Remote Control your Mac with an iPhone

Dec 26, 2009 - 1 Comment

iPhone 6 with a 4.7" display mocked up

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:

  • On the Mac: Turn on ‘Screen Sharing’ on the Mac in your Sharing preferences (set a password!)
  • On the iPhone or iPad: 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
  • remote control mac with iphone

Connect, and you’ll have the Mac display accessible from the iPhone or iPad!

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, just mess around in the Mocha VNC app or similar, there’s not much to go wrong. If all fails, check out the full walkthrough on the matter, it’s easy to follow and trust me, it’s easy.

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Posted by: William Pearson in iPhone, Mac OS X

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  1. nicar says:

    Remote Control your Mac with an iPhone does not appear to work. Is there any update with IOS9?
    Thanks

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