All About Remote Control On Android
A modern user owns more than one multimedia device. More often than a computer, this is a phone or tablet. Sometimes, to complete some tasks, you just don’t feel like changing your computer from a comfortable sofa. Or there is a need for files from your home PC, but there is no way to get to it. At such times, the Remote Access feature will come to the rescue. Since Android remains the most common operating system for mobile devices, then we will consider it.
Remote access function is also present on Android
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Preparing to configure management
Remote control of a tablet, phone or computer will require you to:
- A multimedia device with the Android operating system.
- Stationary personal computer or laptop.
- Internet connection.
- A little time.
First of all, it is necessary to determine the goals of subsequent actions. After reading this material, you can remotely control your Android device from your computer and vice versa, manage your PC from a tablet or smartphone. Also, such ordinary tasks as finding a lost phone, copying documents or folders to it and from it, working with calls and SMS will reach a new level.
Step 1 – Google to help
This option of accessing a smartphone from a computer is not striking in its functionality. You can make your phone ring a beep, erase all data on it or look at its approximate location on the map.
Step 2 – Selecting Third-Party Software
The most popular solution is Teamviewer.
The features of this program should include, first of all, cross-platform. It doesn’t matter if you have Linux, Windows or Macintosh – everything will work the same, namely excellent! For work, applications of the same name on each of the devices and the Internet will be required. Simple registration, stability, speed and free distribution became the main features of this program. Each device is given a number and password, by entering which you can connect. The scope is practically unlimited – you can do the same on a tablet as on a PC, and vice versa.
Remote control Android device from computer
The most functional solution is AirDroid.
This application is very popular due to the fact that it is free, simple and functional. At the first start, you will be asked to register. It is better to do this, thereby not limiting the functionality of the program. In any case, the main window will appear with two addresses and a QR code.
If the Android device and the computer are on the same Wi-Fi network, you can go to the second address (just copy it to your PC’s browser) and get access to your smartphone or tablet. Or, using the camera, scan the code directly from the PC screen – and get the same result. You will be transferred to the control panel of the Android device.
If your mobile device is not connected to the same Wi-Fi network (especially convenient if it is not nearby at all), then click on the first link in the program – web.airdroid.com address. This is where the recently created username and password come in handy. Through such simple manipulations, you get remote control of the Android device, wherever it is.
Using this program, you can on your computer:
- Work with calls and address book.
- Write SMS and MMS messages.
- Install applications from the phone’s memory or from a PC.
- Transfer files and folders between devices (both ways).
- Use your smartphone as a webcam.
As mentioned above, the program is completely free, but has some limitations. For example, when connecting outside one Wi-Fi network data transfer is limited to one hundred megabytes, location and turning on the camera are also not available. As often happens, the paid version will help get around the prohibitions – only 2 per month or 20 per year. Looking at the impressive list of advantages, functionality and a friendly interface, we can say that this software is worth the money.
Droid VNC Server
An interesting solution for conservatives and users who are afraid to get confused in the interface. You just get your Android screen on your computer desktop. You can perform the same actions that are available on your mobile device by creating a VNC server. The program from the category "must have" for copying contacts or SMS. Working with personal information requires authentication.
Remote Web Desktop
A simple program that creates the virtual desktop of an Android device in your browser. Suitable for transferring files between devices, listening to music and video. It has a slightly confusing interface.
Remote computer control from an Android device
PocketCloud Remote Desktop
An interesting application that fully emulates the desktop of your PC. It has a lot of settings and a nice interface. Makes the remote access of the Android device to the computer quick and enjoyable. The disadvantages include a noticeable slowdown on weak devices and the absence of any tools for working with screen resolution.
Splash top 2 – Remote Desktop
An application that allows you to do absolutely everything on the Android screen that you can do on your computer. An excellent application, it works quickly, and flexible settings allow you to work with maximum comfort. There are only two minuses: the price is 7 and the lack of Russification. If you know English, then feel free to buy – the product is worth the money.
LogMeIn is the best among equals
Repeats the functionality of Splashtop 2 – Remote Desktop and is free. Russian language is also available. In the paid version there is only the ability to watch videos in HD, but if you do not need such excesses, then there are simply no shortcomings.
So what to choose?
In the selection of software, first of all, you need to build on your needs. Decide what you need and install applications that will make your wishes come true. The attitude to each program is very individual, and what one likes will be unacceptable to another user. Just try all the options – and leave the product that will make the remote control of the Android device as comfortable and productive as possible for you.