.

You now have free demo access to Citrix Workspace app for 72 hours.

Recommendations and notes (Android 12, HTTPS)

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 21.10.0 supports Android 12.
  • If you’re on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

What’s new in 21.9.5

Service continuity Feature preview

Note:

  • This feature is in public technical preview.

Service continuity removes or minimizes the dependency on the availability of components that are involved in the connection process. Users can launch their virtual apps and desktops regardless of the health status of the cloud services. For more information, see Service continuity section in the Citrix Workspace documentation.

Notes (Android 12 Beta 4, HTTPS)

  • Citrix Workspace app for Android 21.9.5 supports Android 12 Beta 4.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

What’s new in 21.9.0

Mobile Workspace Experience

We now support a feature called the Mobile Workspace Experience. The Mobile Workspace Experience uses the Citrix Workspace app to enroll devices through Citrix Endpoint Management.

The Mobile Workspace Experience provides a great end user experience as follows:

  • Enrollment: You can complete the entire enrollment in the Citrix Workspace app itself without using Citrix Secure Hub. In just a few taps, your device gets enrolled in Android Enterprise through Citrix Endpoint Management.
  • Security: The Mobile Workspace Experience provides mVPN (mobile virtual private network) connectivity for native apps. Citrix Secure Mail and Secure Web both run on Mobile App Management (MAM) SDK.

For more information, see Mobile Workspace Experience.

Note:

After enrollment, you’ll be on Work profile mode, which enables complete separation of personal apps and work apps. Your privacy is maintained as IT only controls Work profile. So, when you’re working on your BYOD (bring-your-own-device), you have complete privacy.

Recommendations and notes (Android 12 Beta 4, HTTPS)

  • Citrix Workspace app 21.9.0 for Android supports Android 12 Beta 4.
  • If you are on HTTP-based stores, for a secure context, we recommend that you transition to HTTPS-based stores. For more information, see HTTPS.

What’s new in 21.8.5

We now support Android 12 Beta 4 in Citrix Workspace app for Android. Upgrading to Citrix Workspace app version 21.8.5 ensures uninterrupted support for devices that are updated to Android 12 Beta 4.

What’s new in 21.8.0

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 21.7.5

MTU Discovery capabilities added to EDT

We’ve added Maximum Transmission Unit Discovery capabilities to Enlightened Data Transport (EDT). As a result, you can now enjoy a consistently stable HDX experience, delivered by EDT.

Earlier, EDT could fail in several scenarios such as VPN, Wi-Fi, 4G or 3G connections, and on Microsoft Azure, caused by packet loss due to packet size. When you tried to launch a session, packet fragmentation could cause sessions to drop. As a workaround, it was necessary to adjust the EDT MSS (Maximum Segment Size) in the StoreFront file, which meant extra configuration. The addition of MTU Discovery capabilities added to EDT resolves and addresses these issues.

MTU Discovery capabilities added to EDT work in sessions hosted on 1912 VDA and later.

What’s new in 21.7.0

Parallel connection

This release introduces the Enlightened Data Transport (EDT) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) parallel connection feature. The feature results in decreased connection times.

Earlier, when establishing a connection, the Workspace app would try to connect using EDT. Unsuccessful EDT connection attempts would fall back to TCP.

This caused the following issues that are now addressed:

  • Increased connection time in fallback scenarios.
  • Session reliability and Auto client reconnect tended to favor TCP.
  • Required a connection break to try TCP again.

EDT stack parameters enabled by default

We’re now enabling EDT stack parameters by default. As a result, we’ve removed the EDT Stack Parameters option from Settings > Advanced.

To date, the option to disable EDT stack parameters was available to users. With this option available, not all clients were following custom EDT MSS (Maximum Segment Size) requirements consistently. As a result, fragmentation occurred with degradation in HDX performance and issues in establishing sessions for these clients. With EDT stack parameters newly enabled by default, the overall user experience and satisfaction is now enhanced.

What’s new in 21.6.0

Enhanced Enrollment profile

Citrix Endpoint Management supports a feature called Enrollment profile. The feature lets administrators configure different enrollment modes, such as EP2, Work profile, and Personal profile. Administrators configure different enrollment modes, based on delivery groups, on a single server. The feature then assigns these modes to users based on their requirements.

To date, the feature let you configure different Android Enterprise and Device Administrator Legacy modes.

Starting with this release, the Enrollment profile supports additional modes for the Workspace mobile experience. We’ve modified Citrix Workspace app to consume this API to determine which modes a user requires.

