There are several methods of controlling a PC using an Android device. This way you can access it to download files, manage your home network or play your favorite PC titles from your smartphone or tablet. However, it is possible to do exactly the opposite, that is control an Android device from a computer. It allows us, for example, to reply to messages without having to take the smartphone in hand each time. In this regard, let's go find out together 7 methods and applications to control your Android device from a PC.
How to control the smartphone from a PC: here are 7 apps
How many times have you dreamed of continuing to read the web page you were visiting on your Android phone? You know, like those times you have to get up to go to the bathroom for example. Join aChrome extension to be installed on the phone and allows you to recover the page opened on your PC from your smartphone. You can copy notes, send messages and files, take screenshots and much more.
This app allows you to synchronize multiple devices among which share files and send messages. It also supports the use of WhatsApp. A free version is available that allows you to send a maximum of one hundred messages per month but you cannot recover the history. To unlock these functions, you can purchase the PRO version for € 4.99 per month.
If you thought that the first two options would allow you to fully use your Android smartphone from a PC, you may have been a little disappointed, but this should get closer to what you were looking for, but only if you have a Samsung phone.
Scrcpy exactly reproduces the screen of your smartphone on the PC and you can control it by connecting it via USB or Wi-Fi. free and open source and you don't have to unlock root permissions on your phone. Not very easy to use, especially if you use the Linux operating system, but on the net there are complete versions ready for download.
For lovers of DIY solutions, Vysor represents the best solution. This app reproduces that of your Android device on a PC screen via a Chrome extension and works very well. It allows you to set different profiles including Speed or Performance and if you connect your phone via cable it offers incredible speed. It has an interesting sharing feature that allows you to transmit the screen to multiple devices simultaneously.
Similar to Join, it does not reproduce the smartphone screen on a PC but allows you to access some features, such as the one that allows you to use the mouse on tablet or phone. The cursor physically moves between the PC screen and that of your Android device, very useful for quickly opening and closing apps and switching back to the PC. The paid version also allows you to use the keyboard and other functions.
One of the most powerful apps that brings together all the features of those already described in the previous ones. You can send messages, download files, share notes, transmit the screen and use mouse and keyboard on the phone. Many features are free, but those annoying advertisements will only go away with the paid version at a cost of 2.99 per month.
This app creates automatisms when certain events occur. You can set the phone to make it do something when it detects a new connection, changes its location or receives a notification. It can be used together with other apps in this guide such as Pushbullet and Join in their free versions, so rather than activating a subscription to unlock the functions of a single app, you can use several free at the same time. This is a great solution if you want to have many functions using multiple free apps.
Obviously there are high methods and apps to control the Android smartphone from PC, such as TeamViewer, but this requires some expense. We have provided you with seven viable alternatives to choose from.
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