When you’re sitting at your desk trying to do some work, your Android device can be a great distraction. If a text message arrives, you need to pick up your phone, unlock it and then answer with the keyboard of the touch screen. Until then, you probably forgot what you were doing on your computer. But thanks to applications and programs, it is possible to access the phone by PC, making these issues now a problem of the past.
Instead of all the juggling, when you plug your phone into your PC, you can control all aspects of the user interface with a dedicated dialog that mirrors the display of your phone, by integrating your PC and your computer very easily.
Access the Phone by PC: with USB Cable
The first way to access your phone by PC is using the USB cable. For this, you will need a computer and the USB data cable. The step-by-step to enable this mode of connection follows below.
- Step 1 – Enable USB debugging
First, you need to activate the hidden menu “developer Options” on your Android device so that you can enable “USB debugging”. Just tap 7 times on the version number in the menu “about phone” in the settings of the device.
- Step 2 – Install an app to mirror the device on your Android device
There will be two apps required: one for your Android device and a program to your computer. There are several different programs that you can use, then spend a while testing each one to find the ideal program for your needs.
- Step 3 – Install the program on your computer
On your PC now, download the app companion for your operating system. After you have downloaded the installer file, just start it and follow the instructions to get the software installed. Remember that some programs and apps are paid, but there are always free versions to mirror your Android and you do not have to buy the program. At the end of the installation you will be prompted to connect your phone to your computer with a USB data cable, then do exactly that.
- Step 4 – Enable the mirroring of the notification (optional)
At this point, you will have the chance to enable mirroring of the notification, which is a feature that displays the notifications of Android directly on the desktop of Windows. If you want to enable this, click on the activation option when prompted. From there, go to the programs on the phone and on the computer, following the instructions on the screens.
- Step 5 – Control your phone from your PC
At this point, you will see the main interface of the program, usually a window in the form of phone that displays a live broadcast of the screen of your smartphone. You can click on this interface with the mouse or the touchpad, and it will respond as if you actually touch the screen on your Android device. In other words, you can completely control your Android device using your mouse and keyboard on your Windows computer. You can do screen captures or record your screen, and can also rotate it in accordance with their needs, to configure the interface in such a way to enable you to play mobile games on your desktop.
How to Sign in to Mobile by PC: Wireless
The second option is to enter on the mobile phone by PC using a program or application to access via WiFi network to the device. The program’s most famous and used for this is TeamViewer, but there are many other programs available. Let’s go to the step-by-step use of and access to your mobile phone using these programs.
- Step 1 – Install an app to access Android device
On your device, go to Play Store and search for a remote access program like TeamViewer. This program will have a version for your smartphone and install in your computer. Install and create your account, as prompted on the screen of configuration of the device.
- Step 2 – Install the program on your computer
On your computer, install the program on the official website of the developer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install and configure the same account that you used in your smartphone to the program on the PC. Usually, when you do this, you will see all the devices connected to the account in a separate menu.
- Step 3 – Make the remote access to the smartphone
Opening the program on the two devices, you will have the option to do the remote access. If you want to access the smartphone from the computer, simply create an option of remote access and to follow ace instructions on the screen. Generally will be required to give an authorization in the form of a password to one of the devices, but all is well, instinctive and easy to use. Note that both the PC and the smartphone must be connected to the internet for this connection to work.
- Step 4 – Control your phone from your PC
From there, the program will have a screen by which you’ll be able to use the keyboard and mouse as if they were her fingers and the keyboard using the smartphone. Simple, isn’t it?
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