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.


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.

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.

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.

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 Only Support Administrators listed on a Basic or Production Support contract for VMware Horizon may log a service ticket with VMware Technical Support

What’s New

Version 4.10

•Windows 10 Continuum support
Smoothly switch between desktop mode and tablet mode automatically when your iPad or iPhone is disconnected or reconnected to a keyboard.
•Use published applications in multi-session mode
When multi-session mode is enabled for a published application, you can use multiple sessions of the published application from different client devices. For example, if you can open an app on client A, and then open the same app on client B. The app remains open on client A and a new session of the published application opens on client B.
•Improved security
The client will block connections with the outdated TLS v1.0.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
82 Ratings
82 Ratings
LeHustin ,

Promising, but lacks the basics for productivity

It connects very well and has great support for touch. The trackpad feature works great as well as being able to pinch to zoom on my desktop without affecting my work.

However (and it’s a big one), the app will not currently recognize an external keyboard’s Delete, Page Up/Down, Alt, Home, Insert, End, NumLock, or ANY of the Function (F1-F12) keys. Also, when attempting to use any key combination that includes the Alt key, it will not recognize the following keystroke as the appears that the Alt keystroke is being repeated instead of held down for a combination. Finally, not all Ctrl combinations work with an external keyboard (such as Ctrl+Enter). The only way to do any of these unsupported functions/key commands is to use the onscreen keyboard which is split between multiple menus and grids my production to a screeching halt.

Native support for an external mouse (USB or Bluetooth, only to control the Windows cursor) will need to be implemented as well for this to be a fully functional version of VM Ware.

I cannot use this app until it is updated to FULLY support an external keyboard with all of it’s possible commands and functions (the way it works on any other Remote Desktop app). Avoid until updated.

dizzydj ,

This works great for basic use.

If I’m on the go and need to just do simple tasks in my VDI session this works perfectly!

I bought a Dash 3 pen for my iPad Pro and am able to precisely select things in outlook, vCenter and other apps I use to manage infrastructure.

I know I can’t do really heavy things inside of this, especially without Mouse support (which isn’t VMware’s fault) but for being able to switch into it at the drop of a hat in a meeting without having to mess with bringing my laptop (it’s a tank), it’s great!

doug_arcidino ,

Read the release notes

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, release notes are a thing software vendors use to explain additions, omissions and other important information contained in new releases. If you are responsible for your corporate software stack and you don’t read these then you get what you deserve. TLS 1.0 should be deprecated everywhere and it will be soon. If you’re upset by that....🤷‍♂️


VMware, Inc.
38.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© VMware, Inc. 2018


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