VMware Horizon Client for iOS makes it easy to work on your VMware Horizon virtual desktop and hosted applications from your iPhone or iPad, giving you on-the-go access from any location.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A VMware Horizon virtual desktop or hosted application is required to use the VMware Horizon Client for iOS. Contact your IT department for further assistance.
ENHANCED USER EXPERIENCE
The VMware Blast Extreme protocol used with Horizon 7 is designed and optimized for mobile users. Blast Extreme leverages H.264 hardware decoding to deliver the best remote experience while reducing power consumption.
LEAVE THE DESKTOP BEHIND WITH HOSTED APPLICATIONS
VMware Horizon 6 and later supports hosted applications in addition to virtual desktops. With hosted applications, leave the desktop behind and run applications like local iOS apps.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Unity Touch bridges the gap between your touch screen and your Windows applications. With Unity Touch, you can easily browse, search, and open Windows applications & files, choose favorite applications and files, and switch between running applications all without the Start Menu or Task Bar.
With an external monitor or AirPlay, your iPhone or iPad display turns into a trackpad / keyboard while the external screen shows your VMware Horizon desktop.
The adaptive capabilities of the Blast Extreme and PCoIP display protocol make your virtual desktop fast and responsive regardless of whether you are connecting over your corporate WiFi network or over a cellular connection at a local café.
SECURE FROM ANY LOCATION
Whether you’re at your desk or away from the office, you’re always secure with VMware Horizon. Leverage smart card authentication with the Biometric Associates baiMobile 301MP smart card reader. Use the integrated RSA soft token for simpler access.
Individual users of the VMware Horizon Client for iOS should contact their internal IT help desk or visit http://www.vmware.com/go/view. Only Support Administrators listed on a Basic or Production Support contract for VMware Horizon may log a service ticket with VMware Technical Support
• Bug fix to improve connection flow on unstable networks
Ratings and Reviews
Almost 5 stars
Client is working well with iPad Pro and mouse/keyboard/external monitor. I’d love to see true multiple monitor support rather than presentation mode, but I think this is more an iOS limitation. At least in this client I’m able to get full screen on my external monitor.
The only issue I’m having is after I upgraded to iOS 15, the idle screen in the horizon client has changed from black to bright white. This is a real battery drain and it’s energy inefficient on the external monitor. Can the developer change tweak the client so it’s black on idle timeout when running on iOS 15? When I was on iOS 14 it was black.
Otherwise, 5 stars. Thanks.
Close, But Needs Work
The good stuff first: Yes, this works with the Magic Keyboard, including its trackpad. What some reviewers who have said the opposite don’t realize is that you need to *disable* “Windows Native Touch Gestures” the app’s internal preferences. Why you need to do this is beyond me, and there’s no explanation of this anywhere in the app, but that’s the answer.
Still problematic, however, is: (1) the fact that the app has weird on-screen widgety elements that cover parts of the Windows interface (super-annoying and unnecessary, especially on a small screen), (2) the fact that many normal keyboard combinations don’t work (even basic things such as shift-selecting multiple items in a list), (3) the fact that the preferences are so non-descriptive as to be useless, (4) the fact there is no “cancel” optio if the virtual environment is failing to load, and (5) the fact that the app for some reason has to reload your virtual environment if you leave for just a few minutes to use a different app. There should be a way to keep it in memory all the time when the app is open.
But can I get my work done on an 11” iPad screen with a Magic Keyboard? Yes, I can, and that’s pretty great. Just fix the above issues, please.
Recent update killed my functionality
I’ve been using this for my work VDI for a couple of years and it’s been pretty good, but not great. A recent update, however, has killed all functionality for me. There is normally a soft keyboard that has the option of using the function keys in a document. The function keys used to stay present on screen while you were typing so they could be used repeatedly if needed in a document. This was somehow changed on a recent update. Now if I use a function key to help navigate to a blank field in a document, the minute I type to edit that field, the menu drops away and has to be reactivated to be used again. I have had issues where after reactivating the function key menu, my document is also de-selected and I have to then reactivate the document and click the spot I need to edit to be able to start typing again. Overall it’s added about 5-6 clicks to something that worked perfectly previously. Where there are 30-40 fields to navigate in a single document, it’s not usable. My iPad has essentially become a $1200 paperweight. Thanks. Please fix this problem.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the reporting. We can't reproduce this issue internally. Could you help provide following info for us to investigate?
1, iPad Model
2, iOS version
3, Agent version
4, Document software
5, Problematic functional keys
6, Logs and video recording of this issue
VMware Horizon product team
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- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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