Securely access your computers from your Android device.
Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to set up your computer for secure remote access. This includes setting up your computer so that you can access it later from another machine; or you can also use the app to let a friend remotely access your computer temporarily
The first step is to prime your Windows or Mac computer for remote access through the Chrome Web app store. The process requires you set up a six digit pin number that will authorise a remote connection between your smartphone and computer.
Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on every computer you want to access remotely and every computer you’d like to connect from
1.Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop app page in the Chrome Web Store.
2.Click Add to Chrome to install the app.
3.When the confirmation dialog appears, click Add.
Once the app has been added, a new tab will open and the app’s icon will appear in the Apps section of the page. If you’re using a Chrome device, you can find the app in the apps list.
When you open Chrome Remote Desktop app for the first time, you’ll be asked to authorize it to take the following actions:
- See your email address
- See your Chrome Remote Desktop computers
- Receive and send chat messages (this is how we get the two computers to “talk” to each other)
- Perform these actions while you’re not using the application (for when you want to access your own computer remotely)
Things you should know
1.In this mode your smartphone touchscreen will control the computer’s cursor. This means it will work as the computer’s trackpad.
2.Click in a text field and the smartphone’s native keyboard will pop up. It’s a simple way to make small edits when you’re on the go.
3.The computer needs to be powered for a remote connection to be established. Initiating remote desktop can be done from the Chrome Remote Desktop application on your Android smartphone, or from the Chrome app drawer on your computer.