Enhanced usability

This usability enhancement lets you download text, audio, and video files (with and without direct links). For text, audio, and video files with direct links, download directly by tapping the link. You can preview the audio and video files before downloading them.

To download files without direct links, tap the ellipsis button on the bottom right and select Download.

Download

After the download completes, a notification indicates that the file is saved in your downloads folder.

Message

VPN functionality

Citrix Workspace app for Android now allows you to access the internal Web, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps, and websites hosted by your company - regardless of your access location. You can access these resources, hosted by your company, without a VPN connection. This feature is available only for customers on cloud stores.

What’s new in 21.5.0

In earlier releases, session launches were unsuccessful when EDT (Enlightened Data Transport) connections couldn’t be established between Citrix Gateway and the VDA. Starting with this release, unsuccessful EDT connection attempts now fall back to TCP (Transmission Control Protocol).

What’s new in 21.4.5

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 21.4.0

This usability enhancement lets you search for words or phrases within your web and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps.

To search, follow these steps.

  1. Tap the ellipsis button on the bottom right and select Find in page. Search

  2. The keyboard appears. keyboard

  3. On typing, your search result appears (for example, the word “imagine”). result

What’s new in 21.3.5

This usability enhancement lets you navigate back and forth within web and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps, as well as from the microapp view.

The navigation buttons appear at the bottom left of your workspace web and SaaS app session of your mobile phone.

Navigation

The navigation buttons appear at the top left of your SaaS app session of your tablet.

What’s new in 21.3.0

Per-store location access

The client-selective trust feature allows Citrix Workspace app to trust access from a VDA session.

Previously, your setting for location access was applied on all configured stores.

With this release, Citrix Workspace app requires the user’s permission to access the location. The selected setting for location access is applied on a per-store basis.

Configure the access levels as follows:

  1. Select Settings > Store settings.
  2. Under the Set permissions for option, select a store from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enable Location. Location

What’s new in 21.2.1

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 21.2.0

You receive a notification about a non-secure connection when you try to add an HTTP store.

What’s new in 21.1.5

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 21.1.0

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.12.0

Per-store microphone access

The client-selective trust feature allows Citrix Workspace app to trust access from a VDA session. You can grant access to local client drives and hardware devices like microphones and webcams.

Previously, your setting for microphone access was applied on all configured stores.

Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app requires the user’s permission to access the microphone. The selected setting for microphone access is applied on a per-store basis.

You can configure the access levels from Settings > Store Settings.

Microphone

Under the Set permissions for option, select the store from the drop-down menu. Enable Microphone.

Support for Android Enterprise

Starting with this release, Citrix Workspace app supports Android Enterprise.

For more information, see the Android Enterprise in the Citrix Endpoint Management documentation.

Enhanced feedback mechanism

Previously, you could provide feedback to Citrix using Citrix Workspace app only through email.

With this release, you can send us feedback about Workspace and report issues using the same interface. To send feedback:

Click Settings > Send feedback to Citrix.

The Report an issue dialog appears.

Report an issue

Using the Report an issue dialog, you can:

  • Request help from Support
  • Report an issue
  • Send issue logs

What’s new in 20.11.1

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.11.0

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.10.5

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.10.0

Citrix Workspace app supports Google Play’s current target API requirements for Android 10.

What’s new in 20.9.5

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.9.0

USB redirection general availability

The USB redirection feature is now fully functional and ready for general availability. By default, the USB redirection feature is disabled.

The generic USB redirection feature allows you to redirect arbitrary USB devices from client machines to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. This feature allows you to interact with a wide selection of generic USB devices in a session as if they were physically plugged into it.

As a prerequisite to manage this feature using the Citrix Global App Config Service, set the USB redirection feature to Enabled on the Delivery Controller. For more information on how to configure USB redirection on the Delivery Controller, see the Generic USB devices section in the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops documentation.

The Citrix Global App Configuration Service gives Citrix administrators the ability to deliver Citrix Workspace service URLs and Citrix Workspace app settings through a centrally managed service.

The USB redirection feature is integrated with and configurable through the Citrix Global App Config Service. You can manage the feature using the Citrix Global App Config Service for non-domain joined networks.

For information on configuring the feature using this method, see Global App Configuration Service in the developer’s documentation.

Note:

This feature is ready for general availability starting with Version 20.9.0. In Versions 20.8.0 and earlier, it is available on-demand only.

