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What's new in
BlackBerry Access

New in
BlackBerry Access
version 3.6

The table below details the new features in this release. For information about fixed and known issues, supported upgrade paths, and the versions of the
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
and
BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher
, see the BlackBerry Access Release Notes. For device OS compatibility, see the Mobile/Desktop OS and Enterprise Applications Compatibility Matrix.
Feature
Release date and app version
Description
Changes to OS support
October 2023
Android
: 3.6.1.102
September 2023
iOS
: 3.6.1.1435
BlackBerry Access
is now compatible with:
  • iOS
    17
  • Android
    14
Screenshot prevention
September 2023
iOS
: 3.6.1.1435
You can prevent users from taking screenshots of
BlackBerry Access
using the new "Prevent Screenshots on
iOS
" IT policy rule.
Browser history improvements
June 2023
iOS
: 3.6.0.1416
Users can now clear their browsing history based on the following time periods:
  • All time
  • Today and yesterday
  • Today
  • The last hour
For more information, see View, search, and delete browsing history in the
BlackBerry Access for iOS
user guide.
Change to
Android
OS support
June 2023
Android
: 3.6.0.51
BlackBerry Access
is no longer compatible with
Android
9.

New in
BlackBerry Access
version 3.5

The table below details the new features in this release. For information about fixed and known issues, supported upgrade paths, and the versions of the
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
and
BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher
, see the BlackBerry Access Release Notes. For device OS compatibility, see the Mobile/Desktop OS and Enterprise Applications Compatibility Matrix.
Feature
Release date and app version
Description
Specify different app configuration settings for separate device types
March 2023
iOS
: 3.5.3.1397
Android
: 3.5.1.105
Administrators can now specify different
BlackBerry Access
app configuration settings for the same user on separate device types (mobile and desktop) in the "Policy Overrides For Mobile" settings.
For more information, see BlackBerry Access app configuration settings in the Administration Guide.
Browser history improvements
March 2023
iOS
: 3.5.3.1397
Users can now tap the "Edit" button and then swipe to the left to delete individual history items and downloads.
For more information, see View, search, and delete browsing history in the
BlackBerry Access for iOS
User Guide.
Changes to
iOS
compatibility
March 2023
iOS
: 3.5.3.1397
BlackBerry Access
is no longer compatible with
iOS
14.
Software quality improvements
March 2023
iOS
: 3.5.3.1397
  • BlackBerry Access for iOS
    is now compiled using
    Xcode
    14.
  • IndexedDB is now supported, with the limitation that BLOB data storage is not supported.
Support for third-party phone call services
March 2023
Android
: 3.5.1.105
Users can now use a third-party phone call service such as CellTrust when they click on a phone number in
BlackBerry Access
. To use this feature, administrators will need to enable "Allow phone number to dial using entitled and installed Dynamics VOIP apps" in the app configuration settings.
For more information, see BlackBerry Access app configuration settings in the Administration Guide.
Export download files to native apps
March 2023
Android
: 3.5.1.105
Users can share files to third-party apps from the download folder. If you want your users to use this feature, you must select "Enable exporting to 3rd-party native apps" in the app configuration policy and specify the allowed apps. This policy is not applied when the DLP policy "Do not allow copying data from BlackBerry Dynamics apps into non BlackBerry Dynamics apps" option is selected in the
BlackBerry Dynamics
profile.
For more information, see BlackBerry Access app configuration settings in the Administration Guide.
Changes to OS support
November 2022
Android
: 3.5.0.142
September 2022
iOS
: 3.5.0.1383
BlackBerry Access
is now compatible with:
  • iOS
    16
  • Android
    13

New in
BlackBerry Access
version 3.4

The table below details the new features in this release. For information about fixed and known issues, supported upgrade paths, and the versions of the
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
and
BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher
, see the BlackBerry Access Release Notes. For device OS compatibility, see the Mobile/Desktop OS and Enterprise Applications Compatibility Matrix.
Feature
Release date and app version
Description
Set
BlackBerry Access for Windows
as the default browser
July 2023
BlackBerry Access for Windows
: 3.4.3.13
BlackBerry Work for Windows
: 3.4.1.417
An administrator can now set BlackBerry Access for Windows as the default browser.
Usability improvement
July 2023
BlackBerry Access for Windows
: 3.4.3.13
BlackBerry Work for Windows
: 3.4.1.417
If an administrator has set
BlackBerry Access for Windows
as the default browser, clicking on a URL shortcut on the desktop will open in a new tab in
BlackBerry Access
.
Support for
Entra ID
sign-in frequency conditional access policy
December 2022
BlackBerry Access for Windows
: 3.4.1.19
BlackBerry Work for Windows
: 3.4.1.417
BlackBerry Access for macOS
: 3.4.1.23
BlackBerry Work for macOS
: 3.4.1.417
The
Microsoft Entra ID
Active Directory
"Sign-in frequency" conditional access policy is supported in this release. Administrators can enable this policy to configure the time period before a user will need to sign in and reauthorize the session.
For more information on
Entra ID
conditional access, see the Microsoft documentation.
Export download files to native apps
May 2022
iOS
: 3.4.0.1373
Users can share files to third-party apps from the download folder. If you want your users to use this feature, you must select "Enable exporting to 3rd-party native apps" in the app configuration policy and specify the allowed apps. This policy is not applied when the DLP policy "Do not allow copying data from BlackBerry Dynamics apps into non BlackBerry Dynamics apps" option is selected in the
BlackBerry Dynamics
profile.
For more information, see BlackBerry Access app configuration settings in the Administration Guide.
Support for custom URL schemes
May 2022
iOS
: 3.4.0.1373
Users can open custom URL schemes supported by third-party apps. If you want your users to use this feature, in the app configuration settings, you must select the "Enable 3rd Party Applications" option and specify the custom URL schemes that
BlackBerry Access
can open.
For more information, see BlackBerry Access app configuration settings in the Administration Guide.
Usability improvements
May 2022
iOS
: 3.4.0.1373
  • Users can zoom in and out on a webpage. The last used zoom value of the page is saved.
  • Users can create, edit, and move folders in the bookmark menu.
  • Users can now enter reader mode when they view a web page. Reader mode emphasizes text content on a page and obscures UI elements such as advertisements.
  • Chromium version 92 is now supported.
Support for third-party phone call services
May 2022
iOS
: 3.4.0.1373
Users can now use a third-party phone call service such as CellTrust when they click on a phone number in
BlackBerry Access
. To use this feature, administrators will need to enable "Allow phone number to dial using entitled and installed Dynamics VOIP apps" in the app configuration settings.
For more information, see BlackBerry Access app configuration settings in the Administration Guide.
Changes to
iOS
compatibility
May 2022
iOS
: 3.4.0.1373
BlackBerry Access
is no longer compatible with
iOS
13 or
iPadOS
13.