What's new in the iOS client

We regularly update the Remote Desktop client for iOS, adding new features and fixing issues. You'll find the latest updates on this page.

How to report issues

We're committed to making the Remote Desktop client for iOS the best it can be, so we value your feedback. You can report any issues at Help > Report an Issue.

Updates for version 10.0.7

Date published: 4/29/2020

In this update we've added the ability to sort the PC list view (available on iPhone) by name or time last connected.

Updates for version 10.0.6

Date published: 3/31/2020

It's time for a quick update with some bug fixes. Here’s what's new for this release:

  • Fixed a number of VoiceOver accessibility issues.
  • Fixed an issue where users couldn't connect with Turkish credentials.
  • Sessions displayed in the switcher UI are now ordered by when they were launched.
  • Selecting the Back button in the Connection Center now takes you back to the last active session.
  • Swiftpoint mice are now released when switching away from the client to another app.
  • Improved interoperability with the Windows Virtual Desktop service.
  • Fixed crashes that were showing up in error reporting.

We appreciate all the comments sent to us through the App Store, in-app feedback, and email. In addition, special thanks to everyone who worked with us to diagnose issues.

Updates for version 10.0.5

Date published: 03/09/20

We've put together some bug fixes and feature updates for this 10.0.5 release. Here's what's new:

  • Launched RDP files are now automatically imported (look for the toggle in General settings).
  • You can now launch iCloud-based RDP files that haven't been downloaded in the Files app yet.
  • The remote session can now extend underneath the Home indicator on iPhones (look for the toggle in Display settings).
  • Added support for typing composite characters with multiple keystrokes, such as é.
  • Added support for the iPad on-screen floating keyboard.
  • Added support for adjusting properties of redirected cameras from a remote session.
  • Fixed a bug in the gesture recognizer that caused the client to become unresponsive when connected to a remote session.
  • You can now enter App Switching mode with a single swipe up (except when you're in Touch mode with the session extended into the Home indicator area).
  • The Home indicator will now automatically hide when connected to a remote session, and will reappear when you tap the screen.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to get to app settings in the Connection Center (Command + ,).
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to refresh all workspaces in the Connection Center (Command + R).
  • Hooked up the system keyboard shortcut for Escape when connected to a remote session (Command + .).
  • Fixed scenarios where the Windows on-screen keyboard in the remote session was too small.
  • Implemented auto-keyboard focus throughout the Connection Center to make data entry more seamless.
  • Pressing Enter at a credential prompt now results in the prompt being dismissed and the current flow resuming.
  • Fixed a scenario where the client would crash when pressing Shift + Option + Left, Up, or Down arrow key.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when removing a SwiftPoint device.
  • Fixed other crashes reported to us by users since the last release.

We'd like to thank everyone who reported bugs and worked with us to diagnose issues.

Updates for version 10.0.4

Date published: 02/03/20

It's time for another update! We want to thank everyone who reported bugs and worked with us to diagnose issues. Here's what's new in this version:

  • Confirmation UI is now shown when deleting user accounts and gateways.
  • The search UI in the Connection Center has been slightly reworked.
  • The username hint, if it exists, is now shown in the credential prompt UI when launching from an RDP file or URI.
  • Fixed an issue where the extended on-screen keyboard would extend underneath the iPhone notch.
  • Fixed a bug where external keyboards would stop working after being disconnected and reconnected.
  • Added support for the Esc key on external keyboards.
  • Fixed a bug where English characters appeared when entering Chinese characters.
  • Fixed a bug where some Chinese input would remain in the remote session after deletion.
  • Fixed other crashes reported to us by users since the last release.

We appreciate all your comments sent to us through the App Store, in-app feedback, and email. We'll continue focusing on making this app better with each release.

Updates for version 10.0.3

Date published: 01/16/20

It's 2020 and time for our first release of the year, which means new features and bug fixes. Here's what is included in this update:

  • Support for launching connections from RDP files and RDP URIs.
  • Workspace headers are now collapsible.
  • Zooming and panning at the same time is now supported in Mouse Pointer mode.
  • A press-and-hold gesture in Mouse Pointer mode will now trigger a right-click in the remote session.
  • Removed force-touch gesture for right-click in Mouse Pointer mode.
  • The in-session switcher screen now supports disconnecting, even if no apps are connected.
  • Light dismiss is now supported in the in-session switcher screen.
  • PCs and apps are no longer automatically reordered in the in-session switcher screen.
  • Enlarged the hit test area for the PC thumbnail view ellipses menu.
  • The Input Devices settings page now contains a link to supported devices.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Bluetooth permissions UI to repeatedly appear at launch for some users.
  • Fixed other crashes reported to us by users since the last release.

Updates for version 10.0.2

Date published: 12/20/19

We've been working hard to fix bugs and add useful features. Here's what's new in this release:

  • Support for Japanese and Chinese input on hardware keyboards.
  • The PC list view now shows the friendly name of the associated user account, if one exists.
  • The permissions UI in the first-run experience is now rendered correctly in Light mode.
  • Fixed a crash that happened whenever someone pressed the Option and Up or Down arrow keys at the same time on a hardware keyboard.
  • Updated the on-screen keyboard layout used in the password prompt UI to make finding the Backslash key easier.
  • Fixed other crashes reported to us by users since the last release.

Updates for version 10.0.1

Date published: 12/15/19

Here's what new in this release:

  • Support for the Windows Virtual Desktop service.
  • Updated Connection Center UI.
  • Updated in-session UI.

Updates for version 10.0.0

Date published: 12/13/19

It's been well over a year since we last updated the Remote Desktop Client for iOS. However, we're back with an exciting new update, and there will be many more updates to come on a regular basis from here on out. Here's what's new in version 10.0.0:

  • Support for the Windows Virtual Desktop service.
  • A new Connection Center UI.
  • A new in-session UI that can switch between connected PCs and apps.
  • New layout for the auxiliary on-screen keyboard.
  • Improved external keyboard support.
  • SwiftPoint Bluetooth mouse support.
  • Microphone redirection support.
  • Local storage redirection support.
  • Camera redirection support (only available for Windows 10, version 1809 or later).
  • Support for new iPhone and iPad devices.
  • Dark and light theme support.
  • Control whether your phone can lock when connected to a remote PC or app.
  • You can now collapse the in-session connection bar by pressing and holding the Remote Desktop logo button.

Updates for version 8.1.42

Date published: 06/20/2018

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Updates for version 8.1.41

Date published: 03/28/2018

  • Updates to address CredSSP encryption oracle remediation described in CVE-2018-0886.

How to report issues

We're committed to making this app the best it can be and value your feedback. You can report issues to us by navigating to Settings > Report an Issue in the client.