How to connect and control the computer from the Android phone.
A mobile phone and a computer are two self-sufficient devices that can work independently. However, working for long periods of time on a PC can be uncomfortable due to the sitting position. It helps to work remotely from the PC through a mobile phone. So here we explain how to control your PC from your Android phone, and what you need to do it.
remote control software
By default, mobile phones and PCs do not have a sufficient set of tools for remote communication, but from a hardware point of view they have everything they need. All the user has to do is install an application that gives them remote access, and they’re done. Here’s the best software to help you set up your sync.
It is important. The software must be installed on both the computer and the phone.
unified remote control
This remote access application allows you to control your computer by editing directories and files, as well as working in various programs. The software is available in paid and free versions. The full version of Unified Remote costs about 340 rubles.
Unified Remote functionality includes more than 70 options. This is enough to comfortably interact with a computer if you have a mobile phone at hand. The connection can be established via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Probably the most popular app of its kind, available on both Android and Windows. The software is distributed free of charge, but at the same time it allows access to the full list of functions without any additional cost.
The application interface has been translated into Russian and there is a manual inside it, so even newcomers can understand the features and start using TeamViewer quickly. The connection is made through a password-protected Wi-Fi channel and the user can always be sure that only he is connected to the PC.
PC remote control
The name of this program speaks for itself. PC Remote acts as a remote control for a computer whose software is installed on both devices. As with TeamViewer, the connection is made via the Internet, which allows you to use almost all available options for normal PC work.
After the pairing is established, the desktop of the PC is displayed on the screen of the mobile phone. If you want, you can change the control options so that you are not restricted in what you can do. Also, there is a virtual joystick available in PC Remote in case you decide to play on the computer remotely.
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Official Microsoft software for Windows PC users. The connection is made through the “Remote Access Settings” tab available in the “Control Panel” of the PC and through the Microsoft Remote Desktop mobile application.
The software allows you to access your computer’s desktop, as long as both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The main advantage of the program is that you do not have to install any additional software on your PC.
This application is especially popular in business environments due to its fast performance and high level of stability. Sync the two devices over Wi-Fi as the fastest way to access the wireless network.
The VNC Viewer mobile app has already been installed over 5 million times, proving the demand for the software. Once you have installed it on your mobile phone, you just have to modify the instructions and download a similar application on your PC. You can then add multiple PCs for remote access.
splash top 2
The software that provides the most productive remote access. In this case, we are referring to the stability of the software and its functionality. In a nutshell, with Splashtop 2 you can perform any task that you are used to doing on your computer.
But it is important to make a warning. Splashtop 2 is available in a paid version and a free version. The former has no restrictions, while the latter only allows you to connect to a PC via a wired connection. Of course, this control option cannot be called remotely and therefore you have to be prepared to pay the necessary amount.
The nuances of controlling a PC from a phone
Normally, remote communication between computers is done through a Wi-Fi wireless network.
The connection principle differs depending on the software used. If you decide to use the tools built into your PC and the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, the instructions are as follows:
- Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
- On the computer, open the “Control Panel”.
- Go to “Remote Access Settings”.
- Under the “Remote Access” tab, check the “Allow connection only from computers running a network-level authenticated desktop” box.
- Install Microsoft Remote Desktop on your mobile phone and launch the application.
- In the “Remote Desktops” tab, create a new connection.
- Specify the IP address of the computer on the local network or its name.
- Sign in with an administrator account.
You may find it easier to connect using third party software as it is more suited to beginners. In this case, the connection is established as follows:
- Install the software on both devices.
- Connect to the same wireless network.
- Run the app on your mobile phone.
- Press the “Connect to PC” button.
- Run the same program on the PC.
- Scan the QR code on your mobile phone.
The pairing principle may vary depending on the application you are going to use. QR code is not always chosen as a means of pairing. You often have to set your own password.