Release notes

  1. 2.5.0, released 3rd May 2016

    • 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.
  2. 2.4.2, released 3rd February 2016

    • Connections to VNC-compatible software from third parties are now more reliable. If connection issues persist, try changing the Picture Quality.
    • VNC Viewer has been optimized for iOS 9 and iPad Pro.
    • FIXED: The Command and Option keys on the scrolling key bar now function correctly when controlling a Mac computer via Apple Remote Desktop.
  3. 2.4.1, released 2nd December 2015

    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer crashes when connecting to big-endian systems such as AMX Touch Panels, KVM switches, and PPC Macs.
    • FIXED: VNC Viewer can connect again seamlessly to VNC-compatible projects from third parties such as UltraVNC and TightVNC.
  4. 2.4, released 19th November 2015

    • NEW: Connections can be made view-only at any time.
    • NEW: The Windows key has been added to the scrolling key bar above the virtual keyboard.
    • The Authentication screen now displays VNC Server's address, catchphrase and signature in order to make this important security information more prominent.
    • FIXED: Users who lack permission to view the desktop can now successfully connect to VNC Server. Instead of the desktop, they will see a checkerboard.
  5. 2.3.5, released 23rd September 2015

    • Bug fixes for iOS 9.
  6. 2.3.4, released 14th July 2015

    • FIXED: The toolbar no longer permanently disappears when Apple's default keyboard dismissal key, located at the bottom right of the virtual keyboard in landscape mode, is pressed.
    • FIXED: If the toolbar is unpinned when VNC Viewer re-establishes a dropped connection, it now remains responsive when shown again as the connection returns.
  7. 2.3.3, released 7th April 2015

    • Keyboard auto-correct is now disabled again by default, in order that commands sent to a computer’s CLI are executed as intended. If you want to auto-correct spellings (in a Word document, for example), make sure Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto-correct is turned on and additionally turn on Use auto-correct if available in the VNC Viewer app’s settings.
    • FIXED: The toolbar can no longer be in an unresponsive state.
  8. 2.3.2, released 19th February 2015

    • NEW: Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.
    • Predictive text and third-party keyboards are disabled if you choose to obscure sensitive text (tap abc above the keyboard).
    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer crashes when connected to computers with very large screen resolutions.
  9. 2.3.1, released 13th October 2014

    • Bug fixes for iOS 8.
  10. 2.3.0, released 4th June 2014

    • Designed for iOS 7.
    • NEW: A unique catchphrase more memorable than the VNC Server signature is now shown before connecting for the first time, in order to deter man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.
    • A help page containing gestures is now presented on connecting for the first time, to help you learn how to control the computer.

    2.2.3, released 21st January 2014

    • Improved Bluetooth keyboard support.

    2.2.2, released 30th October 2013

    • Bug fixes for iOS 7.

    2.2.1, released 28th August 2013

    • Improved stability under some versions of iOS.

    2.2.0, released 17th June 2013

    • NEW: The toolbar can be displayed by shaking the device.
    • Characters from pictographic scripts such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean can now be entered providing the computer is running VNC.
    • Improved Bluetooth keyboard support.
    • FIXED: Pressing the spacebar on the virtual keyboard no longer inserts a random character.

    2.1.1, released 7th February 2013

    • NEW: Support for iOS 6.1.

    2.1.0, released 3rd October 2012

    • NEW: Support for iPhone 5.
    • NEW: VNC Viewer automatically reconnects in certain circumstances, for example if you switch or log out from the computer.
    • NEW: Authentication credentials can be remembered for Bonjour connections, and desktop previews created.
    • NEW: Sensitive data such as authentication credentials and desktop previews can quickly be cleared for all computers, if other people will use your device.
    • NEW: The Pause and Break keys are now available on the scrolling key bar.
    • VNC Viewer settings are now available in-app, rather than from the device's Settings app.
    • You can now choose whether to be warned about unencrypted connections or not.
    • Bluetooth keyboard support has been improved.
    • Desktop previews are now larger and clearer. This does mean existing previews are cleared on upgrade; to recreate, simply connect to a computer and remember to save your password.

    2.0.3, released 15th May 2012

    • NEW: Updated graphics to support the new iPad.
    • The VNC Viewer toolbar is now displayed by a gesture (three finger swipe down for iPad; single swipe up from the bottom of the screen for iPhone/iPod touch), and can be pinned for permanency.
    • Keyboard keys such as Shift, Alt, and Tab are now represented by familiar icons rather than text on the scrolling key bar.
    • FIXED: Connections to third party and community VNC-compatible Server projects (such as that built-in to VMware) can be made more reliably by selecting Picture Quality > Let the computer decide.

