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

Operating systems

iOS 9.x, iOS 10.x, or iOS 11.x.

(Optional) External keyboards

iPad Keyboard Dock and Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth).

Smart card authentication

See Smart Card Authentication Requirements.

Touch ID authentication

See Touch ID Authentication Requirements.

Face ID authentication

See Face ID Authentication Requirements.

Connection Server, security server, and View Agent or Horizon Agent

Latest maintenance release of Horizon 6 version 6.x and later releases.

VMware recommends that you use a security server or Unified Access Gateway appliance so that client devices do not require a VPN connection. If your company has an internal wireless network to provide routable access to remote desktops that devices can use, you do not have to set up a security server, Unified Access Gateway, or 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 Horizon 7 Installation document.