There might have been times when you wanted to control your Android smartphone with your PC. Maybe because your phone is away or you’re in a meeting and can’t open your phone. Or sometimes, just enjoy texting while looking at a bigger screen.
Best Ways To Control Your Mobile From PC
Fortunately, it’s quite easy to access an Android smartphone from a computer. There are a few methods to do this. After trying out a few, I have chosen the two Best Ways To Control Mobile From PC. So, let’s check out these methods.
1. Using Scrcpy
Scrcpy is a free and open-source solution for controlling as well as mirroring your android screen to your desktop. It is created by a professional team of developers who are behind Genymotion, an Android emulator. But there’s one catch here, you have to have your smartphone connected to the PC via USB cable to mirror it. The process of configuring your Android with the PC is a bit long but easy to learn.
Before we begin with the setup process, you need to make sure the developer options in your Android smartphone is enabled. If not, then follow these steps to enable it.
- Open setting and location About Phone section
- You will find the Build Number written. You have to tap on it 7 times.
- Now locate Developer Options in the settings or simply search Developer and you will find it.
- Inside developer options, locate USB Debugging and enable it.
Now you are all set to configure the Scrcpy. So, let’s check out all the steps you have to follow.
- The first thing you need to do is to open the official Github page of Scrcpy.
- Click on the .zip link under the Windows subheading. It will start downloading.
- Once you have the zip file, use any tool like 7zip or Winrar to extract it.
- Now connect your Smartphone to the PC using a USB cable.
- Open the extracted folder and then double click on the Scrcpy.exe
- You will see a popup for USB Debugging, simply click on Always allow from this computer and click Allow.
- And you are done. You would be able to see your Android screen right on your PC.
To remotely control your Android again in the future, simply plug in your smartphone to your computer via USB cable and run the scrcpy.exe file again. You can even use your PC’s keyboard to type in your Android and navigate your mouse.
This method doesn’t even need you to be connected to the internet. It will give you a completely lag-free experience with almost no delay. It’s quite an easy and reliable method. It’s my favorite method when I have my smartphone near me. But for wireless, check out the next method.
2. Using Teamviewer, Anydesk, Airdroid, etc
There are a lot of applications like Teamviewer, Anydesk, Airdroid, etc which give you the options to remotely control your Android smartphone wirelessly. But the basic thing they ask you to do is to have both Android and PC connected to the same Wifi network. You can also use your Android hotspot to connect to the internet on your PC.
The process of connecting is basically the same in all of these applications. Once you have installed the application on both PC and smartphone you just have to open these applications where you will see a unique code. Simply type the Android app’s code in your PC’s app and you would be able to see and control your android screen from the PC.
These methods are not 100% reliable because they sometimes don’t work. I tried using Anydesk and I was able to see the screen but the mouse and keyboard didn’t work with it. Also, I witnessed noticeable lags using this method. So, I’d recommend you to use the first method and only use the 2nd one when you don’t have a USB cable handy.
Can I control my Android using Your Phone on PC
No. With Your Phone, you can only access notifications, SMS, files but you cannot remotely control your Android smartphone.
How can I view my phone screen on my PC?
Yes. There are several ways to do this. You can use any screen mirroring application like Airdroid and Vysor or use the inbuilt Screen Cast feature.