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How to Access Your PC / Laptop from an Android Smartphone

Google is way ahead than our imagination. Google has launched a new way to remotely access a PC on an Android by unleashing its app called Chrome Remote Desktop. Forgot your important files on a PC at home? What to do if you are not about to reach on time? Well, you don’t need to worry about anything as soon as you are using an Android smartphone. Google has made it possible to Access your PC / Laptop from an Android Smartphone. All it requires is a proper Android smartphone and a Chrome Browser installed on a PC to get the full access. If you want to know the process, kindly follow the below given report. A complete detailed step by step tutorial is given here. Start following it right away! 

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Since the process is a bit lengthy, you need to get yourself sticked to your seat along with a PC and an Android device. Following tutorial is compatible for both the PC systems, Windows and Mac. No matter what PC system you are using, Chrome Remote Desktop is always there for you with an incredible user interface which you might have never experienced before. Google has been launching smart apps to make all the people smarter with the help of its technology. After following the below tutorial, you would figure out the power of this amazing connection between your PC and your Android.

Just to get you the right information, we have divided this tutorial into two parts. You have to perform some operations on your PC and on an Android as well. We will guide you the process to do on your PC first and then will move on to an Android smartphone. Let’s get started!

How to Access Your PC / Laptop from an Android Smartphone

Step 1 :

Google has its own individual app called, Chrome Remote Desktop. Go to the Address bar and enter Chrome Remote Desktop, hit the Enter button. You would see a Chrome Web Store’s link of this app. When you see an official page of this app, you need to click on to the Add this to Chrome option. You can check it out in the following snapshot.

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Step 2 :

Once the downloading process gets done, you would be asked whether to add this app to your Chrome browser or not. Click on to Add option when asked.

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Step 3 :

Once the app gets installed, you would see an individual page of Chrome Remote Desktop app on your PC just like the following snapshot.

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Step 4 :

Here you would see two different options. Remote Assistance and My Computer. First option is for a different PC or Android user and the second option is for you. Make sure to select the second option from the page.

Step 5 :

Click on to Enable Remote connections option when asked from the second option that you have chosen.

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Step 6 :

Once you click on to this option, an additional Chrome Remote Desktop app will start downloading itself on the browser. You need to let this process done before to move further with the operation. Once the process gets done, you need to install this app manually to your PC.

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Step 7 :

Click on to the downloaded file, select Install button and install this additional app on your PC.

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Step 8 :

Once it gets done, the option will be enabled on the Remote Desktop App’s page. You would be asked to enter a PIN of 6 digits for security reasons. Make sure to enter a proper PIN to keep your connection secret from other users. The same will be needed in future. If you are using a Mac system, you need to give proper access to proceed further by entering a Password of your Mac.

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Step 9 :

Once the PIN entered, you’re done with the PC operations. You just have enabled the Remote Access of your PC.

These were all the steps which you need to perform in order to set up things on your current PC. You can get the same app from Windows and Mac system. Just a proper Google Chrome Web browser needs to be installed on your PC in order to move ahead with the process. After completing this set up process, you need to go ahead and follow some more steps on your Android. The process requires an additional app offered by Google itself. All the required steps are given here including the snapshots for a better useful information while performing the task. Do follow the steps and get this Chrome Remote Desktop app installed on your Android now! Here you go!

Install Chrome Remote Desktop App on Android Smartphone

Step 1 :

Open an apps menu from your Android and tap on to Google Play Store’s icon. Play Store’s homepage will be presented to you on the display!

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Step 2 :

Now, tap on to Search box and enter Chrome Remote Desktop by using your Phone’s Keyboard app. While entering words, you would see the app right there, just tap on to the app once it displays on the page.

Step 3 :

An official Google Play Store’s page of Chrome Remote Desktop will be there on your display with all the proper information and reviews from its users.

Step 4 :

Click on to the Install button, accept the terms and conditions about the app. Downloading process will itself take place in the background and you can see the progression in the notification area.

Step 5 :

Once the app gets installed, you would be notified with a Successful message. You can open the app by tapping on its icon from the apps menu. Entire downloading process will take a couple of minutes to get done, have some patience while the process is running in the background.

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Step 6 :

After this, you need to launch the app. You can either launch it from the Play Store’s page or you can even launch it from the apps menu of your Android. Once the app launches, you would see a name of the PC which is currently associated with the same Email ID.

Step 7 :

Make sure to select the mentioned name from the display. I’m sure you are aware about your PC’s name which is displayed right on the display. Just select it out by tapping on to it once.

Step 8 :

Once you select it, you would be asked to enter a proper PIN here. You need to enter the same PIN which is used on the PC.

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Step 9 :

You’re done with the process! You can see the PC screen on your Android. You can rotate it and can access it easily and smoothly!

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So folks, this is how you actually can get a full access of your PC or Computer from an Android smartphone. I’m sure you have never ever tried using this application as it’s a new in the market. You better to give it an instant try out now. In order to do so, we have mentioned all the required steps along with proper snapshots of the process.

Additionally, there are a few things which you should keep on your mind before trying out or performing the above operation on your PC and Android. Your PC needs to be powered well enough in order to make a proper connection to the Android smartphone. If not, keep both a PC and an Android charged enough and then proceed further with the installation process. Once you complete the process, your Smartphone’s display will perform the operation as a cursor and you can see the cursor is moving all around while you swipe your finger on the display. If you are not getting the right things, you can view the key operations from within the app. There’s a proper descriptions for all the key and other navigations to use a PC on your Android in the app.

You can even bring a virtual Keyboard of on your phone’s display. Click the Next button and a Keyboard app will be presented to you. It is possible to make proper editing by using this app. You can access anything from this connection from anywhere around the world. All it requires is a PIN which is used while setting up a connection. Once you enter PIN correctly, your phone’s display with itself turn to your PC’s display and you would be able to perform operations within it. You can even see the changes on your computer and display just to check things out for the first time.

What’s your take on this? Have you ever heard about this app and this process before? Did you ever try using this app? Do share your experiences in front of us. You can even share your views and opinions as well. Apart from this, if you have any queries or questions to be asked, feel free to let us know. For that, you need to drop your queries and questions to the comment section below this post. We would definitely like to help you out with proper solutions. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcomed. Stay tuned with us for more such useful information and solutions.

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Priyank Patel

Hey people! I'm Priyank from India, loves to get into Technology and its devices. Here to share what I experience on my Computing life. Stay tuned and read me out!

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