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Hi, how are you? You may have had the need to access your computer remotely. Indeed, the reasons may be manifold. First, to manage the computer without being physically on it. Or also, to provide assistance to a user without being physically present. Well, the solution is to use some program that provides remote access. For example, Windows has its own application and here we tell you how to use it. However, today we will talk about another alternative. Specifically, we’ll use Google’s web app, called Google Remote Desktop. Which will allow you to remotely access a computer from another computer or mobile device with Android or iOS. In addition to being able to access our own desktop, it will also be possible to provide remote assistance to a friend. All right, let’s see how to control your computer remotely with Google Remote Desktop.

Preparing the computer to install the remote google desktop

As mentioned, this is Google’s own web app. Consequently, it is necessary to use the Chrome browser or any of its derivatives. However, it is advisable to use Google Chrome directly. Additionally, it is imperative to have a Google account. Then go to this site to start the setup. After entering the Google credentials the wizard will offer to download the web app. Optionally you can install the browser extension.

Google remote desktop app ready for download
Google remote desktop app ready for download

After the download is approved, you just have to start the installation.

Please accept the installation
Please accept the installation

Now it’s time to name the computer. Please remember that this name will be the one you will use to connect to the host.

Choose a name for the host
Choose a name for the host

Next, for security parameters you must attach a 06 digit pin code to be able to connect.

Set a security pin.

Finally, the host is active to receive connections.

Preparing the client device.

From now on, you’ll be able to connect remotely to the computer. If you wish you can access it from another computer. However, this time we will connect to the remote desktop from an Android phone. With this in mind, the first thing you have to do is download the app from Play Store. Once the app is downloaded and installed, the available remote desktops will be displayed. Please note that the host computer must be connected to the network. Just click on the name of the previously assigned computer.

Please select the server to connect to.
Please select the server to connect to.

Then you only have to enter the security pin to be able to access.

Enter the pin to be able to connect
Enter the pin to be able to connect

After a few seconds you can see the Windows desktop running successfully on the Android phone.

Conclusion

Finally, we’ve seen how to control your computer remotely with Google Remote Desktop. Google promises that the connection will remain encrypted and secure. Plus, the experience is really smooth. It also allows you to manage remote desktops without installing heavy apps or difficult settings. All right, it’s been a pleasure as always. Hope to see you soon! Goodbye!

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