By Vivian / Last Updated January 21, 2022

How to turn off my PC with iPhone

"Hello everyone, I just got off work and I'm now downstairs at the office. But I suddenly remembered that my computer was not turned off. My colleagues have all left from work too. I'm also lazy and don't want to go back to the office. I'm thinking if I find a way, even if it doesn't work this time, the next time I have this problem, I can just turn off my computer. Can I use app  to turn off my PC and how do I realize it?"

3 ways to shut down PC with iPhone

Here we provide 3 methods for you to shut down PC with iPhone. Read carefully and take into practice.

Way 1. Use RD Client

Actually, the way to realize remote PC shutdown is fairly simple. RD Client makes access to a Windows PC from a phone easier, which is like you are in front of the remote PC. Of course, before the remote control, you have to ensure that RDP in remote PC has been enabled and the PC and your iPhone are on the same LAN.

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. Enter the hostname or IP address of the host PC.

Enter Host Name

Step 4. Click User Account. If you often need to remotely control a 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 5. Back to the main interface and click the IP address icon just created, enter the user name and password of the host PC in the pop-up window, and click Continue.

Enter Account and Password

Step 6. Then you can connect the PC successfully from your iPhone. 

Mobile Remote Control PC

Step 9. Click on the start menu, and then choose “Shut down” to turn off the remote PC.

Way 2. Use Chrome Remote Desktop

Another way to shut down PC with iPhone is using Chrome Remote Desktop. Chrome Remote Desktop(CRD) is a Google-developed remote access tool, which provides a large amount of convenience. CRD can be used on the local network and different networks, so, compared to the RD Client, the limitation of CRD is relatively less. Before the operation, make sure the Google account on the PC and your iPhone are the same. Now, let’s see how Chrome Remote Desktop controls with iPhone.

Step 1. Search Chrome Remote Desktop in the App Store, and install it.

CRD on iPhone

Step 2. Open it and then click on SIGN IN.

Welcome Sign IN

Step 3. After that, choose the PC you want to control, and then click on it. Enter the PIN code and select “Connect”.

Authentication to Host

Step 4. Now the connection is established successfully. And you can shut down the PC by clicking the Start menu and choosing the Shut down option.

Shut Down PC

Way 3. Use AnyViewer

However, we have to admit that the RD Client must be used on the same LAN and the user may encounter the error code 0x204 on iPhone or iPad when they connect to the remote PC. The CRD is better, but the user has to use the same account, which is troublesome. If you are looking for a more convenient way for remote computer shutdown, a remote access software-- AnyViewer for iOS client version is worthy to use.

With AnyViewer, you can easily shut down the PC for the shortcut is providing for you. You can use it anywhere and anytime. And it works for multiple Windows versions like Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2. Keep reading to know how it works.

Step 1. Download AnyViewer iOS app from Apple App Store, and install AnyViewer on your computer.

Step 2. On the PC, find the position of Settings and the device ID. Click on Settings > Recipient > Set my security code, and then type the security code, click on “OK”.

Accept Remote Control

Step 3. Open AnyViewer on your iPhone, enter the device ID of the PC, and then click on “Connect”.

Enter Device ID

Step 4. Choose “Security Code” on the iPhone.

Control Mode

Step 5. Input the security code and then the connection will be established.

Input Security Code

Step 6. Click on the menu button on the right of the corner.

Virtual Mouse

Step 7. Then you will see an option called “Power Management”on the right of the corner, click on it.


Step 8. Choose “Shut down” and then select “OK” for the Tips. And now the remote can be turned off.

Shut Down Remote PC


After the detailed explanation, do you master how to shut down a PC with iPhone? Usually, we can use app like RD client, Chrome Remote Desktop, and so on to help us quickly achieve the goal. Of course, if you are looking for a more convenient way to turn off a remote computer for realizing shutdown without any limitation, AnyViewer is worthy to use.