How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone

Oct 12, 2020 - 3 Comments

How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone

AnyDesk is a remote desktop software that offers a free and convenient way to establish a remote connection between devices. With the AnyDesk app for iOS and iPadOS, you can remotely control your Windows PC right from your iPhone or iPad.

Considered as a popular alternative to TeamViewer, AnyDesk is primarily used by various companies to provide technical support. However, with the remote desktop feature, you have complete control over your PC at your fingertips no matter where you are. Whether you forgot to shut down your PC before leaving for work or if you want to access certain files, you can remotely connect to your PC using your iPhone, as long as AnyDesk is running on your computer.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the necessary steps to remotely control your Windows PC using AnyDesk on an iPhone or iPad.

How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone

First of all, you need to download and install AnyDesk on to the computer you want to establish a remote connection with. You’ll also need to install the AnyDesk app for iPhone & iPad from the App Store before you get started with the procedure.

  1. Open AnyDesk on your Windows PC and take note of your computer’s AnyDesk address located in the left pane. Now, click on the lines icon located at the top-right corner of the window and go to “Settings”.

    How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone
  2. Next, head over to the “Security” sectionn and check the box to “Enable unattended access” as shown in the screenshot below. You’ll be asked to set a preferred password.

    How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone
  3. Now, open the AnyDesk app on your iPhone or iPad.

    AnyDesk Icon
  4. Type in your computer’s AnyDesk address and tap on “Connect”.

    How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone
  5. Now, type in the password you set on the desktop client and tap “Apply”. Enable the option to log in automatically from now on, in order to avoid having to enter the password every time you connect to your PC.

    How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone
  6. This will establish the remote desktop connection. You can swipe from either the left or right side of your screen when your device is in landscape mode to access the on-screen keyword for typing. To end the remote desktop session at any time, simply drag your finger to the “X” icon at the bottom after swiping left or right.

    How to Remotely Control Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone

That’s pretty much all there is to the procedure. From now on, you should be able to remotely connect to your Windows machine with absolute ease.

It’s important to note that AnyDesk must to be running on your computer, at least in the background to successfully establish a remote connection from your iOS device. The software makes it easy to control your computer regardless of where you are, so you don’t always have to carry around your laptop to perform minimal tasks.

AnyDesk can also be used to establish a remote desktop connection with other computers, which could help in providing technical assistance. Likewise, you can also share your iPhone or iPad’s screen to a Windows PC using the AnyDesk app. However, you can’t use it to remote control your iOS device as you’re limited to just viewing what’s displayed on the screen.

Looking for other options? If you’re not quite content with what AnyDesk has to offer, there are plenty of other remote desktop software to choose from. For example, TeamViewer can be used to establish remote desktop connections in an identical way. Microsoft Remote Desktop can be considered as a compelling alternative too.

This is obviously geared at Windows PC and iPhone, but the Mac has Remote Desktop and screen sharing capabilities as well, and you can use VNC apps to remotely access Mac from an iPhone or iPad too.

We hope you had no issues remote controlling your Windows PC with your iPhone or iPad using AnyDesk. What other remote desktop software have you tried before? How do they stack up to AnyDesk? Do share your thoughts and experience in the comments section down below.

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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Expobill says:

    Theres are many other “remote” apps that perform the same task without these steps we have been using all last decade. I use a remote app that can switch between my Macbook air and Dell XPS.

  2. Lee says:

    install TightVNC on the PC, Real VNC Viewer, works perfectly

  3. sml says:

    I use Splashtop to provide remote access from my iPod Touch to both a Windows PC and a Mac and, in my opinion, leads the pack in remote access software. It works with multiple iOS platforms and can also be used between desktops and has many other features that attracted me to it.
    sml

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