By Hester / Last Updated March 15, 2023

Does Windows 10 have remote access?


Hey guys. Does Windows 10 have remote access? I want to remote access Windows 10 computer located in my office. How can I do that? Thanks in advance.”

- Question from a user

What is Remote Access

How to remote access Windows 10 from anywhere [3 cases]

Good news! If you are working from home and need to remote into a Windows 10 computer in your office, now it's easy to control work computer from home over platforms with remote desktop tools.

This post will show you how to remote control a Windows 10 computer from Windows/Mac/iOS and Android devices. Please read on to get the instructions!

Quick Navigation:

Remote into Windows 10 from a Windows computer

Remote into Windows 10 from Mac

Remote into Windows 10 from iOS & Android devices

Case 1. Remote into Windows 10 from a Windows computer

One of the most popular options to remote control Windows 10 computers is AnyViewer, which is devoted to making remote access more convenient and flexible. With an intuitive, user-friendly interface, setting up and establishing remote connections is easy. Compatible with Windows, iOS, and Android devices, AnyViewer makes it simple to achieve PC-to-PC, iOS-to-PC, and Android-to-PC remote control.

Besides, AnyViewer offers many advanced features to improve work efficiency, such as unattended remote access, direct file transfer, simultaneous multiple sessions, instant chat, etc.

The most important thing is that AnyViewer has strong end-to-end encryption to protect user data from leakage. If you have deep security concerns, it could be the best solution!

Download AnyViewer on your devices:

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
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Here is how to remote control Windows 10 from another PC via AnyViewer.

Step 1. Start AnyViewer on the host. Click Sign up for registration.

Log in Anyviewer

Step 2. Enter the information to complete Sign up.

Sign Up for Anyviewer

Step 3. Start AnyViewer on the client and sign in to the account you registered before.

Free Editions

Step 4. Go to Device. Select the computer you want to take control of, and click One-click control.

Connect to My Devices

Now you can access any application or other resources on the remote PC. Also, the upper toolbar has many considerate options, such as transferring files, opening Task Manager, etc.

Remote Access Operations

Notes:✎... AnyViewer also has specific plans for businesses. Upgrade to Professional or Enterprise plan to get more benefits!
More concurrent connection channels.
More simultaneous multiple sessions. (We suggest you upgrade to the enterprise plan to enjoy 10 concurrent connections)
More assigned devices.
Connection in privacy mode to sufficiently protect your data and privacy.

If you don’t want to share your account with someone you don’t trust enough, you can also establish a remote connection with the partner ID.

Start AnyViewer on the client computer. Go to Connect, enter the device ID of the remote computer, and click Connect.


Case 2. Remote into Windows 10 from Mac

To remote into Windows 10 from Mac, we recommend you use the Google extension Chrome Remote Desktop. It is a free and safe remote access tool allowing you to start a remote session with simple steps. However, we have to note that there are some drawbacks. For example, it does not support direct file transfer, and you need to upload/download files to share the resources. It also does not enable instant chat in a remote session.

Ensure both your Windows 10 & Mac have Google Chrome installed, and follow the next steps to remote access Windows 10 from Mac.

Step 1. On both computers, open Google Chrome and log in to the same Google account.

Sign in Google Account

Step 2. Go to Google extensions, locate Chrome Remote Desktop, and click Add to Chrome.

Add to Chrome

Step 3. Select Remote Access and press the download button.

Set Up Remote Access

Step 4. Click Accept & Install.

Ready to Install

Step 5. Type in a name for your computer and click Next.

Choose Name

Step 6. Enter and re-enter a PIN. Click Start after that.

Choose a Pin

Step 7. Before starting a session, you need to grant permission to Chrome Remote Desktop on Mac. Navigate to System preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility, and check ChromeRemoteDesktopHost. Go to Screen Recording section and check ChromeRemoteDesktopHost.

Grant CRD Permission Mac

Step 8. Back to the Chrome Remote Desktop interface, and you can see the available devices list. Click the device you want to connect to.

Remote Devices

Step 9. Enter the PIN and click the blue arrow to establish a session.

Enter the Set Up Pin

Case 3. Remote into Windows 10 from iOS & Android devices

As we said before, AnyViewer for mobile allows convenient remote access to Windows 10 from iOS & Android devices. You can start a session with the below steps:

Step 1. Download, install, and launch AnyViewer for Windows on your Windows 10 computer. Sign up and login to an AnyViewer account.

Step 2. Download, install, and launch AnyViewer for mobile on your phone or tablet. Log in to the same account.

Log in to Anyviewer iOS

Step 3. Go to Device, locate and tap your Windows 10 PC, and tap One-click control.

Unattended Remote Control iOS

Now you can see and control the Windows 10 computer. You can view the files or run Windows apps on Android/iOS.

iPhone to Anyviewer


This post introduces how to remote access Windows 10 from Windows, Mac, and iOS & Android devices. I hope this tutorial is helpful to you! If you need to remote control Windows from other Windows or mobile devices over the Internet, AnyViewer could always be the top selection!