By Ellie / Last Updated March 31, 2022

How do I right-click on Chrome Remote Desktop iOS?

“I have recently downloaded Chrome Remote Desktop on my iPad, but I’m not very familiar with how to use it. Is it possible to right-click within it? If it is, then how can I do this?”

How to Right Click on Chrome Remote Desktop iOS

If you are trying to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPhone/iPad to remotely control your PC, you’ll need to learn a few gestures to help you make full use of Chrome Remote Desktop iOS. The very first problem we need to solve is to teach you how to right-click on Chrome Remote Desktop iOS. Here’s how to do it:

  • Right-click: Tap the screen with two fingers (trackpad mode only in iOS)

Besides learning Chrome Remote Desktop right click on iOS, here we would like to introduce more gestures:

  • Scroll up and down: Swipe with two fingers
  • Click and drag: Drag with one finger
  • Zoom: Pinch and stretch with two fingers
  • Show keyboard: Swipe up with two fingers
  • Show toolbar: Swipe down with three fingers
  • Move the mouse: Swipe anywhere on the screen (trackpad mode only in iOS)
  • Left-click: Tap screen
  • Middle-click: Tap with three fingers (trackpad mode only in iOS)

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop iOS

After learning how to right-click on Chrome Remote Desktop iOS, let’s take a look at how to use Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad.

Part 1. Set up Chrome Remote Desktop on PC


  • Connect the remote computer to the network.
  • Download and install the Chrome browser on the remote computer in advance and log in to the Google account.

Step 1. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop web page and click on Access my computer. Then click on the download icon to set up remote access.

Set up Remote Acess

Step 2. Click on Add to Chrome to add the Chrome Remote Desktop in your Chrome browser.


Step 3. Click on Accept & Install to install it.


Step 4. Enter a name for your computer and then click Next.


Step 5. Choose a PIN with at least 6 numbers, and then enter it twice to start the program.


Part 2. Set up Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad


  • Connect the iPad to the WiFi.
  • Go to the iPad App Store to download and install Chrome Remote Desktop, and log in to the same Google account as on the remote computer.

Step 1. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop and find the remote device that needs to be connected to the main interface.

Connect to Remote Device

Step 2. Enter the PIN code set on the remote computer and click the arrow icon to achieve remote control over Google Chrome Remote Desktop on iPad.

Enter PIN Code

Chrome Remote Desktop alternative: AnyViewer

If you’re trying to find a free and easy way to remotely control another computer from your iOS devices, you can also use AnyViewer. It has a very intuitive and simple connection process. Most importantly, it provides users with a comprehensive Gesture Guide to help users make full use of it. Let’s take a look at it.    

Part 1. Set up AnyViewer on PC

Step 1. Download AnyViewer for Windows on the host computer.

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

Step 2. Install and open it. Click Settings.


Step 3. Then click Recipient. Tick the third option and then set the permanent security code. Click OK to save the settings.

Accept Remote Control

Part 2. Connect to PC from iPad

Step 1. Download AnyViewer for iOS on your iPad.

Download Freeware iOS 10.0 or later
Secure Download

Step 2. Open it and then go to the Connect tab. Enter the device ID of the computer and then click Connect.

Enter Device ID iPad

Step 3. Then you’ll be given two options.

Connection Methods iPad

Option 1. Send control request

If you choose Send control request on your iPad, there will be a pop-up message on the computer. Click the checkmark to allow the connection.

Approve Control

Option 2. Security code

If you choose Security code on your iPad/iPhone, you need to input the security code you’ve set before on your PC and then click Connect to achieve a direct connection.

Input Security Code iPad

After you have successfully connected your iPad to your computer, you can find a Gesture Guide on the Menu. Here you’ll learn all the gestures you can use on your iPad to control your PC.

AnyViewer Gesture Guide


This post mainly introduces how to right-click on Chrome Remote Desktop iOS. Besides, we also introduce a few more gestures that could be used to make full use of Chrome Remote Desktop. At the end of this post, we also introduce another remote desktop software AnyViewer in case you want an easier way to achieve remote control from iOS to PC.