Mac OS X Lion compatibility

VNC Viewer for iOS users

VNC Viewer for iOS v1.4.1 is now live in the App Store.

Download on the App Store

What’s new?

Now supports Apple Screen Sharing built-in to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Please upgrade via the App Store:

Users connecting to Apple Screen Sharing in Lion OS X

Using VNC Viewer for iOS v1.4.1 you can now connect to Screen Sharing in Lion OS X. Authenticate using your Mac user name and password.

If you are upgrading you no longer need to specify a separate VNC password. Turn it off by opening System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing, clicking the Computer Settings button, and turning off VNC Viewers may control screen with password. You must then restart Screen Sharing (turn it off and back on again).

Please note, for the best user experience, and encrypted connections, we always recommend using VNC Viewer for iOS with VNC Enterprise Edition running on the computer that you want to control. You can trial VNC Enterprise Edition FREE for 30 days. Go ahead, see what you think: www.realvnc.com/products/enterprise

VNC Enterprise Edition users

The latest release of VNC Enterprise Edition, version 4.6.3, includes Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) support. If you have current support and maintenance cover you are eligible for a free upgrade. For help upgrading visit our knowledge base.

If your support has expired you can contact us to discuss your renewal renew@realvnc.com.

Please note however that connections cannot be established using the VNC Desktop Viewer to Screen Sharing built-in to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). For further information and release notes please visit: www.realvnc.com/products/enterprise

VNC Viewer for Android users

Some users may be experiencing problems logging in when connecting from VNC Viewer for Android to Apple Screen Sharing in OS X Lion. We are currently working on a solution for VNC Viewer for Android which will be available via the Android Market.

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