Remote-control your Mac
Access your Mac from an iOS device, via Chrome Remote Desktop
How you can access your Mac from an iOS device, via Chrome Remote Desktop
Apple is increasingly integrating OS X and iOS, enabling data, files and even halfcompleted emails to be passed back and forth between your Mac and iOS devices. However, one thing that’s missing from the equation is a built-in means to directly control your Mac using an iPad or iPhone.
Plenty of remote desktop options exist, but Google’s is entirely free and, during our testing, proved itself to be reliable and robust. However, the process of getting it up and running is quite involved, but MacFormat’s here to help.
This walkthrough assumes you’ve downloaded and installed the free Google Chrome for OS X (download from google.co.uk/chrome/ browser/desktop). On installing, Google Chrome will ask if you want it to be your default browser – untick it if you want Safari to remain your first-choice.
There is another side to Chrome Remote Desktop that you might want to explore after it’s set up. The Remote
Plenty of remote desktop options exist, but Google’s is free and proved reliable and robust
Assistance option provides the means to remotely share computers over the web, securely connecting them via 12-character access codes.
Once the system’s working, it could be just the thing for helping out a relative when they come a cropper on their Mac. Craig Grannell
Access your Mac from your iOS devices, for free, using Chrome Remote Desktop.