How do I connect my iPhone to my Dell laptop?
“I found that having to look at my phone to address calls, messages, or notifications in the middle of working on my PC is incredibly distracting. Therefore, I wonder if there’s any way that lets me receive all my texts and call alerts from my iPhone to my Dell laptop.”
How to use Dell Mobile Connect
The above-mentioned requirement gave birth to Dell Mobile Connect. What is Dell Mobile Connect? It is a program that allows you to interact with your phone from your Dell computer. With this program, you can easily make or receive phone calls, read your messages on your PC. In other words, you can control your phone with your PC keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen.
Next, we’ll learn how to use Dell Mobile Connect to connect to your Dell laptop from your phone. Before starting, please make sure both your Dell laptop and phone have Bluetooth opened.
Step 1. Download and install Dell Mobile Connect on your Dell laptop. And then open it.
Step 2. Choose which type of phone you’re using, and then click Next.
Step 3. On this page, you’ll see a code. You can use your phone camera to scan the code to download the Dell Mobile Connect on your phone or download it from Google Play and Apple App Store.
Step 4. Whether you choose to scan the code or download it from the app store, click Install. Open it after installation.
Step 5. Enter the code below in your Dell laptop (Step 3).
Step 6. You’ll be sent a Bluetooth pairing request, click OK to connect to your Dell laptop.
Step 7. After successfully connecting to your laptop from your phone, you can see notifications on your phone from your laptop, and make phone calls, read messages, send files, etc.
Step 8. If you want to stop the connection, you can just click Settings and then Disconnect.
AnyViewer: Control computer from the phone
Dell Mobile Connect allows you to control your phone from your PC. But what if you want to control your PC from your phone? Here we introduce AnyViewer to you, which is the free remote desktop software allowing you to remotely control your PC from your iOS devices. Once connected, you’re able to access your computer files, open programs, fix computer problems from your phone.
Next, let’s see how to use AnyViewer.
Part 1. Preparation work
Step 1. Download, install and run AnyViewer on your computer.
Step 2. Download AnyViewer iOS app from Apple App Store, and open it.
Part 2. Two connection methods
On your iPhone, enter the device ID of the computer. After that, click Connect. You’re given two connection methods.
Method 1. Send control request
If you choose Send control request on your iPhone, there will be a pop-up message on the computer. Click Allow to complete the connection.
Method 2. Send control request
If you choose Security code on your iPhone, you need to enter the security code you set previously or the temporary security code on your computer.
Step 1. On the computer, go to Settings > Recipient. Tick the third option and then set the permanent security code.
Step 2. On your iPhone, input either the security code set above or the temporary security code to achieve direct remote connections.
Then you can completely control your computer from your iPhone.
This post mainly introduces how to use Dell Mobile Connect to make and take phone calls or send and receive messages right on your laptop. If you want t use your phone to remotely control a computer, here we also provide you with a solution. You can use AnyViewer to remotely access any computer files, or open any computer programs from your iPhone, just like you’re sitting in front of the computer.