November 26, 2021 / Posted by Ellie

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 been enabled remote connections on 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 Name.

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. IPv4 address is the one you need.

Windows 7 IP Address

Step 3. Then type “query user” to see your user name.

Query Name Windows 7

Conclusion

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, the second is that your Windows 7 and your iPhone are connected to the same network.