By Ellie / Last Updated September 30, 2021

Use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad 

As one of the most popular free remote access applications, Chrome Remote Desktop can well meet your needs for remote connections. Whether you want to lie in bed to complete overtime tasks, or solve computer technical problems for relatives and friends on the bus, you can use Chrome Remote Desktop. Of course, the premise is that you have a portable device that is convenient enough.

Desktops are difficult to move, laptops are too heavy, and the screens of mobile phones are too small. By comparison, tablet computers are the most suitable light office equipment. Therefore, we’ll take iPad as an example to teach you how to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad. 

How to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad?

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad? We should first understand how to set up iPad Google Remote Desktop.

Set up Chrome Remote Desktop on the remote computer


  • Connect the remote computer to the network.
  • Download and install the Chrome browser on the remote computer in advance and log in to the Google account.

Step 1. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop web page and click on Access my computer button.

Access My Computer

Step 2. Click on the download icon to set up remote access.

Set up Remote Acess

Step 3. Click on Add to Chrome to add the Chrome Remote Desktop in your Chrome browser.


Step 4. Click on the Accept & Install to install it.


Step 5. Enter a name for your computer and then click Next.


Step 6. Choose a PIN with at least 6 numbers, and then enter it twice to start the program.


After completing the setup work of Chrome Remote Desktop on the remote computer, now you need to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad.

Set up Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad


  • Connect iPad to the WiFi.
  • Go to the iPad App Store to download and install Chrome Remote Desktop, and log in to the same Google account as on the remote computer.

Step 1. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop and find the remote device that needs to be connected on the main interface.


Step 2. Enter the PIN code set on the remote computer and click the arrow icon to achieve remote control over Google Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad.

Enter PIN Code

Using Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad to achieve remote control has lot of limitations. For example, the screen of iPad is relatively small and the network speed is relatively slow compared to computers. If you are planning for long-term remote control, then you’d better use PC to remotely control another PC. Here we introduce to you a free yet professional remote control software for Windows—AnyViewer.

Free remote control software: AnyViewer

As Chrome Remote Desktop, AnyViewer is free as well, and can also perfectly realize remote access, remote control and remote support. The difference is that AnyViewer is easier to use. It can be used without a browser and an account. It is perfectly compatible with multiple Windows versions, including Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2019/2016/2012 R2. It also provides you with unattended remote access.

Preparation work:

  • Connect the client computer (the controller computer) and the host computer (the controlled computer) to the Internet.
  • Download and install AnyViewer on the client computer and the host computer respectively.
Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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AnyViewer has two connection methods. You can choose to input the device ID and then send a control request to realize remote connection. Or you can also realize remote connection by inputting the device ID and security code. You can choose according to your own situation. The two connection methods will be introduced separately below.

Methods 1. Send a control request

Step 1. Run AnyViewer on both computers.

Temporary Code

Step 2. On the client computer, input the device ID of the host computer in the Partner ID box, and then click Connect. Then there will be a pop-up window, choose Send a control request to your partner. And then click OK.


Step 3. Then the host computer will receive a pop-up request. People sitting in front of the host computer need to click Allow to make the connection successful.


Methods 2. Input security code

There are two types of security codes:

  • A permanent security code is set by you in advance.
  • A temporary security code is automatically generated and will change every time.

Step 1. First, you need to set up a permanent security code on the host computer. Click Settings and then Recipient. Tick the third option. Then set the security code you want in the box. Then click OK to finish the set-up process. 


Step 2. Return to the main interface of AnyViewer on the host computer, you could see the Temporary Security Code.


Step 3. On the client computer, input the device ID of the host computer in the Partner ID box, and then click Connect. Then there will be a pop-up window, choose Input a security code, then input either the permanent security code or the temporary security code of the host computer and click OK. This allows you to achieve remote control directly.

Security Code

After the remote connection is successful, you can adjust the resolution and image quality according to your needs. You can also lock, logout, restart, shutdown the remote computer.



Using Chrome remote desktop on iPad allows you to easily achieve remote access wherever you are, which can further improve your work efficiency and save your time. But in fact, in addition to the many advantages of Chrome Remote Desktop, there are still inevitable shortcomings, for example, Chrome Remote Desktop goes offline. Therefore, you might as well try the free remote control software AnyViewer.

Compared with Chrome Remote Desktop, AnyViewer has more practical functions and simplified operation process. It does not need to download a browser or not need to register an account. It can provide users with an excellent remote control experience. If you happen to be interested in it, it is strongly recommended to give it a try.