What’s new in 20.8.1

This release addresses several issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.8.0

Client Drive Mapping (CDM) enhancement

Earlier, a selected choice of device storage was applied on all configured stores.

With this release, Citrix Workspace app allows you to select dedicated device storage for every configured store.

You get a prompt to select the type of device storage along with the store details at session launch. You can do one of the following:

  • Select one of the device storage options and click OK - The choice is applied only to the current session. A prompt appears to select the type of device storage at every launch.
  • Select one of the device storage options, select Do not ask again and click OK - The choice is applied for all session launches for that store. No further prompts appear.
  • Select Cancel - You are prompted to select a type of device storage at every launch and within a session as well. The session does not have access to the device storage.

Note:

This feature applies only on direct ICA launches and Citrix Gateway configured stores. Stores without end-to-end SSL setup are not supported.

What’s new in 20.7.5

The Recent tab now displays the native mobile apps along with published apps and desktops.

What’s new in 20.7.0

User interface enhancement

Starting with this release, you can now remove the store account details from the Edit option. Click Remove account to remove the account details.

What’s new in 20.6.5

Update to cryptography

This feature is an important change to the secure communication protocol. Cipher suites with the prefix TLS_RSA_ doesn’t offer forward secrecy and are considered weak.

In this release, the TLS_RSA_ cipher suites have been removed. This release supports advanced TLS_ECDHE_RSA_ cipher suites. If your environment isn’t configured with the TLS_ECDHE_RSA_ cipher suites, you cannot launch the client because of weak ciphers.

The following advanced cipher suites are supported:

  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0xc030)
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384 (0xc028)
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc013)

TLS v1.0 supports the following cipher suites:

  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA

TLS v1.2 supports the following cipher suites:

  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA

What’s new in 20.6.0

This release addresses several issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.5.0

Option to disable display of error messages

You can now disable the display of the following error message related to network monitoring:

“Connection might be temporarily slow.”

Go to Advanced and select the Disable network monitoroting messages option to disable the error message relating to network issues in a session

What’s new in 20.4.5

This release addresses various issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.4.0

This release addresses several issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.3.0

Starting with 20.3.0, the Citrix Workspace app consumes Version 2.9 of the Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine (RTME).

NOTE:

You do not need to install HDX RTME to use Skype for Business, you only need the Citrix Workspace app. If HDX RTME is already installed on the Chromebook device, you must uninstall it.

To enable HDX RTME from the Citrix Workspace app:

By default, this setting is set to Off.

To enable the HDX RTME from the Citrix Workspace app, go to Settings > Advanced and select Enable RealTime Media Engine.

For more information, see the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 2.9 documentation.

Auto-redirection of USB devices

With this release, Citrix Workspace app lets you redirect USB devices automatically when you connect them. When you connect a USB device, a prompt appears, asking you for permission. After you grant the permission, the USB device is redirected automatically.

Note:

This feature is available on-demand only and works only if the USB device redirection feature is enabled.

What’s new in 20.2.0

This release addresses issues to improve the Session reliability and Auto-client reconnection feature, overall Citrix Workspace app performance, and stability.

What’s new in 20.1.5

This release addresses several issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

What’s new in 20.1.0

This release addresses several issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues

Fixed issues in 21.11.0

  • Smart card intergration fails with Citrix workspace app. With this issue fixed, you can use personal identity verification (PIV) and common access card (CAC) smart cards for authentication. [RFANDROID-8970]

Fixed issues in earlier releases

Fixed issues in 21.10.0

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.9.5:

After enabling Enhanced security, your software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps might not start. [RFANDROID-8660]

Fixed issues in 21.9.0:

  • You might not be able to upload files within your Web apps, software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, or microapps. [RFANDROID-8456]
  • Citrix Secure Web fails to connect to intranet websites intermittently. [RFANDROID-8983]

Fixed issues in 21.8.5:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.8.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.7.5:

After successful authorization of a microapp, the entire Citrix Workspace app for Android is unresponsive. With this issue fixed, a success notification appears, and you can continue working on the Workspace app. [RFANDROID-8329]

Fixed issues in 21.7.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.6.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.5.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.4.5:

Attempts to edit Word files using the Office 365 web app can fail. [RFANDROID-7715]

Fixed issues in 21.4.0:

When using Citrix Workspace app on tablets, the mobile user interface appears instead of the tablet user interface. [RFANDROID-7573]

Fixed issues in 21.3.5:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.3.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.2.1:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.2.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.1.5:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 21.1.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.12.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.11.1:

  • After you upgrade Citrix Workspace app for Android to version 20.11.0 using managed Google Play, attempts to launch Citrix Workspace app fail with the following error:

    “Your device is enrolled but store is not present. Remove your work profile to continue.”

