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VNC® Viewer is the only remote access app you’ll need. Why? Because…
* It’s from RealVNC®, the inventors of VNC remote access and control technology.
* We’ve 20 years’ experience making the remote control experience as good as it gets.
* There’s no limit to the number of computers you can access, nor how long you can connect in for.
* We support the widest range of platforms in the business: www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/tech-specs/
* It’s free to use whether you’re connecting locally or over the Internet (and you won’t see an advert, either).
Don’t believe us? Check out our reviews! Then check out the hidden costs of other remote access solutions…
We recommend you try this out at home or in the office first:
1) Make sure your computer and iDevice are connected to the same Wi-Fi-enabled local network.
2) Install this app on your iDevice.
3) Download VNC 5 to your computer and apply a Free license, or take a 30 day trial of our premium security and performance features.
When you’re ready to go out and about:
5) Make sure both computer and iDevice are connected to the Internet (for example over 4G, or from a Wi-Fi hotspot).
6) Configure the computer’s firewall to enable VNC.
7) Configure the computer’s router to forward port 5900.
For more information on steps 6 and 7, see www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/documentation/latest/getting-connected/
===Security and privacy===
When you connect, you’re asked for credentials (this is to protect your computers if you share or lose your iDevice). We’re often asked what these are:
* If you applied a Free license to VNC 5, enter the password you created when you installed it on your computer.
* If you applied a paid-for license (or took a trial), enter the username and password you normally use to *log on* to your computer.
We don’t want to hide anything from you, so please note that connections will only be secure (encrypted) if you applied a paid-for license to VNC 5 (or took a trial). Connections to a Free license are fast and responsive, but we hope you’ll understand that end-to-end encryption is a premium feature.
===How to control===
Your finger moves the mouse cursor rather than clicking where you touch, as you might expect with a touchscreen. While this may seem counter-intuitive at first, you’ll soon appreciate the fine-grained control it gives you of a high-resolution computer desktop (especially from the small screen of an iPhone!)
Mouse operations are performed by gestures. So to double-click, position the mouse cursor appropriately and then tap the screen twice. To see which gestures we’ve mapped to other click, drag, and scroll operations, tap [?] on the toolbar to open the help.
To type, open the keyboard from the toolbar. Function and other special keys (such as Ctrl, Alt, Delete, and the Cmd key on a Mac) are available from a sliding bar above the keyboard.
As for the rest: it’s as though you’re sitting in front of your computer! There’s simply no limit to the applications you can run, data you can access, nor operations you can perform…
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What's New in Version 2.5.0
NEW: Support for iPads with Apple's Split View and Slide Over features, allowing a second app to be used in split-screen alongside VNC Viewer.
FIXED: Users no longer experience an "Unsupported DH generator" error when connecting to certain older Macs running Apple Screen Sharing.
Does the job, fast and easy
I use this app regularly to VNC into my Mac in order to monitor downloads and other things (I've even coded in Xcode from my phone).
It does the job well, I've never had an issue. It works great on my iPad too!
My only complaint is the inadequate support for keyboard input. It looks like it's sending key presses instead of characters. I have a French AZERTY keyboard on all of my devices and it always seems to type q instead of a and others. I know that dealing with multiple keyboards is tricky in VNC but usually if both machines have the same layout, it works. In this case it doesn't... So please fix that and your app will be perfect.
Solid and reliable. Run your desktop computer (Windows or Mac) from your iPad or iPhone.
I use this app all the time and love it. It's like running Windows or OS X on your mobile device. Because you're accessing your computer through a network rather than sitting in front of it, there is some lag time, but that's completely understandable.
The way that you access all the special keys from a full keyboard is executed almost flawlessly.
If you want to access your computer from an outside network, like over an LTE connection you'll need to open up and forward some ports on you home or office router or preferably use a VPN as I do. For security I'd highly recommend that you use a VPN. Once properly configured, you'll be able connect to and control your personal computers from anywhere in the world over any network.
This is probably the best VNC app out there and I've tried several. I highly recommend that you buy it.
Fills a need that Apple ignores, but not securely
The price is right! The VNC viewer adds a great functionality to your iPad that should be included with iOS. For some reason the connection is not encrypted, though, which means, I think, that someone could intercept passwords and network traffic. That's really too bad. Otherwise, in my experience VNC viewer "just works". Which is the way it's supposed to be.
I didn't realize I can buy the $30 desktop VNC to enable encryption. So for a few more bucks this app can be perfect.