By Ellie / Last Updated July 4, 2022

Can you use Chrome Remote Desktop with iPhone or iPad?

"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.

The answer to this question is totally positive. Google Chrome Remote Desktop, a free remote access tool, is usually shown as a Chrome extension, which can be also used on PC, iPhone, Android to access or control another PC. In this post, we’ll talk about how Chrome Remote Desktop controls with iPhone.

How do I use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone or iPad?

To use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone or iPad for remote access to a PC, we need to set up the 2 devices respectively. Here are the concrete steps about how to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone to access and control PC.

Stage 1: Set up Chrome Remote Desktop on PC

  • For the attended access

Step 1. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop web page and then click on Remote support and then the download icon in the blue button.

Remote Support Download

Step 2. Click on “Accept & Install” in the blue button and then open the installation.

Ready to Install

Step 3. Click on “Generate Code”.

Generate Code

Step 4. And then the code will appear on the host PC.

Chrome Remote Support

Note: The access code will expire after 5 minutes.

  • For the unattended access

Step 1. Locate “Remote access”, and then click on the download icon to set up remote access as above. Add the Chrome Remote Desktop in your Chrome browser. Finally, click on Accept & Install to install it.

Ready to Install

Step 2. Enter a name for your computer and then 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 iOS device

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

CRD on iPhone

Step 2. Open it and then click on "SIGN IN".

Welcome Sign In

Step 3. After that, choose the PC you want to control, and then click on it. Enter the PIN code and select “Connect”.

iPhone Authenticate to Host

Step 4. Now the connection is established successfully. And you can use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad or iphone to access a remote PC.

Chrome Remote Desktop alternative for iPhone or iPad

The concrete steps to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone are shown for you.  However, some users complain that they run into some errors when using Chrome Remote Desktop, such as Chrome Remote Desktop always shows last online. To avoid troubles for you, we recommend you to secure & easy freeware for remote control via iPhone, AnyViewer

It is secured by Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) encryption, which can safeguard the privacy and data of your remote session. In addition, the easy operation, fast connection speed, and low latency will give you a better experience. It also provides iOS client version. Follow me to know to it works.

Before the connection:

Download AnyViewer on your PC

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
Secure Download

Download AnyViewer for iPhone or iPad

Download Freeware iOS 10.0 or later
Secure Download

Stage 1. Set up AnyViewer on Windows

Here are the concrete operations to set up AnyViewer on Windows. Follow me to take it into practice.

Step 1. Install AnyViewer. Sign up and fill in the information to create AnyViewer account. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically. 

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2. After logging in, you can see your interface in the following picture. And go to the “Device” tab and you’ll find your PC is automatically assigned to the device.


Stage 2. Use AnyViewer on iPhone

Step 1. Enter the “Email” and “Password” to log into the same AnyViewer account on your iPhone.

Log in to AnyViewer iOS

Step 2. Now you’ll see your PC on your devices.

My Device iOS

Step 3. Click on the PC you want to control and then there will be many options listed, such as Remote control, View screen, Lock... Click on Remote control. 

Unattended Remote Control iOS

Step 4. And then the connection will be successfully connected. 

iPhone to AnyViewer


Now, you must have got how to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone or iPad by reading this post. However, if you’re troubled by the issues of Chrome Remote Desktop or you’re worried about its security, I recommend you to use AnyViewer, which can definitely meet your needs.