Smartphone is a separate category of phones, which are very different from the other “brothers”. And the difference is in the intellect of smartphones. The clever cell phones can do much more than simple cell phones, they are multifunctional or almost all-rounders.
In addition to telephoning and sending messages, they can also take photos, surf the Internet, locate each other and remotely control other devices. Yes, controlling a PC with a mobile phone is not that astonishing anymore.
HOW TO CONTROL A PC WITH A MOBILE PHONE?
The operating system of any smartphone, whether Apple or Android phone, gives users the opportunity to expand the functions of the gadget. You can download numerous applications in stores, such as Google Play or App Store from Apple, and in this way you can expand the functions of the smartphone. There are apps that turn the phone into a remote control, like the TV.
CHROME REMOTE DESKTOP
This is an application that can be downloaded for free and is used for remote operation of the PC with a smartphone. The installation is easy – you should download the app both on the PC and on the smartphone, set and synchronize.
This is called a worldwide known software that is used for remote control. With TeamViewer you can not only control a PC with your mobile phone, but vice versa. Much more often the software is used for remote control of one computer over the other. To control a PC, you should install the software only on the main computer and on the PC that you want to control the TeamViewer simply online be turned on. Almost the same thing goes with the control of mobile phones – you should install the application on the smartphone and on the computer, then set and use.
This is still a software that can control the PC with the phone. As with Chrome Remote Desktop and TeamViewer, Unified Remote should also be installed on both devices. The app can turn the computer on and off with the smartphone, operate the browser and even create widgets on the home screen of the phone to make the use of the software as pleasant as possible.
BLUETOOTH REMOTE PC
The apps described above use Wi-Fi or 3G to connect the phone to the PC, but it also works via Bluetooth. The application Bluetooth Remote PC synchronizes the smartphone with the computer via Bluetooth and extends remote control of the desktop, the mouse, the keyboard, multimedia etc.
CONTROLLING A PC WITH A CELL PHONE: IS THIS ABOUT IOT?
IoT or otherwise “Internet of Things” is a term that has been used more often and more frequently since the last few years. Internet of Things is a system that makes various smart devices into a network. Yes, it is also about smart home appliances that have internet connection. All devices in this system are controlled and controlled by one or more other devices. In other words – you can check with your smartphone whether there are beans in the coffee machine or start the washing machine.
So, is it possible to consider the remote control function of a PC as an element of the IoT system? Yes, but not always. Internet of Things is a system that consists of several elements and a PC is not always among them.
The control of the PC via mobile phone or vice versa is always a possibility, even on the go, get access to important data, even if you have forgotten the laptop at home.