Easily & Efficiently Remote Control a PC from iPhone

| Updated on February 13, 2024

Why do We Need to Remotely Control a PC from iPhone?

With the advent of remote access tools, such as Windows built-in feature Remote Desktop, Chrome Remote Desktop, and so on, remotely accessing a PC from another PC is available to all of us, which makes the work and study are less-limited and more efficient.

However, some people may come across situations like when they are running an errand and there’s no computer with them or they need to remotely shutdown a PC because they forget to do it, At this time, they need to remotely control a PC from iPhone or iPad. So, is there any great way to get it?

How to Control a PC from iPhone

The answer is this question is Yes! To remote control a PC from an iPhone, here we strongly recommend remote access software– AnyViewer. 

  • Thanks to its easy operation, fast connection speed, and high responsiveness, AnyViewer attracts many users from all over the world. 
  • With AnyViewer, you can control a computer from an iPhone with one click if you log the same AnyViewer account on a PC and iPhone respectively.
  • You can experience Privacy Mode, with which the screen of the remote PC will be blackened and the keyboard and screen will be disabled, which definitely safeguards the security of your privacy and data.
  • AnyViewer is secured by Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) encryption, protecting your data from leakage.

There are many functions in the AnyViewer iOS version, you can try them as you like. 

Stage 1: Set up AnyViewer on PC

This part is about setting up AnyViewer on your PC. Get a free download of AnyViewer for PC and enjoy it right now.

Step 1. Install AnyViewer on 2 PCs. Sign up and fill in the information to create an AnyViewer account. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically. 


Step 2. After logging in, you can see your interface in the following picture. And go to the “Device” tab and you’ll find your PC is automatically assigned to the device.

free edition

Stage 2: Set up AnyViewer on your iPhone

This part is about how to set up AnyViewer on your iPhone. Get a free download for your iPhone and then follow my steps.

Step 1. Enter the “Email” and “Password” to log into the same AnyViewer account on your iPhone. 


Step 2. Now you’ll see your PC on your devices. 


Step 3. Click on the PC you want to control and then there will be many options listed, such as Remote control, View screen, Lock…


Step 4. Click on Remote control and then the connection will be successfully connected. 

(And then there will be a list of Gesture Guide. You can read it so that the operation later will be easier for you. You can also tick the option “Do not show again”. And after that it won’t appear again when you connect next time.) 

Click on Remote control

Step 5. Click on the menu button, and then you can see there are many features in AnyViewer iOS. You can use Power Management to lock, restart, or shut down the PC. Adjust image quality, and resolution and return to the desktop by clicking Show Desktop…

And there are 2 modes in it, like Touch mode and Mouse Mode. You can choose one of them as you like.

Bonus tip: Fast Way to Give Assistance to Your Friends

AnyViewer iOS is also available if you need to assist your friends or family members without logging into the account. 

Step 1. Download and install AnyViewer on PC and iPhone respectively. Find out the device ID of the remote PC.

device id

Step 2. On your iPhone, go to the “Connect” tab and then enter the device ID of the PC. 

Step 3. Choose “Send control request”.

Send control request

Step 4. There will be a pop-up window on the host PC, click on “Allow”. After that, the connection is established. You can assist your friends or family members with little effort.

Final words

To control a PC with iPhone, seem very useful and convenient for all of us, we can even read iPhone texts remotely from a computer as well . And with the easy-operated, high-responsive, and full-featured remote access software AnyViewer, the remote connection is more time-saving and effective. 

L. Dias William

L. Dias William is an established writer who specializes in Apple goods, iOS, and other technology. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has years of hands-on experience in the IT business. William has a sharp eye for detail and an enthusiasm for innovation, and he has written countless articles and reviews that are popular among computer fans throughout the world. His distinct combination of technical understanding and creative flare makes him a desirable voice in the consumer electronics industry.

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