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 6.x and later releases.

VMware recommends that you use a security server or Unified Access Gateway appliance so that your device does not require a VPN connection.

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.