Detailed Steps on How to Remotely Access Windows 7 from iPhone

This post mainly introduces how to remotely access Windows 7 from iPhone over Microsoft Remote Desktop.


By Ellie / Updated on January 18, 2023

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I need to remotely control my Windows 7 from my iPhone

“I have a PC running Windows 7 at my office. I always need to leave my seat to have meetings or to discuss something with my colleagues. Sometimes I need the information on my PC, but I can’t take it with me. I wonder if there’s any way to let me remotely access my Windows 7 from my iPhone, so I can show the information on my PC to my colleagues directly from my phone. Thanks in advance.”

How to remotely access Windows 7 from iPhone

Actually, controlling a PC from a phone is fairly simple. We’ll walk you through the steps in this post. Before you begin, ensure that your Windows computer has enabled remote connections on your Windows computer and that your iPhone is linked to the same network as your Windows 7.

Step 1. Download and open Microsoft Remote Desktop on iPhone (also called RD Client).

Open the App

Step 2. Click the “+” sign in the upper right corner of the interface, and select “Add Computer” in the pop-up window.

Add a Computer

Step 3. Click PC name.

Computer Name

Step 4. Enter the hostname or IP address of Windows 7.

Enter Hostname

Step 5. Click User Account.

User Account

Step 6. If you often need to remotely control PC from iPhone, it is recommended that you select Add User Account. If you are not, you can choose the default Ask When Required.

Add User Account

Step 7. Back to the main interface and click the IP address icon just created, enter the user name and password of Windows 7 in the pop-up window, and click Continue.

Enter Account and Password

Step 8. Then you can control your Windows 7 from your iPhone. 

iPhone Remote Access Windows

When you remotely control your Windows 7 from your iPhone, the screen of your computer will be locked automatically to protect your data safety. Once your computer has been unlocked, the connection will break down immediately.

How to find the IP address and user name of Windows 7

In the above steps, we mentioned IP address and user name, which are the necessary conditions for remotely accessing Windows 7 from iPhone. Here we listed the detailed steps in case some of you don’t know how to find them.

Step 1. Press WIN + R and then type in “cmd” to open Command Prompt on Windows 7.

Run Command Win 7

Step 2. Then type “ipconfig” and press Enter to get the IP address for Remote Desktop. IPv4 address is the one you need.

Windows 7 IP Address

Step 3. Then type “query user” to find out the PC name.

Query Name Windows 7

 A better way to remotely control a PC from iPhone

AnyViewer is great remote desktop software, enabling you to take remote control of a PC from iPhone or iPad simply and securely. It also supports you to connect one PC to another PC. The most important is that it has no requirement for port forwarding when the two devices aren't within the same network. Now, follow the steps to learn how to control a remote PC from your iPhone. 

Part 1. Enable remote access on Windows computer

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

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


Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

Free Editions

Note: You can also upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan to assign more devices to achieve unattended remote access.

Part 2. Achieve unattended remote access on iPhone

Step 1. Download and install AnyViewer for iOS on your iPhone, then open it. 

Download Freeware iOS 10.0 or later
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Log in to AnyViewer iOS

Step 2. Then all the devices that have been logged in to the same account will be displayed here. Choose the device that you want to control.

My Device iOS

Step 3. Click One-click control to achieve unattended remote access to the specific computer.

Unattended Remote Control iOS

Step 4. Then you'll be successfully connecting your iPhone to Windows 7. It supports both vertical and horizontal screens, you can switch freely.

iPhone to AnyViewer


How to remotely access Windows 7 from iPhone? In this post, we provide you with a detailed way to do this. You need to pay more attention to two things, the first is that your Windows 7 has been configured to enable remote access, and the second is that your Windows 7 and your iPhone are connected to the same network. 

Another option for you to remotely access Windows 7 from iPhone is to use the free third-party remote desktop software AnyViewer, which requires no user name or IP address. also, you can use it even if the two devices are under different networks.