Reflection for UNIX (iOS and Android Editions) Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 23-Oct-2014
  • 02-Mar-2018


Reflection for UNIX (iOS and Android Editions)


This technical note addresses common questions about Reflection for UNIX (iOS/Android).


This technical note addresses the following questions:

What is Reflection for UNIX?

Reflection for UNIX is a native application for mobile devices that provides access to the command shell and screen-based applications on UNIX/Linux and OpenVMS hosts. It includes the following features:

  • SSH and Telnet connections.
  • VT terminal emulation, including scrollback buffer and configurable colors, terminal ID, character sets, and answerback
  • Easily toggle between multiple connected sessions
  • Convenient on-screen Keybar for function keys and symbols

Look for additional features in subsequent updates.

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Figure 1. Reflection for UNIX on iPad: connected SSH session with KeybarFigure 1. Reflection for UNIX on iPad: connected SSH session with Keybar

How can I get Reflection for UNIX?

Download Attachmate Reflection for UNIX from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store:

If you can’t see the app on your device, it may not be a supported device, or the app may not yet be available in your country.

Configure your device to notify you of available app updates so you have quick access to new features.

What features are supported?

All previous features and fixes are included in the latest release. See KB 7022073 for a full list of features.

For product lifecycle information, see

What devices are supported?

Reflection for UNIX currently supports:

  • Apple iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad 2 models (running iOS 7 or higher). iPod touch is not currently supported.
  • Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus
  • Android-based tablets, phablets, and phones (running Android OS 4.2 “Jelly Bean” or higher)

Reflection for UNIX connects directly from your mobile device to your UNIX/Linux system.

Note: If you need a full-featured SSH client or server to run on other Windows or UNIX/Linux platforms, see Reflection for Secure IT product information:

How do I know which version I’m running?

Reflection for UNIX includes an “About” feature that will tell you, among other things, which version you have installed.

How do I get more help?

Additional Information

Legacy KB ID

This article was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2751.