Microsoft adds new features along with bug fixes to Remote Desktop Mobile on iOS

Microsoft's Remote Desktop Mobile app has received a slew of fresh feature updates today alongside several bug fixes on iOS. The updates are mostly for the app's input mode and audio output.

The release brings Remote Desktop on iOS to version 10.1.3. Here's the full changelog:

  • The input mode (Mouse Pointer or Touch mode) is now global across all active PC and remote app connections.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented microphone redirection from working consistently.
  • Fixed a bug that caused audio output to play from an iPhone earpiece instead of the internal speaker.
  • Added support for automatically switching audio output between the iPhone/iPad internal speaker, bluetooth speakers and Airpods.
  • Audio now continues to play in the background when switching away from the client or locking the device.
  • The input mode automatically switches to Touch mode when using a SwiftPoint mouse on iPhones or iPads (not running iPadOS 13.4 or later).
  • Addressed graphics output failures that occurred when the server was configured to use AVC444 full screen mode.
  • Fixes to address VoiceOver bugs.

The updated app also now lets you pan around a zoomed-in session with an external mouse or trackpad by pressing on and dragging away from the pan knob. In touch mode, you can move around a zoomed-in session by just long-pressing and moving your finger. Additionally, you can push the mouse cursor against the sides of the screen in order to pan around in mouse pointer mode.

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