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.
This is the update many of you have been waiting for! If you are using iPadOS 13.4 or later, you will now be able to control the remote session with a mouse or trackpad.
• Support for the Apple Magic Mouse 2 and Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (left-click, left-drag, right-click, right-drag, horizontal and vertical scrolling, and local zooming).
• Support for external mice (left-click, left-drag, right-click, right-drag, middle-click, and vertical scrolling).
• Support for CTRL, ALT and SHIFT key state with mouse and trackpad clicks (enables features such as multi-select and range-select).
• Support for the trackpad "Tap-to-Click" feature.
We've also updated the Mouse Pointer mode right-click gesture to press-and-hold (not press-and-hold-and-release). And, on iPhone we've thrown in some taptic feedback when we detect the right-click gesture.
In addition, we've made the following improvements:
• Added an option to disable NLA enforcement under iOS Settings > RD Client.
• Mapped Control+Shift+Escape to CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (where Escape is generated using a remapped key on iPadOS or Command+.)
• Mapped Command+F to CTRL+F.
• Fixed an issue where the SwiftPoint middle button was not working (iPadOS 13.3.1 or earlier, and iOS).
• Fixed some bugs which prevented handling of the "rdp:" URI.
• Addressed an issue where the in-session Immersive Switcher UI showed stale app entries if a disconnect was server-initiated.
And finally, we added support for the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Spring 2020 Update.
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. If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Surprisingly smooth and well thought out
Microsoft hasn’t been known in the past for smoothly interoperating with products from other software companies, but their Remote Desktop clients are an exception. Connections are smooth even over LTE and most of the Windows client features and options are available.
There are two input methods: a simple tap-based method which works well for UWP apps, and a cursor-based method that more or less uses your phone screen as a trackpad. The input method can be switched with two taps, and the keyboard can be shown with one tap.
The only thing I would like to see is a way to access certain keyboard keys that aren’t present on iOS, such as arrow keys. You can open the On-screen Keyboard in Windows, but a virtual keyboard being clicked by a virtual mouse being controlled by a touchscreen becomes pretty laborious to get anything done with.
FINALLY GOT AN UPDATE
Still no 3D Touch. Taptic touch shouldn’t replace it on iPhone X and below.
Developer response: I understand your reasoning but it’s still false to say force touch has been “replaced” on iPhone X, as it still works to use force touch to do all those things you mentioned, with press + hold as an alternative method. It is quicker and less error-prone for users to do a force touch to right-click rather than hold and wait, which is less intuitive and not as efficient. There’s also no haptic feedback so it just doesn’t feel right.
Update 3: crashes fixed! But force touch removed?? I see a response that says iOS13 removed force touch but that is false.. it is still supported on iPhone X and right-click was much better with it.
Update 2: still crashes twice upon opening..
Update: taking off a star because it crashes a lot now
After years of waiting we got the update we were waiting for, and it’s a big one! The app is overall much improved and even supports dark mode.
When connected, the display still does not fill the full display of iPhone X with no option to change that. It does use a larger portion of the screen than before though. Overall great update and looking forward to future improvements!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate it. On an iPhone X running iOS 13 or later force touch has been replaced for most operations (for example press-and-hold on the home screen to open app menus, press-and-hold in Photos to show a preview, press-and-hold in Mail to see a preview, etc). We have chosen to follow Apple's lead in this respect and consolidate with a set of consistent gestures that work across all device form factors. In addition, the underlying gesture recognition code we use is cross-platform and shared with other platforms (Android and Windows) and apps, so it helps from a test, maintenance and feature development perspective to have code be as unified (and simple) as possible.
Gets better with every update but still no Touch ID
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client for iPad has always been a solid (and free) app that made it easy to connect to windows machines.
The App had some issues in the beginning but with every update Microsoft has really improved the App and added some neat features. The App is so good now it works nearly flawlessly. The latest release has a great new my Desktop page, and is very responsive to inputs.
I would give the app five stars if it weren't for the lack of Touch ID security (it’s very surprising and annoying that this app doesn’t have any security feature to launch it). It’s also limited to Windows machines. Adding Touch ID and the ability to remotely connect to Macs on my network would make this the best Remote Desktop app on the market.
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