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    • 3.1 • 1.6K Ratings
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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.


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• 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.

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What’s New

Version 10.4.0

It's finally time for our first update of the year. This is a big one with some new feature additions and lots of bug fixes and improvements.

The biggest change in this release is that you can now dynamically change the orientation (landscape vs portrait) of the remote session while connected to Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and later. Set your orientation preferences in Settings > Display.

To work seamlessly with dynamic orientation, we've made updates to the following experiences:

• The in-session immersive switcher has a revamped look and feel, and plays well with both landscape and portrait orientation.
• The on-screen keyboard has been redesigned to support portrait orientation.
• The connecting UI now supports for both landscape and portrait orientation.
• The PC tab of the connection centre now has support for high resolution thumbnails and portrait snapshots.

In addition, we’ve made the following improvements:

• Reworked the connection centre to apply a consistent set of margins throughout the UI.
• Added the Shift-Command-Space key combo to toggle the visibility of the connection bar.
• Added the Command-Plus sign (+) and Command-Minus sign (-) key combos to zoom in and out respectively.
• Fixed RemoteApp resource launch and reconnect scenarios.
• Updated the client to send the correct physical dimensions for the iPad mini 6.
• Added the username to PC bookmark thumbnails.
• Updated the in-session connection bar to fade back after 3 seconds if it is minimized.
• Added support for smooth scrolling in the connection centre on ProMotion-compatible iPhones and iPads.

We've also made some updates to enhance Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) scenarios:

• Integrated the MSAL/OneAuth component to improve present (and future) authentication scenarios.
• Added eTag support to speed up AVD workspace refresh.

Note that this release removes support for iOS 13 and is only compatible with iOS 14 and 15.

We appreciate all the comments sent to us through the App Store, in-app feedback and email. If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Settings > Submit Feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

MoodyPWNz ,

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.

Brad1234567 ,

Useful app but please help with keyboard issue and split screen!

Update, First of all, the Dev feedback so quickly is much appreciated. Even more so is that the issue has already been resolved before the major update coming in December! The RD app no longer takes over all keyboard inputs when using slide over, works just as it should. Thank you very much for the quick resolve to this that helps my workflow go more smoothly! -Brad I’ve got an IPad Pro with attached magic keyboard. I use this app to run a virtual PC for a program for work. With my RD app open, if I have slide over open to type down notes for example, the RD app takes control of the keyboard inputs after about 3 seconds. It used to do this only if I clicked the little keyboard symbol at the top of the RD app but now its each time. I’ve uninstalled and re configured my virtual pc’s but it remained. There have been 2 RD app updates since I’ve noticed it and it keeps occurring. This is very frustrating for some of the tasks I have to complete on this, almost requires me to buy a laptop to be able to actually multitask like I used to a month or so ago. Also, this is more of a wish but please try to configure the app to support true split screen and not just slide over! It would be very helpful if this app could resize the way other apps do but RD app will not resize, stays full screen and says its not supported. Thanks for the useful app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. This issue will be fixed in version 10.4.0 tentatively in December.

mrAssman ,


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.

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