    2.0.2, released 25th January 2012

    • Connection information can now be logged to files available when a device is connected to iTunes.
    • The version number is now available from Settings > VNC Viewer.
    • FIXED: Connections to VNC Free Edition or to community VNC-compatible Server projects are now more reliable.

    2.0.1, released 13th December 2011

    • FIXED: Performance has been improved across slower networks.
    • FIXED: The mouse cursor is now more responsive.
    • FIXED: Connections are no longer unexpectedly terminated on switch back in to VNC Viewer for iOS.
    • FIXED: Connections from iPhone 3G devices no longer occasionally fail.
    • FIXED: Splitting the iPad virtual keyboard no longer disables the toolbar.

    2.0.0, released 23rd November 2011

    • NEW: Multitasking. A connection is now maintained for approximately ten minutes on switch out from VNC Viewer for iOS. At this time, you are prompted to briefly switch back in order to maintain the connection for another ten minutes.
    • NEW: Full screen display. The entire desktop of a connected computer is now shown. Touch the screen to show a toolbar.
    • NEW: Searchable connections. Connections can now be filtered to quickly find the one you want.
    • NEW: External monitors. A connected computer's desktop is automatically transfered to an external monitor if one is plugged in to the device. The device screen then acts as a keyboard and mouse.
    • NEW: Apple TV. A connected computer's desktop is automatically transferred to Apple TV if AirPlay Mirroring is turned on (iOS 5 devices only). The device screen then acts as a keyboard and mouse.
    • NEW: Programmatic connectivity. Start VNC Viewer for iOS and connect automatically using the URI scheme
      vnc://[<username>[:<password>]]@< network_address>[:<port>].

    1.4.1, released 16th August 2011

    • FIXED: Changes by Apple to Screen Sharing built-in to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) have been mitigated by alterations to the authentication mechanism. This means you can now connect to Screen Sharing built-in to any supported version of Mac OS X using your Mac user name and password. You no longer need to specify a separate VNC password. (If you choose to turn off VNC Viewers may control screen with password, note you must restart Screen Sharing.)

    1.4.0, released 4th January 2011

    • NEW: Connections to the latest versions of VNC Enterprise Edition and VNC Personal Edition can be secured end-to-end using 256-bit AES encryption.
    • NEW: Image information is compressed more efficiently for better performance over low bandwidth connections to the latest versions of VNC Enterprise Edition and VNC Personal Edition.
    • FIXED: Searching for available Bonjour-enabled computers no longer impairs the performance of subsequent connections.

    1.3.2, released 8th November 2010

    • NEW: iOS 4.2 support, including multitasking features for iPad, and IPv6. Note that connections are closed on app switch out from VNC Viewer for iOS.

    1.3.1, released 25th September 2010

    • FIXED: The virtual keyboard no longer fails to appear on iOS4 devices in low memory states.

    1.3.0, released 21st July 2010

    • NEW: iOS 4.2 support. Note that, for your security, connections are closed on app switch out from VNC Viewer for iOS running on multitasking devices.
    • NEW: Bonjour Service Discovery support, making it simple to locate and connect to computers on a local network.
    • A message now appears upon connection indicating whether the remote control session will be encrypted or not.
    • The scrolling key bar now has buttons representing the Enter keyboard key and, for connections to Mac computers, the Option key.
    • Double-tapping the Status Bar now scrolls to the top of connection lists.
    • FIXED: Internet connectivity status is no longer checked before connecting to a computer on a private network.

    1.2.39970, released 29th April 2010

    • FIXED: Intermittent crash during rotation on some iPads.

    1.2.0, released 21st April 2010

    • NEW: Full iPad support.
    • NEW: Function, modifier, editing, navigation, and other computer keyboard keys are now available on a scrolling key bar.
    • NEW: You can now zoom fully out to see the whole desktop of a connected computer.
    • NEW: You can now temporarily obscure sensitive text as you type it, for example passwords.

    1.1.0, released 29th March 2010

    • NEW: Support for AMX touch panels embedding VNC-compatible Server technology.
    • NEW: A connection can have a user-friendly name.
    • NEW: A connection can have a desktop preview after it is first established.
    • There is now a button to dismiss the on-screen keyboard. You no longer have to tap the screen.
    • When the keyboard is displayed, moving the mouse cursor is now the same user experience as when the keyboard is dismissed.
    • A message now warns if connecting to Screen Sharing or Apple Remote Desktop built-in to Mac OS X 10.4+ and VNC Viewers may control screen with password is not enabled.

    1.0.0, released 2nd February 2010

    • First release.