[Quick Guide] How to Use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone to Access PC

Does Chrome Remote Desktop work on iPhone? Yes, you can download it from App Store and then use it to access computer that you have set up Chrome Remote Desktop.


By Ellie / Updated on January 18, 2023

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Can you use Chrome Remote Desktop with iPhone?


Can you use Chrome Remote Desktop with iPhone?

Dear pals, I have TeamViewer installed on both my iPhone and my PC. On iOS, it is quite inconvenient and gives me very little control. I've heard of Chrome Remote Desktop and was wondering if I could use it on my iPhone. If it’s impossible, is there any other free remote access tool that I can use to manage and control my PC from my iPhone? Thank you."


How to set up Chrome Remote Desktop for iPhone to PC access 

Chrome Remote Desktop, developed by Google, can exist as an extension of the Chrome browser or an independent app. On iPhone or iPad, you can get it from App Store. If you are planning to access a remote computer from your iPhone over the internet, it won't let you down. Now, see how to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on the host computer and then use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone to access the PC. 

Stage 1: Set up Chrome Remote Desktop on PC

Step 1. Go to Chrome Remote Desktop Access interface, click the blue download icon and follow the prompts to add Chrome Remote Desktop extension. 

Ready to Install

Step 2. Return to the Remote Acecess interface, enter the name of the computer and click Next.

Choose Name

Step 3. Choose a PIN with at least 6 numbers, and then enter it twice to start the program.

Choose a PIN

Stage 2: Use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone to access PC

Step 1. Search Chrome Remote Desktop in the App Store, and install it.

Step 2. Open it and then tap SIGN IN.

Welcome Sign In

Step 3. After that, choose the PC you want to control, enter the PIN code and select Connect.

iPhone Authenticate to Host

Step 4. Now the connection is established successfully. You can see the remote desktop from your iPhone and use the PC with your iPhone. 

Note: These steps are also suitable for using Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad

Further reading: Chrome Remtoe Desktop iPhone not working 

See? It's easy to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone/iPad to access computer. However, it's possible to find Chrome Remote Desktop iOS not working with an error like Could not connect to the network...,An incompatible protocol version was detected, and so on. If you are stuck in Chrome Remote Desktop not working issue, you can take one or more solutions listed below:

✍ Solution 1: Check whether Chrome Remote Desktop on your iPhone is the latest version; if not, upgrade it immediately. 

✍ Solution 2: Check if the OS of the iPhone is the newest. 

✍ Solution 3: Restart the iPhone completely and then use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone to access PC again. 

Or you can switch to a wonderful Chrome Remote Desktop alternative - AnyViewer, which supports attended access and unattended access for different demands. Functions like Chat, resolution change, file transfer, etc. are available. Now, see how to use it to access remote PC from iPhone. 

Step 1. Download AnyViewer on Windows computer. Install and run it. 

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Secure Download

Step 2 Go to App Store, search AnyViewer to download and install it. Or scan the QR code to download AnyViewer on your iPhone. 

QR Code


Step 3. Create an AnyViewer account and log into the same account both on PC and iPhone. 

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. On your iPhone, go to Device > My devices, and locate the PC you need to access. 

My Device iOS

Step 3. Tap the computer and tap One-click control to access the unattended computer

Unattended Remote Control iOS

Step 4. Quickly, you can see the desktop of the remote Windows computer and use the computer as if you were sitting in front of it. 

iPhone to AnyViewer

Wrap thing sup 

It's easy to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone and Computer for access PC from iPhone. If you are seeking a more stable and simple-to-use remote desktop program, give AnyViewer a shot. It also allows you to access remote PC from Windows, Android, and iPad securely, quickly, and easily.