How to Access And Control Your iPhone from Computer Easily

Technology is taking everything by storm, now thanks to the readily available apps you can comfortably control your iPhone from a PC. Amazing, right?

Sadly, most of these apps require you to jailbreak your device, a practice most people are running away from. Do not despair yet. You will soon find out how to remotely control an iPhone from your PC without jailbreaking your device. Here are the best apps to use for remotely controlling your iPhone or iPad from your PC without jailbreak:

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6 Awesome Apps to Remotely Control Your iPhone from PC or MAC

1. AirServer

AirServer is a solid application that is simple to use when it comes to mirroring your iPhone directly from your Mac. Here is how to go about it:

How to control your iPhone from PC remotely using AirServer

  •  Open your browser and go to AirServer.com.
  • Once the official webpage loads, on the bottom left of your screen, click on the “Download for free” box. A small window will pop up on your screen prompting you to sign up for a free trial.
  • Fill in your name and email address then proceed. An email confirmation will be sent to your email.
  • Confirm the email to get the activation codes. Copy and save the codes on a note pad.
  • Choose the setup option you want to download according to your computer device.
  • Once the download is complete, open your set up.
  • Click next on your setup, and ensure that you check on all the things you need and also agree with the end-user agreement. You will also be prompted to insert the activation code you got from the free registration.
  • Copy and paste the codes and then proceed. This might take some time therefore you need to be patient. Once it is complete click finish.
  • Launch the application, if it asks for activation, copy and paste the codes again. This time you will get a message saying your code has been validated meaning you are good to go.
  • Go to your iPhone device and swipe up. You will see the Air server application.
  • Click on it and choose mirroring. Once this is done you will be able to see your iPhone screen on your PC. Note all the apps can be run perfectly. You can also resize your iPhone size and continue with whatever task you were doing. Talk of convenience!

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2. ISL Light

If you need to access your iPhone directly from a computer and actually control what it does, then this method will be more helpful. It also comes in handy for those looking to troubleshoot problems with the iPhone as well as manage data and configure the device.

Here, you need to download the ISL light app for the computer, and this other ISL app for the iPhone. The computer app works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Once downloaded, follow the steps indicated below to control your computer from your iPhone:

How to control your iPhone from PC using ISL Light

  • Open the ISL App on your computer and click to start a session
  • The client should also open the app on the iPhone or Android device and connect to the existing session
  • Share the session code with the client for the connection to happen
  • Once connected, you can now access the iPhone from your computer through WiFi, 3G, or LTE
  • You will be able to see live screenshots of the client’s device from your computer
  • You can also chat with the iPhone’s user remotely

3. Mobile Gateways by Eggplant

Mobile gateway provides for simple and full control of your iPhone directly from your Mac.

The good thing with this software is that it can control other devices too, including Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry remotely from your computer. It doesn’t require jailbreaking to install and use.

Visit Mobile Gateways

4. VMware AirWatch

If you are in a corporate and are looking for a way to be able to remotely access all the company’s devices in possession of employees, then VMware AirWatch is the best software for this job. It allows you to install different apps to client’s computers and collaborate on tasks.

With the remote-control ability that the software provides across many platforms including Android and Windows, you have a better way of installing apps and collaborating at the workplace when you install VMware AirWatch.

Visit VMware

5. iKeyboardRemote

iKeyboardRemote lets you control your iPad or iPhone remotely from your Mac. This is especially useful whenever you want to execute simple tasks such as watching multimedia and accessing files. If you want to leave your iPhone on the doc while you play music or even access your photos, then this is your ideal app.

Pairing it up with your iPhone or iPad is as simple as selecting its name when it appears on your Mac.

Visit iKeyboardRemote

6. Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop was originally developed by Google for Android but has since been extended to cater to iPhone and iPad users. To use this app, you need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension and then download its free iOS version on your iPhone or iPad.

Once installed and a connection established, you can access your iOS device remotely and perform anything from playing videos, configuring apps, and even accessing documents. Connecting is as easy as entering an access code provided when you install the app on your Mac or PC.

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Read Also: How to use your iPhone as an Apple TV remote

Finally…

All these apps have their strengths and weaknesses hence you need to choose the best depending on the purpose you intend to use it for. For example, some of the apps will only allow you to control things like music but don’t give you access to photos. Others, on the other hand, are built for corporate use.

7 thoughts on “How to Access And Control Your iPhone from Computer Easily”

  1. did I miss an important setting? I don’t believe you can control your Iphone from Chrome using remote desktop. You can use your Chrome remote desktop’s IOS app to control your desktop, but not vice-versa

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  2. I downloaded and tested each of these options. According to ISL technical support, there is nothing enables remote control of an iOS device. All of these are simply mirrors.

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  3. Which one of these will help me kill an app on iPhone remotely from a Mac? Assume my iPhone is connected to Mac. I want to run a command on a Mac that can force stop a running application or a background application. I am building an automation with Mac to test iOS devices and this requirement is part of it

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