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How To Remotely Access Mac From An iPhone

In this article, we’ll talk about how to access your Mac from an iPhone. If you have more than one Mac, for example, one at home and one at the office, you may need to access everything you’ve worked on on one Mac from another. Alternately, you might need to use your iPad to access files with separate program on Mac. Another situation is when you are asked to help a friend or relative fix a Mac problem. There’s no need to travel halfway across the country to see them, because you can remotely access and manage their computer and solve the problem from the comfort of your living room.

Apple has made great efforts in recent years to make macOS more similar to iOS. It should come as no surprise that the company allows its customers to access their Mac from an iPhone or iPad. But recently, the recommended approach has changed. However, it is still quite easy to accomplish. The need to connect the iPhone to the Mac is illustrated by a number of use cases.

The first one is simple but clear: to access computer data remotely. Another case is the troubleshooting value it provides. Before proceeding we recommend you to update iPhone. As you are an Mac and iOS user you’ll be happy to know that iOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura is finally out. And you can easily install iOS 16 public beta and in the same way you can also download/install macOS 13 Ventura beta

How To Remotely Access Mac From An iPhone

Step 1 : As a first step, you must enact Mac Screen Sharing by going into “System Preferences” on the computer. Next, choose “Sharing.” Next, check the box on the left next to “Screen Sharing.” If it’s a grayed-out box, click on the lock icon at the bottom left, log in with your Mac account, and check the box.

Step 2 : With Screen Sharing activated, note the address and computer name under the ‘Screen Sharing: On” section at the top right.

Step 3 : Visit https://remotedesktop.google.com/access/(opens in new tab) through the Chrome browser and look into your Google account if you haven’t already done so. Click the button for ‘Set up remote access.’ Next, click the icon ‘Add to Chrome.’ Follow the on-screen instructions to install the remote access extension on your Mac.

Step 4 : Once the extension is installed, you’ll head back to the Google Chrome browser and add the computer’s name in the box. It will show the default name, which you can change or replace. Choose ‘Next.’ Enter, reenter a six-digit pin, click ‘Start,’ and follow the additional directions.

Step 5 : Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app(opens in new tab) on your iPhone, then open it. Sign in to the same Google account that was used on your Mac. Once you do, you’ll see a link to access your computer remotely. Click on it. Enter the six-digit pin assigned above the tap on the arrow icon. You can now control your Mac from your iPhone.

Step 6 : There are various options available within the app to control the Mac, including the ability to disconnect. However, Chrome Remote Desktop must stay active on your Mac to continue working. To turn this off when not in use, go back into the Chrome app on your Mac, and click on the trash can icon next to the computer name on the Chrome Remote Desktop page.

Final words

We hope you enjoyed our article on how to remotely access your Mac from an iPhone. You can access your Mac through a local network or the Internet. Did you know that you don’t even need an expensive software like Apple Remote Desktop to do that, as there are so many fantastic free solutions available? You can work remotely on a remote Mac at home or at work using an iPhone. All you need are the appropriate tools and a reliable network connection.

I hope you understand this article, How To Remotely Access Mac From An iPhone.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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