Remote Control your Mac with an iPhone
So, you want to connect to your Mac, but from your iPhone? It’s possible, and though you may have heard of people controlling their Mac’s via their iPhone but assumed it was something just for the jailbreak crowd, well that’s assumed wrong, because it turns out that iOS has VNC clients that allow you to remotely control a Mac that is setup for remote control.
It’s actually really easy to control your Mac from the iPhone or iPod touch, the steps are basically this simple:
- Turn on ‘Screen Sharing’ on the Mac in your Sharing preferences (set a password!)
- Download a VNC client on the iPhone (Mocha VNC Lite is recommended, it’s free you can get it here if interested)
- Connect to your Mac’s IP address via the iPhone VNC client
That’s it! Yes really. Cool huh?
Is this fast? Is it efficient? Not really, but it works in a pinch.
It’s really about that simple, if you want some more guidance though, check out TechChimp‘s walkthrough on the matter, it’s easy to follow and trust me, it’s easy.