How to access your desktop computer from your Android

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It all happened to us at one point. You’re away from home and the need arises for you to run a program on your PC. Or you simply require a document or a photo that’s sitting in one of your desktop folders.

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To install the app on your Android phone, simply go to the Google Play Store and press the Install button.

Now, you’ll have to do the same on your computer. Although the process is a bit more complex here.  Before we go any further, make sure you’re logged with the same Google account on both devices.

How to remotely access your PC from your phone

  1. You’ll need to have Chrome installed on your PC.
  2. From the Chrome browser, search for “Chrome Remote Desktop” in Google
  3. Click on the first result
  4. Click the blue “Add to Chrome” button in the upper right corner
  5. Chrome will ask you whether you want to “Add Chrome Remote Desktop”
  6. Click on the Add extension button
  7. A pop-up will alert you the app has been added to Chrome
  8. Type Chrome://apps in the browser’s bar
  9. Click on the Chrome Remote Desktop icon

This will launch the application. Now click on the “Get Started button” in the “My Computer” section. Then click the “Enable Remote Connections” button.

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