About Apple Remote Desktop Client and Admin

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

Apple Remote Desktop consists of two pieces of software: a client portion and an admin app. The client portion is part of macOS and can be updated with a software update. You can download the Remote Desktop admin app from the Mac App Store.

Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.9

Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.9 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 reliability, usability and compatibility.

Remote Desktop Admin app 3.9

This update improves the overall stability of the Remote Desktop software, 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

Apple Remote Desktop 3.8

 It addresses issues related to reliability, usability and compatibility. This update also provides the following specific improvements:

  • Improved support for OS X Yosemite
  • The ability to update versions of Apple Remote Desktop 3 installed from disc by using the Mac App Store

About Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.8.5

This update improves the overall stability of the Remote Desktop client software, and includes the following specific change:

  • Addresses an issue when using the "Create Client Installer" action in the Remote Desktop app
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