How to control your android smartphone from your computer?

Thursday, September 15, 2016
In some of the previous posts about controlling computers using our smartphones I found many of you asking for the opposite. That is controlling your smartphone using a computer. You can use your laptop's touch pad or mouse to browse your phone or do anything you prefer. Now, if your phone has support for otg cables then you can simply plug in a mouse to your device and do the same. But for the rest, whose devices do not have that support you can try out this handy trick.


You will need to have a couple of things for this trick to occur. So, make sure you follow all the steps below and install the needed softwares.

1. Download Universal ADB Driver. Click here to download.
2. Install the ADB Driver by double clicking on the .msi file and following the instructions.
3. Install Vysor - Android Control on your android device. It's available in the Google Play Store.
4. Add the Vysor app from Chrome Web Store to your browser. Click here to land on app page.

Enabling USB Debugging

Hope you are done with all the previous steps. Now, you need to enable USB debugging on your device for this to work. So, if you have it enabled already skip to the next section else continue reading.

To enable USB debugging you must have Developer Options enabled in your device. To do it, go to "Settings-About Phone" and tap on "Build Number" seven times continuously. You will get the message that "You are a developer now".

After enabling Developer options open it and scroll down to USB debugging. Turn on the slider and press OK and you will have USB debugging ready.

Action Time!

You are ready now to test it out. Plug in your Android device to the computer using a USB cable. Open Vysor from Chrome Apps. Your phone will be auto detected in the app as shown below.

Click on "View" and accept the access on your phone and you are done. Within a few seconds you will see you phone screen opening in the app. 

Now you can control your phone using your laptop's touch pad. I tried to play Temple Run 2 using this(Although I did very bad). So, try it out and let me know your feed backs in the comments below.

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November 3, 2016 at 8:10 AM delete

Cool post! I am using ADV and it came really helpful one time i misplaced it somewhere in my house. I had it ring so loud and found it under the deep mattress of my bed. People should really start using this tool. There are many alternatives to UniversalADB, like Polkast, Pushbullet but your featured product is so far the best. And as for the readers who like to read more, please see Grademiners reviews and head over to the gadgets and apps page. Thanks.


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