Google today launched its Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS, some nine months after releasing the tool on its own mobile platform. Like its Android counterpart, the iOS version lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download the new app from Apple’s App Store, though it’s trickling out slowly so you may have to wait before it arrives in your region.
While the app can be useful for remotely accessing your computer from your iPhone or iPad, it can also be used to give a friend temporary access to your desktop. That can be particularly useful if you want help solving a computer problem.
Instructions for using the iOS app are fairly straightforward, just like on Android:
- On each of your computers, set up remote access using the Chrome Remote Desktop app from Chrome Web Store.
- On your iOS device, open the app and tap on any of your online computers to connect.
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