What's new in Apple Remote Desktop

Find out about the features and changes included in each update to Apple Remote Desktop.

Apple Remote Desktop lets you manage multiple Mac computers across your network. Mac computers managed by Apple Remote Desktop receive updates to the Apple Remote Desktop Client software along with macOS updates.

Apple Remote Desktop requires macOS Ventura 13.6 or later.

What’s new in Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.7

  • High Performance connections to Mac computers with macOS Sonoma
  • App Windows, Desktop, Launchpad, Mission Control, Keyboard and Zoom items in connection window toolbars
     

What's new in Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.6

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Support for macOS Ventura
  • Improved Screen Sharing authentication to provide better protection in enterprise environments
     

What's new in Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.5

  • Bug fixes and improvements
     

What's new in Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.4

  • Support for macOS Big Sur
  • Support for Mac computers with Apple silicon
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
     

What's new in Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.3

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Support for Dark Mode
     

What's new in Apple Remote Desktop 3.9

This update improves the overall stability of Apple Remote Desktop and includes the following specific changes:

  • Computer lists, complete with credentials, can be exported to an encrypted archive and restored to other viewers.
  • Improved security, with an optional compatibility option to support older clients in the Security tab of the Preferences panel.
  • Assistance cursors available via a custom toolbar item.
  • Support for the Touch Bar.
  • Admins can now connect to Mac devices running older versions of Apple Remote Desktop Client software without needing to make sure Preferences > Security > “Allow communications with older clients (less secure)” is turned on in the admin app. You must be running Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.9.2 or later on the Mac running Apple Remote Desktop.
     
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