To get started, open AnyDesk. The number you see on the left is your personal ID. People can use this number to access your device, and you need this number of the person you want to connect with. Type the remote device ID in the search bar on the right. Don’t forget: Never give access to your device to anyone you don’t know and beware of online scammers!
What if you are at home, but want to have unattended access to your work PC at the office, where there is no one to accept the session request? Take a look at your security settings – there you can set up a password and two-factor authentication for unattended access. That way, the session doesn’t need to be manually accepted by the remote side.
How to Remote Control a Windows PC with AnyDesk on iPhone
First, you need to download and install AnyDesk on the computer you want to establish a remote connection with. You will also need to install the AnyDesk app for iPhone and iPad from the App Store before beginning the procedure.
Open AnyDesk on your Windows PC and make a note of your computer’s AnyDesk address located in the left pane. Now, click on the lines icon located in the upper right corner of the window and go to «Settings».
Next, go to the «Security» section and check the «Enable unattended access» box as shown in the screenshot below. You will be prompted to set a preferred password.
Now open the AnyDesk app on your iPhone or iPad.
Enter the AnyDesk address of your computer and tap «Connect».
Now, type the password you set on the desktop client and tap «Apply». Enable the option to sign in automatically from now on, to avoid having to enter the password every time you connect to your PC.
This will establish the remote desktop connection. You can swipe from the left or right side of your screen when your device is in landscape mode to access the on-screen keyword for typing. To end the remote desktop session at any time, simply drag your finger to the «X» icon at the bottom after swiping left or right.
Microsoft Remote Desktop among the most notable free competitors to AnyDesk because it is so popular and easy to use. However, it generally has more limited functionality than AnyDesk. This solution works similarly to Chrome Remote Desktop: simply install the client on your computer, and if you want to use the mobile app, download the app from your mobile device’s app store. This will allow you to connect your devices and establish remote access, with streaming video and audio (just like with AnyDesk). A key benefit of using Microsoft Remote Desktop is that you don’t need a Google Chrome installation for this tool to work on Windows devices.
Users often complain about the following problems:
Waiting for the image.
This desktop is not available. Make sure AnyDesk is running on the remote computer and is connected to the Internet.
AnyDesk is not connected to the server. Please check your internet connection.
Access traditional keyboard shortcuts and keyboard modifiers with separate application keys
Ability to have full access to files stored on the remote computer
Make it easy to print and share documents
Prevent the server device from going to sleep to allow remote connection
Access resources such as session-based desktops, virtual desktops and other remote applications programs remotely from your PC manager
RDP and AnyDesk support multiple operating systems AnyDesk covers up to 32 devices and is compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Chrome OS, and Raspberry Pi. But RDP is compatible with later versions of Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS and installs out of the box, but it lacks official Linux support.