Chrome Remote Desktop is Now Available on iOS
Google released Chrome Remote Desktop for Android way back in April, 2014. However, the company today finally made available an iOS app for its popular extension as well.
Chrome Remote Desktop lets you access your desktop remotely from pretty much anywhere in the world. There are other options available in the market for this purpose as well, but Chrome Remote Desktop is probably the easiest to use.
All you have to do is download the free app on your iOS device, then get the same app installed on your Windows or OS X system. The app will generate a code that you must input into your tablet or smartphone. That’s it, you’re good to go.
Mentioning this probably isn’t necessary but still, make sure all of your devices are connected to the Internet and you have a Google account, otherwise this won’t work.
The app is really useful, not only you can access your computers remotely but it can also be used to give a temporary access to friends or family. This feature came in handy, when I was recently having issues with my PC. I asked a friend who is good with this sort of stuff and he gave me remote access to my PC.
However, Google warns:
When you use the app to share your computer with someone, that person will see your email address and have full control of your computer, including access to your applications, files, emails, documents, and history. Share with caution.
In simple words, don’t start sharing your computer with people you don’t trust, especially ex girlfriends / boyfriends.
Chrome Remote Desktop supports a range of monitors and gets regular updates to fix minor bugs to enhance the experience. When it comes to lag, that depends on the speed of your data connection.
Have you tried Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS? Let us know what you think of it, in the comments below!
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