The iOS device on which you install Horizon Client, and the peripherals it uses, must meet certain system requirements.

Operating systems

iOS 8.4.1 and later, including iOS 9.x and iOS 10

External keyboards

(Optional) iPad Keyboard Dock and Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth)

Smart card authentication

See Smart Card Authentication Requirements.

Touch ID authentication

See Touch ID Authentication Requirements.

Connection Server, Security Server, and View Agent or Horizon Agent

Latest maintenance release of View 5.3.x and later releases.

VMware recommends that you use a security server so that your iOS clients will not require a VPN connection.

To use the Unity Touch feature with View 5.3.x desktops, the Remote Experience Agent must be installed on the desktops.

Remote applications are available on Horizon 6.0 with View and later servers.

Display protocols

  • PCoIP

  • VMware Blast (requires Horizon Agent 7.0 or later)

Network protocols

  • IPv4

  • IPv6 (requires iOS 9.2 or later)

For information about using Horizon in an IPv6 environment, see the View Installation document.