You can use the iPad Keyboard Dock and Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) external keyboards with remote desktops and published applications. On an iPad Pro, you can use the Apple Pencil as a pointer device, and you can use the Swiftpoint GT mouse on any iOS device that supports the Swiftpoint GT mouse.

Using an External Keyboard

Horizon Client automatically detects the iPad Keyboard Dock external keyboard.

To use the Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) with a remote desktop or published application, you must first pair the keyboard with the iPad. To make the iPad detect the wireless keyboard, tap the screen with three fingers at the same time, or tap the Keyboard button in the Horizon Client Tools. Do not use the onscreen keyboard in split keyboard mode when you attempt to make the iPad detect the Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) keyboard.

After the iPad detects the Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth), you cannot use the Horizon Client Tools or three-finger tap to display the onscreen keyboard. To use these features, deactivate the external keyboard by pressing its Eject key.


The Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) does not input the Japanese full-width tilde correctly in remote desktops.

Using the Swiftpoint GT Mouse

To use the Swiftpoint GT Mouse with Horizon Client, see Enable a Swiftpoint GT Mouse in Horizon Client.

Using International Keyboards

You can input characters for English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.

For a remote desktop that uses a Korean or Japanese input method editor (IME), you must use an English keyboard on the iOS device. If you use a Korean or Japanese keyboard, the remote desktop Windows IME English/Korean or English/Japanese mode is not synchronized with the iOS keyboard locale.