    Upgrade Citrix Workspace app for Android to version 20.11.1 to resolve this problem.

    [RFANDROID-7355]

Fixed issues in 20.11.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.10.5:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.10.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.9.5:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.9.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.8.1:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.8.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.7.5:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.7.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.6.5:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.6.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.5.0:

This release addresses issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.4.5:

  • HDX RealTime Optimization Pack might not be optimizing Skype for Business during the initial launch. As a workaround, relaunch Citrix Workspace app. (RFANDROID-5383)
  • On a 3D Pro-enabled VDA, a gray screen might appear for some time at logon. (RFANDROID-5471)

Fixed issues in 20.4.0:

This release addresses several issues to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.3.0:

  • Attempts to launch SaaS apps might fail in a session running in Kiosk mode in cloud deployments. [RFANDROID-5137]

Fixed issues in 20.2.0:

  • In cloud deployments, the splash screen is scrollable. [RFANDROID-5023]
  • Trying to launch a session in Kiosk mode might fail. [RFANDROID-5133]

Fixed issues in 20.1.5:

This release addresses several issues to improve overall performance and stability.

Fixed issues in 20.1.0:

This release addresses several issues to improve overall performance and stability.

Known issues

Known issues in 21.11.0

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in earlier releases

Known issues in 21.10.0

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.9.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.9.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.8.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.8.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.7.5:

You might see an Auto Client Reconnect (ACR) dialog box when the network disconnects and reconnects during a session through a VDA. Tap Connect to resume the session. [RFANDROID-3574]

Known issues in 21.7.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.6.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.5.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.4.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.4.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Note:

When you are enrolled in Work profile in Citrix Workspace app, launching your sessions using the Chrome browser from an ICA file in Personal profile no longer works. However, the issue is not present with Citrix Secure Web on adding the ICA file URL in the exclusion list.

Known issues in 21.3.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.3.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.2.1:

When you launch an app that uses your location, the Google Play policy dialog box appears even after setting the location permissions to Allow on Citrix Workspace app. The issue occurs on Android Version 9 and earlier. [RFANDROID-7893]

Known issues in 21.2.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.1.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 21.1.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.12.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.11.1:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.11.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.10.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.10.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.9.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.9.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.8.1:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.8.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.7.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.7.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.6.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.6.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.5.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.4.5:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.4.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Known issues in 20.3.0:

  • On a Samsung DeX device, you might not be able to cancel USB device redirection if you dismiss the permission prompt without clicking the Cancel button. [RFANDROID-5397]

Known issues in 20.2.0:

  • Attempts to launch a session fail with an error message when you disable the Session Reliability policy on an SSL-enabled VDA. [RFANDROID-5065]
  • Attempts to launch SaaS apps might fail in a session running in Kiosk mode in cloud deployments. [RFANDROID-5137]
  • Client reconnection attempts do not work and the following error message appears:

    “General problem, try connecting again.”

    The issue occurs on Citrix Gateway-configured stores if the Session Reconnect option is disabled and the Automatic Client Reconnect option is enabled on the Controller.

    [RFANDROID-5138]

  • Attempts to reconnect fail when you click Connect in the Auto Client Reconnect dialog. The issue occurs in sessions connected to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Version 7.6 CU 8. [RFANDROID-5151]

Known issues in 20.1.5:

  • In a multiple store-cloud setup, deleting a store might not remove the Store details. The Store remains listed until the user removes the Workspace app from the Recent tab. [RFANDROID-5043]

Known issues in 20.1.0:

No new known issues have been observed in this release.

Feature preview

Feature previews are available for customers to use in their non-production or limited production environments, and to give them an opportunity to share feedback. Citrix does not accept support cases for feature previews but welcomes feedback for improving them. Citrix may or may not act on feedback based on its severity, criticality, and importance.

Third-party notices

Citrix products often include third-party code licensed to Citrix for use and redistribution under an open source license. To better inform its customers, Citrix publicizes open source code included within Citrix products in an open source licensed code list.

For information about Open Source Licensed Code, see Open Source Licensed Code.

Citrix Workspace app might include third-party software licensed under the terms defined in the following document:

Citrix Workspace app for Android Third-Party Notices

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