Undoubtedly, iPhone is a very powerful and popular mobile device. If you want to use it as a remote control to your personal computer, keep reading to learn how to use AnyViewer or RD Client to control your PC from iPhone devices.
AnyViewer: Control your computer from your iPhone over Internet
AnyViewer, an iOS remote control app, allows you to connect iPhone to computer wirelessly with Elliptic Curve Cryptography encryption protected. It comes with a concise and user-friendly interface and don’t require port forwarding even you to control your computer with iPhone on a different network. Thus, you can use it without any obstacle even you are a novice. Have a look at its main features:
- Secure unattended remote access with 1-click.
- Send remote control request.
- Control multiple computers at the same time.
- Offer shortcuts of many essential operations like running Task Manager.
- Offer text chat after connection is established.
- Both Mouse Mode and Touch Mode are offered, for you to better use iPhone to control PC.
Then, it’s time to get to know how to use AnyViewer to remotely control your PC with your iPhone.
Step 1. Download free remote desktop software – AnyViewer for Windows on your personal computer. Install and run it to allow remote access for your computer.
Step 2. On your iPhone, go to the App Store to search AnyViewer, download it and install it on your iPhone.
Step 3. Create an AnyViewer account and log into this account on both your PC and your iPhone.
Step 4. On your iPhone, tap Device and you can see all devices that assigned to the account, including your computer.
Step 5. Tap the PC that you want to control with your iPhone and choose Remote Control.
Then, on your iPhone, you can see the desktop and the files, folders, apps on your computer and use them.
Bonus tip: If you don’t need to regularly control your PC from your iPhone and there’s someone on your computer to allow remote control request, you can send remote control request and wait for your partner to accept it. Then, you can take full control of the computer with your iPhone.
RD client: Control your PC from iPhone on the same network
You can switch to RD client to remotely access your computer from iPhone, if you are unwilling to download third-party app on your personal computer and you can satisfy the following two conditions:
1. The edition of your personal computer operating system supports Remote Desktop (Windows 7 Home/Starter and Windows 10/11 Home don’t support Remote Desktop).
2. Your PC and your iPhone can be in different locations but should be in the same network; otherwise, port forwarding or VPN is necessary.
Now, see how to use RD client to control your PC with your iPhone.
Step 1. On your computer, press Windows + R, input sysdm.cpl and click OK to open Properties window.
Step 2 Click Remote tab and choose Allow remote connection to this computer under Remote Desktop. Then, click OK to enable Remote Desktop on your computer.
Step 3. On your iPhone, download RD client from App Store and run it.
Step 4. Click the + icon and choose Add PC.
Step 5. Click PC Name and enter the hostname of IP address of the remote computer.
Step 6. Click the IP address icon and enter the credentials of your computer account and click Continue.
Then, you can connect to your computer from your iPhone device and take operations to your computer by tapping your iPhone screen.
The above part has illustrated clearly how to take control of PC from iPhone using AnyViewer and RD client. Obviously, AnyViewer is a better choice out of it less limitation in Windows operating system & network, its flexible connection ways and its ultra-simple operation. Besides, it enables you to access unattended or attended computer from another computer.