Installation

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Tip: Please make sure your device is running one of our supported operating systems!

AnyDesk can be run in portable mode (uninstalled) or installed on all major desktop-based operating systems. See Portable vs. Installed for some differences between the portable and installed versions.

Installing AnyDesk for Windows, macOS¹, and Linux will install the AnyDesk Service

¹ - See Operating-System-Specific Instructions - macOS

Windows

EXE: The executable file version of AnyDesk can be used while uninstalled as well as installed. To install the .EXE version of AnyDesk, simply start the AnyDesk program then click the link contained in the orange "Install AnyDesk" tile.

MSI: The Microsoft Software Installation version of AnyDesk cannot be run in portable mode. As it is an installer package, running the MSI would install AnyDesk on the device.

AnyDesk for Windows can also be installed via the command-line.

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macOS

There are currently three installation modes for AnyDesk for macOS: A) full installation via DMG, B) portable installation, and C) full installation via PKG.

A) The full installation installs both the AnyDesk client as well as the AnyDesk Services which is required to use features such as being able to connect to the macOS AnyDesk client while the user account has been switched or logged out of. To do full installation, simply click the orange "Install Now" tile in the main AnyDesk window and accept the Terms and Conditions.

B) On the other hand, the portable installation only installs the AnyDesk client. To do so, simply drag & drop the AnyDesk application within the .DMG file to the Applications folder on the macOS device.

Warning: Please note that the portable installation will not install the global AnyDesk Service. This means that features such as the ability to connect to the AnyDesk client after a restart or if the remote user has logged out will not be available. 

For more information about the differences between the portable and "installed" versions of AnyDesk, please see Portable vs. Installed.

To convert the portable installation to a full installation, simply click AnyDesk in the top global menu bar and select Install AnyDesk Service….

C) The PKG installer is only available for custom clients. Like the Windows MSI installer package, it cannot be used in portable mode and running it will install both the client as well as the global AnyDesk Service.

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Linux

For Debian and Red Hat-compatible Linux distributions, using our official AnyDesk for Linux repositories is strongly recommended (DEB Repository, RPM Repository).

For specific situations where older versions of AnyDesk are required, our archived repositories are also available (Archived DEB Repository, Archived RPM Repository). Please note that these AnyDesk versions are no longer supported at this time.

DEB and RPM format package installers are also available. Running these installers would install AnyDesk on the device.

If using a Linux distribution that is no longer supported by AnyDesk (RHEL/CentOS 6, Debian 8, Ubuntu 16.04), the last version that is available for these operating systems is AnyDesk 5.0.0 for Linux and older. If required, they are available for download at https://download.anydesk.com/linux/.

AnyDesk for Linux can also be installed via the command-line

Compressed folders in the .TAR.GZ file format are also available. These folders, once unpacked, contain the portable AnyDesk client. Installing the AnyDesk clients contained in the .TAR.GZ folders is not supported at this time.

Required Dependencies

  • libc6 (>= 2.7),
  • libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1),
  • libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0),
  • libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.20.1),
  • libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1),
  • libx11-6,
  • libxcb-shm0,
  • libxcb1,
  • libpango1.0-0,
  • libcairo2,
  • libxrandr2 (>= 1.3),
  • libx11-xcb1,
  • libxtst6,
  • libxfixes3,
  • libxdamage1,
  • libgtkglext1.

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FreeBSD

Compressed folders in the .TAR.GZ file format are available for FreeBSD devices. These folders, once unpacked, contain the portable AnyDesk client. Installing the AnyDesk clients contained in the .TAR.GZ folders is not supported at this time.

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Raspberry Pi

A DEB installer is available for Raspberry Pi 2 and newer devices running Raspberry Pi OS.

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iOS/iPadOS/tvOS

AnyDesk for iOS/iPadOS/tvOS is available on the Apple App Store.

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Android/ChromeOS

AnyDesk for Android and ChromeOS is available on the Google Play Store.

AnyDesk for Android can also be downloaded from the Amazon App Store and Huawei App Gallery.

The APK version of AnyDesk for Android can be manually downloaded from anydesk.com as well as my.anydesk.com, and sideloaded on the Android device.

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