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How to Control Android from PC using TeamViewer

In this guide, I’ll be showing you how to control Android from PC. Think of a situation where your remote friend or a family member wants to access some online account of yours through their Android smartphone for some purpose and you don’t want to tell him / her your account password, what would you do? Obviously you won’t share it straightaway. So entering the password yourself is the only option left. This can be achieved by establishing a remote connection between a remote person’s Android device and your PC. TeamViewer is a popular software that can mirror remote Android device’s screen onto your desktop and vice versa.

TeamViewer can be used for several other purposes like helping some remote person for solving his device issues, setting or tuning up his Android, access his system files (if rooted) to make changes there itself, or anything you can think of.

Two different parts are being covered in this article.

How to Control Android from PC / Desktop

Step 1 – Download and install Team Viewer software on PC. And on android phone, install the QuickSupport app.

Step 2 – Open the QuickSupport app on the phone and note down the ID number.

Note: Do not close the app on phone even after noting the ID. It has to be kept open to accept an incoming connection request.

TeamViewer QS Android Interface

QuickSupport Android interface

Step 3 – Now open TeamViewer on desktop and enter the ID you just noted in the Partner ID field. Click on the ‘Connect to Partner’ button. A prompt for incoming connection should appear on the phone app. Simply press ‘Allow’.

TeamViewer PC Interface

Desktop interface

TeamViewer QS Connection Prompt

QuickSupport Android app connection prompt

Step 4 – After the connection is established between the two, some interface windows should appear on desktop stating CPU, Battery, RAM, etc. Now find the ‘Remote Control’ button at the top left corner of the screen and select it. This will prompt permission on the phone so again allow the connection.

Control Android from PC

Desktop interface showing Phone details

That’s it! The phone interface will now appear on your desktop.

Android Screen Mirroring on Desktop

Android screen mirroring on desktop

Now the other part is a converse of the first part.

How to Control PC from an Android device

Step 1 – Install TeamViewer app on PC and Android.

TeamViewer: PC download link  |  Android download link

Step 2 – Open TeamViewer software on PC and note down ‘Your ID’.

TeamViewer ID Password

Desktop ID Password

Step 3 – Enter that ID number in Android’s TeamViewer app and press the ‘Remote Control’ button. When it prompts for a password, enter 4 digit code you get from PC software.

As soon as the connection establishes between the two, your phone will start mirroring the PC screen.

PC Screen on Android TeamViewer

Desktop screen mirroring on Android phone

Steps are pretty easy to understand here. Still, if you have any concerns, write it down in the comment section. We’ll get it to sort out.

2 Comments

  • You can control Android device from computer using apps like R-HUB remote support servers. Android mobile clients can show a web browser, photos and Dropbox files. In addition, Android 5.x and newer can show the entire screen.

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