[Stepwise Tutorial] How to Control PC from Android via Bluetooth

To control PC from Android via Bluetooth, we offer you two free software to do this job. Keep reading to get the proper one. Besides, we also introduce a bonus tip about how to control PC from Android anywhere without Bluetooth.


By Hester / Updated on May 17, 2024

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How can I control my PC with Android 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.”

- Question from a user

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Controlling your computer remotely from home or the office can be very convenient. But what if you only have a smartphone that isn't connected to the Internet or a common router? This situation can be easily resolved by using a Bluetooth connection.

How to control PC from Android via Bluetooth [2 ways]

How can you 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 PC and Android 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.

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►Enable and connect via Bluetooth on the computer

Step 1. Go to Settings, and click Devices.

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Step 2. Check the Bluetooth option is "On" and click More Bluetooth options on the right panel.

bluetooth options

Step 3. Tick Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC, and then click OK to apply the setting.

allow bluetooth devices to find this computer

Step 4. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.

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Step 5. In the Add a device window, select Bluetooth, click the Android phone you want to pair with, and click Connect.

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Step 6. Then your phone will receive a pairing request; click Pair > OK.

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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.

Tips: ASUS developed Remote Link to allow remote control to ASUS PC. If you have an ASUS computer, you can enable this feature from ASUS Smart Gesture rather than downloading it.

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.

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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.

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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.

unified remote 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.

unified remote main window

Bonus tip: Remote control PC from Android from anywhere

Typically, the range of a Bluetooth connection is around 30 feet (10 meters), which limits the ability to remotely control your PC via Bluetooth when the devices are in different locations. If you need to control your PC from a remote place, you'll need a more efficient solution. The free remote desktop software AnyViewer could be the best choice for you.

Full mouse and keyboard control: When using AnyViewer to control your PC from an Android device, you have complete control over the PC’s mouse and keyboard.
Long-distance remote connection: AnyViewer supports remote connections between PCs and Android devices over long distances, allowing for both Android-to-PC and PC-to-Android remote control.
Intuitive interface: AnyViewer features an intuitive interface, making the setup process straightforward and user-friendly.

Follow the next steps to control PC from Android via AnyViewer.

Part 1. Preparation work on Windows computer

Step 1. Download, install, and launch AnyViewer on your Windows computer.

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Step 2. Go to Log in interface and click Sign up. Fill in the information.

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Step 3. When you successfully log in to AnyViewer, you can see your assigned devices.

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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.

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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.


You can also access your PC from iOS devices using similar steps.
If you want to assign more devices to your account for unattended remote access PC from Andorid, it is recommended to upgrade to a Professional or Enterprise plan.

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.