Remote Desktop – Learn How to Connect to a PC from Android

There are many ways to connect an Android to a PC, and one of the most popular methods is to connect via a USB. 

However, to avoid purchasing such cables, you can use some wireless solutions that will work much better and faster. 

Here are some of these solutions!

Connect an Android to a PC With AirDroid

An impressive application that allows you to transfer files to or from your Android device is AirDroid. In addition to this transfer option, the application also contains the remote-control function

You can install this app from Google Play for your Android device. You need to open the application and activate those functions that you want to use. If this is your first time using the app, you will need to create an account. You must then go to the AirDroid website (AirDroid Web) and log in to the account you created.

Once you are connected, you will see the information on the right side of the screen, where you’ll find a toolbox that provides data about your phone’s storage. Then, you need to select which application you want to use: Files to view files on your phone or transfer them; Messages to manage SMS on your phone. If you want to access and control your camera remotely, you can choose the Camera option.

More advanced application features, such as screen remote control, require permission to access the root of the device. You will not be able to access other functions if you do not buy the Premium edition of the application. 

This can enhance your experience and allow you to use all AirDroid remote options without any other constraints. You must pay $1 per month to update the device quota. The maximum number of devices is 10. The application gives you access to 4 devices simultaneously. If you want to transfer a file offline, it must not be larger than 1 GB in size.

Connect an Android to a PC with Microsoft Your Phone

Microsoft Your Phone is another application that allows you to access files, notifications, or texts on your phone using your computer. This app is perfect for situations where you forget your phone at home. It will allow you to see from your computer any messages or notifications that you may not have seen without your phone. 

This app (Microsoft Your Phone app) can be downloaded from Google Play on your Android device. You must accept all the required security permissions. As for your computer, the application can be downloaded from the  Microsoft Store on Windows 10 devices. 

Then, you need to select Android, where you are asked to specify what type of phone you will connect to.

After this action, press Start, and the computer will automatically connect to your phone. Next, all you have to do is go to the category you want to see on your desktop (so you’ll select Photos to view photos on your phone, Notifications, or Messages for others).

Connect an Android to a PC With Bluetooth

If you don’t want to have too many options, just transfer files, then Bluetooth is the best option you can use, as you don’t need any wires, and transfers are easy and fast. 

Bluetooth must be enabled on both your Android device and your computer. Once activated, the computer will appear on your Android device, and you will be able to associate them. You need to see the same code, both on Android and the computer, and then choose the Pair option to make the connection. 

Once you have connected your devices, you need to right-click on the application icon and select the desired option: Send or Receive files. Then you need to choose the file you want to transfer and click Next. After following these steps, the file will be transferred to Android.

Summary

If you do not have a USB cable, or simply want a better connection, you can use one of the solutions listed above. Depending on your needs, you can choose the desired one. 

This way, you don’t have to worry about how you will transfer your files from phone to computer, or vice versa.