How to Control Your PC with Google Remote Desktop (2023)

Access your computer from anywhere with Google Remote Desktop on your iPad.

Google Remote Desktop is a handy tool that lets you connect to your computer from somewhere else. You can use it from your phone, tablet, or another computer. It’s like having your computer in your pocket, even when you’re not near it. Plus, you can share your screen with others, which is great for working together or helping someone out.

Chrome Remote Desktop works with many different systems. This means you can help someone who uses a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. You can also reach your own Windows or Mac computers anytime. All you need is the Chrome browser on any device, even a Chromebook.

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In this article, we’ll show you a simple way to use your iPad to connect to a desktop computer with Google Remote Desktop.

What You Need to Use Google Remote Desktop

To use Google Remote Desktop, you need two things:

  • A Google account.
  • The Chrome browser installed on your computer.
Installing Chrome Remote Desktop on Your PC
  1. Navigate to the Chrome Web Store and enter “Chrome Remote Desktop” into the search bar. Refer to the attached screenshot for the correct application.
  2. get Chrome remote desktop

  3. Proceed by clicking on the “Add to Chrome” button.
  4. add to Chrome

Installing Chrome Remote Desktop on an iPad
  1. Open your App Store and type “Chrome Remote Desktop” in the search box.
  2. Look for the app that matches the picture shown below, then click on “Get” to start downloading it.
  3. Chrome remote desktop on iPad

How to Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop
  1. Start by opening the Chrome browser on your desktop and sign in to your Google account.
  2. Navigate to this website:

  4. Click on the “Download” button and follow the instructions that appear on your screen to install Chrome Remote Desktop.
  5. download Google remote access

  6. After the installation is complete, click on “Turn on” to enable remote access to your computer.
  7. turn on Google remote access

  8. Give your computer a name and then click “Next”.
  9. choose a name

  10. Lastly, create a PIN and click on “Start”.
  11. choose a pin

Using Chrome Remote Desktop to Access Your PC
  1. Next, go to the device you want to use to access your PC, for example, an iPad.
  2. Open the “Chrome Remote Desktop” app. You should see a remote device listed. If you don’t, try refreshing the page.
  3. chrome remote desktop app on iPad

  4. Tap on the name of the PC you want to connect to, then enter the pin.
  5. PC name on iPad

And there you have it! You can now remotely access and control your PC or Mac using your iPad. By tapping the small blue icon that looks like a stack of lines (often called a ‘hamburger’), you can adjust your settings. If you select ‘trackpad mode’, you’ll be able to control the mouse on your computer just by touching your iPad screen. You can also type text using a connected keyboard or the on-screen keyboard on your iPad.

Don’t worry if your computer screen doesn’t fit perfectly on your iPad – you can easily zoom in and out by pinching your iPad screen to see everything clearly.