Reflection for TN3270 and TN5250 connects iPad/iPhone devices to mainframe and AS/400 (IBM i) systems.

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Reflection® for TN3270 and TN5250 is THE enterprise-class terminal emulation client for IBM 3270 and 5250 terminal emulation on the go. Finally a real terminal emulation app has arrived for iOS from the company that defines terminal emulation – Attachmate® (now Micro Focus®). Reflection’s intuitive user interface makes connecting to and using green screen apps as simple as accessing host applications from your desktop. Now you can administer your mainframe from the coffee shop while enjoying your morning mocha.

While mobile has had a great run as an entertainment platform, with users spending hours with the likes of Clash of Clans and Candy Crush, you can also get real work done and be productive anytime, anyplace with Reflection. And if you have any doubt Reflection will delight, please check out these iTunes reviews from our sister application, Reflection for UNIX, iOS Edition:

Awesome app by Ingelore
“I needed a ssh client while I was traveling. I only had my iPad with me and this app proved to be a helpful tool. It's well made and it works like a charm for me. I was surprised, that it didn't cost some bucks. I would have paid it happily. Great software takes time and passion and shouldn't be expected to be available at not cost.”

I can’t believe its not payware by FuzzballFury
“I needed an SSH client to talk to my Debian server while my laptop was down. Just from the screenshots, I automatically assumed I was getting an ad-ridden piece of trial software until I coughed up some money. I was absolutely shell-shocked when I realized it was free. It fact its so nice, I think I’m going to start using I regularly. Its clear a lot of effort went into this to make it look as excellent as it does.”

Great ssh client by Mr. Gesher
“As a sysadmin, I have high standards for an SSH client. This app is a great implementation, with lots of conveniences functions and a clean interface. Well done!”

** Recent Enhancements **
- iCloud Sync
- Task automation
- Fingerprint recognition for protecting your systems with advanced biometrics
- Application PIN-Lock with 4 digit hex pin code for 64k possible combinations
- Dynamic zoom to cursor location for optimal usability
- ConnectBox for quick access to multiple applications on your IBM systems

Connections (IBM mainframe):
- TN3270E
- Support for terminal models Mod 2-5
- Multiple simultaneous terminal connections
- Auto-connect
- Terminal ID (None, IBM-3277-&M, IBM-3278-&M,IBM3279-&M, IBM-DYNAMIC)
- Device name
- Response mode

Connections (IBM AS/400, iSeries, System i):
- TN5250E
- Terminal models (3179-2, 3180-2, 3196-A1, 3477-FC, 3477-FG, 3486-BA, 3487-HA, 3487-HC, 5251-11, 5291-2)
- Column separator style (none, fonts, vertical bars)
- Error auto-reset
- Wave field checks for PF key

- Type-ahead
- Word wrap
- Attention key (telnet break, abort output, interrupt process)

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What’s New

Version 2.0.6

- Support for iOS 13
- Support for iPadOS 13
- Barcode scanning now preserves multiple dashes in scanned data

Improvements made in response to customer input:
- Enhanced the user experience when configuring with combo boxes. This fix allows users to easily choose an option in a drop-down list.
- Increased the accuracy and functionality for scanning barcodes with multiple dashes while using a Bluetooth barcode scanner.

Known Issues:
- iOS 13 introduced the Dark Mode theme. In Dark Mode, Reflection sometimes displays white text on a white background. The workaround is to use Light Mode (default setting).
- iOS 13 introduced QuickPath for faster data entry into applications. QuickPath works with all Reflection input fields, but with the host screen results in only the last character of the word being input.
- When multitasking on an iPad, Reflection will not open directly in split view. To use Reflection in split view on an iPad, launch Reflection prior to entering split view mode.
- When using the slide over gesture on iPad Pro, Reflection must be opened/running prior to entering the slide over view.
- Tab key doesn't work in the Identities dialog when using an external keyboard.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

COBOL Dude ,

Best 3270 emulation app by far

This is by far the best 3270 emulator available for the iPad or iPhone. It is beautifully designed and a pleasure to use. It has all the features and functionality of a desktop emulation program. Every mainframe key is supported and easily accessible, including Home, EOF, and EEOF. Keyboard shortcuts for Function and other keys are available too - press and hold the cmd key on your external keyboard to see them. Support for the program is also excellent. NOTE: if you are using iOS 11 and want to enter quote (') or double-quote (") characters, turn OFF "smart" punctuation under Settings > General > Keyboard.

Fourwhls ,

Great Tool!

We have tried several other emulators and this one surpasses the others by far. We are so happy with it, it has been selected as our standard company wide. All our production iPads will be running this app very soon. Kudos Reflections team.

mar-val ,

Crashes on iPad Pro 2018

Crashes every time on iPad Pro 2018. Looks like you need a support plan to even report the problem. I posted the problem the day the iPad came out, still no go. Hope it gets fixed soon.

February 2019 and still not for fixed.

Developer Response ,

This has been fixed with an update that is now available in the App Store. Thanks for your patience.


Attachmate Corporation
94.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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