Reflection® for TN3270 and TN5250 Lite allows you to evaluate the advanced terminal emulation features provided by the Reflection® for TN3270 and TN5250 product. Take "Lite" for a test drive before investing in the full product.

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 for TN3270 and TN5250 will delight, please check out these iTunes reviews from its companion 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 (paid app only)
- Task automation (paid app only)
- Touch ID support 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):
- Support for TN3270E
- Support for all 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):
- Support for TN5250E
- Support for most 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

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

IBMiDude ,


So I was going to try this as a alternative to Mocha because it didnt seem to work with a Bluetooth kbd. Got this and first, whoever decided for the set up to be black on grey on black, really?!?!?! Do you even use this app? I could hardly make out what I was typing (on a Bluetooth kbd) and the IP section where it’s white wasn’t showing anything at all. I guess it’s white on white? This is like a bad joke it’s so weird.

I finally got my settings right to see that there’s no place that I could find anyway, maybe it’s grey on black, to put in a user ID. On the IBMi being able to put a user ID is critical to starting an HMC / Remote Console setting with Q#HMC, it won’t open without it.

So... Guess it’s back to Mocha or some other alternative.

And yeah it is pretty expensive for just being an emulator. And not a good one at that.

TheRunningWat ,

Too expensive

Nice app, well put together but the pro version or using the function keys after the trial period is far too expensive. An app like this should be $9.99 but it seems the developer is using this app to generate leads for customer software opportunities.


Attachmate Corporation
94.5 MB

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


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