How can I use my Android phone to control my computer via Bluetooth?
Hello, I have an Android and a computer running Windows 10. Now I want to control my laptop with my phone so that I can access some files from the computer directly. I know that both my devices can be paired with Bluetooth, but how to control my laptop from an Android phone via Bluetooth? Any answers will be appreciated, thanks.”
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How to control PC from Android via Bluetooth [2 ways]
It would be convenient to control your computer remotely at home or in the office, but what to do if you only have a smartphone that is not connected to either the Internet or a common router? This situation can be easily resolved by a Bluetooth connection.
How to control PC from Android phone via Bluetooth? You can use the free software Remote Link and Unified Remote to do this job. The detailed steps are presented in the following parts.
Preparation work: Enable and connect both your devices via Bluetooth
Before operations, you need to check whether you enabled Bluetooth on both your devices and then connect your devices via Bluetooth.
►Enable Bluetooth on the Android phone
From the top of the phone screen, swipe down to find the Bluetooth icon and turn it on.
If you can’t find it in the Quick Settings menu, you can go to Settings to enable Bluetooth.
►Enable and connect via Bluetooth on the computer
Step 1. Go to Settings, and click Devices.
Step 2. Check the Bluetooth option is “On” and click More Bluetooth options on the right panel.
Step 3. Tick Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC, and then click OK to apply the setting.
Step 4. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
Step 5. In the Add a device window, select Bluetooth and click the Android phone you want to pair with, and click Connect.
Step 6. Then your phone will receive a pairing request; click Pair > OK.
When your devices are successfully connected, let’s start to control PC from Android via Bluetooth.
Way 1. Remote Link (PC Remote) for Android
To control PC from Android phone via Bluetooth, you can use the free remote control app Remote Link, also known as PC Remote, allowing you to control your laptop/desktop with your phone over a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection.
Step 1. Download, install, and open Remote Link on both of your devices.
Step 2. On your phone, tick Bluetooth and click Search device.
Step 3. Then tap the device you want to control.
Step 4. Then your phone is turned into a touchpad for your PC. You can control the remote PC by clicking the left-right mouse buttons, or you can also hibernate/restart/shut down your remote computer, etc.
Way 2. Unified Remote Server
The second tool we will introduce is Unified Remote. It also supports controlling PC from Android via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Besides, it offers more remote programs than Remote Link. For example, it allows file management, virtual keyboard, mirror screen, etc.
Step 1. Download, install, and start the latest Unified Remote on your PC and Android phone.
Step 2. On your phone, tap I HAVE INSTALLED THE NEW SERVER.
Step 3. You will see the main interface. Tape the additional menu icon and select Servers.
Step 4. Find and tap your target computer from the list of available servers.
Step 5. Now you can control your PC via Bluetooth.
Bonus tip: Remote control PC from Android from anywhere
Usually, the range of the Bluetooth connection is approximately 30 feet (10 meters), which means that it is hard to remote control your PC via Bluetooth when the devices are in two different places. Thus, you may seek another efficient way to remote control your PC from anywhere. The free remote desktop software AnyViewer could be the best choice for you.
- It supports a long-distance remote connection between PCs over the Internet. Besides, AnyViewer also released mobile versions, allowing you to control your PC from an iOS/Android phone.
- It will show the remote desktop during the session, which is convenient for you to control the PC like you were sitting in front of it.
- It is easy to set up; you can access an unattended computer with only one click with the same account.
Follow the next steps to control PC from Android via AnyViewer. You can also access your PC from iOS devices using similar steps.
Part 1. Preparation work on Windows computer
Step 1. Download, install, and launch AnyViewer on your Windows computer.
Step 2. Go to Log in interface and click Sign up. (You can log in directly if you have already signed up.)
Step 3. Fill in the information and click Sign up.
Step 4. When you successfully log in to AnyViewer, you can see your assigned devices.
Part 2. Control the computer from an Android phone
Step 1. Download, install, and open AnyViewer for Android on your Android phone or tablet.
Step 2. Log in to the same AnyViewer account as on the computer.
Step 3. Go to the Device interface and tap the target computer you want to control.
Step 4. Tap One-click control to achieve unattended remote access.
Step 5. Then you can control your remote computer successfully. Besides, there are three operation buttons at the bottom right corner you can use.
- The first button: Turn on/off the virtual mouse.
- The second button: Open the keyboard.
- The third button: Open the shortcuts menu, then you can rotate the screen, hide desktop wallpaper, etc.
The bottom line
This post introduces how to control PC from Android via Bluetooth. We explain two free remote control via Bluetooth software for you to choose from.
If you have an ASUS computer, it’s convenient for you to use the ASUS built-in program Remote Link. If you are looking for more functions, choose Unified Remote. However, the drawbacks are that both the two software does not support a visible desktop during the connection, and you can only use them within a limited distance.
Therefore, we recommend you use AnyViewer to have a better remote control experience, which satisfies all your demands mentioned above.