Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for iOS to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are.
Configure your PC for remote access using the information at https://aka.ms/rdsetup.
Learn about our other Remote Desktop clients at https://aka.ms/rdclients.
• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server.
• Access managed resources published by your admin
• Connect through a Remote Desktop Gateway.
• Rich multi-touch experience supporting Windows gestures.
• Secure connection to your data and applications.
• Simple management of your connections and user account from the Connection Center.
• Audio and video streaming.
• Redirect your clipboard, and local devices such as microphones and cameras.
Submit feedback at https://aka.ms/rdiosfbk.
In this release we improved the PC and remote app in-session switching experience. The current PC session is now highlighted, and closing any session using the switcher results in a clean and deterministic outcome.
In addition, we fixed a nasty bug that was causing a large number of crashes.
Thanks to everyone who reported bugs and worked with us to diagnose and fix issues. If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.
Ratings and Reviews
Better now, -but- …
This app got better over time and I was really happy with it, but now it appears a recent update completely changed the mouse clicks.
I use to just tap once to click, but now one tap does nothing and I have to tap twice to click.
Right-click was a simple long-press. But now a right-click is apparently two-taps using two fingers??
Not sure why this changed but liked the old way better. Looked for options in settings hoping I could set it back, but no go.
Stuck with this I guess.
Overall this app runs smooth and a good way to jump into a machine for quick tasks. I mostly use it to apply updates and reboot Windows machines now.
Have not tried on any Linux boxes lately, so my original review may/may not still apply. I use VNC app for those which is awesome on those.
—— original review——-
I used this for a while on my iPad to access a Linux system in the house. Worked perfectly great for a while, but at some point an update broke the keyboard input. I can connect to the Linux box and point/click on things fine, but cannot get any keyboard input through to it. Both physical and onscreen keystrokes do not go through. RDP from a Windows machine to same Linux box works perfectly. Something in this app broke.
Excellent RDP Client, But Not Perfect
This RDP client is excellent. Very smooth and intuitive! Performance and graphics is pretty great. I give it 4-stars because there are two issues that kind of bother me.
Issue #1: Once connected to the session, you can’t hide the tool bar at the top. In older versions, you were able to hide it, and it would simply have a small-transparent pulldown to select the keyboard. Now, it cannot be hidden and instead can just slide left or right. If you have a browser open with multiple tabs, the toolbar is big enough to cover one of the tabs.
Issue #2: If you’re connected to a session, and you switch apps on the iPhone, when you jump back to Remote Desktop, sometimes the display is messed up. The session will only show half of the screen, or the remote images will tear and essentially won’t refresh and stay partially stuck on the previous image. The only way to correct it is to disconnect from the session and reconnect.
Used to work great, new keyboard ruined it
The new keyboard they added ruined this app - it’s buggy and unreliable. Often cropped and zoomed in which makes it not only useless, but you can’t dismiss it, so it blocks your screen. You can still manually open the Apple Keyboard, which works perfectly, but the new buggy keyboard opens automatically when you tap any text field and it’s infuriating. Also, while the Apple keyboard used to open automatically, now you have to manually open it, the screen scroll control stays on after you dismiss the Apple keyboard and the automatic screen adjustment when a keyboard comes up is buggy and sometimes leaves a huge black blank area at the top.
This new two keyboard design is terrible, buggy, confusing, obnoxious and was not ready to be released. I wish there was a way to revert to the old version. I loved this app before, but now it actually makes it easier to actually just physically go to my PC instead.
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- 69.6 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.