What's new in Apple Remote Desktop

Learn about the features and changes included in each update to Apple Remote Desktop and Apple Remote Desktop Client.

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 10.14.6 or later.

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 Macs 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.

What's new in Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.9.3

Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.9.3 is an update for any Mac that is viewed or controlled from the Remote Desktop app. It's available as an automatic software update for the following versions of these operating systems:

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or later
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users. It addresses issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability. 

About Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.9.2

This update addresses issues related to reliability, usability and compatibility and includes the following specific change:

  • When controlling a client Mac, you can now authenticate with a user’s long name instead of just the short name.
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